While correlating to one of the mission priorities of the ECC, our theme primarily emanates from the historic commitment that NWC churches have had to proclaiming the good news of Jesus around the world; still believing that it is important to remember the “uttermost ends of the earth,” in obedience to Christ’s command to preach the gospel to all people. Come then and join us as we celebrate the good things that are being done to do just that through our churches and people!
Al Tizon is Executive Minister of Serve Globally, the international ministries arm of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
His role includes overseeing administration, pastoral support, strategic direction and training for 128 missionaries serving in 19 countries.
Al also leads Serve Globally ministries such as Covenant World Relief and Paul Carlson Partnership.
In celebration of the “Serve Globally” theme of the 2016 Annual Meeting, the Northwest Conference will highlight the great work that is being done worldwide by our ministry partners and missionaries throughout our time together. These organizations and missionaries—including the Clausons and Isazas who are home on furlough—will be sharing the vision, purpose and work of their call to further the kingdom of God.
The “Celebration of Mission” Ministry Fair will take place throughout Friday afternoon of the 2016 Annual Meeting. Delegates and attendees will have an opportunity to learn about and interact with a whole host of conference-related ministries including representatives from our camps, Women Ministries, Covenant Trust Company, CHET and more.
Country Inn & Suites
4257 Haines Rd.
Standard Room: $129
Suite: $149 or $159
Edgewater Resort & Waterpark
2400 London Rd.
310 Canal Park Dr.
$119 – $159
The Annual Meeting is the highest constituted authority in the Northwest Conference (NWC), made up of delegates from member Covenant churches throughout the Conference. Delegates gather together for worship and fellowship, and to elect leaders, review finances, adopt a budget, and address the business of the Conference.
Delegates are appointed representatives from member Covenant churches. Delegates vote on the policies and procedures presented to the Annual Meeting. Delegates receive a packet of information that includes reports, statistics, ballot information, etc. They are also given the privilege of speaking during the meeting and voicing their opinion.
Yes. Registered attendees may attend the Annual Meeting without officially representing a member church. They are not allowed to voice their opinions, ask questions or vote. Registered attendees are also invited to participate in the Saturday leadership workshops. Everyone is welcome to participate in the worship sessions.
The number of delegates each church can send is based on membership as of Dec. 31, 2015.
0-49 members = 2 delegates
50-249 members = 3 delegates
250-499 members = 4 delegates
500+ members = 5 delegates
Delegates are invited to an orientation at 2 pm on Friday, April 29, prior to the business session. Delegates will be briefed on the basic Conference organizational structure and meeting protocol.
Registration can be done online or by mail.
Taking our cue from the amazing adventures of living on the North Shore, the Covenanters in the Twin Ports area strive to live out the amazing adventure of the Christian life.
For the past 75 years, Lakeview Covenant Church has lived out its mission of “pursuing Christ together and advancing His priorities both across the street and around the world.” Not only do we desire to follow Jesus Christ with all that we are, but we also want to make a Kingdom difference in everything that we do. Thus, our vision is “to see individuals, families, neighborhoods and entire communities transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
While we certainly see this transformation happening through our ministries to children, students and adults, we specifically get to witness it through our partnerships with: Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christ centered recovery program that consistently helps people find freedom from their hurts, habits and hang-ups; the Chinese Fellowship that regularly sees international students come to faith in Jesus Christ; and the Union Gospel Mission that continues to provide food and support to those in need. With additional missionary partnerships both locally and globally, seeing and experiencing life transformation is really what makes the adventure of the Christian life so fruitful and fulfilling.
Duluth and the Twin Ports area is a popular destination in any season. Whether it’s the beginning of the shipping season on Lake Superior in the spring, the charm of Canal Park in the summer, the beauty of the North Shore in the fall, or the fun of the ski hills and trails in the winter—we love living here! We also love the opportunity to host this year’s Northwest Conference Annual Meeting.
Pursuing Christ … Advancing His Priorities