At Gather, the Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Covenant Church (June 2021), a Resolution developed by the ECC Christian Action Commission on the “Doctrine of Discovery” will be acted upon. As a prelude to this action by the delegates, the Northwest Conference is seeking to help our pastors and churches become more aware of what will be presented for action.
Therefore, we will be hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, March 17, at Noon, to present the proposed Resolution and to provide an opportunity for dialogue surrounding the document. Click here to access the doc.
We are pleased to have Alaska Conference Superintendent Curtis Ivanoff and NWC Pastor and Chair of the ECC Christian Action Commission, Luke Swanson, facilitate this important conversation.
Superintendent Ivanoff has written a brief paper providing some background information. Please be advised that neither the survey nor panel discussion invitation remain relevant but were part of the original document written by Superintendent Ivanoff. Click here to access his paper.
Recently, ECC Indigenous leaders also participated in a Zoom conversation with Paul Lessard, the ECC Executive Minister for Start & Strengthen Churches. We would invite you to view this conversation here.
You may also want to read the book “Unsettling Truths” (Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah) for a deeper understanding of the Doctrine of Discovery.