Schedule

Monday
2019-01-21
Daily Schedule
Tuesday
2019-01-22
Daily Schedule
Wednesday
2019-01-23
Daily Schedule
Thursday
2019-01-24
Daily Schedule
Friday
2019-01-25
Daily Schedule
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08:30
Business in the Neighborhood
09:00
Covenant Orientation & NPTS Classes begin

Midwinter Class Options

Monday, January 21 – Friday, January 25

Covenant Orientation and NPTS Class students do not need to register separately for Midwinter. Follow links provided for class registration. If students are attending Youth Workers Connection or LEGACY: Children’s Ministry Connection, separate registration is required. Please use the Midwinter Registration form to register accordingly.



Covenant Orientation Classes
Mission and Ministry
History of the Covenant
Theology of the Covenant


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NPTS Classes – open registration through North Park Theological Seminary
Seminary
New Testament 1
Journey to Mosaic


To Register, please email semacademicserv@northpark.edu.

09:00
YWC/LEGACY Bonus Seminar: Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones
13:30 - 16:30
Workshops

Learn from the stories and wisdom of ministry practitioners and be equipped for your own ministry context.

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13:30
COMS Training
16:00 - 18:00
Women Clergy Gathering

Hosted by the Ministerium. Details to come. Please RSVP to receive more information when available.

17:30
Welcome Party and Ministry Fair
18:30
Opening Dinner and Celebration

Due to seating limitations, the Opening Dinner and Celebration is for registered attendees only and is not open to the public.

06:00
Preventive Health Exams

Bethany Benefit Service and Catapult Health are teaming up to offer preventive health exams during Midwinter. Exams are more comprehensive than previous screenings and are considered a full preventive checkup. Each 30- to 40-minute checkup includes eight diagnostic blood tests (with only a finger prick), medical history, physical measurements, and clinical consultation with a board certified nurse practitioner. To participate, register and pay the $25 participant fee during the online registration process. When you complete your exam, Bethany Benefit Service will reimburse you the participant fee on-site, so the cost is free. No refund for no-shows.

07:00
Hosted Breakfasts

Women Ministries Breakfast
7-9 am

What are the women of the Covenant saying they need? How do they view women’s ministry, and how might it change to reflect their concerns? Come learn about new research and the fresh vision for Women Ministries. Make a new friend, and connect with women from across the denomination. $29. RSVP during registration.

07:00
Prayer Studio

The prayer studio is a place to pray, innovate, and experiment with the art of prayer and other spiritual practices for growth and deeper freedom in Christ. The prayer studio is available to individuals or groups throughout Midwinter. Come whenever it fits your schedule and decide how you want to spend your time.

08:30 - 16:00
ACCCC Annual Meeting

ACCCC staff and leaders will meet for their annual meeting and professional development. $75 (Option to add Monday dinner when registering)

09:30
Plenary Session 1
11:15
Lunch Break

Hosted Lunches for Tuesday:

Paul Carlson Partnership Lunch – Announcing the Karawa Coffee Project
Join us to learn about our newest economic development initiative in northwest Congo—the revitalization of their hallmark cash crop: coffee! Bring your lunch and we’ll provide special Congo coffee tastings and dessert. Please RSVP.

Church Planting Luncheon
The Covenant Church Planting luncheon is our annual opportunity to celebrate all God is doing in and through church planting. All current and prospective church planters, coaches, directors of church planting, and anyone interested in learning more about the future of church planting are invited. RSVP during registration.

IMMERSE Your Church in Scripture
There is no better way to make and deepen disciples than through immersion in God’s word. Bring your lunch and hear more about strategies for Scripture engagement at your church, especially through Immerse, the Covenant’s follow-up to Community Bible Experience.

Covenant Chaplain Association
Join your fellow Covenant chaplains to hear updates and conduct annual business. Please bring your own lunch.

North Park University Informational Lunch
Join North Park University for lunch and conversation about new initiatives, enriching programs, and updates from campus. Lunch is provided and space is limited, so your RSVP is requested.

Partners in Ministry
Partners In Ministry (CovChurch PIM) invites ministry spouses to gather for fellowship and conversation. Grab your lunch and come sit with us!

13:30
Discussion Groups

A time for attendees to converse and share ideas with each other about topics of mutual interest for the sake of growing together. Leaders will facilitate discussion with guiding questions, allowing participants to engage with one another.

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15:30
Ministry Update with John Wenrich
17:00
Dinner Break
19:30
Worship Service
21:00
Reception: NPTS Distinguished Alumni Award

Please join North Park University in celebrating the 2018 recipient of the North Park Theological Seminary Alumni Award for Distinguished Service at a reception following worship on Tuesday evening. This event is free and open to all. In order to help us plan accordingly, please RSVP during registration.

21:30
Reception for Latino Leaders – Recepción para los líderes Latinos de MHIPE

All current CHET students and CHET alumni, as well as all MHIPE pastors and lay leaders, are invited to a reception for connection and fellowship. For more details, RSVP when registering. We look forward to celebrating together all that God is doing through Latino leaders in the ECC!


Todos los estudiantes de CHET y los graduados están invitados, juntamente con los pastores y ministros laicos de MHIPE a una recepción para conexión y compañerismo. Por favor regístrese ahora y Start and Strengthen Churches le mandará más información ya que se acerque el evento. Nos dará mucho gusto estar juntos escudriñando lo que Dios está haciendo en medio del pueblo Latino del Pacto. 

06:00
Preventive Health Exams

Bethany Benefit Service and Catapult Health are teaming up to offer preventive health exams during Midwinter. Exams are more comprehensive than previous screenings and are considered a full preventive checkup. Each 30- to 40-minute checkup includes eight diagnostic blood tests (with only a finger prick), medical history, physical measurements, and clinical consultation with a board certified nurse practitioner. To participate, register and pay the $25 participant fee during the online registration process. When you complete your exam, Bethany Benefit Service will reimburse you the participant fee on-site, so the cost is free. No refund for no-shows.

07:00
Prayer Studio

The prayer studio is a place to pray, innovate, and experiment with the art of prayer and other spiritual practices for growth and deeper freedom in Christ. The prayer studio is available to individuals or groups throughout Midwinter. Come whenever it fits your schedule and decide how you want to spend your time.

07:00
Hosted Breakfasts

Racial Righteousness Breakfast
7-9 am

LMDJ invites racial righteousness advocates and allies, and all those interested in learning more about this important ministry within the ECC to join us for a time of connection, learning, and updates over breakfast. RSVP during registration.

09:30
Plenary Session 2
11:15
Lunch Break

Hosted Lunches for Wednesday (11:30-1:00):

Congregational Vitality Pastors Luncheon/Navigate and PULSE
This luncheon is for pastors of Navigate churches and pastors who have gone through the PULSE Assessment. Enjoy a meal together and hear important updates and stories about established churches becoming healthy and missional. RSVP during registration.

Living Forward Lunch 
Previous Living Forward participants and anyone wanting to learn about the cohort are welcome to grab their lunch and join us for fellowship and conversation about revisioning your call. 

Becoming a Spiritual Director through North Park
Interested in being trained in spiritual direction? Come learn more about North Park Theological Seminary’s Spiritual Direction Certificate and how this training can fit with your life and current ministry. Lunch is provided. RSVP during registration.

13:30 - 16:00
Workshops

Learn from the stories and wisdom of ministry practitioners and be equipped for your own ministry context.

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17:00
Association Meetings

Ministerios Hispanos de la Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico (MHIPE)
MHIPE, los Ministerios Hispanos de la Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico les invita cordialmente a su reunión anual, seguida por una cena de gala, celebrando los logros del año 2018. El costo de la cena es de $25 y debe de ser pagada durante la inscripción para Midwinter. Nuestra meta es unir a todos los ministros Hispanos y celebrar el movimiento de Dios dentro de los EE.UU.

Covenant Asian Pastors Association (CAPA)
CAPA will gather for their annual association meeting and dinner. RSVP during registration.

African American Ministers Association (AAMA)
AAMA will gather for their annual business meeting and reception. RSVP during registration.

19:00
Free Night Options

Worship Experience in Spanish and English, hosted by MHIPE (7:00-8:30)
All welcome.

LMDJ Panel Discussion and Dialogue (8:00-10:00)

Church Planters Connection Party (8:00-10:00)
Start and Strengthen Churches invites church planters to gather off-site for a connection party. For more details, please RSVP when registering.

07:00
Hosted Breakfasts

Hosted Breakfasts for Thursday:

CKC breakfast
Covenant Kids Congo breakfast: Come learn how you can disciple your church while walking alongside our friends in Congo. Your church can join in the Global 6K on May 4, 2019, for clean water in Congo. Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP during registration or to catherine.knarr@covchurch.org. RSVPs are requested but not required.

ACCW breakfast
In celebration of being co-laborers in Christ, Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) welcomes men and women clergy to connect in conversation and experience how advocacy and supporting one another strengthens our calling as pastors and our unity in Christ. We will celebrate the Four More Initiative and hear updates from Lily Grant recipients. Cost $20. RSVP during registration.

07:00
Prayer Studio

The prayer studio is a place to pray, innovate, and experiment with the art of prayer and other spiritual practices for growth and deeper freedom in Christ. The prayer studio is available to individuals or groups throughout Midwinter. Come whenever it fits your schedule and decide how you want to spend your time.

09:30
Plenary Session 3
11:15
Lunch Break

Hosted Lunches for Thursday (11:30-1:00):

Rural Ministry/Town & Country Luncheon
This luncheon is in honor of all pastors serving in a Town and Country setting. Enjoy a great meal, know how much your ministry matters to God, and learn about new developments from the denomination’s Town and Country Commission. RSVP during registration.

Merge Pizza
Join Merge, a Global Engagements ministry, for a pizza lunch and conversation. Learn about local and global mission trip opportunities through partnerships and how you can be part of what God is doing around the world.

Covenant World Relief
Join Covenant World Relief to hear the latest updates on global disaster relief and transformational community development partnerships. We’ll be sharing several updates, including how your church can get involved in the Covenant’s response to the global refugee crisis, answering questions about the Refugee Journey experience, sharing Project Blue updates and much more. Bring your own lunch and join us for conversation. We hope to hear about the creative ways you are raising awareness of the work of CWR in your church. All are welcome!

Association Spiritual Directors Lunch
All trained or in-training spiritual directors are welcome. Please bring your lunch and join us for our ACSD Annual Meeting and conversation about the ministry of spiritual direction in the Covenant. You’ll learn about the association and meet others in the Covenant who are ministering in this way. You do not need to be an ACSD member to attend. All are welcome.

Pathways into Seminary: Can I Really Do This?
North Park Theological Seminary offers many learning formats and pathways into a seminary community that is preparative, transformative, and accessible. Come learn about various ways seminary can work with your current ministry and life situation. We will share North Park Seminary’s distinctives, discuss various pathways to access our programs, explore how the seminary can equip and/or enhance your ministry, and offer plenty of time for questions! Lunch is provided. RSVP during registration.

13:30 - 16:30
Workshops

Learn from the stories and wisdom of ministry practitioners and be equipped for your own ministry context.

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17:00
Dinner Break
19:30
Worship Service
21:00
Worship Artist Showcase

All are welcome to join us in a casual, coffeehouse setting as we showcase a few of our own talented worship artists and enjoy an evening of music and refreshments together.

21:00
Alaska Pastors Reception

Joining together to celebrate ministry in Alaska.

08:30
Communion Service
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