Equip, Enrich, Inspire

Midwinter Conference is our opportunity to connect with our colleagues in Covenant ministry, share interests and ideas, encourage and be encouraged, reflect and be inspired, laugh and have fun. We invite you to be restored and re-energized, and to reaffirm God’s call on your life.

If you have never been to a Midwinter, this will be a time to meet colleagues and develop those all-important relationships in ministry. If you are a long-time attender, we know you will not want to miss our time together.

Join Us In Chicago

Join us in the Windy City and take advantage of our proximity to Covenant Offices, North Park University, as well as Chicago’s many attractions—world-class museums, ice skating at Millennium Park, and of course deep dish pizza!

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Theme: The Blazing Center

In the Evangelical Covenant Church we join God in God’s mission to see more disciples among more populations in a more caring and just world.

Our focus at Midwinter 2020 is The Blazing Center. Join us as we launch the new Blazing Center Resource Suite designed to ignite a passion for the Holy Spirit as we grow in our conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit. Find this opportunity and more on our gatherings and hosted meals page or browse additional opportunities taking place throughout the conference.


Event Details


Check out this year's lineup of plenary speakers including Danielle Strickland, Shaun Marshall, Mike Guerrero, Jo Saxton, and Max Lee.


Provide opportunities to challenge your thinking, exchange ideas, and consider new ways of doing things.

Mission Priority Interactive Spaces

Workshops based around the five Mission Priorities: Love Mercy Do Justice, Serve Globally, Start and Strengthen Churches, Make and Deepen Disciples, and Develop Leaders.

Special Events

Including a special day for clergy women, Worship Artist Showcase, an evening of original music; late-night gatherings; financial conversations; and spiritual direction.

Pre-Events include Covenant Living Communities Chaplains Meeting, Spiritual Directors Retreat, Association of Covenant Camps and Conference Centers Annual Meeting, and the Midwinter Fitness Journey.

If you are involved in children, youth, or family ministries, consider attending one of these pre-Midwinter events (Friday-Monday, January 24-27):

Youth Workers Connection

Youth Workers Connection (YWC) is a unique event designed specifically for Covenant youth pastors, workers, and volunteers.

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Children's Ministry Leaders Connection

You are invited to join with other children and family ministry leaders for an encouraging and uplifting weekend.

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