Denominational Resources


All who hold ministerial credentials through the Evangelical Covenant Church, be that ordained, licensed, commissioned, or consecrated as a minister or missionary.

As a body, the Covenant Ministerium

  1. Considers and acts upon the licensure, ordination, commissioning, consecration, and discipline of ministers and missionaries in accordance with the Rules for the Ordered Ministry and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Evangelical Covenant Church
  2. Seeks to raise the spiritual, ethical, and professional standards of the Ministerium
  3. Strengthens the bonds of Christian fellowship among the members of the Ministerium
  4. Renders help to members of the Ministerium in times of special physical, personal, or spiritual need
  5. Assists in the recruiting and selection of candidates for the Christian ministry and to work with North Park Theological Seminary in the matriculation of students


The Department of the Ordered Ministry exists to strengthen our community of vocational ministers through advocacy, endorsement, care, and formation. They can be reached at (773) 784-3000 or through ministry(at) Learn more about the department’s services and opportunities at

Changes of address, staffing notes for churches, etc. should go to: Department of the Ordered Ministry at