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OUR DENomination

Evangelical Covenant Church

The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity. We join God in God's mission to seek more disciples, among more populations, in a more caring and just world.

Within the Evangelical Covenant Church, we are a part of the Pacific Northwest Conference, a regional conference of the larger denomination. The Pacific Northwest Conference represents the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana churches and provides leadership, guidance, and accountability to our various church communities.


The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. Our essential beliefs are summed up in six Covenant Affirmations:

We affirm the centrality of the word of God.

We affirm the necessity of the new birth.

We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the Church.

We affirm the Church as a fellowship of believers.

We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.

We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.


For more on the Covenant Affirmations click here.

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