Gather 2019
to Jun 29

Gather 2019

During Gather, the entire Covenant family comes together to worship God; celebrate and participate in God’s work in the world; welcome new churches; ordain, commission, and consecrate ministers and missionaries; and together make important decisions about our shared mission and ministry.

More information to come.

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SEC Justice Conference
to Sep 7

SEC Justice Conference

  • 575 Travis St. NW, Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA 30318 United States (map)
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From school shootings to gentrification to racial violence and systemic injustice, traumatized communities need churches who are aware, understand and advocate for justice and racial righteousness knowing that traumatic stress reactions are normal reactions to abnormal circumstances. The impact of trauma can be subtle, insidious, or outright destructive. Violence and psychological problems have steered activists, academics, spiritual formation advocates and public officials to rethink programs that address the aggregate effects of trauma on the mental health of community residents. From suburbs to inner city to rural communities, the church needs to be equipped in how to be effective messengers of hope as we encounter the life-altering role trauma plays in the lives of residents in the communities surrounding our churches. Registration opens June 3, 2019.

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to Sep 19

2019 SEC Ministerium & Family Retreat

  • Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Two Grasslawn Avenue Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928 (map)
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You're invited to bring your Bibles and join us on beautiful Hilton Head Island as we go back to our Covenant roots of meeting in conventicles to study scripture in community! Our time together will be a relaxing and interactive experience taking us back to Paul's jail cell where his reflections, captured in this text, will have us contemplating how we can experience true joy in our call to ministry. You, as members of the ministerium, your spouse, if you are married, and your children are invited to join this retreat experience. Registration opens June 3, 2019! For more information, visit our Ministerium page:

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to Feb 2

Jump Start Personal Finance Retreat

Do you need a financial coach? Are you stressing out about your personal financial load? Then register today for Jump Start! Jump Start is a personal finance retreat focused on strengthening the financial conditions of clergy. This interactive retreat takes a formational, devotional, and practical look at personal finances and identifies tools to help build spending plans that invite impact. Jump Start participants will go through an interactive experience of assessing their current financial health, identifying personal money beliefs and exploring how these beliefs impact financial choices. The two-day ends retreat ends with time devoted to developing a financial planning action list. This personal finance retreat is a prerequisite for receiving personal financial coaching. There is no charge for this workshop as it is a pilot of the Lilly Foundation grant. Your only cost to accessing these resources and being assigned a personal coach is getting to Tampa, Florida.

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Midwinter 2019
to Jan 25

Midwinter 2019

Come join the Covenant at Midwinter 2019 in Denver, CO. Please check out their website for more information.

Southeast Conference members attending Midwinter will meet on Tuesday, January 22 during the lunch break which begins at 11:15 am. for our conference ‘Meet & Greet.’ There will be food, fellowship and laughter as we catch up and help first-timers get familiar with the SEC family. Keep checking back for location details. It’s always a great time when the SEC family gets together! Looking forward to seeing you in Denver, Colorado!

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Women Ministries Retreat | Come Away With Me
to Nov 10

Women Ministries Retreat | Come Away With Me

  • Clarion Inn and Conference Center Tampa - Brandon (map)
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Registration & Lodging Deadline November 2

Ladies, please be sure to bring your favorite journal with you to this retreat.

Theme Verse | Mark 6:31b - ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’

Facilitator: Karen Henderson, Spiritual Director

The priority Jesus places on solitude, silence and soul care is highlighted throughout the Gospels. It’s the practice Jesus used to begin his ministry and make important decisions. It’s how Jesus dealt with troubling emotions and how he dealt with the constant demands of ministry. It’s how Jesus cared for his soul and taught his disciples to care for theirs. It’s how Jesus prepared for important ministry events including his death on the cross. Jesus’ time away with God is how he went deeper and Jesus invites us to join Him in this practice.

Do you need time away from all the busyness of life? Do you need time away from the demands of ministry? Are you in need of some time, just you and the Lord? Then you are invited to join us for “Come Away With Me”

You are responsible for booking and paying for your own hotel accommodations.

Clarion Inn and Conference Center Tampa - Brandon
9331 E. Adamo Drive | Tampa, FL 33619

Lodging Cost: $89 plus taxes/night (includes continental breakfast)
Lodging Deadline: Nov. 2, 2018

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to Oct 18

Fall Pastor & Family Retreat

"Breathe" - Fall Retreat 2018

Jesus says: Catch your breath

Get some rest; Take care of yourself.  Jesus knows you cannot care for others if you do not care for YOU. Our Fall Retreat is designed to do just that. We are calling it: Breathe.

Ready to reserve your spot?

Registration Closes September 5th

Step 2:

Step 1: 

When the apostles told Jesus all they had done and taught on their missionary journey, so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat. Seeing this Jesus said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”
— Mark 6:30-31

A place to breathe

and get away from it all.  Doesn’t that sound refreshing and maybe downright necessary? Jeannie Cheuvront, a Spiritual Director trained at the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park Seminary, will lead this retreat. 


Jeannie Cheuvront

is a licensed bi-vocational pastor who met Jesus personally in college and for a number of years served Him wearing many hats in youth ministry, retreat ministry, youth conferences, church planting and crisis pregnancy ministry.  She says, “I spent a lot of time “doing ministry” but eventually discovered that I was worn out and dry and thirsty and needing to reconnect with the God I had loved and served.  I needed to learn how to stop doing and learn how to be in God’s presence, hear His voice and to meet Him intimately once again.  I found Spiritual Direction and the gift of contemplative practices to be the gift that restored my soul.”

Special Half-Day Silent Retreat

For those who are able, a silent half day retreat will be offered on Tuesday, October 16th beginning at noon. There is a $10 fee. After lunch and a time of introduction to the practice of silence, participants will engage in a ½ day self-directed time of solitude and silence.  The remainder of the retreat will be a time of fellowship with other pastors and their families and times of instruction both from Jeannie and experientially engaging in contemplative spiritual practices that will restore and feed your soul.  Come join us and meet with God through silence, art, nature and through fun!

***If you have issues with on-line registration or hotel reservations***

–Call hotel at (407)238-0777 tell them you are with the Southeast Conference.
–Download paper registration & follow the instructions:

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando as we take time to BREATHE – to step away from the demands of ministry and let the Lord minister to us in familiar and in new ways, individually and together.


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to Oct 6

Women Ministries Retreat 2: Laughter, Strength, & Dignity

Theme Verse: Proverbs: 31:25 - ‘She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come’

Dates: Friday, October 5th - Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Are you looking for a place to connect and relax with other women? Are you in need of laughter and some fun? This retreat is focused on fellowship and fun. No workshops or training sessions, simply learning from one another by engaging in connecting activities, arts & crafts, singing and laughing together. Fun and play are at the heart of this retreat.

If you are desiring a way to bond with other women through relaxed times of fellowship, this retreat is designed for you.

Retreat Registration: $55/person Registration Deadline: Fri. Sept. 28th

Retreat Site: Marriott Mobile 3101 Airport Boulevard Mobile, Alabama 36603 (251) 476-6400

Lodging Cost: $119 plus taxes/night includes continental breakfast
Lodging Deadline: Fri, Sept 14th

Facilitator: Missionary Sharon Davis

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to Apr 21

2018 SEC Annual Meeting

  • Kingdom Builder's Covenant Church (map)
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2018 SEC Annual Meeting Schedule

April 19


Ministerium Meeting

Worship Service
Speaker | Jesse Adams


April 20


Financial & Real Estate Training
Presenter | Steve Dawson & Peter Hedstrom
Women’s Business Meeting & Luncheon

Leisure Time

SEC Banquet
Speaker | K. Francis Smith

April 21


SEC Annual
Business Meeting
Speaker | Tim Rodgers

For More Information Regarding the Financial & Real Estate Training
Please Click Here

Hotel Accommodations

1184 Dogwood Dr SE | Conyers GA 30012

Please contact La Quinta to make your reservation at 770.918.0092
Ask for the Southeast Conference Evangelical Church Group Rate

One King Bed
April 19 | $120.60 + tax
April 20 | $130.50 + tax

Two Double-Beds
April 19 | $116.10 + tax
April 20 | $121.50 + tax   

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Replenish: Women Ministries Retreat
to Sep 24

Replenish: Women Ministries Retreat

The SEC Women Ministries Board has decided to cancel

the SEC Women Ministries retreat for this year. We do so with heavy hearts but recognizing the clean-up from the aftermath of hurricane Irma is just too much for many of our sisters who have registered for the retreat. We have heard from several women who have evacuated because of the storm and know that even though their hearts would be willing to push and find a way to come we simply don't think it is wise for us to add to an already difficult season.

With most of our registrations this year being from women who live throughout Florida we simply don't know how badly many of them have been affected. Many women have also used vacation time to evacuate and taking another day at this time for retreat would be problematic. We also know several women who live outside of state of Florida who were planning on driving to the retreat. We don't know if gas stations will be refueled by then or all of the roads cleared by then. So for all of these reasons and mostly because of our concern for the heavy lifting that will need to happen as neighbor helps neighbor, we are cancelling the retreat this year.

The board would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our sisters in the Southeast Conference. We appreciate each of you so much! Be safe and take care of yourself in these days ahead. We are all praying for God's protection and provision as you do all of the necessary work to recover.

In anticipation of miracles and with much prayer,

Pastor Catherine

on behalf of the SEC Women Ministries Board

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SEC Women Ministries Retreat
to Oct 1

SEC Women Ministries Retreat

  • Covenant Village of Florida (map)
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The SEC Women Ministries Board is so excited about gathering together this year in Florida! This year, there is a ‘Two for One’ incentive. Bring a woman who has never been to an SEC Women Ministries Retreat or a women who has not been to a SEC Women Ministries Retreat in the last three years, and you both receive half off your registration fee, when you pay by the Saturday, August 6th deadline date. 

To make this truly a conference experience, we ask each church to become one of our retreat teams. We look forward to experiencing the beautiful gifts that will be offered by the women in our conference. 

We have created a retreat flyer, to be posted on your church’s bulletin board; a registration form, (please make copies and submit one registration form per person); a supply list for our retreat project this year and an opportunity to give towards or receive a partial scholarship, if you do not meet the two-for-one incentive.

The registration cost is $120/person. The lodging is $103.50/night with up to four (4) women per room. The registration deadline is Saturday, August 6, 2016.

Registration forms, along with payment, should be mailed to:
Joan Wright
SEC Women Ministries Retreat
1010 48th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33703

Make checks payable to SEC Women Ministries.

Send additional questions to our president, Pastor Betty Howard at or vice president, Pastor Catherine Gilliard at See you in Florida!

Please click the following links to obtain retreat forms, flyers, and materials:
2016 Women Ministries Retreat Letter of Invitation
2016 Women Ministries Retreat Flyer
2016 Women Ministries Retreat Registration Package


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2016 Triennial
to Jul 31

2016 Triennial

  • Sheraton Kansas City Hotel (map)
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Journey together as women of the Evangelical Covenant to an intentional spiritual adventure where we connect with God and one another across generations, cultures, geography, and life experience.

Triennial is meaningful worship, thought-provoking speakers, challenging learning experiences, heart-pumping excursions, life-altering spiritual experiences, and opportunities to take next steps in addressing injustice in our world.

Registration Opens October 2015
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2016 Men's Retreat
to May 14

2016 Men's Retreat

Click HERE to register!

Friday, May 13

2pm - 5pm | Check-In & Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm | Dinner

7pm | Worship Service
Speaker | Rich Berry, Founder the AFAM Network – The Navigators

Saturday, May 14

8am | Breakfast

9:30am | Praise & Worship

10:30am | Men's Health Presentation
Speaker | Dr. Joseph Esposito, Chiropractor & Nutritionist, Radio talk show host, author, & founder Health Plus Wellness Centers 

12pm | Lunch

1pm | Wealth Builders Presentation
Speaker | Robert Davis, Wealth Builders

3pm | Departures

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2016 SEC Annual Meeting
to Apr 16

2016 SEC Annual Meeting

  • Lakeview Community Church (map)
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Annual Meeting Schedule


Wednesday, April 13
10am-3pm | COMS Interviews

Thursday, April 14
1pm-5pm | SEC Ministerial Meeting
5pm-6pm | Youth Leaders Connection Meet & Greet
7pm | Worship Service

Friday, April 15
9:30am-11am | Make & Deepen Workshop (Michelle Sanchez)
9:30am-11am | Love Mercy Do Justice Workshop (Cecilia Williams)
9:30am-11am | Church Revitaliza- tion Workshop (Peyton Johnson)
9:30am-11am | Building A Solid Youth Ministry Workshop (Danielle Kilgore)
11:15am-12pm | The State of Youth Ministry (Tim Ciccone)
11:30am-1pm | Women’s Ministry Luncheon
12:15pm-1:15pm | Youth Leader Round Table Discussion
1pm-4pm | Outreach
1pm-2:30pm | Jobs For Life Workshop
1:30pm-2:30pm | ABCs of Bi-Vocational Youth Ministry (Danielle Kilgore)
2pm-3pm | The Transition from Children’s Ministry (Greg Harper)
6:30pm-9pm | SEC Banquet

Saturday, April 16
9:30am | SEC Annual Business Meeting

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2016 Midwinter
to Jan 29

2016 Midwinter

Midwinter attendees gather to be equipped for ministry through education, enriched through friendship, and inspired by the mission of our God through the Evangelical Covenant Church. Pastors, missionaries, chaplains, seminary students, retirees, spouses, and lay leaders exploring full time ministry from throughout North America are invited to join in community at this winter event.

More information available at

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2016 Youth Workers Connection
to Jan 25

2016 Youth Workers Connection

Coinciding with the Midwinter Conference, Connection is dedicated to youth workers whether paid or volunteer, full or part time, credentialed or not. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with God and one another, for encouragement and inspiration through speakers of substance and a unique space for mutual support.

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SEC Pastor and Family Retreat
to Oct 22

SEC Pastor and Family Retreat

  • Staybridge Suites Orlando (map)
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We are so excited to offer this reboot of our Annual Pastor's retreat (with families included)! This year our retreat is in sunny Orlando, Florida at Staybridge Suites Orlando located just 5 minutes away from Disney World and 20 minutes away from Universal Studios Orlando. We KNOW you and your family will want to join us for this retreat for body and soul - it's worth the kids taking a few days off from school.

Speakers: SEC Spiritual Directors
David Hillberg and Karen Davis


Tuesday, October 20th
Check-in 3-6 p.m.
Dinner 6-6:45 p.m.
Opening Worship* 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21st
Breakfast (in rooms) 7-9 a.m.
Morning Session* 9-10:30 a.m
Break 10:30– 11 a.m.
Experiential Breakouts* 11 a.m.-12 noon
Lunch  12-1 p.m.
Afternoon Freetime 1-5:30 p.m.
Dinner (optional) 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Service of Worship & Prayer 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 22nd
Breakfast (in rooms) 7-9 a.m.
Closing Communion Worship 9:30 a.m.
Checkout 11 a.m.

*special programming for children available

Registration Closed

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REEL Justice Screening
to Sep 19

REEL Justice Screening

  • New Life Covenant Church (map)
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New Life Covenant Church, through its Reconciliation and Restoration Center, takes major step into the social justice arena when it partners with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), September 18-19, to sponsor REEL Justice, Exploring Mass Incarceration through Film. New Life will be the only Atlanta institution hosting the festival, and one of four nationwide.  The event, which will also feature a discussion led by Leroy Barber, is free and open to the public.  For further information, please visit or call 404.614.0204.

Friday, September 18 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 18 @ 10am

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Jubilee 2015 | A Celebration Conference
9:00 AM09:00

Jubilee 2015 | A Celebration Conference

We welcome you to join us for Jubilee '15 - A One-Year Anniversary Celebration Conference

Hosted by: Youth for Christ, Koinonia Coffee House, Intervarsity, Dr. John M. Perkins, Pastor John P. Perkins, and more...

We've designed these workshops to engage a wide-range of essential topics that will be sure to help you move forward in your own passions for influencing the community.

More information available at

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