‘A Change in What Is Seen’

Both the hope and the challenge of the transfiguration is that we no longer can settle for the status quo and the exhausting oppression of low expectations. Transfiguration is the moment that compels disciples to expect transformative, overpowering God-presence in the community we inhabit, in the lives of those around us. To believe that we will be present for it. Indeed, that God will make it happen through us.

As 2016 Ends: Seeking Justice and Hope in 2017

Executive Director Brian Ellison’s year-end message: reflecting on the accomplishments and challenges of the past year, and seeking your support as our mission continues.

CovNet Celebrates the Work of GA222: Real Progress Toward a More Just and Generous Church

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians celebrates the accomplishments of the 222nd General Assembly! Over and over, this Assembly advanced the cause of inclusion and unity, affirming LGBTQ people and moving us in concrete ways toward being a church as generous and just as God’s grace.

Tragedy in Orlando: A Response

Together with the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, I join my prayers with those around the country and throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) lamenting the attack on an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando that left 50 people dead. It has become easy, in this day and age, to think that the work of seeking dignity and equality […]

Joy in the Year Ending; Hope in the Year to Come

We have emerged with a clear calling to keep working toward a church that is truly inclusive, whose generosity and justice reflect our Savior’s. You have told us how much work there is left to do—at General Assembly, in denominational structures, in congregations and presbyteries, in hearts and minds. And we have heard that our resources, our history, our relationships are still crucial to seeing that vision accomplished in the life of the church. It is the church that has told us how much this work still matters.

The Covenant Network: The Work Ahead

Executive Director Brian Ellison addressed the 2015 Covenant Conference on Saturday, November 7, lifting up our vision for the organization’s mission and ministry now and in the future, in a talk entitled “The Work Ahead.”