Our Extended Family: The ECC

If the other Highrock churches are our immediate siblings our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church (or ECC), is our extended family. We love the Covenant and are excited to be partnering in this work of ministry. 

The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. 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 a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity. 

In short, the Evangelical Covenant Church is:

  • Evangelical, but not exclusive
  • Biblical, but not doctrinaire
  • Traditional, but not rigid
  • Congregational, but not independent

Learn more about our denomination's history and theology.