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Covenant Life

The Evangelical Covenant Church denomination does so many things to help people of all ages and walks of life. Please visit the pages below to learn more about all that we do.

Founded in 1891 by the Evangelical Covenant Church, North Park University is located on Chicago’s north side and enrolls 3,200 students from around the country and the world. The university carries a deep tradition in the liberal arts and the Christian faith, but also a spirit of innovation, reaching out to serve and to learn from the dynamic community around them.

It is a Christian university, committed to relating faith in Jesus Christ to the aims of higher education.


They offer 37 majors, many minors, concentrations, certificates,

pre-professional programs, and foreign languages.

The North Park University athletics department fields 17 NCAA Division III teams: 8 men’s teams and 9 women’s teams. The teams compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Men compete in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track and field. Women compete in volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, soccer, track and field, cross country, and rowing.


North Park fields club teams for men’s and women’s ultimate frisbee, men’s rowing, and men’s volleyball. There is also a healthy Intramural sports program on campus.


For more information about North Park University, visit their website:

North Park University

North Park University

Swedish Covenant Hospital is a comprehensive health care facility providing health and wellness services to the communities of Chicago’s North and Northwest sides. As an established academic and community hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital offers a full range of medical programs, including cancer, cardiac, surgical, women’s health and emergency services. Swedish Covenant Hospital is one of the few independent, nonprofit hospitals in Chicago.

The hospital is operated by Covenant Ministries of Benevolence on behalf of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Established more than 120 years ago at the corner of Foster and California avenues in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago, Swedish Covenant Hospital remains uniquely focused on providing compassionate care in a local, healing environment.

In 2009, Forbes Magazine recognized Swedish Covenant Hospital in its list of “America’s Safest Hospitals.” According to Forbes, Swedish Covenant Hospital was designated as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades. In the same year, Swedish Covenant Hospital was also listed on the Best Hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report.

Visit the hospital’s web site:

Swedish Covenant Hospital

Swedish Cov Hos

Covenant Ministries

of Benevolence

An outreach of the Evangelical Covenant Church, 

Covenant Ministries of Benevolence extends the helping hand of Jesus Christ in its mission to nurture the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the sick, poor, aging, under-served or at risk.


They administer a large family of ministries, ranging from full-service hospitals to shelters for victims of domestic violence. They also extend the reach of other ministries of the church by contributing financial and intellectual capital.


Some of the programs they manage:

  • Covenant Retirement Communities – one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior housing providers

  • Covenant Enabling Residences – a nationwide network of homes for developmentally disabled adults

  • Swedish Covenant Hospital – one of the few independent, nonprofit, teaching hospitals in Chicago

  • CovenantCare at Home – a nationwide, Medicare-certified home health and private-duty home care agency

Visit their web site to learn more:

Covenant Ministries

An innovator of senior adult communities and continuing care retirement, Covenant Retirement Communities has been dedicated to its Christian mission since 1886.


As one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit retirement housing providers, their communities offer vibrant and fulfilling lifestyles at communities from coast to coast.


They manage a nationwide network of 15 not-for-profit retirement campuses located in eight states and their communities are home to over 5,000 residents. They employ approximately 2,800 people.


Community Locations:


  • Cromwell, Connecticut

  • Plantation, Florida

  • Minneapolis and Golden Valley, Minnesota

  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Chicago, Batavia, Geneva, Carol Stream and Northbrook, Illinois

  • Mercer Island, Washington

  • Turlock, Santa Barbara and Spring Valley (San Diego), California

  • Westminster, Colorado



To learn more, visit their web site:

Covenant Retirement Communities

Cov Retire

Covenant Harbor

Covenant Harbor

Covenant Harbor is a 52 acre Christian Camp located on the shores of Geneva Lake in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Just 90 minutes from Chicago, they provide youth summer & winter camps, outdoor education programs, Road Scholar programs, guest retreats & much more.

Covenant Harbor serves churches, schools, non-profit organizations and people from all over the Midwest but primarily from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Covenant Church of Schaumburg’s teens often go to Covenant Harbor for Winter Camp.


Covenant Harbor draws people from their routines into opportunities to enjoy creation, recreation and relationships, so that all will experience God through Jesus Christ.


Visit the the camp’s web site:

Covenant Point Bible Camp

Summer Camp: Options for grades 2-13, plus family campers of all ages.  From exciting adventures in the wilderness on Trips to week-long community on the Island to exciting program and worship on the Mainland, Covenant Point is committed to caring for campers emotionally, spiritually, and physically in all of our summer camps.

Retreats: Come to camp all through the year! A variety of retreats throughout Fall and Winter.  Whether you are a youth group looking for good retreat options, an adult looking for fellowship and spiritual formation, or a group looking for a place for a retreat, Covenant Point is dedicated to year-round service in its mission to present each camper with the claims of Jesus Christ.

Outdoor Education: With experiential learning options for all ages and stages, our Agents of the Earth Outdoor Education links school groups, church groups, and community groups to outdoor experiences through unique lessons, high ropes, cross country skiing and team-building initiative experiences. Learn more and plan your day, overnight, or field trip today.


Visit the the camp’s web site:

Cov Point

Covenant Mountain

Mission Bible Camp

Located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp provides camping for people of all ages.

The ministry of Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp began in 1942 when two women missionaries traveled to the Appalachian Mountains to see what work the Lord had for them. As the name of the camp still emphasizes, the camp continues to operate as a mission. It offers free day camps and low cost overnight camps for students in grades K-12.

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