This is a story of one of the earliest conferences of the Evangelical Covenant Church, where local churches came together on a mission to follow God’s leading into unexpected and amazing places, which has led to over 130 years of ministry.

The Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church has been at the heart of the growth and changes of the wider Covenant Church for over 130 years. Partly due to geography, partly out of its call to serve the church, and always depending on God’s leading and gifting, the Central Conference has been formed alongside the denomination’s growth from an immigrant fellowship, to establishing institutions and churches, to expanding its congregations, camps and ministries to serve communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Our conference plants. strengthens and connects more than one hundred churches in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, eastern Missouri, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.