First Cov has long been committed to the calling and work of "missions". When we use that word, we are honoring our very identity. This church was early called a "Mission Church." The people who began it were known by the name "Mission Friends." That name implied a number of things, but near the very heart of that identity was sharing with the world the glory and wonder of the God of justice and grace who has revealed himself in the Holy Scriptures and especially his revelation in Jesus Christ. This God can be known in a personal way through Jesus Christ.

When Jesus left this earth and his disciples, he left them with a challenge, a purpose and a mission – making disciples of all nations. Acts 1:8 says, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." In Matthew 28:18-20, we read these words from Jesus: "Then jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"

We are committed to being an active part of God's work in this world among all peoples. The God of the universe is seeking people everywhere. He wants all to be saved and welcomed into a life in his family. That can only occur as his people share, by word and life, the good news of Jesus Christ. Our mission work and mission support is toward this end – that God will be glorified among all the nations and that Jesus Christ will impact human lives now.



Roy and Aleta Danforth
Covenant World Mission/Central African Republic

Keith Gustafson
Covenant World Mission/Africa

Galen Johnson
The Seed Company/Africa

Paul and Sheryl Noren
Covenant World Mission/Congo

Karl and Mary Noren
Covenant World Mission/Africa

Rebecca and Ruudy Olupot
International Teams/Uganda

Walter Pimpong
IN Network/Ghana

Ron and Janet Ziegelbaur
Covenant World Mission/Cameroon




Randy and Cheryl Bevis
Covenant World Mission/Thailand

Peter and Ruth Dutton
Covenant World Mission/Thailand

Don and Lillian Dwight
Covenant World Mission/Taiwan

Carl and Karen Groot
Covenant World Mission/Thailand

Tim and Andrea Johnson
Covenant World Mission/Japan

Steve and Janice Quakenbush
Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL International - Philippines

Christy Taylor
Covenant World Mission/Asia


North America


Byron Bruckner
Covenant Youth of Alaska

Aune Carlson
Alaska Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church

Dale Lusk
Covenant World Mission/Merge Ministries

Shunichi and Masako Miyamoto
North American Japanese Outreach/Michigan

Jamie Rose
Covenant Youth of Alaska

South America


Julio and Katie Isaza
Covenant World Mission/Columbia

Gary and Mary Lou Sander
Covenant World Mission/Columbia




Jared and Hannah Baker
Covenant World Mission/France

Barbara Swanson
Covenant World Mission/Belgium