About the annual meeting

The Annual Meeting is the highest legislative session in The Evangelical Covenant Church.

Every congregation is entitled to representation as we worship God, celebrate what God has done, discern future direction, select leaders, consecrate missionaries, credential and ordain clergy, encourage one another to greater discipleship, make determinations around funding the mission, and hear about the challenges and opportunities in front of us. In it all, we get to meet new friends and strengthen old relationships.

Who Attends?


These are the official representatives from congregations and other ECC entitites. A delegate is entitled to full voice and vote in the Annual Meeting. Delegates are named by their sending body. Every congregation is entitled to representation.

General Conferees

A general conferee is any adult participant at Gather 17 who is not an official delegate. General Conferees may observe the Annual Meeting and may receive written materials passed out during the business sessions.


Children of delegates and general conferees are eligible to participate in Covenant Kids Ministry at Gather’17.

*All registered attendees are eligible to attend all Gather’17 functions including learning experiences, special outings, and worship services. Evening worship services are open to the public.