PROTECT: A Strategy to Prevent Human Trafficking in Our Communities


  * Human trafficking is growing every year
  * 600,000 - 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year.
  * 80% are women
  * 60% are minors
  * The majority are enslaved in the sex trade
  * You can help! 

Developed by the Covenant’s Human Trafficking Task Force, PROTECT is a 40-page booklet developed as a part of the Covenant’s Break the Chains initiative. It is intended to empower local congregations to address the scourge of modern day slavery in their own communities.

The booklet also includes a listing of Key Contact Information that includes numbers and links to vital agencies, ministries and hotlines. PROTECT is made available partially through gifts to the Just Women project of Women Ministries.

P – The Power of Prosecution
R – Responsible Consumerism
O – Orientation to Healthy Relationships
T – Training to Identify and Report Trafficking
E – Education to Protect the Most Vulnerable
C – Community Response
T – Training to Support At-Risk Youth

PROTECT is just one of the many initiatives being used in getting the word out about human trafficking; click here for more information...

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Click on the Retreats Tab to download registration form.  Complete details and other conference materials coming soon!!

“Triennial is meaningful worship, thought-provoking speakers, challenging learning experiences, heart-pumping excursions, life-altering spiritual experiences, and opportunities to take next steps in addressing injustice in our world". Journey together as women of the Covenant to an intentional spiritual adventure where we connect with God and one another across generations, cultures, geography, and life experience.

Meagan Gillan of Women Ministries said Kansas City provides a lot of advantages for the event. “The Crown Center Sheraton will be an excellent home for us,” she said. “It’s a beautiful hotel and there is a lot happening around it.”  Looking forward to Triennial XV in 2016 click for updates,

Hello Ladies,

As you probably are aware, I was re-elected to serve the women of the Central Conference as your most humbled leader. I was surprised no one ran against me!!!  I have faced many challenges, and one is communicating to all of the women in the conference--making sure we stay informed and connected.  I traveled to Kansas City in March, where I had the privilege of meeting with Meagan Gillan, Executive Director of the Women Ministries of the Evangelical Covenant Church, as well as all of the other Presidents throughout the Midwest region.  As we looked toward brainstorming about our women's needs, we also shared our thoughts, ideas and concerns for where we are headed.

Know that the key is to empower and train up leaders who share the vision to Make and Deepen Disciples through the Word of God.  I shared space with women who are excited and enthusiastic about where the Covenant Church is going while also being able to hold onto core values established by women in years past.  As we approach our 100th year of women in ministry in 2016, the plan is to share this at our Fall Retreats and gatherings.

Our Speaker for Fall Fellowship 2015, Evangelist, Renee Shepherd, has been seeking God's face as to what He will have her to say at this year's Fall retreat, "Together We are Strong".  Join us for an exciting weekend.  As the Covenant Harbor staff are preparing for our arrival, pray for them as well.  We are listening to you and hear your concerns.

I also had the pleasure of visiting the UP and connecting with the women who are long time Covenanters and those who are new to the Covenant.  It was beautiful!  Jan Coleman, Ann Richards and Pat A. Smith each gave a brief talk that came from their hearts and blessed all who attended.  The food was a blessing and we had demonstrations on how to spruce up our homes.  The women of the UP are so gifted, and they shared freely.  So let's not get weary in well-doing--the rewards are great if we faint not!

Please make use of the websites for information relating to Covenant news and events.  There is a wealth of information available to us through conference Newsletters, monthly updates via Make and Deepen Disciples of The Evangelical Covenant Church.  It exists as a resource for local churches to provide intentional pathways for persons of all ages to follow Jesus, grow toward Christ-likeness and join in God's mission.  So--don't only read-- share information with others.  The more we know, the more we grow.  Please be in prayer for me and the WMCC Leadership team. Summer's here and some of us are traveling, visiting friends, relatives etc. Enjoy! And see you in the Fall, if not sooner!

"There is room at the altar for all women"

Thelma Lawson
President, Women Ministries of the Central Conference (WMCC)
    From the Heart of Our President

​Triennial XV ~ July 28-31 2016, Kansas City, Missouri
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

"This is the kind of fast day I'm after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts."
Isaiah 58:6 (The Msg.)
Evangelical Covenant Website
Disclaimer: This translation may not be completely accurate as it is generated by a computer.
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