Covenant Affiliation


Recognizing and affirming their common Covenant heritage, the Sustainable Development Research Foundation (SDRF) and the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) partner to live out the whole Gospel in word and deed to the peoples of Southeast Asia. The SDRF-ECC relationship provides opportunities for ECC missionaries to serve in SDRF related ministries.

Long term Covenant Missionary, Dr. James W. Gustafson serves as SDRF’s Director for International Relations. In addition, Covenant Missionary, Dr. Bob Shim serves the SDRF and has been asked to assist with public health in the remote Nan Province.

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SDRF’s arm, the Center for Applied Ministry (CAM)

Facilitates contextualized church planting and leadership development for over 200 churches and 3,000 members. CAM is a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand (EFT).

Through the SDRF, ECC local churches are welcome to interface with marginalized communities (see the four regional areas of focus tab). Interested parties may contact Dr. Bob Shim at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SDRF’s ministries have also benefitted from ECC support coming from Covenant World Relief and Friends of World Mission (FOWM).