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Organizing Your Church for Vitality

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How churches and faith communities administer and manage their organization systems can have a big impact on mission and ministry.  Many congregations are finding smaller and more nimble boards to be a big advantage. Rev. Steve Ross will join us to provide an overview of best practices in establishing a single-board governance structure in a United Methodist church or faith community. Church leaders from new and established congregations will find helpful guidance for establishing this method of administration. The workshop,…

INDIANOLA Youth Workers Retreat

January 9, 2015 - January 11, 2015
Come and spend time away from your busy schedule and connect with others who are also in ministry. Don’t miss out on an amazing networking experience right here at Camp Indianola. Those invited include pastors, parents, youth directors, and all others who give of their time to youth and family ministry. We know how much work and effort you put into ministry and working with young people. Thank you so much for that and let us serve you for a…

Healthy Boundaries 201

January 10, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Understanding boundaries can help us manage the difficulties inherent in the role of clergy or spiritual teacher. Knowledge of what is appropriate, what is not, and whether an action is in the best interest of congregants or students can help us avoid possible boundary violations. Healthy Boundaries 201 – Beyond Basics is part two of a two-part series designed to increase the awareness of the needs for healthy boundaries, illustrate the impact of healthy boundaries in promoting effective ministry, and…

Creating Cultures of Congregational Generosity

January 23, 2015 - January 24, 2015
Your church is invited to send a leadership team to participate in a training experience that could change the way you and your congregation approach giving and generosity! The ideal team would consist of four people; the pastor, the finance committee chairperson or member, the administrative council chairperson or member plus a member with an “entrepreneurial spirit”. A team of three, including the pastor, is the minimal group that can register. This course is intended for those who: Believe in their congregations’…

Jubilate Worship Arts Institute (JWAI)

January 30, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Keynote speakers will be Emma Donohew and Staci Imes, addressing the church season of Lent/Easter. More details TBA. Learn more at www.jubilateworshiparts.org

Healthy Boundaries 201

February 12, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Understanding boundaries can help us manage the difficulties inherent in the role of clergy or spiritual teacher. Knowledge of what is appropriate, what is not, and whether an action is in the best interest of congregants or students can help us avoid possible boundary violations. Healthy Boundaries 201 – Beyond Basics is part two of a two-part series designed to increase the awareness of the needs for healthy boundaries, illustrate the impact of healthy boundaries in promoting effective ministry, and…

Vancouver District Leadership Training Day

February 21, 2015
Save the Date. More Details TBA.

Seattle-Tacoma District Training

March 7, 2015
Hold the date! Time and Location TBD.

Inland District Training – Rocks & Ripples

March 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Transitions Workshop

June 1, 2015 - June 2, 2015
Transitions Workshop for the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area. It will be held in the Portland, OR area, details TBA.
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