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Innovative Church Day at Evergreen UMC with Meredith Brown

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join with new faith community planters & leaders to learn best practices & good ideas. Evergreen is a new faith community of the PNW Conference and St. Andrew’s UMC serving the growing neighborhoods in the Hawks Prairie area of Lacey WA. We’ll begin at Evergreen’s meeting space for worship, and then continue to a local restaurant for lunch. Click here to register  

Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. The training happens over three sessions: Oct. 11, Nov. 15, and…

Gathering of the Orders

October 13 - 15
The Gathering of the Orders, Fellowship of Local Pastors, CLM’s and Associates happens this October 13-15, 2014 in Yakima, Washington. It is mandated by the Discipline that the Orders gather at least once a year and that all members of the Orders attend. During this year’s retreat we will address what it means to be in covenant with one another, in conjunction with presentations by two guest speakers. Stephanie Hixon, Executive Director of JustPeace Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation…

Disaster Case Management Training

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Every day until October 15, 2014
Are you a United Methodist who cares about helping disaster victims recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually? Are you willing to go the extra mile with the victims? If you are, you may want to become a disaster case manager. Cathy Earl, UMCOR Executive Secretary, will be providing Basic Case Management training for the community long-term recovery organizations and individuals affected by the 2014 Eastern Washington Wildfires. Here is the description of the course from UMCOR’s training catalogue: Disaster Case Management…

Disaster Case Management Training

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 15, 2014
Are you a United Methodist who cares about helping disaster victims recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually? Are you willing to go the extra mile with the victims? If you are, you may want to become a disaster case manager. Cathy Earl, UMCOR Executive Secretary, will be providing Basic Case Management training for the community long-term recovery organizations and individuals affected by the 2014 Eastern Washington Wildfires. Here is the description of the course from UMCOR’s training catalogue: Disaster Case Management…

CEF2014: May the Circle Be Unbroken

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Leaders connected to one another and to God, energized for the work of faith formation CEF is an association of leaders connected to one another and to God, who are energized for the work of faith formation, and guided by Acts 2:42 – “The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.” [CEB] CEF members are a part of local churches or groups… Directors of Christian education, youth/student ministry, or…

A New Heaven and a New Earth: Cultural Competency Training for the Northwest (Introductory)

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This introductory workshop assists in building skills to effectively communicate with a diversity of people – younger, older, immigrant, a primary culture or language different from your own. You will learn skills and tools for building relationships across cultures. Appropriate for lay and lay/clergy teams who are interested in connecting with a changing mission field. This event fulfills the clergy requirement for cultural competency training and is eligible for continuing education credit in the PNW Conference UMC. This workshop is…

Open Seattle Youth Ministry Training

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrating Fresh Ideas in Youth Ministry. Open Seattle is a one-day youth ministry training event on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. We are a gathering of Pacific Northwest youth workers committed to the idea that the best innovation for ministering to teenagers happens on the front lines. All the latest, speakers, travel info and more: http://seattle.openym.org/ Let Teri Tobey know if you are going as she would like to have a time to meet up with all the UM…

Healthy Boundaries 201

October 25 @ 9:00 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

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. The training happens over three sessions: Oct. 11, Nov. 15, and…

Discovering Hope: Building Vitality in Your Congregation

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
A Conference for Small Churches Pastor Nancy Nyland, the event leader, served multiple rural and small town congregations in South Dakota and Nebraska for 21 years, before joining ELCA Congregational Synodical Mission in 2011 as the Director for Evangelical Mission in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. As a former evangelism partner and member of the Discovering Hope initiative leadership, and now as a member of the Renewal Team, Pastor Nancy speaks at many state and regional conferences to bring a word of…

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…

Creating Cultures of Congregational Generosity

January 24, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. The training happens over three sessions: Oct. 11, Nov. 15, and…

Seattle-Tacoma District Training

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