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Jubilate Worship Arts Institute (JWAI)

January 30 - January 31
BETWEEN THE LINES: A VISUAL LENTEN JOURNEY Worship has many words. Scripture, hymns, liturgy, prayers… yet, the Living Word is more than printed letters on a page. Before the average Christian could read, visuals played a crucial role in making the invisible visible. As we explore how we experience the Lenten journey, we will imagine and bring to life the story between the lines. Journey with us through diverse modalities for engaging our eyes, hearts, and spirits in worship. Keynote:…

PNW Camp Ambassador Training

February 7
Do you love camp? Do you talk about camp to anyone who will listen? Do you wish more people could experience camp? Yes???? Then you should be a PNW Camp Ambassador!!!

Puget Sound District Training: Roots & Wings

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Puget Sound District Training Event is Saturday, February 7 at Anacortes UMC from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost is $20 and includes a hot spaghetti lunch (gluten-free and vegetarian options available). We’re providing the opportunity to attend two workshops this year and a chance for youth to get in on the training! Click HERE for more information and registration!  

Healthy Boundaries 201

February 12 @ 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…

Signs of Life, Training Day Sponsored by the Columbia and Vancouver Districts

February 21
Signs of Life: Reimagining the Church in the Pacific Northwest Joint District Event: Vancouver and Columbia When Saturday, February 21, 2015 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:00 PM Where First United Methodist Church 1838 SW Jefferson Street Portland, OR 97201View map → Registration Link $15/person (includes lunch and registration materials) 9:15    Gather and worship 9:30    Keynote Presentation by Rev. Duane Anders 10:30  Engage in conversation with Rev. Duane Anders BREAK 11:15   Morning Workshops and Conversations LUNCH 1:15     Afternoon…

PNW Camp Ambassador Training

February 28
Do you love camp? Do you talk about camp to anyone who will listen? Do you wish more people could experience camp? Yes???? Then you should be a PNW Camp Ambassador!!!

PNW Camp Ambassador Training

February 28
Do you love camp? Do you talk about camp to anyone who will listen? Do you wish more people could experience camp? Yes???? Then you should be a PNW Camp Ambassador!!!

Certified Lay Minister – Cycle A: Intermediate Preaching

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Certified Lay Minister (CLM) program is a two-year training cycle that includes an introduction to Ministry Overview course and four intermediate courses.  This program is available for all lay persons within the United Methodist Church.  However, those interested in pursuing CLM designation must follow the process outlined by your District Committee on Ministry in conjunction with paragraph 271 of the 2013 Book of Discipline. Upon completion of specialized training, these individuals are recognized and utilized to enhance the quality…

Healthy Boundaries 201

March 2 @ 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…

Seattle-Tacoma District Training

March 7
Join us for a day of learning and fellowship at Kent UMC on March 7th.   Training Registration will soon be available.

Vancouver District Lay Servant Preaching Class

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Saturday, recurring 2 times
Preaching classes: From Your Heart to Theirs – Delivering an Effective Sermon Moves beyond the basics of public speaking and addresses the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon. Broken down into five parts, we will work through finding the sermon to tell – exegetical or topical, personal testimony or children’s sermon; finding your own voice and using the hymnal; reading the bible aloud and dealing with that fear; communication on paper; and communication beyond the paper and practice. The…

Vancouver District Lay Servant Preaching Class

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 2 weeks on Saturday, recurring 2 times
Preaching classes: From Your Heart to Theirs – Delivering an Effective Sermon Moves beyond the basics of public speaking and addresses the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon. Broken down into five parts, we will work through finding the sermon to tell – exegetical or topical, personal testimony or children’s sermon; finding your own voice and using the hymnal; reading the bible aloud and dealing with that fear; communication on paper; and communication beyond the paper and practice. The…

Transforming Ministries IV

May 26 - May 28
Transforming Ministries IV will offer a unique opportunity for participants to enter into meaningful dialogue with the Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction. Click here for the event flier. The WJ College of Bishops will: Dialogue and Reflect on the future of the church and Episcopal expectations of clergy in current and future contexts. Converse about issues that matter to participants. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage our Episcopal leaders. A mission engagement event will be held at Dreamworks. Click…

Transitions Workshop

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