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INDIANOLA Youth Workers Retreat

January 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - January 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. – Philippians 4:7 After a long, stressful, and busy fall, the New Year is a great time to reconnect, relax, and make new friends! The idea of this 24-hour retreat is to gather youth workers from across the conference to spend time together, in prayer, worship, and fellowship with…

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…

Vancouver Basic Lay Servant Training

January 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - January 17, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
How often and in how many ways have you been called to serve God? Lay Speaking Ministries equips the Laity to respond to God’s call in many areas of service.  The Basic Course will help you explore what God is calling you to do. Lay Speaking Ministries takes many forms and this course will help you define your gifts and the opportunities for you to serve. This course is offered to anyone who serves or desires to serve in a…

Deciphering Personality Disorders in the Church and Beyond: a two-part webinar with Sue Magrath, LMHC

January 20, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All clergy have known people who make every encounter a struggle. In this webinar learn about the personality disorders that show-up in your churches and how to deal with them effectively. While we will be addressing clinical material, the emphasis is not on diagnosis, but rather on recognizing patterns of behavior and understanding the motivations behind them.

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
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:…

Puget Sound District Training: Roots & Wings

February 7, 2015 @ 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, 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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