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August 2016

Spanish Language Immersion Experiences for Church Leaders: Intermediate

August 5 - August 8
Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church,
201 North Beech Street
Toppenish, WA 98948 United States
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Purpose: Increase the abilities of our church leaders to engage with Spanish speaking persons in their churches, neighborhoods and communities, by developing basic language and cultural skills Method: Participative and multi-method teaching style in which the student learns through exposition, practice, play, art, prayer, interaction and meditation. The experience is “immersion” because it will be a concentrated time of getting your whole self into the culture and the language. It is expected that people will be present all day and…

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First 12: Path 1 Training for New Ministries

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 4:00 pm
PNW Conference Office,
816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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The First 12 is a two-day training event designed to help clergy and laity gather and grow the first 12 people in your new ministry, new church, or new faith community. Combined with a year of practical coaching follow-up, you will learn the skills, habits, and lifestyle practices to give your new vision the best chance of launching with a team of 12 committed leaders. Although designed by the team at Path1 New Church Starts, the training is equally valuable for existing…

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Spanish Language Immersion Experiences for Church Leaders: Beginning Plus

August 15 - August 19
Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church,
201 North Beech Street
Toppenish, WA 98948 United States
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Purpose: Increase the abilities of our church leaders to engage with Spanish speaking persons in their churches, neighborhoods and communities, by developing basic language and cultural skills Method: Participative and multi-method teaching style in which the student learns through exposition, practice, play, art, prayer, interaction and meditation. The experience is “immersion” because it will be a concentrated time of getting your whole self into the culture and the language. It is expected that people will be present all day and…

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September 2016

Quadrennial Leadership Summit

September 30 - October 1
Vancouver: First UMC,
401 E 33rd St
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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This event is planned for ALL of our Boards and Agencies to equip them for the coming quadrennium. It is held once every four years. Some of the topics discussed at this gathering: What can I expect from Conference Staff? What financial resources can our board or agency tap into? Who do we talk to in order to reserve meeting space, travel arrangements or calendar meetings for our board or agency? What are the connectional resources and expectations from our General boards and agencies?…

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October 2016

Certified Lay Ministry: Intensive Training

October 7 - October 9
To Be Determined,
816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, 98198

Save the date. Details to be determined.

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November 2016

WORKSHOP: Being Church: Finding the Common Good

November 5 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Olympia,
1224 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1655 United States
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The Rev. Tex Sample. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church in Olympia (with the Tacoma District) is sponsoring a day long workshop with Tex Sample on November 5. The event is called "Being Church: Finding the Common Good." In addition to two keynote addresses from Dr. Sample based on his most recent book, we will have a series of supplemental workshops  designed to share skills and…

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