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Certified Lay Minister Training – Intro to Ministry Overview

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - September 20 @ 3:00 pm
OVERVIEW: The Certified Lay Minister is a UMC recognized category of those lay persons who have been trained (or are being trained) and credentialed by the Annual Conference to serve our local churches in a more intentional leadership role. In the Greater Northwest Episcopal area, many CLMs are assigned as lay ministers in small/rural membership churches and still others are assigned to their own home churches and take on increased responsibility in assisting the appointed pastors. The CLM Introduction to…
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Jubilate Worship Arts Institute (JWAI)

October 2 - October 3
Save the date. More information to be made available later. Jubilate! is dedicated to creating opportunities to experience and share the interrelationship of community, worship, arts and theology. Jubilate! of the PNWUMC is a chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA). Learn more at: http://www.jubilateworshiparts.org 
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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

October 5 - October 9
This training is recommended by, but not provided, staff of the Tuell Center. Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI) provides 32 hours of training, which is useful for judicatory leaders, clergy, pastors in transitional/interim ministry and lay leaders – anyone who works with people! This event serves as a continuing education opportunity, as well as for honing mediation and conflict transformation skills. Click here for a brochure with further information and registration form. Click here to learn more and…

HealthFlex Exchange Election Workshop

October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
At annual conference this year legislation was approved for a new health insurance program beginning in 2016 for participants currently covered under the consumer driven health plan. The name of the new program is called HealthFlex Exchange.  Many participants attended a preconference meeting where we discussed this new program.  The follow-up election workshop has now been scheduled.  This is a complicated change that will require each participant to make an election between 5 different medical, 3 dental and 2 vision…

We Have a Story to Tell!

November 14
a communications training for the local church We are born storytellers. We tell stories through sermons, lectures, and blog posts. We tell our stories through the decisions we make, the way we spend our time and money. Everyone is a storyteller and in this digital age, everyone is also a publisher as we tell our stories through daily status updates, photos and videos of our families, friends, and yes, food. But what about our faith? As God’s people, we are…
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Making the Leap

November 16 - November 18
An experience for those discerning or considering pastoral service within a larger or complex congregational setting.​ This event is sponsored by the Western Jurisdiction Leadership Development Team. Please visit the event website for more information: http://www.westernjurisdictionumcleadership.org  
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Healthy Boundaries

January 28, 2016
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. All clergy who desire to receive an appointment must complete 8 hours of Healthy Boundaries training during the 2013-2016 quadrennium. Registration information coming soon.
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