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Laity Transition Workshops

Wild Rose UMC Wild Rose Rd and N Monroe Street, Deer Park

The time is rapidly approaching for churches that will be experiencing a change in pastoral appointments to attend a Laity Transition Workshop designed to provide information and support for laity during this time of change.  All PPRC/SPRC members and elected leaders are especially encouraged to attend.  Each workshop will be facilitated by Gail Grossman.  Additional information, costs, and […]

Transforming Ministries III

Wesley Homes Terrace 816 S 216th, Des Moines

The Transforming Ministry Conference III is taking place July 22-24 in Des Moines, WA. The event will take place next to the Pacific Northwest Conference office at Wesley Homes Retirement Center in their auditorium. Our Keynote Speakers at this summer's session will be: Jill Nishi, who serves as a Senior Adviser in the US Program at […]

$500

Transitions Make-up Day

Alton Collins Retreat Center 32867 OR-211, Eagle Creek

Conference Room #2

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

Online Training

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.

$35.00

Creating Cultures of Congregational Generosity

Christ UMC 12755 NW Dogwood Street, Portland

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”. […]

Certified Lay Minister – Cycle A: Intermediate Preaching

Vancouver: First UMC 401 E 33rd St, Vancouver

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 […]

$50

Greater Northwest Younger Clergy Retreat

Alton L Collins Retreat Center 32867 Oregon 211, Eagle Creek

Mobilizing for the Future Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: "God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice […]

Certified Lay Minister – Cycle A: Intermediate Preaching

La Grande UMC 1612 Fourth Street, La Grande

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 […]

$50

Church for All People: Engaging the Mission Field

Seattle First United Methodist Church 180 Denny Way, Seattle

Sponsored by the Bishop Jack and Marjorie Tuell Center for Leadership Excellence and the General Board of Global Ministries, this conference will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015, and Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Seattle's First United Methodist Church. Lay and clergy teams who desire to boost existing ministries and explore how to embrace others […]

Visionary Leadership Project (VLP) Retreat

Wesley Homes Terrace 816 S 216th, Des Moines

Save the date. Contact Joan Holms for more information. The event will be held in the Wesley Homes Terrace Auditorium.

Transforming Ministries IV

Glendale First United Methodist Church 134 N Kenwood Street, Glendale

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 […]

Transitions Workshop

To Be Determined 816 South 216th Street #2, Des Moines

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

Tuell Center Retreat

Alton L Collins Retreat Center 32867 Oregon 211, Eagle Creek

Retreat for Tuell Center leadership for strategy and planning.

Certified Lay Minister Training – Intro to Ministry Overview

Red Lion - Portland Airport 7101 NE 82nd Ave, Portland

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 […]

$100

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Gethsemane Lutheran Church 11560 SE Market Street , Portland

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 […]

InterPlay Introduction and Deepening Workshop

Wesley Homes Terrace 816 S 216th, Des Moines

InterPlay Daylong Introduction and Deepening Workshop led by Coke Tani on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 10 AM to 5:00 PM. There will be a $15 fee per person for this event. Here's Coke Tani's description of the workshop: At our last Circles gathering, several of the forms of InterPlay were introduced between our larger conversations. We've […]

$15

Circles of Presence 1.1

Wesley Homes Terrace 816 S 216th, Des Moines

We learned a great deal from our last Circles event and wanted to follow up our next iteration by focusing on going deeper into the Presence of God and taking time to dwell at the bottom of the U. Facilitating this spiritual time for us will be Dr. Frank Rogers, Sr. Faculty at the Claremont School […]

Laity Training

Alton L Collins Retreat Center 32867 Oregon 211, Eagle Creek

With the Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, President and Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology. More detail TBA.

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Training: Cycle D

Unnamed Venue WA

Cycle D: Discipleship Making This one-day class on Disciple Making as United Methodists is offered in the Certified Lay Minister intermediate course series. In this class, course leaders will team teach the essentials of pastoral leadership in the important task of disciple-making. Having a specific strategy to grow followers of Christ is key to congregational […]

$50

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Training: Cycle C

Salmon Creek UMC 12217 Northeast Highway 99, Vancouver

The Certified Lay Minister course: Leadership in the Wesleyan Way is currently available for registration. The course is taught by the Rev. David Nieda, Vancouver District Superintendent, and Rev. Peg Lofsvold, Cascadia District Superintendent. Wesleyan leadership comes from a belief in the deep sense of God’s grace permeating the world.  It is from this sense […]

$50

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Training: Cycle C

Hillview UMC 8525 W Ustick Rd, Boise

The Certified Lay Minister course: Leadership in the Wesleyan Way is currently available for registration. The course is taught by the Rev. David Nieda, Vancouver District Superintendent, and Rev. Peg Lofsvold, Cascadia District Superintendent. Wesleyan leadership comes from a belief in the deep sense of God’s grace permeating the world.  It is from this sense […]

$50

Spanish Language Immersion Experiences for Church Leaders: Beginning Plus

Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church 201 North Beech Street, Toppenish

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 […]

Cross Cultural Cross-Racial Appointments Retreat

Camp Burton Retreat Center 9326 Southwest Bayview Drive, Vashon

The Commissions on Religion and Race from the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are due to present its fourth gathering of pastors in cross-cultural, cross-racial appointments (C3R). For those new to C3R, these gatherings provide an opportunity for clergy in these special appointments to learn from one another, explore intercultural competency, and form supportive relationships. […]

CLM – Cycle B – Sacramental Theology and Worship (westside)

Salmon Creek UMC 12217 Northeast Highway 99, Vancouver

Sacramental Theology and Worship will help students gain a deeper theological understanding and meaning of worship - it's form and liturgy and hymnology. An overview of the theology of baptism and communion in the United Methodist tradition will also be covered.

$60
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