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June 2014

Laity Transition Workshops

June 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wild Rose UMC, Wild Rose Rd and N Monroe Street
Deer Park, WA 99006 United States
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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 registration procedures, as well as the following schedule, have been sent to each church preparing for a pastoral change: Ephrata UMC   |   Saturday, May 17,…

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July 2014

Transforming Ministries III

July 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am - July 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Wesley Homes Terrace, 816 S 216th
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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$500

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 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Rev. Sue Nilson-Kibbey, director of Connectional Ministries, West Ohio Annual Conference Transforming Ministry III will begin at 10 AM on…

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September 2014

Transitions Make-up Day

September 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alton Collins Retreat Center, 32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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Conference Room #2

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January 2015

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
$35.00

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.

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Creating Cultures of Congregational Generosity

January 23, 2015 - January 24, 2015
Christ UMC, 12755 NW Dogwood Street
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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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’…

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February 2015

Certified Lay Minister – Cycle A: Intermediate Preaching

February 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vancouver: First UMC, 401 E 33rd St
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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$50

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…

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March 2015

Greater Northwest Younger Clergy Retreat

March 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - March 4, 2015 @ 11:00 am
Alton L Collins Retreat Center, 32867 Oregon 211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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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 of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of…

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Certified Lay Minister – Cycle A: Intermediate Preaching

March 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
La Grande UMC, 1612 Fourth Street
La Grande, OR 97850 United States
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$50

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…

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April 2015

Church for All People: Engaging the Mission Field

April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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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 who are different from themselves will want to participate in this exciting event. Through this conference, you’ll begin to appreciate how diverse gifts will transform…

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May 2015

Visionary Leadership Project (VLP) Retreat

May 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 pm
Wesley Homes Terrace, 816 S 216th
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Save the date. Contact Joan Holms for more information. The event will be held in the Wesley Homes Terrace Auditorium.

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Transforming Ministries IV

May 26, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Glendale First United Methodist Church, 134 N Kenwood Street
Glendale, CA 91206 United States
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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…

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June 2015

Transitions Workshop

June 1, 2015 - June 2, 2015
To Be Determined, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, 98198

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

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September 2015

Tuell Center Retreat

September 16, 2015 - September 17, 2015
Alton L Collins Retreat Center, 32867 Oregon 211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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Retreat for Tuell Center leadership for strategy and planning.

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Certified Lay Minister Training – Intro to Ministry Overview

September 18, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - September 20, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Red Lion – Portland Airport, 7101 NE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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$100

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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October 2015

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

October 5, 2015 - October 9, 2015
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 11560 SE Market Street
Portland, OR 97216 United States
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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…

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InterPlay Introduction and Deepening Workshop

October 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wesley Homes Terrace, 816 S 216th
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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$15

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 realized that this was neither incremental nor cohesive enough to optimally benefit from this system of embodied spiritual practice. In this upcoming daylong InterPlay workshop,…

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Circles of Presence 1.1

October 9, 2015 @ 2:00 am - October 10, 2015 @ 4:30 pm
Wesley Homes Terrace, 816 S 216th
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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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 of Theology, and internationally known for his scholarship and work in spiritual formation.  In addition, Coke Tani will be providing our movement process and Mary…

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Laity Training

October 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alton L Collins Retreat Center, 32867 Oregon 211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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With the Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan, President and Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology. More detail TBA.

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November 2015

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Training: Cycle D

November 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue WA United States + Google Map
$50

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 vitality and growth. This course will offer foundational ideas and practices and allow participants to begin developing their own strategy relevant to their context. Teaching…

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January 2016

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Training: Cycle C

January 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Salmon Creek UMC, 12217 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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$50

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 of grace that we are called to share our faith. The two touchstones to our witness to God’s love are evangelism and mission-field engagement, both personally…

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February 2016

Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Training: Cycle C

February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hillview UMC, 8525 W Ustick Rd
Boise, ID 83704 United States
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$50

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 of grace that we are called to share our faith. The two touchstones to our witness to God’s love are evangelism and mission-field engagement, both personally…

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August 2016

Spanish Language Immersion Experiences for Church Leaders: Beginning Plus

August 15, 2016 - August 19, 2016
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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October 2016

Cross Cultural Cross-Racial Appointments Retreat

October 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - October 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Burton Retreat Center, 9326 Southwest Bayview Drive
Vashon, WA 98070 United States
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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. Monday, October 10 to Wednesday, October 12. The gathering is subsidized by a grant from the General Commission on Religion and Race through the Bishop Jack and…

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February 2017

CLM – Cycle A – Intermediate Preaching (west side)

February 4, 2017
Salmon Creek UMC, 12217 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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$60

Intermediate Preaching will dive deeper into the practice of homiletics including sermon prep, delivery, and biblical exegesis

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May 2017

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

May 5, 2017
Salmon Creek UMC, 12217 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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$60

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.

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