What makes a church a Church?

Size matters less than having a clear, faith-grounded, purpose according to Rev. Kathy Neary, Transitional Ministry Developer for the PNW Conference. Neary shares what she is seeing as she visits local churches around the conference.

Be Like Water: Lessons from a church planter

"What Dennis uncovered was that within every community, people are looking for leadership and for answers." Rev. Shalom Agtarap recently spent some time with Rev. Dennis Paschke, gleaning some insights gained from his work leading Orting UMC outward toward its community.

Orting celebrates the successful opening of Recovery Cafe

By Patrick Scriven Hit hard by the opioid crisis, the city of Orting was looking for answers. The Rev. Dennis Paschke and Orting United Methodist...

Are you longing to be revived?

"Are you longing to be revived? To have your faith renewed? To see your neighborhood awakened to new possibilities?" 'Ordinary Revivals' across the Greater NW Area, like one planned in Portland June 29-30, hope to connect people in churches with the movement of God’s re-creation in the communities that surround them.

insideout: What if we focused on abundance?

Revs. William (Bill) Gibson and David Valera have teamed up to produce a new video series called insideout which aims to inspire people to...

insideout: Dispelling the Myth of Best Practices

This episode of insideout explores the essential role of deep listening in fostering true innovation, and what that means for a church often fixated on ‘best practices.’ According to Rev. Dr. William (Bill) Gibson, “it’s a mistake to think that a best practice is a silver bullet answer for a declining church that lacks innovation and creativity.”

Insideout: Discover, Claim, Live

  Revs. William (Bill) Gibson and David Valera have teamed up to produce a new video series which aims to inspire people to see the...

The First Step is Always the Hardest

By the Rev. Dr. William D. Gibson | Photos by Patrick Scriven and Teri Tobey View photos from this event. Seattle, Wash. - How do we...

Get to know…Shalom!

Shalom Agtarap serves as one of the PNW Conference office’s new additions…but she's definitely a familiar face. Get to know her and her work...

Ross takes Vital Church to the Local Church

Today the Oregon-Idaho Conference learned that the Rev. Stephan Ross, Director of the Vital Church Project in the Oregon-Idaho Conference, has accepted an appointment...