Off to a Creative, New Start!

By Rev. Dr. William D. Gibson | Director of Strategic Faith Community Development In a 2015 report, Professor James Wellman of the University of Washington, noted...

Eradicate Boring Worship Experiences!

By the Rev. Curtis Brown | Director of Faith Community Development I confess that I'm sometimes bored during worship, even when I'm a worship leader.  My...

Recognizing local church achievements, extraordinary service by members at #pnwac16

Recognizing local church achievements, extraordinary service by members at #pnwac16 By Teri Tobey with Jesse N. Love Puyallup, Wash. - The PNWAC 2016 Awards Banquet honored...

First Tongan UMC & Higher Ed.

Members of First Tongan UMC's Youth Fellowship hang out at the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, Wash.) Education serves as a transformative path for Asian-Pacific...

Valley & Mountain as a “Transforming Ministry”

Valley & Mountain as a “Transforming Ministry” By Pastor Karen Yokota | Photos by Amy Pazan Karen Yokota recently attended Transforming Ministries II, a three-day...

New Church Plants Total 684 in Last Quadrennium, Surpassing Goal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Feb. 21, 2013 /GBOD/ – Church planters established 684 new United Methodist Churches in the United States during 2008-2012, surpassing the denomination’s...

Get to know Bill Gibson

Welcome Bill Gibson, PNW's Director of Strategic Faith Community Development! Bill Gibson is a cultural analyst, semiotician, and theological entrepreneur, working as the Director of...

Our Connectional Ministries of The PNWAC #pnwac14

By Sarah Biethan, the Rev. Curtis Brown, Kristina Gonzalez, Ellen Johanson, and Jesse N. Love Photos by Jesse N. Love Leadership Development It’s a beach party for...

Pacific Northwest Religion: Doing It Different, Doing It Alone

Patricia O’Connell Killen is the primary editor of the book Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest.  Professor Killen has worked regularly with Northwest pastors,...

Curtis’ Time-Out Corner: Seeking Greater Vitality

Curtis' Time-Out Corner By Curtis Brown John Wesley himself selected his brother’s hymn “And Are We Yet Alive” to begin the annual meetings of Methodists.   We...

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