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...

Ellensburg Church “in Stride” working to fulfill its mission

Donna Cates stands in front of the fire-damaged educational wing of Ellensburg First UMC. She serves as the volunteer manager for the Community Clothing...

Path1 training event envisions new church through First 12

A Path1 training event focusing on the "First 12" was held at the PNW Conference Office and Wesley Homes Terrace. Path1 serves to provide resources...

Multiplying Ministries Pilot Program Launches

The Revs. William Gibson, Brad Beeman, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, the Revs. DJ del Rosario and Molly Fraser were some of the clergy in attendance for...

Curtis’ Time-Out Corner: “Create & Care for Your Relationships”

Curtis' Time-Out Corner: Create & Care for Your Relationships By Curtis Brown By our Discipline and organization, Annual Conference is the basic organization structure of our denomination....

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.

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...

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...

Funding Ministries and Mission Outreach 2017

What are Conference budgets? How can I support mission? What resources are available from The PNW Conference that can help our church treasurers? Download...

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