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.

John Helmiere Receives Beatitudes Society Fellowship

SANTA BARBARA, CA (May 1, 2012) ‐ The Beatitudes Society has announced that John Helmiere, Yale Divinity School, ‘10, has been awarded a $10,000...

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.

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...

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...

Good Seed: The Joys and Challenges of Planting a Church

Good Seed Church celebrates its sixth year of ministry, continuing to bring hope to a community that is seeking healing and restoration. How has this...

Preparing Ourselves for a New Church

As you may have already heard, PNW is undergoing a Ministry Fund Drive to transform United Methodism in the Pacific Northwest to a brighter...

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...

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....

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...

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