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.”

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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.

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 intensive...

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