How Churches Spend their Money

By Brant Henshaw | Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services Local church volunteers often call and ask how their spending “fits” in with the average church...

Praying with those who find themselves “Leading While Female”

We Pray With Her, a book of devotionals and prayers meant to offer support to women in leadership, was released earlier this month by Abingdon Press. It includes contributions from two Greater Northwest Area clergywomen, Revs. Karen Puckett Hernandez and Elizabeth Ingram Schindler.

A Liturgy for Orlando

By the Rev. Mantu Joshi* I wrote this liturgy after the recent tragedy. Please feel free to use this if it is helpful for your community. Liturgy Leader:...

Claudine’s Story: Being a Blessing to Others

Claudine Kasongo is presented with Certificate of Achievement from the Rev. Jon Short. Claudine’s Story: Being a Blessing to Others By Barbara Dadd Shaffer | Photos by Jesse N....

Get access to media resources for your church in 2018!

By Ian McKnight Does your church need videos or printed resources for your Bible study, small group, or just access to media to help grow...

Our Social Principles: A Guide to the Church, A Witness to the World

Submitted by Judy Dirks for the PNW Board of Church & Society This spring, Pacific Northwest Conference laity and clergy will have a unique opportunity...

Communications Checklist for Pastoral Transitions

This communications checklist was compiled for a recent workshop for pastors who are expecting to transfer into a new appointment this summer. While these are good things to consider as one approaches such liminal space, it's good to keep many of these items in mind throughout the course of one's ministry with a local church.

United Methodists encouraged to celebrate 50th anniversary of the denomination alongside Pentecost

View on YouTube  |  Download Video Nashville, Tennessee – May 20 is being called a “once in a lifetime” event for United Methodists, offering an...

New resources to support Creation Care in the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

An Earthkeepers Training is coming this fall to Salt Lake City, UT and I hope to see you there! As the PNW Conference’s new Creation...

Renton’s homeless find a “Center of Hope”

Renton’s homeless find a “Center of Hope” In association with the Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH), Renton First UMC began its round of hosting homeless...