Dynamic Speakers, Hollywood Writers, & Film Screening Headline UMC LEAD 2016

November 24, 2015 - The Loft LA, at Westwood United Methodist Church, and the Palomar Hotel will play host to the 2016 LEAD Conference,...

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.

Musical Offerings at Church for All People

By Kristina Gonzalez | Director of Leadership Development for an Inclusive Church I am very excited for the event, Church for All People: Engaging the Mission Field, which will...

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...

“We Have a Story to Tell!” – Why, exactly?

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications & Young People’s Ministry You’ve probably heard the proverb that if you only have a hammer, every problem...

PNW United Methodists Bring Faith Values to Olympia

Marie Kuch, Kelly Dahlman-Oeth, Nathan Hollifield, and Jenny Phillips meet in between workshop sessions at Faith Advocacy Day in Olympia. By the Rev. Jenny Phillips...

Spiritual Formation:  Our Search for Meaning

“How can we make disciples if we don’t know what one looks like?” Retired Pastor “We can’t hope to transform the world until we ourselves are...

Bystander Training Offered as a Workshop just prior to start of Annual Conference

A new training which incorporates restorative justice principles, called 'Bystander Training,' is being offered on Wednesday, June 14th, as part of a day long pre-conference workshop at Camas UMC. Rev. Richenda Fairhurst speaks with trainer Rev. Terri Stewart, and several participants, about its goals and purpose.

It’s All About Learning to Love God & Love Others

By the Rev. Carolyn Peterson, Discipleship Pastor at First UMC of Olympia, WA When I first started out as a volunteer Sunday school superintendent which...

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...