A workshop for church volunteers on avoiding misconduct. Open to non-clergy volunteers who work with children, youth and others. Topics include ways to avoid compromising situations, what to do if a youth wants to talk privately, staffing Sunday school and youth events, and more. RSVP to Pastor Doug Ranney.
You’re invited to the 12th
Washington, D.C. that brings hundreds of participants from the Christian community together
with policy experts, faith leaders, and advocacy specialists. Participants in the 2014 gathering,
which will take place from March 21-24, will explore the theme of Jesus Weeps: Resisting
Violence, Building Peace through workshops, plenary sessions, issue analysis, advocacy
training, and meetings with elected officials. Join us! Click here to learn more or register for the
annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a four-day conference in
At Impact Hub, Seattle. Code for the Kingdom is a weekend Hackathon and an on-going ecosystem where global issues are tackled with a Christian perspective. If you are passionate about impacting the world, join us at our next stop, Seattle, WA, as we release the creativity of the entrepreneurial community to address the challenges confronting our society, our churches, and our spiritual lives.
A comedy who-done-it. Set at the Northwest's 23rd largest comics convention, the Rain City Comic Con, a priceless comic book goes missing. Who nabbed it? Was it the aging Princess Leia and her adorable Ewok children? Or was it the actor no one remembers from that popular TV series, Space Invaders? Or maybe it was, gasp! Captain America? Join the wacky artists, celebrities, heroes, and villains by dressing us as your favorite character from the comics, movies or television!
Free introductory Godly Play workshop. This workshop is designed to serve either as an introduction for those churches or teachers new to Godly Play or as a refresher for continuing teachers. We offer this workshop as an invitation to play with God and with us, and as an expression of support for your faithful ministries with children in your communities.
The workshop is free, but space is limited, so registration is required! To register contact Cindy Spencer at email@example.com or (206) 323-0300 x225.
How do you nurture and guide the generosity of your congregation? Will the same approach work for members of all ages? Who gives, how do they give and to whom are they giving, and why? Clif Christopher, author of Not Your Parents' Offering Plate and president of Horizons Stewardship will discuss these issues and more and challenge you to think differently about stewardship.
Church Leadership for the Rest of Us - Equipping Elders, Deacons and Staff for a Changing Church
God designed the church to be a place where people share their gifts to serve God’s mission in the world. This four Saturday event will equip church leaders to better know their unique gifts and roles in a rapidly changing world. Topics will include: the role of elders and deacons, how a session works, tools for evaluating pastors and staff, effective strategies for dealing with conflict, renewing mission and purpose, financial stewardship, and how to lead change. Participants may attend just one, all four, or any combination of workshops.
Training/Facilitation provided by Scott Lumsden, Executive Presbyter, Seattle Presbytery. Workshops will be held at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon. See schedule & upcoming workshop dates.
Letting God Love Us: A Lenten Guide to Prayer. Author: David Rohrer. Download a complimentary introduction online.
Lenten Prayer Retreat: Hearing the Voice We Have Not Known: Praying the 81st Psalm. Facilitator: David Rohrer. North Creek PC, Mill Creek. Cost: $50 includes snacks and materials. Contact: 425-361-7953.
Session Toolkit: What's in yours? Join us April 5th @ Mercer Island PC.
- 8:30 - Café opens, registration begins
- 9:00 - Polity & Organizational Tools
- 10:00 - Break
- 10:15 - Call & Responsibility
- 11:15 - Leadership Tools
- 12:00 - Free lunch featuring guest chef Bobby Laing of Island Soul Caribbean (RSVP required)
Grabbing onto the hottest technical trend is tempting, but God knows how He wants to work in your context. This 4 day equipping event will introduce you to the two foundations and seven dynamics of growing the Church in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Q. What do Jim Forbes, Lillian Daniel, Tony Jones, Anna Carter Florence and Will Willimon have in common?
A. They will all be at the Festival of Preaching NW 2014 -- along with a bunch of other great speakers and teachers. Click the title for more information.
Listening Together; Deciding Together. Practicing Spiritual Discernment in Community with Gordon T. Smith. Encouragement and equipping for church staff, ministry teams, elders, and deacons. Sponsored by Renewal Ministries NW, Seattle Presbytery, North Puget Sound Presbytery.
Cost: early bird $25 (before April 1) includes lunch, snacks & materials. Contact: 425-361-7953 or go online.
Cottage Lake PC in Woodinville, WA is holding this event led by GenOn Ministries, teaching key practices of effective intergenerational ministry. A LOGOS Encounter is for churches considering a new midweek ministry or for those who want to re-energize a current LOGOS ministry. Register online by April 12th. Cost: $125 and includes snack, lunch, materials. Watch a video about GenON LOGOS.