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Field Forum 2018: "The Call"

Field Forum, the Alliance Northwest annual leadership gathering in Portland, Oregon, is coming in April 2018. This year's theme is "The Call".

The Call

Jesus extended a call to a few regular people who ended up changing the world. History repeatedly shows that when ordinary people grasp hold of this call and lean into the Spirit of Jesus, lives are totally transformed. This same call beckons us today.

Knowing the call with deep clarity and conviction is powerful. Having a shared understanding and common commitment to that call is much more powerful.  From it, we can help each other see through the unending expectations of others, the “latest and greatest” solutions for everything, and the rapid cultural change we all face in ministry. There’s strength in numbers.
Jesus’ call hasn’t changed. Field Forum 2018 is about hearing and seeking to respond again to the call of Jesus on our lives to follow him – together as a family of leaders.


Registration Details

We want to invest in future leaders of the church. Do you have someone in your church that God is calling into ministry or you see God moving toward leadership in your church? If this is you and you’re licensed, you are invited to pray for and invite an additional leader or emerging leader from your church. The Field Office will cover registration costs for the unlicensed leader.

We're moving to a new, larger location (the Red Lion on the Portland side of the Columbia River) to provide room for you to include additional leaders for this special event. And, we've already begun planning Field Forum 2018 in order to make it an event that will catalyze your church's health, and its ability to effectively make and deploy discipled leaders who live out the mission of God.

Registration cost (includes conference and food):
Book before April 1: $211 + Hotel ($134/night for single/double occupancy).
Book after April 1: $235 + Hotel (
$134/night for single/double occupancy).

Registration is now open.
*When registering the future leader, please select “Emerging Leader” and the Field Office will know to cover their costs.


Field Forum '18 Keynote Speaker

Jo Saxton, Chair of the Board for 3DM, author, and podcast host, will be the keynote speaker at Field Forum '18.

Her message challenges listeners to engage in missional living and discipleship, empowers women to lean into their leadership and influence, and equips leaders to lead from the inside out and reframe their vision and purpose.


Featured Speaker: Rick McKinley

Rick McKinley serves as Lead Pastor of Imago Dei Community.  He and his wife, Jeanne, and their four kids moved to Portland, Oregon in October of 2000 to plant the church.  Since then, Imago Dei has been voted one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Churches in the Country by Outreach Magazine and Portland Monthly Magazine named Rick one of Portland’s 50 Most Influential People.


Featured Speaker: Randy Shaw


Later Event: May 14