Good News from the Field: June 2017 Edition

34 Leaders Attend Foundations and Assessment Events in May

Men and women from churches across the Alliance NW gathered in Canby, OR in late May for Foundations, a key component along the path of Licensing, Ordination, or Consecration that introduces attendees to the history of the Alliance movement, as well as Assessment, which prepares leaders for church planting and local ministry.

Thank you to Canby Alliance Church for so generously providing facilities and volunteers throughout the week for both Foundations and Assessment!


New Lead Pastors at East Hills Alliance and Green Community Church

Steve Diehl comes to East Hills in Kelso, WA from Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he pastored Sherwood Community Church and founded Forgiveness Ministries, which helps individuals develop a lifestyle of authentic, Biblical forgiveness. Steve will be installed mid-July.

In Southern Oregon, Tim Skelly has accepted Green Community Church's call to become their Lead Pastor. Previously, Tim was Lead Pastor at Gateway Faith Center in Roseburg for fifteen years, as well as an instructor at Umpqua Valley Christian School and a hospital chaplain. He and his wife Kathy have three daughters and one grandchild.

Anchor Church Plant to Begin in Tacoma, WA

Bryan Halferty, fresh from his role at Mercer Creek Church, will be moving to Tacoma with a team of 20 to plant Anchor Church in the former Tacoma Alliance building. Fox Island Alliance will be serving as a Greenhouse supporting church while they prepare to plant.