Good News from the Field

Good News from the Field: November '17 Edition

Mountain View Alliance Church raises $30k for neighboring non-Alliance church plant

When word came to Mountain View Alliance Church (Snohomish, Washington) that a church plant in the city was embarking on a costly but needed roofing project, Mountain View acted generously. The church raised $30,000 for the new plant, fully half of the money needed for the roof! A beautiful example of embracing and supporting our brothers and sisters doing Kingdom work.

North Sound Network making waves

The North Sound Network is already showing some of the benefits that arise when area churches join forces and work together.

The churches have created a pulpit exchange that allows for greater awareness and integration between their churches. They are also taking their first trip to visit their shared global partner in Ukraine. And during their recent network retreat, the pastors developed plans for a leadership pipeline to raise up new leaders and church planters.

The North Sound Network is comprised of six Alliance Northwest churches: Smokey Point Community Church (Jim Johnson), Northside Community Church (Ted Swinburne), Madison Community Church (Peter Vincent), Mountain View Community Church (Tim Young), Brookview Community Church (Jason Huguenin), and International Bible Christian Fellowship (Romualdo Sente Jr.).

Three pastors pass Ordination interviews

In late October, Joel To (Associate Pastor at Missio Community in Portland, Oregon), Josh Droke (Associate Pastor at East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso, Washington), and Steve Davis (Pastor at Glenfair Church in Gresham, Oregon) completed the final step in becoming ordained within the Alliance. Congratulations to you three!

Good News from the Field: October '17 Edition

Successful starts for two Alliance NW church plants beginning weekly gatherings

New Ground Alliance Church in Clarkston, Washington (lead planter Bill Creutzberg), held their first weekly gathering in late September and one hundred people attended. The church is particularly excited that there were thirty kids in their youth ministry. New Ground Alliance Church is a church planting project from the East Side Network (Paul Smith, Crosspoint Alliance Church; Rod Cosgrove, Garland Avenue Alliance Church; Terry Gugger, Orofino Community Church).

The Living Room in Central Point, Oregon (lead planter Dan Gregory), held their first weekly gathering on October 1, after core team meetings and neighborhood BBQ events. They welcomed 79 people through its doors (64 adults and 15 littles). The Living Room is a church planting project from the Southern Oregon Network (Brian Crawford, Alliance Community Church; Lee Gregory, The Medford Neighborhood Church; Nathan Goble, Roseburg Alliance Church; Jeff Paschall, Journey Roseburg; Tim Skelly, Green Community Church; Glen Zimmerman, Eugene C&MA Church; Pieter Theron, South Umpqua Community Church; Joe Skladany, Veneta Alliance Church).

Four Alliance NW church leaders pass their ordination/consecration interviews

Yared Endrias, lead pastor and planter at House of the Living God in Seattle, Washington, recently passed his ordination interview and has been ordained. He becomes the first Ethiopian ordained within the Alliance NW. Additionally, Michelle Unwin, Jennifer Roth, and Ashley Dalen passed their consecration interviews and will be consecrated. Congratulations Yared, Michelle, Jennifer, and Ashley!

Hood River Alliance Church raises $3,000 from "Missions Golf"

A group of golfers led by Dan Armstrong, an elder at Hood River Alliance Church, began Alliance Missions Golf last year as a way to have fun, share the Gospel, and raise money for the Global Commission Fund. This season, they gave $3,000 as a group to the GCF. Nice work, guys!

Cle Elum Alliance Church provides support for neighbors affected by the Jolly Mountain Fire

Cle Elum Alliance Church (Ron Jackson, Lead Pastor) recently found itself in the midst of the tragic forest fires that made their way across the NW this summer. Responding to the needs around them, the church helped evacuees in moving their belongings and transporting RVs and extra vehicles; provided housing in the form of RV hook ups, rooms, and small apartments; provided space for animal boarding including horse stables and pastures; and helped store evacuees' boxes and vehicles. Thanks for being the church to your community, Cle Elum!

Good News from the Field: July 2017 Edition

Two New Lead Pastors at Alliance NW Churches

Friendship Alliance Church in Winthrop, WA and Moses Lake Alliance Church in Moses Lake, WA have extended the call to new Lead Pastors, and their candidates have accepted. Let's welcome Dave and J'lene Dechape to Moses Lake, and Jason and Katie Suter to Friendship Alliance!

 

Washington Church Plants New Ground and Anchor See Early Growth

New Ground Alliance Church, under Lead Planter Bill Creutzberg, were thrilled to have over 70 people attend their preview gathering in Clarkston, Washington. Many of those attending were new and from the surrounding neighborhood.

Anchor Church, planted by Bryan Halferty in the old Tacoma Alliance building, hosted a "vision and info" night and had 28 people come to consider joining the core team.

Anchor Church, Tacoma

 

Seven Pastoral Ordinations in the Alliance NW This Spring

Washington: Thomas Clapper, Fox Island Alliance Church; John Gee, Chico Alliance Church

Oregon: Adam Harvey, Mosaic; Tim Skelly, Green Community Church; Lance Baker, Dallas Alliance Church; Gerad Neely, Salem Alliance Church; Paul Boehlke, One Life Church