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to Oct 23

Preaching Lab


Preaching Lab

Preaching Lab gives ordinary men and women the basic tools they need to understand and explain the text so that it brings true life change.

Through a combination of instruction and practical exercises, participants will walk away with greater confidence in their skills and the ability of God to change lives through His Word.


Tacoma, WA - Oct 21-23, 2019


MATT HANNAN, Lead Pastor at New Heights Church in Vancouver, WA. Matt has taught homiletics at several seminaries. He’s also developed and led teaching teams for decades at New Heights.

Before You Come

Please read Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley.


Lead Pastors and their (current and future) teaching teams.


Alliance Northwest is underwriting food, lodging, and conference costs for Alliance Northwest churches. Transportation is on your own.

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to May 22


Foundations is a 3 day seminar to introduce church leaders to the Alliance movement. Anyone interested in exploring how they can join the mission and family of Alliance Northwest is welcome to register. During Foundations, leaders will learn about Alliance history, vision, polity, and beliefs, while getting a tase of what it's like to courageously follow Jesus together as a family.

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Youth Pastor Retreat
to May 8

Youth Pastor Retreat

Hey Youth pastor!

You’re invited to a retreat designed just for you: no teenagers allowed.

Picture a few days without night patrols, without fishing anyone out of the lake, without needing to tell that one kid to shower before the bus ride home.

Dan Boal, the National Youth Director of The Alliance will be joining us for a few days of community building, leadership development, and some fun!  If you come, it’s guaranteed that you will get some ideas to better your leadership abilities as you lead your youth ministries.  Dan will also talk to us about building a strong leadership team.  This will be a great time to get to know some of your peers, grow in your leadership and hopefully be restful as well.  

What: Youth Pastor Retreat
When: May 6-8, 2019
Where: Black Lake Bible Camp near Olympia, WA
Cost: $99
RSVP to: by April 15th to secure a spot!

See you there!

— Hannah, Amber, and the Alliance Northwest Next Gen team

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CMAlliance Kids Seminar at East Hills Alliance
9:00 AM09:00

CMAlliance Kids Seminar at East Hills Alliance

Melissa MacDonald, Children's Disciplemaking Specialist from CMAlliance Kids, will be at East Hills Alliance in Kelso, Washington, to conduct a half-day seminar on "Loving the Busy Kids" and "The Art of Story." All children's ministry workers/pastors are welcome!

The cost is $10 and includes lunch after the seminar. For more information, contact Joleen Runnels at

Seminar synopses:

Art of the Story
2016’s most popular seminar! Kids learn in story and it is by far the best medium for catching their attention, keeping it, and communicating a point. This seminar explores different storytelling techniques and also helps you develop your own stories in a way that will powerfully communicate with kids. If you speak to kids at any level this seminar is a must!

Loving the Busy Kids
Kids today are busy and oftentimes hard to control. This seminar explores ways to better love our “busy kids”. Going further than a simple list of rules or discipline techniques this gives you a framework and practical ways to help maintain control while reaching kids where they are at. You’ll be challenged and encouraged as you look at your kids in a new light.

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MacDonald's bio:

Passionate about the church and about kids, Melissa J. MacDonald travels extensively speaking, training, coaching, and consulting. She’s the author of Missing: An Urgent Call for the Church to Rescue Kids. She currently serves as the national Children’s Disciplemaking Consultant for the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination. With a fresh and unique perspective Melissa boldly calls the church to be The Church everywhere she goes. She’s been to over 30 countries and seeks out the best ethnic food in every city she visits. Find out more at 

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Prepare to Plant at Bootcamp
to Aug 23

Prepare to Plant at Bootcamp

Practice may make perfect, but training makes teams and individuals effective

Alliance Northwest Bootcamp is a FREE three-day event led by experienced church planters and leaders, designed to develop your understanding of your ministry context, values, vision, strategy, and structures. Additionally, you will develop great connections with other leaders around the Field.

Bootcamp is a chance to learn from those who have been where you are, and understand what it's like. The three days are a mix of teaching, lab time, and interactions with other teams. 

This event is great for students, those considering church planting, a church planter and spouse, a church planting core team, and has also been hugely beneficial for those leading existing churches.

A church planter from Southern Oregon said this:

Never plant a church without Bootcamp.  The invaluable thing that Bootcamp did for our launch team is it forced us to extract vision.  We would never have been able to duplicate the intensity of the experience on our own.  Leaving Bootcamp with a team that has clarity of vision has been the foundation of our unity and success.

Registration Details:

Registration and meals for this event are free, provided by Northwest Church Planting.

Bootcamp will take place at East Park Church in Vancouver, Washington. We will reserve a block of rooms for attendees at a nearby hotel, so please contact us if you will be needing accommodations.  If reserving a room will be a financial burden for you, scholarships will be available based on need.

For more information or to sign up for this event, contact Amber at or 503-685-9160. 

Reservation deadline is August 6.

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