Spokane, WA

Spokane’s metro area contains 600,000 people and it anchors the inland region of the Pacific Northwest. Spokane is the medical, educational, shipping, industrial, commercial, & cultural hub for hundreds of towns in Eastern Washington, Eastern Oregon, Northern Idaho and a large part of British Columbia. The combination of a metropolitan area supported by higher education provides a number of opportunities for church planting and campus ministry. A prime indicator contributing to successful church planting is regional growth and people who purpose to invest their lives in the community they love. Spokanites love their city embracing the big sky and the region’s isolation.

For more information about Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, Washington: http://coramdeospokane.org/

Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Give Thanks: The summer season is developing well for visitors attending worship allied with a good interaction in the days following their visit appears to be positioning the church well for the fall. Trust God: The primary areas for concern … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Give Thanks: We are holding steady — people are all over the place as the attendance shows but are making a concerted effort to connect when in town. Trust God: Fatigue — I am not prone to tiredness but feel … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: We are seeing a good sense of people’s ownership in the church — terms like ‘our church’ our family… etc. are increasingly the norm. Trust God: SUMMER — we are already seeing the summer flakiness set in — … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Friday, 29 April 2016

Give Thanks: Great month culminating in with a great Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service. Trust God: Need to better organize time to address outside funding logistics and follow-up. Stress of music team inconsistencies rising — need to actively pray, … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: We continue to attract a diverse group of visitors increasingly from our target area. We had 20 join the church in February and we’ll have 24 in our new member class in April. Trust God: The finances of … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: Good start to 2016 as we are moving forward with solidifying the congregation by accepting members (20 the first week of February), working on starting our first leadership class later this spring, and commencing a second new members … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: The advent season at Coram Deo went very well for us – we anticipated a huge drop-off in attendance as our students departed for home but were pleasantly surprised by robust attendance in January and have moved over … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: The advent season is progressing well and our volunteer force and organizational support are maturing. The morale of the congregation is good and the opportunity for Gospel reflection, discussion, and implementation is healthy and engaged. Trust God: Personally … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: We are Worshipping Sunday Mornings! Matt and Callie Bostrom arrived and were well received. The morale and forward movement of the congregation is palpable. Trust God: The move to Sunday mornings is a huge financial cost both in … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: We are meeting Sunday Morning! Huge relief of months of preparation, planning, and prayer. Trust God: We need to have our people engage more consistently and courageously in outreach and invitation. We will have Matt and Callie Bostrom … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: We managed to take the majority of two weeks off for a family reunion in Lake Tahoe and the weeklong visit of my cousin and his family from Colorado. The community of Coram Deo is galvanizing around the … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: We are moving to Sunday Worship in the Middle of September! Matt Bostrom’s fundraising is proceeding well. Jack is going to State in Little League Baseball! Trust God: The logistics of moving to Sunday mornings which include trailer … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: I am encouraged by the response of people within Coram Deo toward the opportunity of moving worship to Sunday mornings while recognizing the logistic challenges we will face in doing so. We recently heard our application for using … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: Overall a good month with visitors interested in talking about the details of the plant. We have markedly improved musically and structurally in working through a worship service. University students continue to be a huge blessing. Trust God: … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 20 April 2015

Give Thanks: March was a bit of a stress excitement month as both the Gonzaga and EWU teams made the NCAA’s the stress came in its effect on church attendance as several of the games were played on Sunday afternoons. … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: The plant continues to develop in breadth and depth as relationships are deepened and new people are being engaged. There is a tremendous influx of university students who are interested in ministry and motivated to learn our distinctive … to continue reading

Posted by Sandy

 

Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Give Thanks: We are having a fantastic start of the year with visitors looking into Coram Deo and a healthy influx of college students from Moody Bible and Eastern Washington. I am currently in the Southeast on a funding trip … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: God is opening doors and providing relational and ministry opportunities in all directions over the last 5 weeks. I am counseling a couple of troubled marriages of non-Christians who are desperate for hope. The relationships on both the … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Give Thanks: Jack Parker had an encouraging report from his doctor regarding his kidneys. Gretchen enjoyed a refreshing trip to Portland to spend time with old friends. Kyle is enjoying coaching and building relationships through coaching basketball. The Parker’s Christmas … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Monday, 24 November 2014

Give Thanks: Steady conversations and increasing intimacy in relationships with people in the South Hill. Trust God: The primary concern is personal due to my impatience in waiting on the Lord to move conversations and their developing relationships to decision. … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Give Thanks: The Parker’s had a great fall in getting the kids started on their 3rd and 5th grade years. Our relationships within our neighborhood and community are depending and expanding and people are inquiring in an organic fashion about … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Give Thanks: Substantial contact with many in our neighborhood and school. Neighborhood movie night was well attended and conversations easily moved toward Coram Deo. Finishing fall outreach material and preparing to start canvassing neighborhoods over the next several weeks. Trust … to continue reading

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Coram Deo Presbyterian Church, Spokane, WA – Rev. Kyle and Gretchen Parker

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Give Thanks: Worship leaders are working out well. Work on the new website and social media marketing is developing on schedule. We decided on Church Community Builder software to assist our assimilation work. Trust God: Summer has proven to be … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, WA-Rev. Kyle Parker

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Give Thanks: The Lord provided a great core of musicians furthering our preparations for the fall. Trust God: The months of June and July were tough on attendance with major city events and holidays affecting us. We are working with … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, WA-Rev. Kyle Parker

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Give Thanks: Worship started well. Logistics of people working together has proceeded smoothly and with good morale. Trust God: MUSICIANS – big fall off as many of our students are college students who are departing Spokane for the summer. Leadership … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, WA-Rev. Kyle Parker

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Give Thanks: Musicians for worship. Building for use on Sunday Nights. Good harmony and expectation in the group. Many new contacts and visitors. Trust God: We have musicians, interested people, and a building now we have to put it all … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, WA

Friday, 14 March 2014

Give Thanks: Huge month for both funding and contacts our hearts are encouraged and humbled. Joined Mission Anabaino and received a grant toward the plant. Good investment and participation from core group folks. Secured worship leaders. Trust God: Stress is … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, WA

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Give Thanks: Good and consistent growth in contact opportunities and ease in meeting with people to communicate Coram Deo’s hopes and aspirations. Good development of relationships within core team. Possibilities are emerging for worship space and worship leadership. Good support … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, Washington

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Give Thanks: We had a great Christmas open house with well over 150 attending! We have started a ‘foundations’ study at our home on Sunday evenings. Good time with family and rest from Christmas to New Years. Trust God: Wisdom … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Mission Spokane, Washington

Monday, 9 December 2013

Give Thanks: Good month of meeting new people throughout our neighborhood in walking door to door handing out invitations to our open house next weekend. Relationships are developing and deepening with many of the families who have kids I coach … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Spokane, WA

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Give Thanks: Safe and potentially productive travels for both Kyle and Gretchen. Great first formal vision meeting for Coram Deo. Excellent contact opportunities through coaching (Kyle) and school volunteering (Gretchen) Trust God: Fundraising -I know this one gets old for … to continue reading

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Coram Deo, Spokane, Washington

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Give Thanks: All things are proceeding well toward our move to Spokane. House in Eugene closed and Spokane house closing is set for June 26. Good opportunity to network and converse with many at General Assembly. Trust God: Continuing to … to continue reading

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Mission Spokane, Washington

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Give Thanks: Gretchen and the kids are transitioning well. We had a terrific trip to Spokane. Our house in Eugene, Oregon sold. Trust God: Raising the necessary funds to transition in August. Prayer Requests: I Please pray for the Parker’s … to continue reading

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Spokane, WA

Friday, 1 February 2013

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