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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: Our monthly cohorts continue to bring real value to our area planters and pastors of established churches with 14 or more attending each month. We share genuine fellowship, pray for one another and problem solve in a peer … to continue reading

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White Swan, WA – Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: We are very thankful for this Advent Season! There are many opportunities to interact with the community and show them the love of Christ. Trust God: December is full of activities. Please pray that in the midst of … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: In December we began weekly worship and we asked for your prayers as we made this transition. God has been gracious as evidenced in the faithfulness of our launch team. Overall the logistics have been smooth and our … to continue reading

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Kenai Mission, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – Rev. Andrew and Amy Allen

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: I am thankful for a healthy and beautiful baby and – wife (she is healthy and beautiful too). Katherine Elizabeth Grace was born on Nov. 7th 2015. Trust God: Now that Amy and I are here and the … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: We have just started celebrating Advent and this year we have been having weekly dinners to come together and consider the coming of Christ. This has been a great time for those within the congregation to get to … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for the exceptional all-church Christmas gathering that we had this month. We welcomed members, regular attenders, unbelievers, new friends, and family members to an eventful, and most of all worshipful occasion. Trust God: We are … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: Join us in giving thanks for God’s faithfulness to the people of Mill Creek, WA and Trinitas Presbyterian church. On November 11th, three years after the mission began, the Pacific Northwest Presbytery ordained 3 elders and installed Rev. … to continue reading

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Kenai Mission, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – Rev. Andrew and Amy Allen

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: Amy and I are thankful that we are finally in Alaska. There were so many challenges to getting here, but the Lord got us through all of them and built our faith in the process. 1) Our house … to continue reading

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White Swan, WA – Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for a successful start to the Youth group year. New students are coming and numbers are up. After school tutoring has had a great start and going well. Trust God: October is a very busy … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: Last year we laid the foundation for Oaks Parish developing missional communities that foster spiritual growth, familial friendships of trust, and service to our parish. As a team this fall we’ve taken the next step, the launch of … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for a couple of new families that have been joining us at Christ Central. It is amazing to see these families be able connect and assimilate into our community. I believe we are finally forming … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: We are exceptionally thankful to God for His faithfulness in leading our plant toward particularization. We had an outstanding congregational meeting where our Ruling Elder candidates, and I were elected to office by overwhelming margins. God has also … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: Join us in giving thanks for our new mission in Alaska. In 2004 we launched our first works focusing on Washington. Then in 2007 we made our way to Oregon. Now we are in the “Last Frontier”, but … to continue reading

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White Swan, WA – Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: We are very thankful for another adult baptism. Thankful for a bit of rest after a busy summer before the Fall ministry programs start back up. Trust God: We continue to trust God for the salvation of people … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: We are grateful the way our ministry year has started. Over the past month we hosted our launch team retreat, served two schools in our parish in preparation for the school year, and began more regularly Sunday morning … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: We have just finished coming through a rough season as a congregation. In the midst of everything the Lord has shown him that he is with us and has sustained us. In spite of all the disruption the … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: We are really thankful that some regular attenders have begun pursuing membership at Trinitas Church. This is an answer to on-going prayers, this brings encouragement to the leadership and to our church. Trust God: Going into the fall … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: In October, we will welcome Rev. Jason Dorsey to Redeemer Redmond the Network’s first church plant (2004) after the departure founding pastor, Rev. Andre Lewis for another call. We are excited to see the important work enter a … 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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White Swan, WA – Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for the summer teams and the work they were able to accomplish in the community and around the Hope Fellowship building. We are also thankful for the impact in the community as believers from all … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: Beginning this time last year God began to gather people around the vision of planting Oaks Parish. Now, a year later, we have an awesome launch team of nine families that are committed to our launch team. On … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for another month of worshipping in Corvallis. We have seen several families really own and embrace the mission and vision of Christ Central and have appreciated this summer to connect more fully with one another. … to continue reading

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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for the growth of our church in maturity through a variety of ministries, especially counselling. Trust God: We are working through the question of how we can spur one another on to wiser methods of … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: We are now past the half-way mark with our summer interns and continue to hear very good reports from them, as well as their people and leaders in the church’s they serve. God has used them both in … to continue reading

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White Swan, WA – Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful for continued successful summer teams. No injuries. Many projects in the community completed and the love of Christ shown to members of the community. Trust God: Want to finish summer team season strong. As interns leave for … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: We had a wonderful start to public worship in June! We are grateful for the school where we meet. The administrative staff have been very welcoming, the auditorium beautiful, the kids space fitting, and we’ve been given the … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: Although this has been a season of faith, we are seeing new fruit bearing in various places in Christ Central. This includes more folks volunteering to serve, set-up, and help with worship and liturgy. In the midst of … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: We have exceptional church barbecues throughout June that were well hosted, well attended, and marked by intentional worship (outdoor prayer, singing, and even confessing our faith). Trust God: I am coming off of a month with several cases … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful that we have finished out small groups for the spring term. Both the bible study and the women’s bible study were well attended. We are thankful these studies have helped our community grow closer. We … to continue reading

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Jubilee Community Church of the Central District, Seattle, WA – Rev. Jason and Foxy Davison

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful for support of our friends and supporters of Jubilee in recent months. It is encouraging to have the support of other pastors and planters at our Network dinner, and to hear what the Lord is doing in … to continue reading

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White Swan, WA Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful that the summer mission teams are going well. We’ve had a combination of teams from the Seattle area and Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. Many mercy ministry projects are getting completed in the community and around … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: We had our first Sunday morning gathering this past week and it was fantastic! Considering this was a minimalistic launch, we had a meaningful time of worship including our first covenantal baptism and welcomed several visitors. Trust God: … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: I am very thankful for all of the families, couples, and individuals who have volunteered to plan and host events this summer. In the past these events have proven to be welcoming and conducive to fellowship for members … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: We completed four vision gathering in our community casting vision for our plant, discussing timeline for launch, and inviting commitment. Nearly everyone in our community committed to the launch of Oaks Parish! Trust God: We are attempting to … to continue reading

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Jubilee Community Church of the Central District, Seattle, WA – Rev. Jason and Foxy Davison

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful for the opportunity to preach the Gospel, and the energy to do the work. We had a good Easter service this year, and although it wasn’t our most well-attended I did feel that the service was a … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: Our first Apprentice is on the ground (more on that in the fall newsletter!). Two summer interns arrive in early June. Please pray for this important ministry. Our hope is that we can introduce interns to ministry in … to continue reading

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White Swan, WA Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful for good trips to Jackson MS, Birmingham, AL and Chattanooga, TN to share with churches and pastors in those areas about Sacred Road Ministries and Hope Fellowship. Preparations for summer mission teams are going well. Interns will … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: Just returned from a successful fundraising trip to Charlotte NC, and it was wonderfully refreshing to reconnect with current partners of our project as well as recruiting new partners for our project. Along with that, we have continued … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: I am exceptionally thankful to have seen our 3 elder candidates approved for the office of ruling elder after months of preparation, involvement in our church plant from the beginning, and years of building a good report with … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 20 April 2015

Give Thanks: This spring God has done deep work in the hearts of our people which has brought about spiritual transformation for individuals, marriages, and families. Also recently God has connected us with more people of peace who are interested … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Monday, 20 April 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for a regular flow of visitors, and more people of Christ Central looking for ways to lead and serve! We are thankful that we are transitioning as a community into feeling more established and excited … 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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Jubilee Community Church of the Central District, Seattle, WA – Rev. Jason and Foxy Davison

Monday, 20 April 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful that God is answering our prayers of bringing folks to our fellowship. Our goal that we have been praying for was to see three new families join Jubilee by March. While they are not weekly attendees, we … to continue reading

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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Monday, 20 April 2015

Give Thanks: We are very thankful for the three new families that we have received as members in the last four weeks, and the many baptisms which have accompanied them. It’s been encouraging to see so many families grow in … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: Join us in thanking God a very productive and encouraging trip to Covenant Theological Seminary where we met with students about serving in the NW. Over 40 came to our main event over lunch and we connected with … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: We are growing in depth which means the gospel is unfolding in the hearts of our people. While this is very challenging for many it is leading to a wonderful freedom. Trust God: Over the next two months … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: We are praying for more people to visit Christ Central. We have slowly seen an increase in visitors who might consider making Christ Central their home! We have been praying for more supporters and have seen a little … 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

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Jubilee Community Church of the Central District, Seattle, WA – Rev. Jason and Foxy Davison

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful to see new faces as we have moved into our new space at the SDA church. Our numbers are slowly increasing which is great encouragement for us at such a pivotal time in our ministry. We started … to continue reading

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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: We are very thankful for the several new members that we have been blessed to receive in the past several weeks and in the weeks to come. We have been praying for many of these folks to become … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Give Thanks: We are thankful for interested contacts in new Northwest states, think the “last Frontier”, who are interested in exploring partnership with the Network. More news on this next newsletter! Give thanks with us for the partnership of a … to continue reading

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The Southeast Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Prayer Requests: More than anything we seek to be a people pursuing the kingdom and to that end our home community has been investigating how we might serve the foster care system in our parish. Please pray that God would … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Give Thanks: We had a pleasant month. We celebrated a year of corporate worship, participated in a week of prayer and fasting alongside other Corvallis churches, and had a good congregational meeting of casting vision for the upcoming year. Trust … to continue reading

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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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Jubilee Community Church of the Central District, Seattle, WA – Rev. Jason and Foxy Davison

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Give Thanks: Thankful for the New Year and for new energy in our church. We have seen more visitors, including some neighbors of ours. We also have seen God’s faithfulness to us as we revisited the possibility of moving into … to continue reading

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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Give Thanks: We are very thankful that God has recently blessed us with a new meeting space for cheaper rent, much better location, and a larger sanctuary. Trust God: Heather and I just had our fourth baby, and so the … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: The Network is thankful to the Lord for his faithfulness in 2014. We received all of our pledges and donations in full. We thank each and everyone one of those who gave and prayed for the work in … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: We are giving thanks to God for several answers to our prayers in regards to our vision. First, in October we launched our first home community and began to see the fruit of our mission as people engaged … to continue reading

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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: Last month we had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas Eve by partnering with several other local congregations. Additionally, we are thankful for the people willing to get involved in some roles in leadership and service. Lastly, we just … 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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Jubilee Community Church of the Central District, Seattle, WA – Rev. Jason and Foxy Davison

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: I praise the Lord that we are seeing visitors coming on a more consistent basis. Even some folks who are friends of ours in the Central District have been visiting a couple times a month, though not every … to continue reading

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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: We have been blessed by a bunch of new visitors, as well as long-standing attenders who are moving toward membership. This is encouraging to the whole church community. Trust God: We are laboring to learn how we can … to continue reading

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