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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Give Thanks: We just completed our first membership process. It was affirming to hear people’s testimonies of faith, answer questions, and hear people state that Oaks Parish is their home! This past Sunday we received nearly 50 people in our … to continue reading

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

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Give Thanks: We were able to receive our largest class of members to date. It was exciting to see various families commit to the mission and vision of Christ Central. Along with that, after a family became a member, their … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Friday, 15 July 2016

Give Thanks: Those who follow this plog, know that 2016 is a critical year for the future of the ministry. We are trusting God to move in NW congregations and their members to help this ministry fund its full operations … to continue reading

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

Friday, 15 July 2016

Give Thanks: We are grateful for the broader church in America that are expressing the love of Christ here in White Swan. We’ve had many churches come this summer to serve Christ and this community through acts of mercy and … to continue reading

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Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – Rev. Andrew and Amy Allen

Friday, 15 July 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for people responding to our road signage and website. We are getting a small trickle of new contacts through these avenues. Trust God: Pray for spiritual battles. We are beginning a Devoted to Prayer Campaign … to continue reading

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

Friday, 15 July 2016

Give Thanks: The Word of God read, preached, and echoed by our congregation in worship has been a true source of joy, liberation, and peace to me and to my congregation. More than in many prior months I have personally … to continue reading

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

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Give Thanks: Thankful for the successful name change, the new worship location, and for closing on our new home. Trust God: Summers in Alaska are busy and with all the light (19 full daylight hours) people are on the go … to continue reading

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

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Give Thanks: We are excited to finish another school year and are excited to see several students move out into the world, excited to embody the Gospel where the Lord is calling them. We are preparing for another baptism in … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Give Thanks: Over the month of May, we were blessed to see several families give birth to healthy babies, and to welcome their friends and family for their baptisms! This afforded us with the opportunity to share the Gospel with … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: Sandy and I have now met with five Sessions and a deaconate about the Generations Fund and the Networks vision. Some wives were involved in those meetings. The response has been encouraging, and we are hopeful that we … to continue reading

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

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for new opportunities to get into the White Swan Middle School and High School with YoungLife and an expanding relationship with leadership in these schools. Trust God: We trust God that we will prepare for … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: We’re celebrating two answers to prayers from last month. First, God lead us through a sermon series called Life Together where we explored what it means to belong to the church. We held our first Membership Gathering thereafter … to continue reading

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

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: New worship location – a place to belong and grow, onsite storage, set routines. New schedule – 2×2 (two bible studies, two worship services a month) New Home – Amy and I have “moved in” to our new … to continue reading

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

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: Although last month was challenging for several reasons, there were several things that were very encouraging. One week we were unable to do our traditional morning service, and hosted a Hymn sing in the evening instead. This was … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for the Nathan and Kelsey Chambers couple/family, who have stepped up to lead music in the place of our music leader of the past three years, who recently took on a new job and had … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Friday, 29 April 2016

Give Thanks: We had a terrific Easter celebration last month! Our worship service included a full, celebratory worship team, a children’s devotional, and adult baptism. After our service we celebrated as extended family with lunch in our school cafeteria. We … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Give Thanks: Our church had its first street witnessing event with several of our congregants. We literally shared the Gospel with scores of people, many of whom were tender to it and willing to let us engage them and to … to continue reading

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

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Give Thanks: We had an amazing and wonderful Holy Week. We started with a largely attended Seder meal, a powerful Good Friday service, and a wonderful Easter Celebration. In addition to this, we were able to get a much more … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Monday, 4 April 2016

Give Thanks: We’ve seen encouraging spiritual and notable numeric growth in Corvallis, Spokane and Portland including an adult baptism in Corvallis this month. We’ve also seen men who were not part of the original launch group commit to a Bible … to continue reading

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

Monday, 4 April 2016

Give Thanks: I am thankful: 1) that KPMC has transitioned to our new location (the seventh day Adventist church) – this will allow us to meet for morning worship – our first am service will be April 10th. 2) for … 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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White Swan, WA – Yakama Indian Reservation – Rev. Chris and Mary Granberry

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for Spring Teams that are here in March. The first two teams have been great and the teams next week are RUF groups from CA which are always a blessing. Trust God: We trust God … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful this month that Oaks Parish feels like a fully functioning church where God is inviting people into the next steps of discipleship. Over the past month’s people who are new to Christianity have waded into … to continue reading

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

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: I am thankful for 1) Mike and Sandy Kelly’s visit – it was a great encouragement to Amy and me. 2) New contacts in the community and for the small signs of God’s sovereign work of building his … to continue reading

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

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: We are excited because it is the first time we have had more than 50 people in a service and it happened twice last month. While numbers can be a false indicator of success, it can also be … to continue reading

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

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: This month we are giving thanks that the process of training and vetting deacons has gotten under way after the church has nominated several men to the office. It is exciting to see the interest of many men … to continue reading

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

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: We are exceptionally thankful that a gift of pastoral resources which we sent to a minister (Pastor Guven Aydin) in Turkey was received by him with joy. We are praying that this relationship, which began somewhat informally will … 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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Christ Central Presbyterian Church, Mission Corvallis, OR – Rev. Greg and Dolly Joines

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful that we have received another class of members and just had another baptism. In addition, we have had our best month financially and are thankful for the ways the God is providing for Christ Central! … to continue reading

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

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for 1) a few new families that have been checking us out, 2) for a group-wide building sense of dependence on God in prayer and 3) for a couple great networking opportunities – one that … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: Last month we reported that we hosted vision night to begin the year. Our vision is to grow though life-on-life investment and look at everything through the lens of discipleship. Since that time we’ve seen people take all … to continue reading

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

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for a successful Art Day with children. We are thankful for new adults attending worship. Trust God: We are preparing for Spring mission teams in March. The Granberry’s are traveling to the south for mission’s … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: The Oregon pastors and planters have a long history of meeting weekly for mutual encouragement. Seattle leaders took their lead and began our cohorts a number of years ago where we augmented their pattern with a more intentional … to continue reading

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Northwest Church Planting Network – Rev. Michael and Sandra Kelly

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: We are very thankful for the good start to public worship we have seen at Coram Deo in Spokane, Washington and Oaks Parish, Portland, Oregon. God has blessed to efforts of our leaders who engaged the critical and … to continue reading

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

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for the Christmas season and all the special events and opportunities to minister in the community. Trust God: We have two future staff members that have begun fundraising to join Sacred Road full time. We … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: During Advent we put together a generosity gift for the elementary school where we meet for worship. Our goal was $2,000 but God raised up over $4,000 that helped to meet holiday and medical needs for lower income … to continue reading

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

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for a mid-December worship service with over forty souls in attendance and a Christmas Eve Service with over eighty souls in attendance. I was thankful that we had some non-believers present at the Christmas Eve … to continue reading

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

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful for the opportunity to grow closer together this Advent season. We were able to have rotating weekly Advent Dinners and this was an amazing opportunity to come together around the table, laugh and share. It … 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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Trinitas Church, Mill Creek, WA – Rev. Brant and Heather Bosserman

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: We were tremendously blessed to receive two new members (father and son) and the son was baptized at Trinitas Church. Although one of these the father seems to have met the Lord some 20 years ago, he has … to continue reading

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