Tech Innovation in Ministry Part 3
October 22nd, 2019
The Engagement PlatformIn the last blog, I wrote a bit about our decision to brand our grant: This was a necessary process of visualizing our app and creating a brand so that all of our content would ...  Read More
Tech Innovation in Ministry Part 2
October 22nd, 2019
BrandingWhat is the first thing that comes to mind when deciding to push into the tech frontier as a faith community?I am sure that question could be answered in a number of ways, many of which might ...  Read More
Tech Innovation in Ministry Part 1
October 22nd, 2019
To app or not to app?One of the values of Pivot NW is a commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation among our ministry partners. This was not just an idea tied to the origin of...  Read More
How Are You Preparing for Change?
September 16th, 2019
How are you preparing for change?PART 3 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORDWho is your favorite Bible character? For me, Caleb stands out as a faithful example who I want to e...  Read More
Are You Serious about Change?
September 14th, 2019
PART 2 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORD Change is hard. As a leader in your congregation, you are constantly facing change, ready or not! Maybe you are a new young adult le...  Read More
Partnering in International Research Project
August 14th, 2019
Dear Pivot NW followers and participants,We are excited to announce a partnership with an international group of scholars that are studying new church plants in the urban west. Please read this letter...  Read More
Are You Ready for Change?
August 7th, 2019
PART 1 IN A 3-PART SERIES BY PIVOT NW RESEARCHER REV. DR. ERIC FORD “The only thing constant in life is change.” This pearl of wisdom is attributed to the Greek writer Heraclitus, 500 years before Jes...  Read More
Millennial Philanthropy Discussion: June 12th @ SPU
May 24th, 2019
Millennial Philanthropy Discussion-June 12th @SPUhttps://millenialphilanthropy.eventbrite.comUnsure of the best practices for encouraging millennials in philanthropy? Are you wondering about the conne...  Read More
Pub Trivia
February 4th, 2019
Without doing an internet search which of the following industries are millenials accused of killing and which one are they saving?A. tunaB. cashC. local bike shopsD. public librariesWhat about in thi...  Read More
What Are You Reading to Increase Your YA Literacy?
January 8th, 2019
Reviewing the literature that is part and parcel to our work is very revealing. We see both how young adults want to be regarded, and how non-young adults want to or have learned to regard young adult...  Read More
Learning to Listen
January 2nd, 2019
Every fall, the Industrial-Organizational (IO)Psychology department at SPU has a class that students in the department attend, called “Hacking the World of Work”. It is not your normally structured cl...  Read More
What the Church Young Adult Innovation “Labs” Are Up To
December 1st, 2018
At the Fall summit, each of the 12 churches in the Pivot Northwest grant were asked to present their progress from the past year as a tri-fold (think Jr. High science-fair without the volcanoes). We a...  Read More