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What are you reading to increase your YA literacy?

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 adults. We just updated our Literature page to include links to a few other books that we have read, are reading or plan to …

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Pub Trivia Event Friday Jan 18th

Pivot NW is teaming up with Fuller NW (Regional Campus here in Seattle) to present an evening of pub trivia at the Watershed Pub in Northgate Friday January 18th. Trivia will begin at 6:30. Lots of food will be provided. Email laurenpattie@fuller.edu for more information. Please spread the word about this event, and form your own team to come and …

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What the church young adult innovation “labs” are up to.

By Gabrielle Metzler At the spring 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 analyzed the content on the tri-folds along with what the church leaders shared during their short presentations. While multiple values were seen within …

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Learning to listen.

By Mackenzie Allison, Mathea Krogstad and Gabrielle Metzler 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 class as it follows a structure called OpenSpace. This class was set up to reflect the type of learning and deep conversations that happen …

Pivot NW Presents Storytelling Seminar with Mark Yaconelli | Feb. 7, 2019

“You have yet to understand that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is a story.” —Anthony De Mello Some people thing we’re made of flesh and blood and bones. Scientists say we’re made of atoms. But I think we’re made of stories. When we die, that’s what people remember, the stories of our lives and the stories that …

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Podcast conversation with Dawn Zern from UGM (Placemat link)

Greetings podcast listeners. Martin here. If you are reading this and are not just a huge fan of our blog, then perhaps you are looking for the placemat that Dawn Zern of Union Gospel Mission and I discussed in our Fall 2018 conversation. Without further ado, find that here: https://www.ugm.org/blog/how-to-have-meaningful-conversations/ or for a direct link https://www.ugm.org/media/2127/missionmeals_placemats_final.pdf It occurred to us during our …

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Welcome our new Graduate Research Asst. Rev. Eric Ford

One of the initiatives of Pivot NW is to deploy some budding theologians and pastoral leaders in service to the grant research. These graduate theology & Industrial Organizational Psychology students will be stretched in areas complimentary to their seminary experience. To name a few; curriculum development, ethnography (study of culture of individuals and people groups), research curation, social media management …

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Welcome our new Church Communications and Ethnography Coordinator Lauren Pattie

One of the initiatives of Pivot NW is to deploy some budding theologians and pastoral leaders in service to the grant research. These graduate theology students will be stretched in areas complimentary to their seminary experience. To name a few; curriculum development, ethnography (study of culture of individuals and people groups), research curation, social media management in church and parachurch …