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How are you preparing for change?

Part 3 in a 3-part series by Pivot NW Researcher Rev. Dr. Eric Ford Who is your favorite Bible character? For me, Caleb stands out as a faithful example who I want to emulate. In Numbers 13, we find the Hebrew people on the edge of the Promised Land. God commands Moses to send twelve spies on a reconnaissance mission. …

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Are you serious about change?

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 leader trying to get a ministry started. Perhaps you are a tenured leader who is open to new possibilities, but you don’t …

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Partnering in International Research Project

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 for more information about this effort; how it started, how it relates to Pivot NW, and what questions it hopes to answer for us locally and the …

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Are you ready for change?

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 Jesus. And, it provides an entry-point for a conversation that often challenges the church. As an online follower of Pivot NW you probably feeling …

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Millennial Philanthropy Discussion-June 12th @SPU

https://millenialphilanthropy.eventbrite.com Unsure of the best practices for encouraging millennials in philanthropy? Are you wondering about the connection between Patreon, Go Fund Me, and church tithing and mission support? Join us on the evening of June 12th for a discussion and hands-on training. Click the link above for registration information.

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Pub Trivia

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 libraries What about in this list: A. gyms B. the baby industryC. american cheeseD. the divorce industry These are some of the questions we posed in our Pub Trivia night, which the …

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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 …