Pivot NW Fall 2019 Newsletter

Click below to hear about research and innovation with the Pivot NW team this fall. http://archive.benchmarkemail.com/Pivot-Northwest/newsletter/Fall-2019-Digest

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*UPDATE* Young Adult Hospitality Conversation: Nov. 9

As of 10/29/19 we have cancelled this event due to a lower than anticipated interest. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We’d love to hear what of this idea was interesting to you or how this failed to meet your needs and expectations. In a few weeks we will be hosting a Saturday night dinner …

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Tech Innovation in Ministry Part 3

The Engagement Platform In 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 point back to our work, our website, and ultimately the question of how the church can better engage young adults. The task …

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Tech Innovation in Ministry Part 2

Branding What 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 be correct for that particular congregation or ministry team. As it turns out, when you sign up to build a custom …

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Tech Innovation in Ministry Part 1

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 the grant, but very much the waters in which the church swims in the Pacific Northwest. And in the spirit of …

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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 …