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  • NW Baptists debate CP, increase local ministry funds

    by Cameron Crabtree, posted Friday, November 30, 2018 (14 days ago)

    Photo by Sheila Allen
    GRAND MOUND, Wash. (BP) -- Messengers to the Northwest Baptist Convention annual meeting Nov. 13-14 reelected three officers, passed a nearly $5.2 million budget for 2019 ministries, welcomed 13 congregations into affiliation and marked a new mission partnership with Texas Baptists.

    Participants highlighted this year's meeting theme -- "This is Our Day" -- in sermons, testimonies and presentations throughout the gathering, which drew 336 messengers and more than 50 registered guests to the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash. Participants represented 152 congregations in cooperation with the NWBC. Read More

  • NW Baptists' 70th meeting renews 'blessing' theme

    by Cameron Crabtree, posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Cameron Crabtree/Northwest Baptist Witness
    EUGENE, Ore. (BP) -- When Northwest Baptists from 15 churches organized formally as a convention in 1948, they embraced as part of their mission "blessing of the world." As messengers to the Northwest Baptist Convention's 70th annual meeting convened Nov. 7-8 in Eugene, Ore., the theme of "blessing" once again was prominent.

    "Northwest Baptists were placed by God in our communities as a blessing to the peoples where we live," said Randy Adams, NWBC executive director. "As we live the Gospel in righteousness and truth, as we walk in the way of the Lord, the Gospel message that we speak becomes clear and powerful to the watching world." Read More

  • 'Joyful celebration' at Northwest annual meeting

    by BP Staff, posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (BP) -- Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC), described the group's 2016 annual meeting as "a time of joyful celebration, meaningful fellowship, and heartfelt worship."

    Multiple stories of church revitalization, church planting and missions at home and abroad were heard with testimonies and reports about the Lords' work through Northwest Baptist churches in the NWBC coverage area of Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho. Messengers also adopted a 2017 budget, elected officers and adopted resolutions voicing messengers' concerns. Read More

  • In Asia, 163 volunteers aid front-line families

    by Sheila Allen, posted Thursday, October 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Northwest Baptist Witness photo
    EAST ASIA (BP) -- Warmth enveloped volunteers from the Northwest Baptist Convention in taking their first breaths at their destination in East Asia -- a reminder not only of the tropical climate but also the reception they received in joining hands for a worthy cause.

    Eighteen months earlier, Phil Wardell*, International Mission Board affinity leader for East Asia, had asked Northwest convention volunteers to staff an affinity group meeting in 2016, the first such gathering in seven years. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: We are family

    by Randy Adams, posted Friday, September 23, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Baptists indeed are "family," caring for one another in the Northwest Baptist Convention, for out-of-state Baptists in crisis and Southern Baptist missionaries overseas. "It is a good day to serve the Lord in the Northwest!" declares convention exec Randy Adams. Read More

  • Listening can spark witnessing, NW Baptists told

    by Sheila Allen/Northwest Baptist Witness, posted Friday, May 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Sheila Allen
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) -- Many Christians want to share their faith but miss opportunities by not actively listening or recognizing cues, evangelical trainer Margaret Slusher said in eight workshops across the Pacific Northwest this spring.

    The isolation and loneliness people feel today leaves them wanting to talk, Slusher said. "While it is hard to listen, you must hear what they are really telling you." Read More

  • Northwest conv. adds pastor search resource

    by Cameron Crabtree/Northwest Baptist Witness, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (2 years ago)

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (BP) -- The Northwest Baptist Convention has developed a new resource to help churches find a pastor when vacancies occur.

    "The biggest difference we can make in helping a church is in working together to ensure it makes good decisions in selecting a new pastor," said Randy Adams, executive director of the convention encompassing 480-plus churches in Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho. Read More

  • Northwest convention welcomes 16 churches

    by Cameron Crabtree/Northwest Baptist Convention, posted Wednesday, December 09, 2015 (3 years ago)

    PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Sharing the Gospel message "from neighborhoods to nations" took center stage as Northwest Baptist Convention messengers convened Nov. 10-11 for their annual meeting in Portland, highlighting the motive for adopting a $5,267,000 budget for the convention's 2016 mission efforts. Read More

  • Northwest Baptists mark IMB partnership

    by Cameron Crabtree, posted Wednesday, December 03, 2014 (4 years ago)

    SALEM, Ore. (BP) -- The Northwest Baptist Convention celebrated paying off the debt to its headquarters and marked a new East Asian partnership with the International Mission Board at the convention's 2014 annual meeting in Salem, Ore. Read More