Step One 2017

Step One is an event open to all who are curious about starting a new church, a new faith community, or a new place for new people. This may be a traditional church, a house church, or even a messy church. Existing pastors are welcome. Those discerning a call to vocational ministry are welcome. Lay people who want to lead something new are welcome.

Anyone interested in the future of the church is welcome and will get something out of this event. For those who are discerning a call to church planting, Step One will provide a space to engage folks who are experienced in this work.

This will be an interactive event. You will have the opportunity to participate in and interact with various experiences relative to how new faith communities are reaching new people with the good news of Jesus Christ.

The Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church (comprised of the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho, and Pacific Northwest Conferences) will host this year’s event, to be held at the downtown Seattle First United Methodist Church on September 18–20.

Registration of $99 includes conference entrance and group meals during conference hours. Participants are responsible for finding their own lodging; recommended hotel information is available by clicking on the ‘conference detail’ link below.

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