Congregations in Formation:
Our Common Table, Everett: With funds gifted from Edmonds Christian Church, Our Common Table is a young church focused on reaching un-churched and formerly churched residents of Everett. Pastors Rebecca and Luke Sumner describe their community as "A Christian Community of Welcome and Justice in North Everett." Their current ministries include a monthly Sunday gathering, Theology Pub, Un-Sunday School Brunch gathering, and monthly "hands-on" outings to explore faith and questions. Our Common Ground, a ministry of the community, is a welcome space open during the week for those experiencing houselessness or poverty. More information can be found at their website: www.ourcommontablechurch.org.
Missiongathering Issaquah: In partnership with Missiongathering, and with funding provided by Bellevue Christian Church, the Northwest Region is planting a congregation in the Issaquah Highlands area east of Seattle. We are currently seeking a church planter/pastor to head up this project and hope to launch this new worshiping community in late 2017 or early 2018.
The Northwest Regional Christian Church New Church Team coordinates the Northwest Region's New Church Ministries. The team seeks to build bridges between new congregations and the Northwest Region, weaving our new congregations into the ever changing fabric of the Region. The team seeks opportunities for the establishment of new Disciples faith communities throughout the Region and approves the call of church planters to meet those opportunities. Working with the Regional Minister and the Regional New Church Coordinator, the team assists new church planters and their church plant Empowerment Teams by providing guidance, support, and oversight. The team monitors the progress of new congregations to help determine when they have met all the requirements to become fully chartered congregations of the Northwest Regional Christian Church. The team also establishes all Regional New Church policies such as those addressing guidelines for new church proposals, the call of church planters, and the use of new church funds.
The current members of the Regional New Church Team are: Bob Brooks, Jeanette Larson, Chris Snow, Matthew Keith, Sharon Nichols, Roy Smith, Sandy Messick (ex-officio).