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February 23, 2018
We value (A)dventist education, (C)oaching leaders,
(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

#HappySabbath, Washington Adventists!

Running the Good Race

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Two years ago I ran in my first 5K. It was one of those color runs that as you navigate the course of the race they throw different colors of dye at you. By the end of the race you are covered with all sorts of bright colors.

It was a fun time with family and great exercise. It really took very little preparation. We just signed up and went. At the end we were given a medal on a ribbon.

For one brief moment I imagined that I was an Olympian standing on the podium and the national anthem was playing. But then I snapped to reality!

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 compares the life of the Christian to that of an Olympian. But here it paints a picture of Christians that have a race to run no doubt. They have a crown to win as well.  But the crown is one that will last forever (vs 25) and everyone is running with a purpose (vs 26).

Friends, please take a moment today and commit to the race. Jesus will run with you and keep you company on the journey.

Read the Full-Length Devotional!
:: THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
June 15-23, 2018

Listen Now to Camp Meeting Speakers!

With the Sabbath hours approaching, pick one (or more) of our camp meeting speakers and listen to a sermon from their audio archives. This is a great way for you to get acquainted with our speakers and prepare for your camp meeting experience this June 15-23.

Our speaker line-up includes:
  • Ron Halvorsen, Jr. (president of Ohio Conference)
  • Randy Maxwell (Renton, Wash., pastor)
  • Harold Alomia (College View, Neb., pastor)
  • Dr. Fredrick Russell (Atlanta Berean, Ga., pastor)
Preview Sermons from Camp Meeting Speakers

eHuddle 2018


Washington Conference sent five representatives to this year's eHuddle (evangelism huddle) at the North American Division: Craig Carr, vp for administration; Benjamin Orian, South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship pastor; Dustin Serns, Port Orchard Adventist Church pastor; Tyler Long, evangelism coordinator; and Randy Maxwell, Renton Adventist Church pastor. (During free time in the evenings, our team toured national sites in Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial pictured here.)

"A lot of people seem to think evangelism is dead. It’s not dead. It’s just different," reflects Pastor Orian. "I really enjoyed David Franklin's presentation with his three R’s: The church needs great 1 - Reputation 2 - Restoration 3 - Replication. It was positive, practical, and personal."

You can follow #eHuddle18 tweets and watch Facebook Live sessions of the keynote presentations (thanks to the North American Division Facebook page).
Facebook Live: Watch eHuddle Keynote Sessions

Teaching Children to #SayYesToJesus


Have you taken a look at Children's Ministries lately? The resources and training available for children's ministry leaders is remarkable for helping young children grow in their Adventist faith! The North American Division is continuing to grow its eight-track leadership certification program.

Already here in Washington, we've had 100 leaders work through the first two training tracks. The third training track will be presented the March 9 (in English, Spanish & Russian). Children's Ministry leaders will also preview Vacation Bible eXperience programs: March 10 (Spanish only) and March 11 (English & Russian only). These training sessions will be distinctly honored by the presence of world church children's ministry leader Linda Koh who will be the keynote trainer.

Encourage your children's ministry leaders to attend this training weekend, and consider giving your children's ministry leaders a "weekend off"!
Registration NOW Open!

Sharing Jesus in the Marketplace

ASI Northwest is part of ASI International, a membership-based organization of Seventh-day Adventist laypeople who enthusiastically participate in the church’s worldwide mission to serve others and to share the good news of Christ’s love and His soon return.

ASI members are a unique and diverse group that includes business owners, professionals and self-supporting ministry participants from every walk of life. ASI members live and work to promote a Christ-centered lifestyle by “Sharing Christ in the Marketplace”—through education, health programs, community services, and evangelism.

You are especially invited to the ASI Northwest Convention this April in Everett. You will hear Gospel and mission stories from master storyteller Dick Duerksen. You will also have an opportunity for hands-on service at the AMEN Everett free medical clinic.

Roll up your sleeves with me, let’s go to work for the Lord in Everett, Washington! (You do not have to be an ASI Northwest member to volunteer at the clinic or attend the weekend programming; all are invited!)
Download the ASI Northwest Registration Brochure
Download the ASI Northwest Registration Form

Two Volunteer Opportunities

VegFest Seattle: April 7 & 8
VegFest, an annual vegetarian food festival in Seattle, is seeking volunteers to be involved in all aspects of the festival. Families may volunteer; some volunteer roles require ages 15-18 or older.

Explore all the volunteer information at www.vegofwa.org!

AMEN Everett: April 20 & 22
AMEN Clinic is seeking Dental, Vision and Medical practitioners as well as general volunteers for a free clinic coming to the Xfinity Conference Center in Everett!

Sign up today at ameneverett.org to volunteer! This is an opportunity you will not want to miss! Any questions? Email everettvolunteers@gmail.com

Volunteer for AMEN Everett!
Volunteer for VegFest!
FROM BYRON DULAN & COLETTE NEWER

Practical Ministry to Reach Urban Communities

Registration is now open for the Biblical Justice & Urban Ministries Conference on April 13-15 in Kenmore, Wash. Bring 2-3 representatives from your church so your team can take better action on future urban ministry initiatives.

The Urban Ministries Conference from April 13-15 in Kenmore will highlight proven principles and practices that impact the holistic needs of diverse people groups in cities. It will spotlight innovative, successful and sustainable ministries operated by Adventist churches in the urban context. Attendees will be exposed to biblical principles that should influence and inform effective ministry in our current social climate.

Lodging is available for this ministry conference. Find lodging contact information when you click to register now.
Register Now to Attend Urban Ministries Conference!

Thrift Store Tour This Sunday


Are you interested in thrift store ministry? Take a closer look on a tour of two successful stores and discover what’s possible in this versatile ministry. Pastor Ira Bartolome will lead a tour group on Sunday, February 25, leaving from the Centralia Adventist Church (1607 Military Road, Centralia, WA) at 9:15 am. The tour will drive to Portland Adventist Community Services and take a tour with Thrift Store Manager, Tim Zollbrecht. The group will then return to Centralia to tour the Re:Live Thrift Store.

For further information and to reserve your last-minute space (soon), call 360-807-3276.

Meet & Greet


Say hello to Doug Bing, Washington Conference president, at the following locations this spring.
 
  • February  24 - Preaching in Wichita, Kansas, for their spiritual convocation
  • March 3 - Preaching at Orcas Island, attending AAA Amateur Hour and visiting AAA Prospective Student Retreat at Sunset Lake Camp
  • March 10 - Preaching at Eastside SDA Fellowship in Kirkland
  • March 16 - Attending Journey to the Cross in Auburn
  • March 17 - Preaching in Arlington
  • March 22-April 2 - Holding an evangelism series in Guatemala with NPUC & Walla Walla University theology students
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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
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