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August 17, 2017

One Way with Jesus

by Craig Carr, Washington Conference vice president for administration

For car trips I've become far too reliant on plugging in the destination address and knowing at a glance where to go and when I will get there.

One day, after Jesus explained that He was going away, Thomas asked Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way." To this question Jesus replied, "I am the way..." John 14:6a

What a comfort to know, that for the most significant destination of them all, heaven, Jesus offers Himself as the answer to the where and how to get there. The way to heaven is not found in a memo, a mantra, or a map; it's the Man, Jesus Christ.

P.S. Are you watching the solar eclipse on Monday? Let me know about your excitement and where you think I should watch the eclipse! Keep your eyes safe!

A New Beginning

Classrooms are nearly ready: desks lined up, books stacked high, pencils sharpened, lessons plans in place. It's time for a new school year to begin! Many of our 20 schools will be starting classes on Monday, August 21 (you'll want to check with your local school for variations).

With schools starting so soon, we're inviting you into a season of prayer. We need to pray a hedge of protection around our students, teachers, families, and school facilities.

We also are encouraging a continued season of action. Invite children into our schools. Make connections between parents and school leaders. Contribute to local school scholarship funds (there are always last minute needs). Sign up to volunteer at the school. We need to work together to grow and nurture our schools.
Connect with our Washington Conference schools!

Stewards of Giving

“To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when and for what purpose and how is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”—Aristotle

Several years ago Washington Conference formed an integrated stewardship committee representing stewardship, prayer ministries, treasury, planned giving, administration, and communication leaders. In addition, our financial leaders meet each Monday for a dedicated time of worship and prayer.

One of the articles we read and discussed this week is James Moore's article "Getting Your Giving Right."

Our team discussed these highlights:
  • It's not just about financial gifts. It's also about engaging in volunteering.
  • A meaningful connection ties a donor into core values and mission.
  • The difference between charity and philanthropy.

Plus: we learned about the E's of giving: example, education, experience...and here's a big word: eleemosynary. (We had to look up the definition and spelling when a team member shared this legal term for charity!)
Read & Respond
ARME Bible Camp is coming to western Washington this September 27-October 1, and you are invited to attend!

ARME Bible Camp

This week Washington Conference heard from Cindy Magan who is the camp director for ARME Bible Camp.

Magan shares:

"Born out of frustration in not being able to attend a 4 month Bible study training course, a group of friends and one pastor hatched a plan to design a camp that would focus on Bible study training & Prayer over the course of an extended weekend. The results have been a tremendous blessing over the last 8 years!"

She continues: "It’s amazing what the Lord can do in such a short time. We have seen lives completely transformed! One family on the brink of divorce attended. After going home with new motivation to be in the Word, the Lord healed and restored their marriage. They actually renewed their vows at the next camp! We have seen entire churches revived by their renewed love for corporate prayer."

Visit to read and hear more of the testimonies that have come out of attending ARME Bible Camp.

ARME Bible Camp Profile

  • Dates: September 27-October 1, 2017
  • Location: Sunset Lake Camp
  • Kids' Program: HeirForce will teach children practical lessons for enhancing their walk with Jesus
  • Online Registration
David Salazar, our new youth director, is here now along with his wife, Nitza, and daughter, Jordyn! He's getting established and looking forward to meeting you. Have a Pathfinder or Adventurer club? Want to invite David to speak at your church? Want to share a friendly hello? Drop him an email at!

Meet & Greet

Doug Bing will be preaching at Olympia Transformation Life Center on August 26. Olympia TLC also says you are more than welcome to come on August 19 to hear Chuck Neighbors portray Bible story narratives!

If you are at Winlock Camp Meeting tonight, you'll see Craig Carr.
Request a conference speaker for your church!

Job Opportunities

Education Executive Administrative Assistant
Washington Conference is looking for an executive administration assistant for the Office of Education. This person will produce and work with correspondence and records of a complex and highly confidential nature with a high level of technical skill. We're looking for a candidate with high levels of tact, friendliness, customer service, interpersonal skills, and organization skills. Is this you or someone you know? Email your resume to Craig Mattson, vice president for education.
Job Description: Executive Administrative Assistant
PT Preschool Teacher's Assistant
Northwest Christian Preschool is looking for a part time teacher’s assistant for their preschool program. This position involves helping assist the lead teacher with daily activities, cleaning up and putting away supplies, playing/interacting with children, and cleaning responsibilities. Hours would consist of 25 hours or less. Pay is depending on experience and education. Interested? Please contact Mari Howe at 253-845-5722 or

Let's Connect!

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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
Managing Editor: Heidi Baumgartner

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