Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Leadership Development and Enrichment

Nominate yourself or someone else for this board.

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The NWYM Board of Leadership Development and Enrichment is comprised of Friends who are passionate and gifted in identifying, equipping and releasing leaders to serve faithfully and effectively within NWYM and beyond. Board responsibilities include:

  • Provide training and resources for all levels of local leadership, including elders, clerks, and representatives.
    • Develop and maintain training/resource handbooks for each function
    • Develop regular training opportunities to be offered on a local, regional or Yearly Meeting-wide basis
  • In conjunction with NWYM staff, oversee continuing education opportunities for pastors: Focus Conference, Pastors’ Conference, annual book to read, small learning communities, etc
  • Develop an annual pastoral review form related to leadership training effectiveness
  • Promote, develop, and oversee the NWYM Mentoring Program, encouraging participation by church planters, emerging leaders and New Works leaders
  • In conjunction with NWYM staff, plan and implement the NWYM Call to Ministry conference or small, regional workshops
  • Assist the local faith community with resources for identifying, equipping and releasing members for service—including young people
  • Oversee the process of recording candidates for ministry that are submitted by local churches
  • Maintain an active list of recorded ministers
  • Provide oversight for the NWYM Friends Center
  • Encourage Friends to attend George Fox University and Seminary
    • Encourage leadership development options within the university
    • Consider revising and overseeing the Quaker Leaders Program to assist young Friends attending GFU
  • Work in concert with the Youth and Young Adults Ministry Board to support youth and young adult leadership development opportunities, i.e. Samuel School, and provide appropriate follow up with those who participate in it
  • Work with NWYM staff to create an annual, new pastor orientation retreat for those who are just beginning service or returning to service in NWYM