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Conferences, Retreats, and Sessions

Annual Sessions

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Annual Sessions


The Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church invites you to the 128th Yearly Meeting Sessions! – July 18-20 online

Moving Forward: Church Revitalization in a Post-Covid World

About the Speaker

dr-thom-rainerThom S. Rainer will serve as the main speaker for our 2021 NWYM annual sessions this year, speaking on the theme: “Moving Forward: Church Revitalization in a Post-Covid World.” He is the founder and CEO of Church Answers and Executive Director of Revitalize Network. Dr. Rainer has served as pastor of four churches.

He is the former president of Rainer Group consulting and a leading voice for church revitalization in America today. Dr. Rainer has authored or co-authored 33 books.  Among his greatest joys are his family: his wife Nellie Jo; three sons, Sam, Art, and Jess; and eleven grandchildren, Canon, Maggie, Nathaniel, Will, who is with the Lord, Harper, Bren, Joshua, Collins, Joel, Dominic, and James.

Due to a variety of factors (principally related to the continuing ripple effects of Covid and venue availability), the decision has been made to offer our Annual Sessions 100% online this summer.

We aim to host “Watch Parties” in strategic Area Gatherings and local churches for each evening session, to allow for the potential of live interaction and personal fellowship (per state and regional guidelines).  We will be in contact with local churches in the next couple of weeks to begin planning these watch parties.  If you think that your local church would like to host their own watch party, please let us know.

moving-forward-poster-iconDownload the poster to share with your congregation.  [DOWNLOAD]

Download the Annual Sessions online schedule.  [DOWNLOAD]

Speakers Include: 

  • Opening Session – Dr. Jim Le Shana (general superintendent)
  • Monday Morning Devotions – Marbellys Diaz (Iglesia Amigos en Newberg y McMinnville)
  • Monday General Session – Dr. Thom Rainer (main speaker)
  • Tuesday Morning Devotion – Ashley Weinacht (recent graduate of Barclay College and member of Greenleaf Friends Church)
  • Closing Session – Dr. Thom Rainer (main speaker)

Watch for more information soon about the schedule and workshops.

[REGISTER] for the 2021 Annual Sessions


Midyear Meetings

Every year in late January or early February our various boards and committees gather to listen together for where and how God is leading us as a yearly meeting. Representatives from all over the Northwest also gather, discerning around various items brought forward.

This year’s 2021 Midyear Meetings were held completely online February 5 – 6. Check back at the first of the year for more information on the 2022 Meetings.


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Multiplication Conference

2020 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference

November 11-13, 2020

“For such a time as this!”

Main Speaker

ed-stetzer-photoEd Stetzer is the Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer also co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.

About the Conference

An inspiring, world-wide Great Commission gathering that will be the first of its kind in history!

Due to Covid-19 concerns, this conference is now a 100% online gathering that will connect evangelically-minded Friends from homes, local churches, Yearly Meetings, and regions all over the globe.

Join the Friend Church multiplication movement – you will be inspired, challenged, encouraged, and thankful to be part of what God is doing!  You won’t want to miss it!

  • Strategic, Practical Workshops
  • Fellowship reception to connect with like-minded people around the globe
  • Affinity group gatherings for regional leaders, church planters, pastors of potential mother churches, prayers, and more
  • Fresh ideas to apply to your home church

For complete details and to watch the video  [CLICK HERE]

View/download a flyer in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download a flyer in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the schedule in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the schedule in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

Call to Ministry Conference

Sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting

The 2020 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference will take the place of the Call to Ministry Conference this fall.

See above for the 2020 Multiplication Conference.

Pastors Conference

An Annual Gathering for Pastors, Spouses, Friends Serving Abroad, Seminary Students, and Ministry Leaders in NWYM of Friends Church

We invite you to a time of rest, renewal and play. Enjoy the company of other sisters and brothers who serve and seek to honor Jesus and his people. This is a time to renew the joy of seeking and following Christ, to reconnect and make new friends, and to walk the beach and enjoy God’s creation. The food is pretty wonderful as well!

2021 Information

Dates: March 9-12, 2021

Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Theme and Main Speaker





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Friends Men

Our purpose is…

  • to keep our eyes on Jesus
  • to find our identity in Jesus
  • to listen to the Holy Spirit
  • to bear witness to how Jesus makes a difference in our lives

so that Jesus may make a difference in the lives of others.

     …to become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Romans 8:29

     …to go into all the world and tell the Good News to everyone, everywhere. Mark 16:15 (LB)

Upcoming events:

Twin Rocks Friends Man Camp

Date: TBA
Speaker: TBA
Registration: Available Soon
Man Camp Brochure: Coming Soon!


poster-man-camp-2021Quaker Hill Man Camp

Date: February 19-21, 2021
Speaker: TBA
Registration: Available Soon
Man Camp Brochure: Coming Soon!

Friends Women

Oregon & Washington Retreat


SHINE Women’s Retreat 2021
October 1-3, 2021
Twin Rocks Friends Camp

We are so excited to GATHER at Twin Rocks Friends Camp for our 2021 SHINE Women’s Retreat this fall. Jeanine Le Shana will be our wonderful retreat speaker sharing all that God has put on her heart for us to hear. A fun and engaging line up of activities is being planned to provide plenty of opportunities for you to gather with others or to simply gather yourself. Won’t you and a friend plan to join us on October 1-3, 2021 at Twin Rocks Friends Camp?!

Registration details coming soon.


Idaho Retreat

REFUGE Rise Women’s Retreat 2021
September 17-19, 2021
McCall, Idaho

Beautiful McCall, Idaho serves as a backdrop for Rise Women’s Retreat. Join us as we adventure into what it means to live courageously for Jesus, what it means to overcome limitations, fears, and doubts. We’ll challenge one another toward who we each long to be.

The Lord promises that he will walk with us through places of trouble and suffering. Join us as we discover what it means to let go of safety and what it means to rest completely in faith, walking in strength and bravery. 

For more information and registration visit:  www.idahoriseretreat.com


Women’s Banquet

George Fox University Canyon Commons Dining Hall
Date: Sunday of Annual Sessions for NWYM.

Conferences, Retreats and Sessions

Annual Sessions

2021 Sessions – Moving Forward: Church Revitalization in a Post-Covid World.

Midyear Meetings


Call to Ministry Conference

Multiplication Conference

Pastors Conference


Friends Men Events

Friends Women Events