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Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

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Annual Sessions


The Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church invites you to utilize resources from the recent Annual Sessions.

Moving Forward: Church Revitalization in a Post-Covid World

dr-thom-rainerAbout the Speaker

Thom S. Rainer served as the main speaker for the 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.

moving-forward-poster-iconSpeakers Included: 

  • 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)

To access these sessions and more, complete the short registration form:

[REGISTER] for the resources from 2021 Annual Sessions.

Midyear Meetings


NWYM Midyear Meetings – February 4-5, 2022 to be held online

Friday, February 4:
     4:00 pm – Board Meetings (most boards begin at this time)
     6:00 pm – NWYM Vision Banquet (featuring: Superintendent Address)
     7:15 pm – Board Meetings continued (if needed)
     8:30 pm – Recommended time to conclude

Saturday, February 5:
     8:00 am – Board Meetings continued (if needed)
     9:00 am – Representative Business Meetings begin
     12:00 noon – Lunch break
     1:00 pm – Equipping Workshops:
            1) Elder Training: What Every Local Church Elder (and Pastor) Should Know (sponsored by the NWYM Elders Board and led by Jim Le Shana)
            2) Church Revitalization: Important Considerations for 2022 (led by Debbie Harrison, one of our Church Revitalization consultants)
     2:30 pm – Representative Meetings
     4:30 pm – Dismissal

NOTE: Anyone in NWYM is welcome and invited to attend the NWYM Vision Banquet and the Equipping Workshops, but all pastors, elders, representatives, board members, and other church leaders will be especially interested. All times posted are Pacific Standard Time.

For more information and registration [REGISTER]


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Multiplication Conference

2022 International Friends Church Multiplication Conference

Save the date:

November 9-11, 2022. Conference details are forthcoming.

About the Conference

An inspiring, world-wide Great Commission gathering!

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

2020 Recap

For details and to watch the video from 2020  [CLICK HERE]

View/download the 2020 flyer in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the 2020 flyer in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the 2020 schedule in English  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

View/download the 2020 schedule in Spanish  [VIEW / DOWNLOAD]

Call to Ministry Conference

Sponsored by Northwest Yearly Meeting

The 2021 Pastors Advance will take the place of the Call to Ministry Conference this fall.


Pastor's Advance



Theme: Moving Forward

Dates: October 11-14, 2021
Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Speakers include:

Jim Le Shana
Roy Lujan
Beth Banham
Alan Weinacht
Mark and Lauralea Franklin
Paul Almquist

Music Leader:

Dan Banham

For information and registration: [CLICK HERE]

Pastor's 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!

2022 Information

Dates: March 7-10, 2022

Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp

Theme and Main Speaker





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Friends Men

Twin Rocks Friends Man Camp

Dear Friends:
Thanks for attending Men’s Retreat at Twin Rocks in years past. We look forward to your return in September 2022.
All of the traditional elements that make Twin Rocks’ Men’s Retreat so special remain firmly in place:
  • fun, relaxation, smiles
  • extended time outdoors
  • s’mores, seafood, bacon
  • campfire conversations with friends
  • inspiring teaching and times of worship
  • comfortable sleeping indoors
  • a chance to build relationships with men from your local church
Ken Beebe
Executive Director
Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conference Center


Quaker Hill Man Camp

Date: February 25-27, 2022
Speakers: Bob Garon, Rhett Rhodes, Buddy Holton, and Ray Lujan
Registration: [REGISTER]
Man Camp Brochure: Coming Soon!

Friends Women

Oregon & Washington Retreat

SHINE Women’s Retreat 2022
To be announced.


Idaho Retreat

Rise Women’s Retreat 2022
September 16-18, 2022

Details coming soon.


Women’s Banquet

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

Annual Sessions, Conferences and Retreats

Annual Sessions

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

Midyear Meetings


Call to Ministry Conference

Multiplication Conference

Pastor’s Advance

Pastor’s Conference


Friends Men Events

Friends Women Events