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  • equipping churches to

    TRANSFORM

    their communities

  • equipping churches to

    TRANSFORM

    their communities

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Northwest District Church of the Nazarene is made up of 73 churches scattered across Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Northeastern Oregon.

The District is comprised of small cities, rural communities, and everything in between! We are a connected church. Together we can accomplish more for Christ and His Kingdom!

OUR HISTORY

The Northwest District is the oldest district in the Church of the Nazarene. In 1903, Phineas Bresee embarked on a deliberate strategy for church planting, and as the number of new congregations spread up and down the Pacific coast, the need for area supervision became more acute. In 1904 he set in order the Northwest District and appointed Rev. H. D. Brown of Seattle as the first district superintendent.​

The Northwest District of the Church of the Nazarene is unique. Organized in December 1904, the Northwest District had already held four annual district assemblies before the Church of the Nazarene was officially organized in Pilot Point, Texas in 1908. The original boundaries included churches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. In its 15th district assembly (1919), the Northwest District reported 23 churches with 795 members. By the time the district had been in existence for 25 years it had been divided into five districts. In all, eight districts have been formed out of the original geographical boundaries.

OUR MISSION & PURPOSE

Equipping churches to transform their communities​

The Northwest District exists to advance God’s kingdom in the inland Northwest. We work to connect its pastors and laypeople with the resourcing and training they need to reach their communities for Christ and to equip leaders. Comprised of 73 churches in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Northeastern Oregon, the Northwest District Church of the Nazarene spans a large geographical region. We have three metropolitan areas with multiple churches and several large churches in small cities, but the majority are rural churches. We also have a significant Hispanic population in many areas of the district with five churches started to reach this important group.

Read More about our Mission & Vision

 

The Global Church of the Nazarene exists...

TO MAKE CHRISTLIKE DISCIPLES IN THE NATIONS

The Church of the Nazarene is the largest denomination in the classical Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The doctrine that distinguishes the Church of the Nazarene and other Wesleyan denominations from most other Christian denominations is that of entire sanctification. Nazarenes believe that God calls Christians to a life of holy living that is marked by an act of God, cleansing the heart from original sin and filling the individual with love for God and humankind.

This experience is marked by entire consecration of the believer to do God's will and is followed by a life of seeking to serve God through service to others. Like salvation, entire sanctification is an act of God's grace, not of works. Our pursuant service to God is an act of love whereby we show our appreciation for the grace that has been extended to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We are a Christian people.

We are a holiness people.

We are a missional people.

nazarene.org

Northwest District
Church of the Nazarene

8607 N Division St STE B, Spokane, WA 99208

(509) 466-0452   |   office@nwdistrict.org

 

OUR TEAM

David Mowry, Superintendent
dnmowry@nwdistrict.org

Sonya Miller, Assistant to the Superintendent
sgmiller@nwdistrict.org

Debbie Roth, District Accountant
dlroth@nwdistrict.org

Melissa Mowry, Research and Support Assistant
mlmowry@nwdistrict.org

Herminia Esqueda, Multi-Cultural Coordinator
herminia.esqueda@icloud.com

 
DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD​

David Mowry, chair, ex officio​

Lay members:

Jeremy Carr (Lewiston First, ID)

Marv Olson (Richland)

Cindy Reynolds (Yakima West Valley)

Dale Shafer (Spokane Bethel)

Millie Watkins (Wenatchee First)​

Clergy members:

Paul Clark (Lewiston First, ID)

Fred Fuentes (Kennewick Discipulos de Hoy)

Cliff Purcell (Grandview First)

Mark Walker (Spokane Valley)

Chad Wilks (Sandpoint, ID), secretary