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Pivot Northwest

In conjunction with Seattle Pacific University’s School of Theology and Industrial Organizational Psychology program, 18 faith communities in Washington state are beginning a five-year research program to better engage and enrich the faith lives of young adults.

This program, known as Pivot NW, is a five-year research and innovation project funded by the Lilly Endowment. Funding from the endowment will allow 11 other seminaries and universities in the United States to complete similar research.

Pivot NW will work with the following faith communities to create innovative ministries for young adults through grant funding, consultation, and resourcing:

  • Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
  • Silverdale UMC
  • Rainer Avenue Church
  • Tierra Nueva
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church of Olympia
  • Renew Covenant Church
  • University Presbyterian Church
  • A Seattle Church
  • Lighthouse Church
  • The Refuge Church (Bremerton, WA)
  • Lake Sammamish Foursquare

Additional faith communities have joined the Pivot NW Initiative, and will receive consultation and resourcing. These groups include:

  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Bethany Community Church
  • Northminster Presbyterian Church
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church
  • Overlake Community Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Pilgrimage

The first year of Pivot NW’s work will focus on designing ministries that will be implemented in 2018. Pivot NW is continually looking for more congregations that want to join in the collaborative and innovative work. Updates about the program’s progress can be viewed at

Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017