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Office of Church Engagement

Mission Statement

The Office of Church Engagement (OCE) partners with churches and other Christian ministries as they discern how to be the church and do ministry in the western region of the United States and around the world. Church engagement functions as a resource for vision-casting, planning and developing new forms of ministry capable of effectively engaging our rapidly changing culture.

Read the Third Way blog here and listen to the Where We Belong podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 21 | Nurturing a Faith Your Child Doesn't Have to Heal From with Meredith Miller

You are invited to this parenting workshop designed for parents, grandparents and ministry leaders (or anyone with an active role in shaping the faith of little ones). Meredith Miller is a pastor, parent and writer with over 20 years of experience in children's ministry and curriculum. You may also know her from Instagram @meredithannemiller or her recently published book, Woven. Child care will be provided, and an optional lunch will be served following the event. We're giving away a free book for the first 30 registrants (one per family).


  • Cost: $15 per family
  • Location: Whitworth Church, 312 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99218
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon; coffee and child care check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.; lunch served noon-1 p.m.

Downloadable Resources for Churches

The following links will take you to an online form. Simply fill out the form and your PDF resources will be sent to your inbox.

  • Church Self-Study Guide & Worksheet
    This guide, developed in partnership with a sociologist and church vitality expert, will walk your church through a self-study process to better understand your church's mission, identity and story.
  • Pastor's Field Guide to the City
    This guide, developed in partnership with a pastor/church planter and city planner, will walk your church through a neighborhood mapping exercise and provide resources to better understand your church's physical place.