the annual Leadership Tune-up

Ross point camp, post falls, id

Leadership Tune-Up is the annual, all Region training event for Mission Northwest pastors, ministry staff and key church leaders. This gathering seeks to train and encourage pastors in the challenge of shepherding 21st century, mission-focused congregations.
Although the Tune-Up is primarily focused on pastors, staff and key lay leaders will also benefit.

2017 leadership tune-up

September 25-27, 2017


leadership tune-up 2016 report

This year's Leadership Tune-Up proved to be a wonderful gathering of Mission Northwest pastors, church staff and church leaders. We set an all-time attendance record of 169. The theme of "Accelerate! Evangelism and Outreach in the Local Church" was well received. We received positive feedback affirming the format change which added four TED style talks with panel responses and eight workshop options offered twice to the schedule.

Kevin Harney, our Tuesday speaker, was inspiring, energetic, informative and humble. He is a gifted leader and passionate about reaching people far from God. We recommend Kevin's books for further investigation of the Organic Outreach methodology, or the subjects of leadership and church transformation. (Start with "Organic Outreach for Churches", see also "U-Turn Church" and "Leadership from the Inside out".)

Ross Point Camp did an outstanding job hosting our gathering. Special thanks is extended to Karl Pettit and Chad Marvin who organized the worship team from among talented Region musicians. Also a big thanks to the folks who pitched in with set-up, running sound and PowerPoint. (Some of these folks include John and Emily Swain from FBC Blackfoot, Sue Pettit and Mike Popovich from FBC Pocatello.)

Special gratitude goes out for the tireless efforts of Cherie' Vidovich in attending to the myriad of details that make the Tune-Up run smoothly.

And to top it all of off we celebrated the 20 year anniversary of Rev. Patti Duckworth's service among the churches and people of this great Region. Plan now to attend next year's Tune-Up. The dates are Sept 25-27, 2017. 

Click to scroll through pictures from 2016 Tune-Up

Kevin Harney

Jason Oakes - "Accelerate Evangelism Through the Local Church" 

Daniel Espy - "Accelerate Evangelism Through Mission Clarity"

Glen Douglas  - "Accelerate Evangelism Through Spiritual and Emotional Vitality"

Bruce Young and Kenny Barrett - "Accelerate Evangelism Through Engaging Worship"

Continuing Education Grants

Pastors and ministry staff personnel are able to offset the expense of the Leadership Tune-Up by applying for one of two grants offered through ABHMS. Applications must be submitted prior to the event. Click the following box for grant applications.