Northwest Baptist Convention


Leadership Development

Pastor Clusters

NWBC pastor clusters are regionally-based coaching networks designed to empower pastors in developing healthy churches. Clusters involve a group of 7-12 pastors meeting monthly for encouragement, training and networking. Clusters are led by pastors of growing churches. Read More.

Northwest Baptist School of Ministry

Through a partnership with Gateway Seminary, the national program of Contextualized Leadership Development (CLD) provides low-cost biblical training for Christian leaders. Courses are taught by qualified instructors and can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program.

Courses meet for 12 weeks and are designed to enhance personal or pastoral ministry. The cost is $300 per course with some churches and associations providing scholarships.

To register or learn more: Northwest Baptist School of Ministry

For detailed information about the full scope of Gateway Seminary’s CLD program:

We welcome your interest in serving in the Northwest!

The Northwest Baptist Convention is a regional network of more than 460 churches in Washington, Oregon, and northern Idaho. The churches have a variety of styles (traditional, innovative, contemporary, ethnic) and minister to people groups speaking multiple languages. Read More.


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