PNA Connect

A tremendous opportunity for PNA churches to connect!
Our convention brings us together like never before,
providing a fresh way to celebrate what God is doing among us,
and to equip us for greater Kingdom impact.

October 11-12, 2020

Location: Columbia Community Church

150 Gage Blvd, Richland, WA 99352

All members, leaders, and pastors of PNA churches are invited to be part of this great annual gathering

Program Details | Registration | Accommodations | PNA Annual Meeting | FAQs


Program Details

PNA Connect is an annual event that provides a range of activities designed to strengthen churches, leaders and our entire network. Sunday evening begins with a time of worship and challenge. Monday morning features a nationally-known speaker to engage us on a topic relevant to our ministries. Later, we have a number of roundtable discussions designed to connect you with other churches and leaders; followed by the PNA annual meeting. Our time together concludes in the afternoon with a celebration service.

For 2020 we will also be introducing some new features that will benefit all who attend.

Please note that PNA Connect is NOT just for pastors – all congregation members and leaders are invited to attend!

GUEST SPEAKER: We are excited that David Kinnaman will be leading our Monday conference, providing us with valuable insights for ministry now and into the future. Kinnaman is the leading authority on trends of faith and culture as they impact the church today. Besides helping us understand the larger challenges we face, he will specifically address the opportunities for reaching and ministering to newer generations.

Kinnaman is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses. He is also the author of the bestselling books Faith For Exiles, Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. Since 1995, he has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals, and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies.

You do not want to miss an opportunity to hear and interact with this significant researcher and author!

SCHEDULE:
The detailed schedule is not yet available. For now, note that registration is scheduled for 5:30pm on Sunday, and the event should be complete by 5:00pm on Monday.

Keep watching this space for updates.


Registration

    • Early-bird registration, until July 31st, is $79* ($69* for retired ministers and their spouses)
    • Regular registration, is $99*
    • Late registration, at the door, is $109*
    • Attendees under 18 registration is $29*

*NOTE: All registrations include Monday lunch

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Register with confidence. If PNA Connect is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, a full refund will be provided to all registrants. 

TRAVEL POOL – To bring a greater level of cost equity for participants far away from the convention location, we utilize a travel pool! Based on the number of participants from a church, some churches closer to Richland will pay an additional fee (based on distance and number of registrants), whereas many churches farther away will receive a subsidy from the pool (also calculated on distance and number of registrants). More details are on the Church Registration form (and in the FAQ’s below).

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

ONLINE   |   MAIL

CHURCH REGISTRATION (to be completed by Lead Pastors, or designated representatives)

MAIL


Accommodation information

We have made arrangements with several approved hotels in the area for rooms at a preferred rate. Since there are a limited number of rooms available, book as soon as possible. In addition, we are working to find a limited number of families in the area willing to host attendees in their homes.

HOTELS 

    • Comfort Inn 
      7801 W Quinault Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336 – $99+tax per night. Call the hotel directly at 509.783.8396 and mention “PNA Group”. Deadline: October 1st.
    • Fairfield by Marriott
      7809 West Quinault Avenue, Kennewick WA 99336 – $99+tax per night. Call the hotel directly at 509.783.2164 and mention “PNA Group.” Deadline: September 11th.

The following nearby hotels are also available, but we do NOT have special rates or room holds: 

    • Hilton Garden Inn
      701 North Young Street, Kennewick, WA 99336 – 509.735.4600
    • Red Lion Columbia Center
      1101 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336 – 1.800.733.5466

STAY WITH A CHURCH FAMILY

A limited number of Church of God families in the area are opening their homes for convention attendees. Please contact the PNA Office to request such an arrangement.


PNA Annual Meeting registration

Pastors and congregational delegates have an additional registration step for voting in our annual business meeting that takes place Monday afternoon. This takes place in the Church Registration form above.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q – Who is PNA Connect for?
A – PNA Connect is the annual convention for the Pacific Northwest Association of the Church of God, and is intended to bring together all of our network churches. As a result, all members and leaders – not just pastors! – connected with these congregations are invited to attend.

Q – Does this take the place of Family Camp?
A – Family Camp (also known to some as “campmeeting”) is still hosted each summer by Double K. Over the years Family Camp has been an important gathering and recreation opportunity for many families, and it is continuing. PNA Connect is a new event, in a convention setting, and a much more targeted gathering over two days.

Q – Why is PNA Connect in Richland?
A – In planning conventions, we look to host the event in one of our churches to keep costs down. In addition, we want to make sure that the location is convenient for most people to reach. Columbia Community Church has a wonderful facility, well suited to our needs, and we appreciate them making it available to us. We recognize that this year, for those in western Washington this will be a little more challenging, which is part of the reason we have implemented a travel pool to help make costs more equitable. Our plan is to move the event around the district so that everyone will be closer at some point.

Q – What if I can’t attend the entire convention?
A – We have designed this event to pack in as much as possible to keep costs down and make it easier for those who work during the week. To get the full impact of the convention we encourage you to be there for all of it, beginning with registration on Sunday at 5:30pm and ending with a celebration service that will conclude late afternoon on Monday. By staying through to the end, most people will be able to get home that same evening, although you may wish to depart the next morning.

Q – What is the Travel Pool?
A – One of the great challenges in the PNA is the great distance over which our churches are spread – 600 miles from one end to the other. This makes it difficult and costly for us to get together physically, especially for those not near our meeting site. The travel pool is designed to help equalize travel expenses for our congregations, and is a practical way that we demonstrate our partnership with each other. Churches closer than the average distance of all churches to Richland pay into the pool, whereas churches farther away will receive payment from the pool. More details are found on the Church Registration form.


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