You are invited to the NW Influence Conference! Our desire is to equip pastors and leaders of churches up to 200 people in Sunday morning attendance. This weekend is designed for you to build relationships, to be encouraged and to leave inspired in your faith and ministry. We hope you can attend and we promise you will not be disappointed. Invite a ministry leader to join you too! We look forward to seeing you at the NW Influence Conference.

February 23 & 24

$90/Individual - $125/Couple


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Wenatchee first Assembly

Wenatchee, WA

Karl Vaters

Karl Vaters is the author of four books.

• The Church Recovery Guide: How Your Congregation Can Adapt and Thrive after a Crisis
100 Days to a Healthier Church: A Step-By-Step Guide for Pastors and Leadership Teams
Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250
The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us


Karl produces resources for Helping Small Churches Thrive at KarlVaters.com. His heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.

Karl also hosts a bi-weekly podcast, The Church Lobby: Conversations on Faith & Ministry (Formerly, Can This Work in a Small Church?). Episodes feature in-depth interviews with a leaders about the topics that concern pastors, especially those who minister in a small church context.

Karl has written for many publications, including ChristianityToday.com, Outreach magazine, Church Law & Tax, and more.

Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 40 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 30 years with his wife, Shelley. They have three children and two grandkids.



1:30 pm      Check-in & Registration
2:00 pm      Doors Open
3:00 pm      General Session 1
4:15 pm      Break
4:30 pm      Dinner (onsite)
6:00 pm      General Session 2
8:15 pm      Dessert & Fellowship (onsite)


9:00 am      Worship
9:40 am      Workshops
10:40 am    Break
11:00 am    General Session 3
12:30 pm    Closing


Restored Churches Restore People

Kathy Jingling, Pastor of Quincy First Assembly, is a restored leader, pastoring a restored church that is restoring people back to God. She’s learned that no matter how hurtful a church’s history may be, Jesus can take “church hurt” and bring restoration. You can expect from this workshop that you’ll be encouraged by her personal story and her church’s story. Plus, you’ll have some practical tools to help equip your church to restore others.

Pastoring a Move of God

Brother Ray Jennings is the Network Affiliated Church Coordinator who goes on visitation with Pastor Andy to all our NAC churches. Ray has over 50 years of ordained ministry in the Assembly of God and understands an essential truth about revival in the local church: “We don't want to miss a move of God, but the Holy Spirit gives us an opportunity to pastor a move of God.” Come and be encouraged to learn how pastoral theology uniquely equips us to shepherd a move of God.


To receive discounted hotel rate, please call the number below and mention group name “Northwest Ministry Network – Influence Conference” by the cutoff date listed.

NOTE: Please contact the hotel directly for possible closures of listed amenities due to Covid-19 restrictions.




1921 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-663-6355
Online Booking: Click Here 
Rate: $139 + tax
Distance to Church: 1.2 miles
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast buffet. Indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. Free WiFi. Mini-refrigerator and microwave. Complimentary parking.
Cut-Off Date: January 31

Springhill Suites

1730 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509-667-2775
Online Booking: Click Here
Rate: $159 + tax
Amenities: Complimentary breakfast buffet. Indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. Free WiFi. Mini-refrigerator and microwave. Complimentary parking
Cut-Off Date: January 31

Contact Us

35131 SE Douglas St., Suite 200, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
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