Pastor Jim Clifton, with his wife, Nancy. Jim is the District Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries Chair. Contact him at

District Leadership Team:

Jim Clifton, chair

Billy Buisman, NYI

Cindy Reynolds, Children's Ministries

Dave Reynolds, Treasurer

Debbie Hensley, Recording Secretary

Shane Endicott, at large member

Dan Lewis, at large member

Sonya Miller, at large member

Danene Vaughn, at large member

Nicole Depew, Children's Quizzing director

Making Christlike disciples is our mission


Your District Discipleship Team wants to make sure you are equipped to teach the Word of God to all ages in your missional context. You can find information and ideas online at our global ministry site A valuable option for training is found at The Discipleship Place


I want to introduce you to some of the things that are available to you and your congregation from District Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries (SDMI):


  • The Mix – Each fall we offer a teaching/training time that brings our pastors and laypeople together covering children’s ministries, women’s ministries, youth ministries and discipleship. It will be held in October 2020 in Othello, Washington. 

  • Laymen's Retreat – The laity of the district, both men and women, will gather for retreat at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, WA in the fall. Visit the Laymen's Retreat website for more information or like us on Facebook: NW District Laymen's Retreat. 

  • Adventure Camp (boys & girls) – Summer 2020

Outreach funds are available for churches under 125 to help you do something special in your community. Call Pastor Jim for details (509-534-7751).

Continue to check back here from time to time for announcements and tools to help you with ministry. You should also like us on Facebook: NW District Church of the Nazarene Discipleship Ministries.

Children's Ministry has a Facebook page as well - Kidz First. Like their page to find out what's happening.

Children's Quizzing is a vital ministry on the district. Contact Children's Quizzing director, Nicole Depew, at for more information. 

Video Library

Northwest District offers several training events throughout the year for pastors and laity. 


Many of these can be viewed on our youtube channel. Stories are added throughout the year. Click here to see what's available.

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