2018 NW Christian Conference

Family: We Know, We Grow, We Go

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2018 NW Christian Conference

What: A Conference for disciples from Northwest US & Western Canada

Where: Spokane Convention Center

334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

When: Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29, 2018

Conference Theme/Scripture

Family: We Know, We Grow, We Go

...equipping God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Ephesians 4:12-13 NLT

Keynote Speaker

We welcome Dave and Beth Pocta from San Antonio, Texas! Dave & Beth Pocta have been married for over 25 years and have two daughters, Hannah and Madeline. They have ministered to Christians, families and teenagers for more than two decades in the USA and Africa.

Dave has served as an evangelist and teacher in the Mission Point Christian Church and has directed three Ministry Training Academies in Africa (Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Abidjan). Dave is also Founder and President of GROUNDED Resources LLC, a Christian resource providing easily accessible and usable content for Christians to deepen their relationship with God, equip their evangelism, and strengthen their families.

Dave has a Masters Degree in Bible & Ministry and a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. Recently, Dave & Beth made the decision to step out of full-time church work where they have served for 26 years. Dave is now embarking on a new journey beginning a PhD program, studying Spirituality, this fall at the Oblate School of Theology. It will require five years of full-time study. Get connected and read more about Dave Pocta at: LiveForThis.com and GetGroundedForLife.com

Booking a Hotel

* Spokane Christian Church has set up room blocks with the More Info and More Info in Spokane.

We have great news for those of you who are planning to come in to Spokane for an extra day or two before or after the conference. Our conference hotels have graciously extended the contracted rate for us!

Red Lion River Inn

The Red Lion River Inn is a quiet urban hideaway nestled along the beautiful north bank of the Spokane River. Just steps from Riverfront Park and the Centennial Trail, our guests have easy access to Gonzaga University, the Convention Center, and the INB Performing Arts Center as well as Spokane's best shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the downtown business district.
Friday, July 27, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
* Breakfast & Free Parking are included in the above rates.
Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) by Friday, July 6, 2018. Please identify yourself as member(s) of the Northwest Christian Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

Extension dates July 25 - 27

  • Standard One Bed or Two Beds $129.00

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center

In the heart of downtown, the More Info by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center puts you right in the middle of the action. Connected by sky bridge to the Spokane Convention Center, this stylish, comfortable hotel is within walking distance of a vibrant district of shops and restaurants.
Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling 1-800-222-TREE or (509) 455-9600 by Wednesday, June 26, 2018. Please identify yourself as member(s) of the Northwest Christian Conference. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
Extension dates July 25 - 31

  • Traditional Guestroom - One (1) King Bed $119.00
  • Traditional Guestroom - Two (2) l Queen Beds $129.00
  • Riverview Guestroom - One (1) King Bed $135.00
  • Riverview Guestroom - Two (2) Queen Beds $145.00

Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park

Explore Spokane as a local. Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park, located on the banks of the Spokane River, is your key to downtown Spokane. Our guest rooms and suites lie steps away from Riverfront Park and local attractions like the Spokane Convention Center and some of the city's best restaurants and cafes. We have all the features you need, like complimentary Wi-Fi and craft amenities. Curiosity is the only compass you will need.
* Spokane Christian Church has set up room blocks
exclusively for conference leadership with Hotel RL
** Of course rooms are still available for everyone, but we ask that if you are not part of the leadership please do not request a room from the group blocked rooms. Thank you.
Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466). All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

Extension pre-dates July 24 & 25, post-dates July 30 & 31

  • Standard Queen: $129/$129/$139/$149
  • Standard Two Queen: $129/$129/$139/$149

Airbnb and VRBO

There are several Airbnb and VRBO type options available in Spokane.
Suggested areas to look in are: South Hill, Browne’s Addition, & Gonzaga University. These are all less than a 15-minute drive into downtown Spokane where the Convention Center is located. If you don’t mind driving a bit further, there are additional options in the Audubon Park Area along with many other areas.
Audubon Park, South Hill & Browne’s Addition are all beautiful picturesque areas full of large pine trees and beautifully restored craftsman and Victorian style homes. The Gonzaga area is beautiful as well.
Check out the following sites for availability:

Fun Things To Do Around Spokane

Mobius Children's Museum

Hands-on science & art exhibits, camps & classes for younger children next to the Science Center.

Mobius Science Center

Creating innovative experiences that equip and inspire creative problem solvers of all ages.

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is a public park in downtown Spokane, Washington. The 100 acre park is located along the Spokane River containing the upper Spokane Falls and just upstream from the lower falls. It was created for Expo '74, a World's Fair event. The park is well known for the Riverfront Park Carousel, clock tower, skyride over the falls, a small amusement park for kids, a skating rink during the winter months, and the Spokane River Centennial Trail which passes through it.

Spokane Public Library

Special features: Museum quality gallery, Children’s wing, Gates computer lab, Skywalk connection to shopping and restaurants

Looff Carrousel

The Riverfront Park Carrousel, also known as the Looff Carrousel and the Natatorium Park carousel, is a carrousel in Spokane, Washington, built in 1909 by Charles I. D. Looff, The carousel contains 54 horses, 1 giraffe, 1 tiger, 1 goat and 2 chariots, all hand carved by Looff himself. It also has a ring dispenser that allows the outside riders to grab a ring during each pass and then toss the ring at a clown with a hole for his mouth. If the rider is successful in capturing the brass ring, he or she can turn it in to win a free ride on the carousel.

Today at Apple

Apple Store - River Park Square Introduction to Technology on Apple devices. Discover inspiring programs happening every day at Apple: Music Lab, Photo & Video, Art & Design, Coding, Business, Kids & Parents, Teachers, and more. Free programs for kids and adults. Sign up through Apple ID.


Rec Pools, Lap Pools, Warm Water Pools, Kids Play Structure Family Activity Center Interactive Xbox 360 KinectTM – active games to River Surf and Dance as much as you want with the instructional dance pad system. Ping Pong table board games

Whiz Kids

Whiz Kids is an independent, locally-owned toy store that ensures you have a comfortable shopping environment and emphasizes a high standard of customer service.

AMC 20 Theaters with IMAX

You’re going to love the new AMC® River Park Square 20! Recliners are not available in the IMAX theatre. Get tickets and find showtimes at the box office, or amctheatres.com.

Polka Dot Pottery

Polka Dot Pottery – where you can paint your own pottery – offers an environment that takes you out of your daily grind and inspires you to get creative. Pulling together trained happy staff, a huge selection of pottery shapes and fantastic colors culminates in a great experience for our customers.

Silverwood Theme Park

You can now purchase advance tickets to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park at a special discounted rate!
Use promo code: 2018NWCC
NW CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE DISCOUNT TICKET Valid one day only: July 26 thru July 30, 2018 - Enjoy unlimited use of all rides, shows and attractions in Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park. (See schedule for hours of operation)
Our promo code is: 2018NWCC
General – $37 ea. Ages: 8-64
Child – $21 ea. Ages: 3-7
Senior – $21 ea. Ages: 65+ Don't forget to use promo code: 2018NWCC

Conference Schedule

*Church Leadership Only

3:00 PM
Church Leadership arrival & hotel check-in – Hotel RL
5:00 PM
Early Conference Check-in/Registration for Church Leadership – Hotel RL
6:00 PM
Dinner & Fellowship for Church Leadership – location TBD
9:00AM – 3:00PM
Church Leadership Meeting – Hotel RL
5:00 PM
Conference Check-in/Registration – Spokane Convention Center
7:00 PM
Conference Kick-off Worship Service - children's ministry / child care provided
8:00 AM
Conference Check-in/Registration for those who did not make it Friday night
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Breakout Classes – Spokane Convention Center
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Breakout Classes – Spokane Convention Center
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Lunch Break and Tentative Teen Event – TBD
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Breakout Classes – Spokane Convention Center
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Breakout Classes – Spokane Convention Center
4:00 PM
classes complete for Saturday/Dinner Break/evening activities – downtown Spokane
Singles & Campus Mixer – Spokane Convention Center Roof Deck
10:00 AM
Worship Service – children's ministry / child care provided
12:00 PM
Close approx 12PM