Partnerships

3Strand exists to strengthen the local church and make disciples in the Puget Sound region.

At the core of our cooperative are three values: Covenant, Commitment, & Commission.
COVENANT
3Strand churches covenant together in solemn agreement. This covenant defines our relationship and helps to guide our shared decision-making. By covenant then, we unify around a common identity, common belief, a common mission, and a common philosophy of ministry. This commitment binds the elders of member churches together in a mutually accountable relationship characterized by loyalty, courage, respect, humility, and forgiveness.
COMMITMENT
3Strand churches work to build gospel community in and between their churches. This is an intentional effort to emphasize the existence and glory of the larger Church family outside of our own individual churches. Gospel Community is accomplished through cooperation in joint events, conferences, retreats, and other activities. Our goal is to model a mutual dependence upon on “one another” as church families in the same way we are commanded to do as individual brothers.
COMMISSION
3Strand churches go on Jesus’ mission together by developing leaders, sending missionaries, and planting churches. The membership of 3Strand, representing our respective elder boards and churches, serve as a regional team similar to what we find in the book of Acts. This team exists to affirm the local church as the initiating, commissioning, and sending authority for mission.
 

Together we are strengthening churches, developing leaders, planting churches, and caring for pastors.

​NAB Northwest exists to resource, network, and enable local churches to become disciple-making congregations to the glory of God. ​The North American Baptist Conference is a family of over 400 churches with more than 74,000 worshippers in the United States and Canada. Founded by an immigrant missionary, North American Baptists are a diverse group of believers representing many cultures and languages. You’ll find us worshipping in small rural churches, large auditoriums, schools, storefronts, and homes. In addition we have the privilege of bringing the gospel to five continents (Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and North America) through mission endeavors.

 

Our mission is to strengthen the local church by making disciples of Jesus and equipping his saints.

Cascade Bible College is a collective of churches and organizations seeking to make Evangelical Christian education and biblical training available to as many men and women in our churches as possible. As a confessional institution it is our joy to train students in the context of our Christ-centered, biblically-driven, theological distinctives. Cascade Bible College is a partnership between the North American Baptist Northwest, Sioux Falls Seminary, the 3Strand Network, and local partner churches. We believe theological training belongs in the local church.

PROJECT92 is committed to the advancement of the gospel to unreached peoples. 

Together we support, resource, and equip a team of frontline church planting pastors somewhere in India who are reaching many who have never heard the gospel before. Based of off Isaiah 9:2, The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.”