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Common Ground believes that faith communities and nonprofit groups provide valuable but unheralded services to every neighborhood in every small town and city. These faith communities and nonprofits are often under funded, using grants and contributions to survive year to year. They rely on volunteers and members to manage their affairs, and frequently these volunteers are unprepared for the magnitude of the assignment. We believe these groups deserve quality assistance through consulting relationships just like the for-profit sector. Common Ground fills that need by providing quality consultative services to a most valued sector of our communities.


Consultation to Clergy is a pastoral care service of the North West District of LCMS and the Alaska, Eastern Washington-Idaho, Northwest Washington, Southwestern Washington and Oregon Synods of the ELCA.  

Click here to read a brief bio for Philip Streufert, STM, Director of Consultation to Clergy.


The Center for Organizational Reform (COR) is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization based in Spokane, Washington that supports those who lead and serve others. COR's purpose is to create holding environments for individuals and groups who struggle with the challenges of sustaining healthier lives and social systems cultures amid increasing complexity in our world. Further, COR teaches and supports others in learning to create and nurture such holding environments in the systems that matter deeply to them.


The mission of the Grünewald Guild, an ecumenical Christian community, is to promote and encourage creativity within individuals and congregations in response to the mystery of creation through the exploration of art & faith.  The Guild welcomes all as artists, from the hopeful to the accomplished, to encourage the exploration of the depth and breadth of one’s essential beliefs and dynamic purpose through a wide variety of art. Classes, seminars and retreat space are offered year-round in the beautiful eastern Cascades near Leavenworth.  For more information, visit our website at or contact us at (509) 763-3693 or


Lay Staff Association promotes individual development for non-clergy staff.  We provide opportunities for education, inspiration, training, and networking for mutual support to our members.  In the early part of each year we hold a 3-day conference to provide you with opportunities to learn and laugh, sing and pray, grow in faith and connect with others working in similar ministries.  Your own spiritual growth as well as the ministry of your church or agency will be enhanced by your participation in this event. Check us out on Facebook