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Mission and Values

THE MISSION

To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

CORE VALUES

Intimacy With God

We believe that God desires an intimate relationship with each of us.  We seek to help people establish intimacy with God by teaching them to engage in spiritual practices such as praying about everything, participating in corporate and personal worship and spending time in God’s Word. We believe the Bible is the inerrant, final authority for all our teaching.

Relational Evangelism

We believe that everyone in this world matters immensely to God and should matter to us as well.  We are committed to sharing God’s message of love and forgiveness that creates a church un-churched people love to attend.  We are committed to reaching our friends and family through building personal relationships and serving our community. Since most people make faith commitments when they are young, we place a high priority on reaching children and youth, and their families.

Intentional Discipleship

We believe we all have a responsibility to pass along to others the knowledge, skills and experiences God has entrusted to us.  We encourage and train mature believers to disciple newer believers, adults to get involved in the lives of young people, and parents to disciple their children.

Grace-filled Loving Relationships

We believe that grace-filled loving relationships should permeate every aspect of the church.  Since all people are created in God’s image, we place a high priority on showing grace and love to all staff, members and attendees and providing pastoral care to all who attend Portland Community Church. To experience loving relationships, we encourage everyone to become involved in a community group, discipleship pairing or ministry team.

Strategic Service

We believe that all God’s people are called and have been gifted to serve in the world.  Service has the greatest impact when people are serving in areas of their spiritual gifts and in alignment with the mission of the church.  God’s people are called to steward their spiritual gifts, their time and their resources.  We are called to serve the community with special attention to the poor and needy.

1. Intimacy with God

We believe that God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. We seek to help people establish intimacy with God by learning to self-feed themselves from God's Word, learning to pray about everything, and placing a priority on corporate and personal worship.


2. Relational Evangelism

We believe that everyone in this world matters immensely to God and should matter to us as well. God's message of love and forgiveness in Christ is best conveyed through personal relationships.


3. Intentional Discipleship

We believe we all have a responsibility to pass along to others the knowledge, skills and experiences God has entrusted to us. We encourage and train mature believers to mentor younger believers, adults to get involved in the lives of young people, and parents to disciple their children. We place a high priority on reaching children and youth and their families.


4. Strategic Service

We believe that all God's people are called and have been gifted to serve in the world. Service has the greatest impact when people are serving in areas of their spiritual giftedness and in alignment with the mission of the church. God's people are called to steward their spiritual gifts, their time and their resources. We practice biblical principles of stewardship.


5. Grace-filled Loving Relationships

We believe that grace-filled loving relationships should permeate every aspect of the church. Since all people are created in God’s image, we place a high priority on showing grace and love to all staff, members and attendees and providing pastoral care to all who attend Portland Community Church. To experience loving relationships, we encourage everyone to become involved in a community group, discipleship pairing or ministry team.