People from all different walks of life and different parts of the world continue to move into America’s urban areas. Increasingly, to “go to the ends of the world” means going deep into the heart of city. Each American city has a unique identity. We believe that Portland’s unique identity aligns well with many of the values, ideals, and teachings found in the gospel. While Portland remains largely “un-churched,” the heart of the gospel is not too far a reach for Portlanders. We believe that through serving the needs of others, building relationships, and sharing life with Portlanders, we will effectively build the church and share the gospel. We seek to holistically live each day in the way of Christ. By doing so, we hope to be a visible creative expression of the Kingdom of God in Portland.