A community group is an intentional gathering of people who meet regularly. Since God designed us for relationships, we believe it is through the connections made in Portland Communities that God will help us grow. Portland Communities are small groups for men, women, marriage & family, singles, young adults, youth, Bible study, live free, and various activities. Community Groups meet consistently in locations all around the Portland area. With many groups to choose from, we believe there is a group out there for you.

Develop Community

Find support and laughter where you can feel a sense of belonging.

Grow in Your Faith

Grow in your relationship with God alongside people who resonate with same life experiences as you do.

Meet New Friends

Meaningful relationships are a result of small groups genuinely caring about one another through all seasons of life.

Portland Communities: In Homes and Online

January 23 – March 20

Welcome to Portland Communities, the small-group ministry of Portland Christian Center! Portland Communities is the best way to make great connections, study scripture, and facilitate meaningful discussion, right from your home! Each week you will be provided a special Portland Communities Discussion Guide, with key scriptures, discussion questions, and a prayer focus based upon the teaching shared that Sunday morning. As you register for a Portland Community, you will automatically receive the Communities Discussion Guide or it may be downloaded from the bottom of this page. There will even be paper copies printed and available in the church lobby each Sunday morning. It is our hope that you will develop rhythms of discipleship that draw you closer to God, inspire real questions and conversations, and help you find yourself in God’s great story!

FAQ’s

What is a small group?

Community groups are an exciting way for you to meet and connect with others at Portland Christian Center. By meeting in homes, coffee shops, the Portland Christian Center campus or wherever your group does life together, Community groups provide a relaxing environment for people to engage in meaningful relationships and grow closer to Jesus together in. Community groups are focused on relationships, growing together in your walk with God and praying for one another.

What is a typical meeting like?

Most groups include some kind of food or snack, some hang time, learning spiritual truths together and some time of prayer for each other. Some groups are more activity heavy than others but all groups have fun doing life together.

What is a typical meeting like?

Most groups include some kind of food or snack, some hang time, learning spiritual truths together and some time of prayer for each other. Some groups are more activity heavy than others but all groups have fun doing life together.

What type of study does the small group follow?

Portland Community Groups primarily use a weekly discussion guide, complete with key scriptures, discussion questions, and a prayer focus based upon the teaching shared that Sunday morning. There are also various approved curricula that groups use for specialized study. The big idea is to discuss the truth of God’s Word and apply it to our lives each week.

What about childcare?

Not every group provides childcare but of those that do, some groups incorporate childcare into the meeting location and others do so at a separate location. Talk to your group leader to find out more.

What about childcare?

Not every group provides child care but of those that do, some groups incorporate childcare into the meeting location and others do so at a separate location. Talk to your group leader to find out more.

How do I join a group?

Joining a community group is simple and done online through the Portland Christian Center group finder.

  1. Search:  Search for community group by clicking on the button below. Then click “Find a Group” and you will be redirected to a page that lists all groups.
  2. Sort and Find: Sort through your options and find a group you want to visit.
  3. Connect: Connect with the group by contacting the leader and visiting their group.