Spring Groups & Classes

We want everyone to grow in their faith and experience true transformation. This requires going beyond weekend gatherings—to connect and participate in new ways. Whether you are a parent, senior, youth or child, we have a place for you to belong at Portland Christian Center!

Highlights

Portland Communities

Small Groups | April 3–May 29
One of the ways to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ is through Portland Communities. These weekly groups meet all over the city at various times and days. The groups are designed to strengthen your faith in Christ through discipleship, build relationships with others, and have a place to share in a safe environment. It is our hope that you will develop a lifestyle of discipleship that draws you closer to God, inspires authentic questions and conversations, and helps you find yourself in the identity of Christ. We are sure you will find a group that encourages, inspires, and challenges you to authenticity!

Missions Summit

Sunday, May 22 | 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
As a church passionate about missions, we bring Jesus across the street and around the world. On Sunday, May 22 we will showcase the missionaries and ministries Portland Christian Center proudly supports. Come browse the variety of missions projects displayed in the lobby and missionary presentations starting at 9:00 AM. Then, join us for our Sunday worship gathering at 10:30 AM with Missions Summit guest speaker, Pastor Boyd Powers. 

 

Man Camp

May 13–15 | Rock Creek Reservoir
Adventure is calling! Join us May 13–15 for Man Camp (formerly our PCC Guys Camporee). It will be a fun-filled weekend of adventure and fellowship at Rock Creek Reservoir including canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, hiking, campfire time, good eats, and much more! Open to boys (with guardian in attendance) and men of all ages. To carpool, meet at PCC at 4:00 PM on Friday or plan to meet at Rock Creek Reservoir any time after 4:00 PM. Spots are limited, so register by May 1, 2022. Cost: $50 

Sunday

Faith Builders

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Chapel
We are a community group designed to create new friendships and to grow in our faith. The class is open to adults of all ages and keeps our focus on the spirit of Romans 14:19, “So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.”

Young Marrieds

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Room 230
Congratulations! We are excited for you as a young couple, newly engaged or married! You are welcome to come and meet other young couples who are just starting their journey together too. Join Mike and Missy Jones for a marriage series designed to help you learn practical ways to honor God’s plan in your relationship.

Japanese Fellowship Church

Sunday | 10:30 AM | Room 228
Experience the love and grace of God in Japanese! Join Pastor Hiro Noda and the Japanese Fellowship Church at Portland Christian Center for an all-Japanese worship service! Japanese Fellowship Church welcomes anyone who knows Japanese or is interested in Japanese worship and Bible experience. Our children and youth integrate into our services and are also welcome at any of the ministries at Portland Christian Center.

Tuesday

Women’s Bible Study

Tuesday | 9:15 AM | Chapel
Several small groups of adult women of all ages and walks of life gather weekly to enjoy life together, engage in biblical study, and discuss and apply godly principles to our lives. Currently, we are going through, He’s Where the Joy Is: Getting to Know the Captivating God of the Trinity, by Tara-Leigh Cobble. Registration is encouraged.

College Co-ed Group

Tuesday | 7:00 PM | Hospitality Center
Are you out of high school and looking for what’s next? If so, come and meet other post high school through college-age adults who are looking to grow in their faith as well. This co-ed group, led by Rick and Sherri Bernheisel, has a lot of fun building strong friendships, learning about the Christian faith, and how to develop in personal leadership.

Wednesday

Open Prayer Gathering

Wednesday | 7:00 PM | Chapel
Join us Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM in the Chapel for a time of prayer for our church and families. A focused list of prayer needs will be available for you in addition to an opportunity for you to share your own personal prayer needs. This prayer list is also woven throughout our Portland Communities, as well as available on our website.

If you would like to share a prayer request throughout the week, visit our online prayer wall at pcctoday.com/prayerwall.

Friday

Encounter: Singles

Friday | 7:00 PM | Chapel
We are a community group of 30s and 40s committed to growing in Christ and growing together. We do this by studying God’s Word and applying it through practical means including small groups, service projects, and serving the needs of others. Our group is also committed to having fun! There are many game nights, scheduled and impromptu events throughout the year as we get to know each other! We strive to provide a safe environment where we are loved and challenged to grow—equally, using both truth and grace. We want to help you to thrive and fulfill God’s purposes in your life.

College & Young Adults Events

Beach Day

Saturday, June 11 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Do you like s’mores? The college and young adults crew will be enjoying a fun-filled day at Cannon Beach with a s’more filled evening! Check in with Pastor Rick Bernheisel at rbernheisel@pcctoday.com for more details.

Food & Fellowship & Hike

Sunday, May 1 | 12:00 PM | Off Campus
Food and Fellowship is a monthly event for our college and young adults (post-high school to 29). This is a great way to get to know our leaders, meet new people, or just come hang out with existing friends. Come join us 12:00-6:00 PM while we share some laughs, spontaneous discussions, and get to sample the cuisine of the city. Check in with Pastor Rick Bernheisel at rbernheisel@pcctoday.com for more details.

Young Adults Worship Night

Sunday, June 12 | 6:00 PM | Youth Center
We will be cranking up the worship music and praising the Lord together! Check in with Pastor Rick Bernheisel at rbernheisel@pcctoday.com for more details.

Sunday

PDX YTH Discipleship Class

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Activity Center

All youth are welcome as we go through the Book of John. Feel free to invite your friends and family to attend this class with you.

High School Discipleship Class:
Deepening Your Roots

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Youth Center

Open to high school students who have completed Navigators’ 2:7 Series Book 1: Growing Strong in God’s Family.
This discipleship training is the second book of our Navigators’ 2:7 Series building on the work accomplished in the first book. Learn ways to deepen your personal Christian life, examine approaches for sharing your faith, and find fresh ways to experience an extended time alone with God.

Wednesday

PDX YTH

Wednesday | 7:00 PM | Youth Center

Students, grades 6-12, come and meet each week for the PDX YTH gathering. It’s a time devoted to you, our teenagers where you can encounter God, make friends, grow together, and make a difference in the world. You can join us as early as 6:00 PM in the Gym for sports or just come to hang out.

Events

Speed-the-Light Basketball Tournament

Saturday, April 30 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | PCC Gym
PCC is teaming together with Portland-area churches to support Speed-the-Light! Invite your friends and family! 3 vs 3 HS bracket and MS Bracket. Build your own team or we will do our best to form a team if you can’t find other teammates. The winning team gets a prize.

$18 entry fee
$8 spectator fee
$5 add lunch (2 slices of pizza, chips, and drink)

PDX YTH Friends Night

Last Wednesday of the month | 7:00 PM | Youth Center
Friends Night is the last Wednesday night of each month. It was created to invite your friends and allow them to get familiar with the church in an easy-going, fun environment and get to know the other students. It will also help all the students to connect and build relationships. It will be a night full of games and other fun ideas, but more importantly, great friendships made.

Sunday

Kids Church

Sunday | 10:30 AM | Family Center
Sunday mornings, Portland Kids is the main event for elementary kids in K-5th grade. Kids learn to live for Jesus through exciting praise and worship, Bible teaching, skits, games, and object lessons. Families, check in your children in the main lobby before the service while your kids head downstairs to the Family Center.

“Own It” Class (5th grade)

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Room 217
In this class, teachers Anita and Bob Vinje take 5th graders on a journey to discover essential knowledge of the truths of the Bible for a solid foundation. They will begin their morning in Kids Church and then be dismissed to attend their very “own” class, preparing them emotionally and spiritually for the upcoming journey of middle school.

Portland Kids Discipleship (K – 4th grade)

Sunday | 9:00 AM | Family Center
Portland Kids is digging deeper into God’s word every Sunday through an interactive session with video, song, worship and a fun way to understand God’s truth. Come check it out!

Early Childhood (Birth – Pre-K)

Sunday | 9:00 & 10:30 AM
You can know that your littles are receiving age appropriate Bible Bible basics they can build on. They will also enjoy stories, crafts, songs and fun play while you enjoy your Sunday morning.

Wednesday

JBQ

Wednesday | 6:00 PM 
Junior Bible Quiz consists of K-5th graders who learn the Bible together through games and competitions. If you want your kids to have a blast learning the Bible, JBQ is the go-to resource for helping kids learn God’s word and building a faith that lasts a lifetime.

Kids Praise Company

Wednesday | 7:00 PM | Family Center
This top-quality kids choir for K-5th grade is more than just singing! Kids get a musical education, have tons of fun together, and perform God-honoring musicals and concerts for our community. Starting the evening with worship is the perfect start to “Wednesday Kids”.

Early Childhood (Birth – Pre-K)

Wednesday | 7:00 PM
Early Childhood focuses on concepts of being a helper and teaching biblical truths along with learning how to work together and be a friend in age appropriate rooms from littles to pre-school.

Boys & Girls Clubs

Wednesday | 7:15 PM
Royal Rangers and our Girls Club (K-5th) encourage kids in their journey to become who God created them to be. Friendships are built as they earn awards, learn valuable life-skills and grow closer to Jesus.