Spring Season | April 14–May 24

This spring, whether you are a parent, senior, youth or child—we have a place for you to belong at Portland Christian Center. We want you to enjoy every opportunity to grow in your faith as we Love God, Present Hope, and Develop People…together!

All Church Highlights

Starting Point

Week 1–4 | Sundays at PCC
Starting Point is your next step in getting to know Portland Christian Center.  Week one begins with our Pizza with the Pastors meet and greet, and the next two weeks are our Essentials and Discovery classes for those new to PCC and/or new to faith in Jesus. We also offer a Baptism class and a water baptism opportunity on the fourth Sunday of every month for those wanting to take the next step in their walk with the Lord.

To learn more about Starting Point, contact Pastor Paul Lewandowski. For baptism registration, please use the link below.

Better Together (B2G)

Wednesday Nights | April 19–May 24

There’s something for everyone on Wednesday nights! From kids to youth to adults—we have a place for you to grow, love God, find hope, and develop in your relationship with God and each other…because we are better together!

  • Junior Bible Quiz | 6:15-7:00 PM | Check in at the lobby desk
  • Early Childhood (birth-preschool) | 7:00 PM | Check in at the lobby desk
  • Rangers & Girls Ministries | 7:00-8:15 PM | Check in at the lobby desk
  • Kids Worship | 8:15-8:30 PM | Check in at the lobby desk
  • PDX YTH: MS | 7:00 PM | Activity Center
  • PDX YTH: HS | 7:00 PM | Youth Center
  • B2G: Deep Dive, The Me I Want To Be | 7:00 PM | Chapel
  • B2G: Men’s Bible StudyTen Men of the Bible | 7:00 PM | Room 230
  • B2G: Sisterhood Bible StudyVictory in Your Temple | 7:00 PM | Worship Arts Center

Sisterhood Spring Social

Saturday, May 13 | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Gym
Join us as we spend the morning honoring all women… so bring your gal pals, mama, sister, grandma, or neighbor as we take time to honor all the special women in our lives. Registration is encouraged and only $15 for brunch and a little Sisterhood gift. Pastor Miel will be sharing a special message so you won’t want to miss it! 

Man Camp

May 19–21 | Rock Creek Reservoir

If you want a fun-filled weekend of adventure and fellowship, sign up now for Man Camp. You can expect canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, hiking, campfires, good eats, worship, biblical teaching, and much more! This is an ALL-MEN event! So bring your friends, neighbors, the Bro, and your sons. Man Camp will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Early Bird cost is $45 and ends April 16 with late registration at $55. All campers over 16 need a Background Check Authorization and registration for all ages is required.

The Me I Was Designed To Be

Sundays | 10:30 AM Main Gathering | Sanctuary and Online

All of us end up somewhere, but not everyone ends up somewhere on purpose.” – Craig Groeschel 

God has a plan for us, a wonderful plan that involves us experiencing a flourishing abundant life in Him. If that’s true, why do so many people, including Christians find themselves living a life that isn’t flourishing?

Over this four week series, we will discuss what it looks like to flourish in the kingdom of God. As you will discover, “the ME” is actually becoming who God has designed you to be. 

Romans: Teaching Series

Sundays, Begins May 21 | 10:30 AM Worship Gathering

Romans is a letter about the Gospel—the Good News for all who hear and receive.

No matter who you are… the Gospel is the Good News that has the power to redeem your story, for all who believe and receive, by faith, Jesus Christ as their savior, Lord, and the son of God. This upcoming series will encourage you that no matter how far you think you have gone astray, there is hope. 

Highlights & Happenings

April 14–May 24

Faith Builders

Sundays | 9:00 AM | Chapel

Faith Builders is a discipleship class for adults of all ages. Come make new friends, find encouragement and support, experience a variety of study topics, guest speakers, service projects, sharing, praying—and we have fun too! Most importantly, Faith Builders is a place to grow deeper in God’s Word and mature your Christian faith. 

Our current study, All In, a four-session video-based Bible study by Mark Batterson, is a call to complete consecration. If Jesus is not Lord of all, then He is not Lord at all. It’s all or nothing. Then, beginning May 14, we will have a series of special guest speakers every week through June 25.
All ages are welcome.

PDX Couples

Sundays | 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

Sundays | 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.

Intercessory Prayer

Sundays | 9:30–10:00 AM | Sanctuary
We believe that a prayerless church is a powerless church, so we have strategically built in time to pray each week as a church body. You are invited to join us for a time of intercession every Sunday morning. 

Financial Peace University

Starts April 23 | 9:00 AM | Rooms 217-219
This series can change everything—your money, your story, your life. Learn God’s way of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s, Financial Peace University. Your membership cost of $75 will be the best investment you’ll ever make! Join us for an amazing nine-week Money Makeover and membership that includes the following: Financial Peace University access code (12 months of access, delivered digitally), Member Workbook (PDF), and the premium version of EveryDollar (three months of access). 

Young Adults Co-ed Group

Tuesdays | 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 (18-29) 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.

Senior Adults: Gospel Sing

Friday, April 14 | 6:30 PM | Chapel

Senior Adults come and enjoy a night of fellowship along with a Gospel Sing accompanied by Dave McElhern.

Senior Adults: Technical Workshop

Thursday, May 18 | 9:00-11:00 AM | Chapel

Come and learn at our Technical Workshop with Pastor Jon Haarstad and Media and IT Manager Tyler Bernheisel. You will learn basic computer skills, how to navigate social media, scam avoidance, and much more. This workshop is geared to novice as well as experienced users. Please bring your questions and sign up for this free workshop.

Encounter: Friday Nights

1st & 3rd Fridays | Encounter Live | PCC Chapel
2nd, 4th, & 5th Fridays | Encounter Zoom | Online
Encounter: Singles group is for adults in their 30s and 40s who are looking for community. We know that meeting in person is important for staying healthy and grounded. On Encounter Live nights, we meet at the church to have live worship, a message, and time to hang out afterward. These nights may include game time and karaoke, or just good-quality conversations.
Our Friday night Zoom events are a great way to connect contact free. We have worship, discussions, and small group meetings on these nights. Whether you are out of town or unable to meet in person, this is a way to stay connected and go deeper in discussion with friends. Our small groups take time to digest the message given that night and pray for each other’s needs. If you need the Zoom link, contact Pastor Rod at rrider@pcctoday.com. We look forward to you joining in!

Encounter: Singles Wildlife Safari

Saturday, April 29 | 9:00 AM | Winston, OR

Lions and tigers and bears…oh my! Get ahold of your wild side and join us for a unique, drive-through zoo experience.  You can purchase your Wildlife Safari tickets online at wildlifesafari.net. For ride details and more information, register below.

Encounter: Car Hike

Saturday, May 27 | 10:00 PM | Portland, OR
The car hike was awesome, and it is back again! Grab a few friends as we race around a nearby city for a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt competition–all while upholding the law. We’ll gather at the church at 10:00 AM and take off from there.

Sisterhood: Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesdays, Starting April 18 | 9:00 AM | Chapel
9:00–9:30 AM | Coffee + Connect
9:30 AM | Bible Study

We will be launching our new study: Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere. This will be a six-week series and a fun little snippet for you… If you haven’t had a chance to experience Lisa’s teaching, she’s dynamic, relatable, and transparent, and will challenge us as women to find purpose in life and use it to change the world. The image of a lioness was chosen to illustrate the courage, power, strength, and fearless life we are capable of living. It won’t be the same without you!

*Childcare is available for birth – pre-K

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, May 6 | 9:00 AM | Family Center
Men’s Breakfast is an excellent opportunity to hear great teaching eat great food, fellowship with other men of the same faith, invite a friend, or bond with your son. We hope to see you there. The cost is $5.00

Young Adults: Arcade Lunch

Sunday, April 23 | Noon | Big Al’s
Young Adults game event at Big Al’s! Join us for lunch, games, and hang-out. We will meet there for lunch, then come or go as you desire!

Young Adults: Game Night

Friday, May 5 | 6:00 PM | Bernheisel’s
Have fun on Cinco De Mayo!  Come play some games, or just hang out for tacos with at the home of Rick and Sherri Bernheisel.

Highlights & Happenings

April 14–May 24

PDX YTH Sunday Discipleship Class

High School | 9:00 AM | Youth Center
Middle School | 9:00 AM | Activity Center
Join other students as we dig into the Bible and discuss what and how to be disciples of Jesus. Students, make sure to bring your Bibles!


Wednesdays | 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.

PDX YTH Sunday Lunch

Sundays, April 23 & May 21 | 12:00 PM | Youth Center
Come have lunch with us! All High School and Middle School age students are welcome to join for some tasty food, fun, and fellowship. Just head on down to the Youth Center directly after the Worship Gathering… it won’t be the same without you!

 PDX YTH Overnighter

April 14–15 | 8:00 PM–7:30 AM | PCC & Defy
Join PDX YTH off-campus at Defy Amusement Center and then come back to PCC for more fun activities! For more information and registration, contact Pastor Jason at jmeleen@pcctoday.com.

Fine Arts Fair

Wednesday, April 26 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

If you are wanting to discover or continue to get better at keyboard, acoustic or electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion, vocals, sound, lyrics, or video, we are here to encourage you to grow and discover! This is a great time to meet teachers and mentors, explore new opportunities to serve, and/or learn a new instrument. Please mark your calendars! For more information, contact Pastor Krystelle at kbean@pcctoday.com.

Highlights & Happenings

April 14–May 24

Sunday at Portland Kids

9:00 AM | Discipleship Hour | Check in at the lobby desk
10:30 AM | Kids Church | Check in at the lobby desk

We are passionate about presenting deep Biblical truth in fun and creative ways kids will love! On Sunday mornings, your kids will have a blast making new friends and learning God’s Word from funny skits, exciting games and amazing Bible teaching. With a dynamic mixture of large group and small group times, every Sunday morning is packed with fun interaction and personal connections, creating an atmosphere where your kids can experience God in a way they never will forget.

“Own It” Class (5th grade)

Sundays | 9:00 AM | Room 208 
In this class, teachers Anita and Bob Vinje take take 5th graders on a journey to discover the essential knowledge of the truths of the Bible. They will begin their morning in kids church and then be dismissed for their very “own” class, preparing them emotionally and spiritually for the journey of middle school.

Early Childhood (Birth – Pre-K)

Sundays | 9:00 & 10:30 AM | Nursery
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.

Child Dedication Sunday

Sunday, May 14 | During the 10:30 AM Worship Gathering
A Child Dedication service is an opportunity for you as parents to publicly declare your intent to raise your child in a way that honors God and also give the child the opportunity to eventually have a personal relationship with Jesus. It’s also a time for family, friends, and the church body here at Portland Christian Center to say we will partner with you, and speak life, love and lots of Jesus into your growing family.

Portland Kids

Wednesdays | April 19–May 24 | Check in at the lobby desk
Our purpose is to disciple, develop Godly friendships, and discover our gifts. 

• 6:15-7:00 PM: Jr. Bible Quiz

• 7:00-8:15 PM: Rangers & Girls Ministries — we will have a time of Bible Basics, a hands-on Bible project, snack and small group time.

• 8:15-8:30 PM: Kids Worship — elementary kids K-5 grade will be meeting in the Family Center for corporate praise and worship with Director Kaeluree Nelson.

Early Childhood (Birth – Pre-K)

Wednesdays | 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.