Winter Groups & Classes

We want everyone to grow in their faith and experience true transformation. This requires going beyond weekend services—to connect and participate in new ways. Whether you are a parent, senior, youth or child, we have a place for you to belong on Sundays and throughout the week!

Sunday

FaithBuilders

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Room 217-219
Faithbuilders class is about making new friends, finding encouragement and support, sharing and praying, variety in study topics, guest speakers, service projects,…and we have fun too. But most importantly, Faithbuilders is a place to go deeper in God’s Word, mature your Christian faith and draw closer to Jesus. You are invited to join us at 9:00 AM every Sunday morning–just come on in!

LifeSkills

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Room 230
Several small groups made up of adults of all ages and walks of life meet weekly for community, food, in depth scripture study and discussion.

Young Families: BECOMING US

Begins January 12, Sunday, 9:00 AM, Hospitality Room
Several small groups made up of young married couples, parents, both married and single meet weekly for hang out, food, bible teaching and discussion.

Japanese Fellowship Church

Sunday, 9:00 AM | Bible Study & Prayer Sunday, 10:30 AM | Sunday Gathering
This group welcomes anyone who speaks Japanese or is interested in a Japanese worship experience. Led weekly by Pastor Hiro Noda.

Tuesday

Women’s Small Group Bible Study

Begins January 7, Wednesdays, 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, discuss and apply godly principles to their lives. The book study is Breathe by Priscilla Shirer.

Men’s Small Group Bible Study

Begins January 7, Wednesdays, 9:15 AM, Room 217
A group of men who meet weekly for community connection, scripture discussion and application.

Wednesday

Lift: Unedited—The Hard Sayings of Jesus

Begins January 8, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Chapel
Just listen to a typical conversation these days about Jesus, and you’ll recognize there’s a lot of spinning going on. It’s quite popular in our time to de-claw the “Lion of Judah” in order to tame him to our tastes. But the real, unedited version of Jesus is altogether different. The real Biblical Jesus isn’t always what we expected. Sometimes he leaves us scratching our head. Sometimes what he says is difficult to accept. Sometimes we walk away saying, “This is a hard teaching!” But every time, Jesus speaks truth!

Men’s Small Group Bible Study

Begins January 8, Wednesdays, 7:00, Room 229
A group of men who meet weekly for community connection, scripture discussion and application.

Women’s Small Groups Bible Studies

January 8, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Hospitality Center
January 15, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM, Room 228

Join small groups of women for weekly connection, Bible study, discussion and prayer.

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Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!

Begins January 8, Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, Room 230 Becoming a Love and Logic Parent is a great class for parents in all stages. You will walk away with nine essential parenting skills that are guaranteed to work! Class includes a workbook, binder notebook, small group interaction, large group lecture and DVD presentation with Dr. Charles Fay, Jim Fay and Dr. Foster Cline.

Worship Choir Rehearsal

Begins January 8, Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Worship Arts Center
The Portland Christian Center Worship Choir is a vital instrument in the corporate worship experience and expression of our church. If you enjoy singing and want to make an impact on thousands of lives for the glory of God, the Worship Choir might be the place for you!

Friday

Encounter: Singles

Friday, 7:00 PM, Worship Arts Center A community of adult singles in their 30s and 40s who meet weekly to hang out, worship together, engage in activities, study scripture in small groups and just do life together.

Sunday

Middle School

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Activity Center This group is dedicated to reaching students, encouraging positive friendships and helping them grow in their faith. Students are encouraged to be an active servant with weekly ministries and to honor God daily with their lives.

High School

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Youth Center This is a group of high schoolers who are passionate about discovering who they are, who God is, and what this life is all about. After this learning hour, sit together with us in the Sanctuary for Sunday service.

Wednesday

Portland Youth

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Youth Center and Activity Center Students in grades 6-12 meet each week for Portland Youth gathering. It’s a gathering devoted to teenagers encountering God, making friends, growing together and making a difference. You can join us as early as 6:00 PM in choir, or in the gym for sports and hang out. At 7:00 PM, we all come together for an incredible worship.

Witness

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM, Room 221 Witness, the middle school student choir, performs throughout the year. They are also featured in Portland’s Christmas Celebration concerts every December. In June, Witness takes a five-day music/missions tour.

Priority

Wednesdays, 6:00 PM, Worship Arts Center Chapel Priority, the high school choir, performs in Sunday gathering and concerts in the community throughout the year. They are featured in Portland’s Christmas Celebration concerts. Priority takes a nine-day music/missions tour every summer.

Thursday

Skateboard Night

Thursdays, 6:00 PM, Gymnasium (Grade 1-12)
Kids and youth join us for open skateboarding night. All skill levels are welcome. Lessons offered for those who are new.

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Sunday

Preschool Sundays (3 years – Pre-K)

Sunday, 9:00 & 10:30 AM, Room 209 Age appropriate Bible stories, crafts, songs and fun play introduce Bible basics.

Junior Bible Quiz

If you want your kids to be literate in the Bible—look no further. Every week kids learn, memorize and apply scripture in a fun, meaningful way.

Bible Explorers (K-2th Grade)

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Room 203 Join us in a small group setting that allows for kids to grow in God and their friendships with each other.

Bible Basics (3-4 Grade)

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Room 205-206 Join us in a small group setting that allows for kids to grow in God and their friendships with each other.

Kids Church

Sunday, 10:30 AM, Family Center Kids Church is the main event for elementary kids in K-5th grade. Kids learn to live for Jesus through exciting praise and worship, Bible teaching, puppets, skits, games and object lessons.

“Own It” Class (5th grade)

Sunday, 9:00 AM, Room 207 In this class we take our 4th and 5th graders on a journey to discover the essential knowledge of the truths of the Bible.

Wednesday

Kids Praise Company

Wednesday, 6:00 PM, Room 217 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.

Boys & Girls Clubs

Wednesday, 7:00 PM, Rooms 217 & 200 Wing Royal Rangers and Mpact Girls clubs (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.

Preschool Club

Wednesday, 7:00 PM, Room 209 Rainbows club (3 years – Pre-K) focuses on concepts of being a helper and Bible truths along with learning how to work together and be a friend.

Thursday

Skateboard Night

Thursdays, 6:00 PM, Gymnasium (Grade 1-12)
Kids and youth join us for open skateboarding night. All skill levels are welcome. Lessons offered for those who are new.

LITTLES

Professional Nursery

When you bring your child to the professional nursery area, they will experience fun, safe and dependable childcare available during all services. We want to welcome them into a caring environment designed just for them!