Winter 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!
Portland Community Groups
January 23–March 13
One of the ways to grow deeper in your relationship with Christ is through Portland Community Groups. These weekly discipleship groups meet all over the city at various times and days. The groups are designed to strengthen your faith in Christ, build relationships with other believers (Mark 12:30-31), and have a place to share in a safe environment. Through our Community Groups, you will meet each week in person or online to discuss and apply what you have learned from our current preaching series. It is our hope that you will develop a disciplined 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!
Week of Prayer & Fasting
Join us as we commit our plans and dreams for the New Year to the Lord through a week of prayer and fasting here at Portland Christian Center. Let’s agree together for our families, our church, and our world that God’s favor would be poured out as we lift Him up in 2022! We will have a daily prayer guide available as we pray together on January 3-9. Then, join us Sunday evening, January 9, 6:00 PM for an evening of Prayer and Worship!
Night of Prayer & Worship
January 9, 6:00 PM
Join us Sunday, January 6:00 PM, as we kick off the new year with a time of focused prayer and worship. In addition to a time of worship, we will be praying for our church, our city, nation and world. Thank you for joining us for this important night as we commit this new year to the Lord’s purposes.
College & Young Adults – Sledding Day!
Saturday, January 15, 7:00 AM, Off Campus
Come in warm clothes as we head to the snow in the mountains! We will have popup tents, sleds, a campfire, and lunch on the mountain. There will be opportunities to adventure on the hill on sleds or just hang out by the fire and drink hot cocoa! A little something for everyone to adventure out of the city!
We can meet at the church at 7:00 AM to car pool or meet us at White River Sno Park, OR-35, Mt Hood, OR 97041
Encounter – Snow Shoeing Trip
Saturday, January 22, 10:00 AM, Off Campus
Encounter’s most popular winter outdoor event! We will be snowshoeing through the woods in the Mount Hood Forest. Stay tuned for more information. Location TBD due to weather conditions.
Sunday, 9:00 AM, Chapel
We are a community group designed to make new friends and to grow in faith. The class is open to adults of all ages in the spirit of Romans 14:19 “So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.” Join us every Sunday for coffee and fellowship at 9:00 AM followed by biblically-based instruction and learning at 9:30 AM.
Japanese Fellowship Church
Sunday, 11:00 AM for Sunday Gathering
Experiencing 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.
College & Young Adult: Food & Fellowship
First Sunday of every month, 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. The first Sunday of every month we meet for lunch after second service. Come join us for some laughs, spontaneous discussions and sample the cuisine of the city. If you are watching online, look for the group text for where we are going that day!
Women’s Bible Study
Begins January 11, 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, discuss and apply godly principles to their lives. The book study is “Encountering God” by Kelly Minter and will be for eight weeks.
College Co-ed Group
Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Hospitality Center
A co-ed group focusing on high school graduates – college-age, looking to grow in their faith, build strong friendships, and develop as leaders within the group.
Growing Strong–Discipleship Training
Wednesday, January 5–March 16, 7:00 PM, Room 229 & 230
Growing Strong—Discipleship Training is a 11-week discipleship class for everyone who wants to be a trained disciple maker – from new believers to mature believers. Jesus calls every one of us to make disciples in our path towards spiritual growth (Matt. 28:19). Where ever you are on your faith journey, your next step is growing strong and helping others grow strong too! We use Navigators’ 2:7 Series Book 1: “Growing Strong in God’s Family”. Come, be part of our mission to build a core team of trained disciple makers!
Friday, 7:00 PM, Chapel
Encounter Singles group is for 30s and 40s looking for community. 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. We also know that meeting in person is important for staying healthy and grounded. Twice a month we meet at the church to have live worship, a message, and time to hang out afterwards. The last Friday of the month we add a potluck-style dinner. Check out our weekly emails for food signups and more information! Not receiving our emails? Contact our department to subscribe!
Over 18 Skate Morning
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM, Gymnasium
Many have asked for it and it’s finally here: 18 and older skaters are welcome to a mellow session, coffee & community. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month through the Winter and into Spring.
All Youth Winter Camp
Friday, January 28 – Sunday, January 30
It’s time for Winter Camp! Camp speaker Micah McDonald is returning for another amazing camp along with worship by The New Divide. Limited availability! Register today to secure your spot.
Cost: $210 or $40 deposit (with the remaining balance due January 16)
Please contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org for the sibling discount code.
High School & Middle School Friends Night
Last Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM
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.
High School Discipleship Class:
Sunday, 9:00 AM, January 9–March 20, Youth Center
We are kicking off our high school discipleship class with the Navigators’ 2:7 Series Book 1: “Growing Strong in God’s Family”, an 11-week course based on the Scripture reference Colossians 2:7—the state of the Apostle Paul to a New Testament church: “Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” We are incredibly excited to be able to offer this course! Registration is open until January 16. The cost is $15.
Middle School Discipleship Class
Sunday, 9:00 AM, January 9–March 20, Activity Center
Our middle school discipleship class will begin a study on the book of Philippians. Cost is $5.
Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Middle School | Activity Center
High School | Youth Center
Students, grades 6-12, meet each week for the PDX YTH gathering. It’s a time devoted to teenagers encountering God, making friends, growing together, and making a difference. You can join us at early as 6:00 PM in the Gym for sports and hang out.
Friday, 6:00 PM, Gymnasium
Join us 6:00-8:00 PM for Open Skate – this is for Middle School and High School students. We have loaner boards and helmets available. In our gym, we have a variety of indoor skate ramps and obstacles.
Pee Wee Skate Time
Beginning Feb 5, every month on the first Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM, Gymnasium
Join us 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for Open Skate – this is for Elementary students and beginning skaters. We have loaner boards and helmets available. In our gym, we have a variety of indoor skate ramps and obstacles.
Family Pinewood Derby
Saturday, February 5, 9:00 AM
Start revving those engines and getting those legos ready for a day of family fun on February 5 as the Family LEGO Pinewood Derby is back by popular demand! This is an event for the whole family — boys, girls, grown-ups — everyone is invited to create and participate! You can grab additional details and register below.
Sunday, 9:00 & 11:00 AM, Rooms 217 & 200
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 will check in their children in the main lobby before the kids go downstairs to the Family Center.
“Own It” Class (5th grade)
Sunday, 11:00 AM
In this class teachers, Anita & Bob Vinje, take take our 5th graders on a journey to discover the essential knowledge of the truths of the Bible. They will begin their morning in the kids church and will be dismissed during a portion for their very own class preparing them emotionally and spiritually for middle school.
Early Childhood (Birth – Pre-K)
Sunday, 9:00 & 11:00 AM
Age appropriate Bible stories, crafts, songs and fun play introduce Bible basics.
Wednesday, 6:00 PM
Junior Bible Quiz consists of K-5th grade learning 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 Bible 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.
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!