Local Initiatives

The Market

Each week, we assist families in meeting their weekly grocery needs on a no-questions-asked basis here at Willamette Christian Church. Food is supplied by the Bridgeport Whole Foods market and generous donors. Email Shari Saling, Hospitality Coordinator, to schedule a pickup or with any questions.

Adoption and Foster Care

Our goal is to grow the number of fostering and adoptive parents at WCC, as well as provide teams of support and encouragement that will positively increase retention amongst those choosing to foster and/or adopt.

Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services

Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services (ARMS) is a faith-based organization that exists to serve those who have experienced domestic abuse. ARMS has a number of healing programs developed for women who have experienced domestic abuse, intervention programs for men and women who have used controlling or abusive behaviors, and a parenting program specific to addressing these problems created for children who have witnessed abuse.

Compassion Connect

Compassion Connect creates and shares models of compassionate outreach that unify The Church, locally, to serve their neighbors as an authentic expression of God’s love.

The Father’s Heart Street Ministry

The Father’s Heart Street Ministry (TFH) opens its doors every morning to the homeless in Oregon City where they rest, shower, sleep, and eat a warm meal. TFH also sends street teams of volunteers to the street delivering warmth and food during the week.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school and junior high youth levels to use the medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus.

The Contingent (formerly Portland Leadership Foundation)

Strengthening and developing leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of Portland, Oregon.

Public Safety Chaplaincy

Public Safety Chaplaincy is the organization that provides oversight to the work of Chuck Boman, chaplain for both Lake Oswego and West Linn Police Departments, as well as Lake Oswego Fire Dept. Chuck has served as a chaplain for over 25 years and holds certificates in a number of different disciplines. He is seen frequently at the scene of tragic/emergency events in our community, supporting and advising the personnel of the departments listed here.

Willamette Young Life

Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be.