Summer Community 2018
This summer for Women’s Community we are offering four different series for you to jump into. We encourage you to join the group that God is calling you to grow with this summer.
Finding Your PLACE in Life and Ministry
Wednesdays from 7pm-9pm at a leader’s home in West Linn
$20 | This four week class begins July 11
PLACE is a four week course exploring how God uniquely made you, facilitating insight into how he equips you to do the good he created you to do. It fosters better awareness of who you are in Christ and where God is leading you. The PLACE process guides you through: Personality Discovery, Learning Spiritual Gifts, Abilities Awareness (effective environments), Connecting Passion with Ministry, and Experiences in Life.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
Solitude, Contemplation, and Listening in Creation
Last Saturday of the month in June, July, and August
Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop’s Close – 11800 SW Military Ln. Portland, OR 97219
Saturday June 30th 9am-11:30am
Saturday July 28th 9am-11:30am
Saturday August 25th 9am-11:30am
Free of charge — please register so the team knows you’ll be joining.
A Listening Morning is a time to practice extended solitude, contemplation, and listening as we set aside time to sit with God and enjoy his presence in creation. We will gather together for a few instructions, and then be released to spend time with God through a guided prayer curriculum. At the end we will commune again to share our experiences. Our hope is that we will experience the joy that comes as we accept Jesus’ invitation to be still and know, to come away and rest, and to find our strength in the quiet of his presence.
Creative Prayer Journaling Workshops
Hosted at Willamette
Thursdays this Summer
Thursday, June 28th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, July 19th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, August 16th 6:30pm-8:30pm
$20 for supplies
Creative prayer journaling is a practice that combines prayer with creative expression. Using different mediums and methods, you will learn and experience new ways of engaging with God in this 3-session series. No need for artistic abilities! Come to all three or just one.
Made to Crave
According to bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst, craving isn’t a bad thing, but we must realize God created us to crave so we’d ultimately desire more of Him in our lives. Many of us have misplaced that craving, overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. Made to Crave is a 7 week study designed to equip those who struggle with unhealthy eating habits to find freedom and restored health.
Deepen your understanding and love for Jesus.
Spring session is over but we encourage you to keep deepening relationships with God & others in community. If you’re looking to learn more about the foundations of our faith check out the resources below. Stay tuned for summer and fall 2018 info!
The Bible Project: Visual Story Telling Meets the Bible, thebibleproject.com
Biblical Training: A non-profit ministry that provides life-changing biblical training from top biblical scholars for the world, for free, biblicaltraining.org
I Believe: A Study of the Nicene Creed, a study guide available at ifgathering.com
Exploring Christian Theology Vol. 1: Revelation, Scripture, and the Triune God, Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel
Exploring Christian Theology Vol. 2: Creation, Fall, and Salvation, Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel
Exploring Christian Theology: The Church, Spiritual Growth, and The End Times, Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel
Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgement, the Hope of Holy War, Joshua Ryan Butler
Africa New Life Sewing Program
Africa New Life’s Sewing Program prepares women with a marketable skill, giving them the ability to provide reliable income for their families. A scholarship of $150/month, for a total of $1800 for each student, provides training, spiritual nurturing, and daycare. Join us as we support and pray for these hard working ladies!