"Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?"
- The woman at the well, John 4:29
We are a small diverse community in the Westmoreland neighborhood in Portland who share a vision to follow the challenging and profound teachings of Jesus. Our community is open to all.
The woman at the well was an apparent stranger whom Jesus approached and gave the gift of a well that would never dry. After she met him, her world turned upside down. Everything she doubted about religion was challenged. Her beliefs were high-centered. She couldn't shake his reality and the truth and wisdom of his words. She ran to town and shared him to people she knew, many who may have even considered her totally inconsequential to their life.
Our desire is for anyone who wishes to come and see the vision of the Living Jesus. We believe that Jesus died and rose from death and is the living Son of God as evidenced His words, by supernatural miracles and eye witness accounts recorded in the Bible. If this is true, any other claim he made as God is a claim we trust and live by.
Jesus was committed to loving God and loving others. Sharing this path is a personal and communal process where together we begin to learn, listen and laugh–doing life differently everyday. It's wonderful, but it's also radical and life-upsetting. Jesus in all his power and love desires the best for us. And what's best is that we longer do we need to build our own empires. Jesus is the King of all people. As a community we agree to give up our self-determination to Jesus and let Him help us change to become more like him.
In fits and starts we are trying to let go of what we have been trained to think and are laying down our lives to participate in renewal for our neighborhoods, our city and the world.
Worship Service Update: We are now worshipping again in person. Click here for details on what to expect. If you prefer, sign up below to join us via zoom. We look forward to seeing you!