Launching the Week of September 13th

City Groups are small groups that gather throughout our city to growing deeper in connection with each other and in following Jesus. Our groups each have a different focus on different areas of our discipleship of Jesus. Areas like: parenting, finances, spiritual disciplines, sermon-based, or marriage. 

John and Kaye Pattison

1st and 3rd Mondays @ 7pm

This group will be going through the “Hope for hurting parents” curriculum by Tom and Dena Yohe.  Watching your child make decisions that cause hurt or pain for others is heartbreaking.  This group is ideal for parents of teen or adult children who find themselves facing hardship stemming from their children’s decisions.

No childcare provided. Located in Fairview.

Russ and Anita Moss

Weekly on Thursdays @ 6:30pm

This group will be going through the “Love Talk” curriculum by Drs Les and Leslie Parrott.  Marriage is full of challenges but with the right tools, even the toughest marriage can turn from heavy and laborious to light and full of joy.  This group is ideal for all couples who are looking to strengthen their marriage, no matter where their marriage currently stands.

Childcare provided. Located at Rise.

Taylor and Melissa Larson

Weekly on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

This group is open to all and will be going through questions from the sermon from the prior Sunday and will be on mission together as they complete monthly outreach endeavors to encourage and bring hope to those who need it most in our city.

Childcare provided. Located in Gresham.

Reuben and Anya Williams

Weekly on Tuesdays @ 7pm
This group is open to all and will be going through the book of Ephesians, using the Ephesians study guide by John MacArthur: "Ephesians, Our Immeasurable Blessings in Christ". This group is ideal for anyone who desires to dive deeper into scripture with others.

Childcare provided. Located at Rise.

Joe and Melissa Points

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

This group is open to all and will be having dinner together at the beginning of each gathering. Following dinner, this group will go through questions that will help you grow in your faith and develop a better understanding of who Jesus is.

Childcare provided. Located in Boring.

Steve and Sue Overby

Weekly on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

This group is open to all and will be going through the book “The Good and Beautiful God” by James Bryan Smith to dive deeper into Spiritual Disciplines and how they can dramatically impact your life.

Childcare provided. Located in Gresham.

Gavin and Emily Sasser

Weekly on Thursdays @ 6:30pm

This group is for those who are a part (or have an interest in becoming a part) of the foster care/adoption/respite care community. This group will be going through questions from the sermon from the prior Sunday.

Childcare provided. Located at Rise.

Chris and Stacey Cutshall

1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ 6pm

This group is for anyone who considers themselves to be limited in their knowledge of Jesus and the Bible or is new to following Jesus. This group will be going through questions from the sermon from the prior Sunday.

Childcare provided. Located at Rise.

City Group Values

Jesus-Centered

We keep the main thing, the main thing.  Jesus is at the center of every discussion and it is evident that He is the reason behind all that we do. 

“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28

Welcoming

We are passionate about others and accepting of all.  We are known for being inclusive and welcoming the outsider by treating them like they truly fit.  We create atmospheres that remove barriers and put others at ease.

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers” Hebrews 13:1-2

Fruitful

We facilitate healthy discussions that produce positive change in the lives of those who attend our group.  We stay aware of elements that may hinder fruitfulness of our discussions, growth, or group as a whole.  Because of our group, others are taking steps closer to Jesus. 

“Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” Colossians 1:10

Real Friendships

People are excited to come to group because of the friendships that form.  We are known by each other.  We understand that others experience loneliness and we are delighted to become their friend.  Our love for each other is displayed through our actions. 

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:9-10

Pursuing

We don’t wait for others to come to us, we go to them.  When we feel that someone may be experiencing pain or hurt, we don’t stay quiet… we reach out.  We actively look for lonely people on Sundays and invite them to our group.

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:10

Caring

We help meet internal and external needs of those in our group.  Our care for each other is displayed through conversations, prayers, and actions.  We care because Jesus cares. 

“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26

Want To Lead A City Group? 

We would love for you to step up and create an environment for community and discipleship. Please take a moment to review our leader requirements and then fill out an application.