We're a new church taking root in Portland for God's glory & neighbor's good...

 

We hope to be a place in the city where people gather not only to serve, but to grow; not only to sing songs and pray prayers ancient & modern, but to live out our faith. We hope to be about the business of Jesus - a way both ancient and very much about the ever present future. We hope to partner with people of good faith and will across our city to cultivate flourishing for all.
— Pastor Adam Phillips

-The Kennedy School, February 2014

We met this past February to imagine what a new church might look like in inner N/NE Portland. Hoping, dreaming, and praying out loud over some killer hummus at McMennamin's Kennedy School, we proposed a church that would welcome everyone to be about 3 loves -God, neighbor, and ourselves. 

We're a different kind of church plant. We're all about being partners for the common good. 

-Pastor Adam with Pastor Andy Goebel, St. Johns Covenant Church on Columbia Way

Part of a network of church plants, we're part of something started by St. Johns Covenant Church in 2012 - a vision for neighborhood focused churches, gathering community for better communities.

Having just established their community in North Portland, St. Johns Covenant Church sent three families to help kick-start Christ Church in inner North Portland.

We continue to gather for community and common mission.

To learn more about our friends up in St. Johns, visit them here.

What's a church plant?

It's us. It's gatherings for community, life together & prayer. It's rolling up our sleeves and working for a better neighborhood, a better city. It's moments of action and moments of contemplation. We kicked off March 1st and we can't wait to see what the future holds - day by day and with each passing moment.

The first 1 1 members of Christ Church, with Kurt Carlson of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church

The first 1 1 members of Christ Church, with Kurt Carlson of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church

We're part of something bigger

The Evangelical Covenant Church kicked us out for LGBTQ inclusion in February 2015. We are now affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Oasis USA/Global, two incredible churching movements for inclusion, justice and wholeness in a fragmented world.