5 new church plants:
Praise Community Church – Eugene
This Monmouth Praise PAC is a multigenerational church in South Eugene near the University of Oregon campus led by campus pastors Teavor and Sarah Means. The church will foster a family atmosphere while being attractive to college students. Soft launch was 8/13 with 48 present and launch date is January 2018.
Urban Missions Initiative – Station Place Tower, Portland
Pastor Mark and Tracy Seger and Portland Christian Church have launched their second Community Dinner site in NW Portland in the Station Place Tower on July 24th with 45 people. Station Place Tower is a 55+ community located in a “vertical neighborhood” (apartment building with 176 units). This unique PAC known as Urban Missions Initiative is committed to reaching the thousands who live in our inner cities. Building by building, small group by small group, they are planting churches in the urban neighborhoods of Portland.
Horizon Community Church – Progress Ridge Campus
Part of Horizon’s 2020 vision to have 7 campuses by 2020. This PAC will make the sixth campus and is slated to launch in spring of 2018 in the Progress Ridge area, just west of I-5 bordering the edges of Beaverton and Tigard.
Canvas Church – Waldport
Pastor Sean Odell and Alsea becomes our first Parent Church from a town with a population of less than 200 people proving that size is not the issue. This PAC is a replant in the church building formally known as Waldport AG. Soft launch is slated for January and official launch will be Easter 2018. Canvas Church will be one church in two locations.
River of Life – Bingen WA
Bingen WA is located across the river from Hood River Oregon. This unique church plant is a replant in the former Bingen AG church building currently owned by the NWMN. Pastor Terry Abbott plans to launch a PAC in the spring of 2018 which will serve as the second campus of River of Life. Using the concept of an Agape Feast (community dinners), Terry plans to move away from a proclamation format to an incarnational encounter with Christians and Christ.
The OMN is committed to having a healthy AG church in every incorporated community in the state of Oregon and is looking for team members to help us accomplish this goal.