What does God’s Glory Look Like in Portland?
Like many inner-city neighborhoods in urban America, Portland faces some difficult challenges. We believe the best resources and solutions to overcome these challenges are found in the people who call Portland home. That’s one reason we place such a high value on intentional neighboring and networking.
There is never a simplistic answer to the problems in poor communities. Spiritual, social or educational strategies, standing alone, only solve part of a larger problem. A wholistic approach to ministry is crucial – an approach that addresses the spiritual, social, economic, political, emotional, physical and educational issues of each person. It goes without saying that one church, or one agency cannot address every need in a community. Hence Church of the Promise is committed to working side by side with our neighbors, as well as other churches, non-profit agencies and service providers in the neighborhood that share our vision for community transformation.
We are proud to collaborate with Promise Community Development, The Table Café, Promise Housing, Portland Promise Center, Fed With Faith, Choose Well and Hosea’s House. You can follow the links below to discover more about our network of friends.
Promise Community Development (PCD) is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with Church of the Promise to create innovative models of ministry where economic development, Christian discipleship and social entrepreneurism interface for the common good of Portland. We like to use the word “biz-nistry” to define this approach of operating a business as ministry. The Table Café is the first social entrepreneurial venture sponsored by PCD. In 2019 PCD will help launch Promise Housing, a mission based construction company that employees our neighbors, provides home ownership opportunities, restores our amazing houses, and financially supports the local church.
The Table is a non-profit social entrepreneurship that serves locally grown fresh food and operates under a pay-what-you-can model. They value a place where everyone is welcome, and provide creative payment solutions. Their mission is to provide a restaurant that serves locally grown food with amazing taste, at an affordable price, where all can enjoy the flavor of community.Visit Website
Promise Housing is a mission-based construction company that employees our neighbors, provides home ownership opportunities, restores our amazing houses, and financially supports the local church.
Our Mission is to collaborate with our neighbors who wish to obtain home ownership and develop healthy and happy homes. We believe we can work for and with our neighbors through a home renovation company to revitalize and heal the homes in our neighborhood. This company will provide excellence and beauty in its craftsmanship, as well as remain committed to the local Church with its time, people and finances.
To renovate homes in our neighborhood
To create opportunities for home ownership
To provide employment opportunities for our neighbors
To develop job skills and craftsmanship in construction and renovation
The Portland Promise Center is a United Methodist Community Center that works in collaboration with Church of the Promise, sharing a common history, mission and vision. The primary focus of the Promise Center is children and youth development, education, building community and resourcing families in the Portland neighborhood.Visit Website
Fed With Faith is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless population in our community. They are currently on the frontlines of this problem. They serve meals, collect and deliver donations to the indigent populations in our area. They provide direct support in the streets, shelters and homeless camps.
The Gratitude House, a transitional living recovery center located at 2601 West Chestnut Street, is a ministry of Fed With Faith. This facility offers housing, in a private room, to 15 people who have been successfully discharged from a detoxification center.
Hosea’s House is a home for the broken who have a desire to move forward in life and not allow their past to determine their destiny. Their mission is to extend the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to women & children in crisis, through advocacy, education, housing, community outreach and prayer. Hosea’s House guides families in reaching their greatest potential as they grow in confidence and become empowered by the love of Christ.
ChooseWell Communities (CWC) creates and nurtures a compassionate community that equips families in recovery to choose well for their futures. Project Thrive, a ministry of CWC, reunites and preserves families by providing housing, vocational, educational, child development, transportation, legal and healthcare supports to mothers navigating early recovery while raising a child under age three.
Families in Project Thrive, along with community partners and volunteers, work together to reweave a new and positive network of support as they rebuild safe, healthy and thriving home environments for their children and their futures!