Church of the Heart: Episode 1 ~ Podcast Intro

Welcome to the first of our regular podcasts where we discuss the challenges and joys of relational church life. The Church of the Heart Podcast will consist of thoughts and interviews about being in relational church communities. House churches, small groups, Bible studies and co-housing communities can all be churches of the heart. They are characterized by deep and often challenging relationships. Join us regularly as we journey together into the world of organic fellowship.

Group Study Resource

bible-projectI have just added a new resource for group study to the resource links at right.

A friend from the house church network on the West Side recommended it so I wanted to share it with y’all. I added a link to this community of simple churches, called Emmaus Road, at the “Portland Metro Communities” tab at left.

It is called The Bible Project. It is being developed by Door of Hope, a local congregation here in Portland, Oregon. Check it out. I think you’ll find it helpful for your personal study or for something you can use in your Summit Fellowship. Here’s the link.

Network Retreat!

We’re heading out for an all-network camp out on August 26th.

Watch for the details by email.  As some of you already know, we’ve reserved Victory Retreat in Molalla, OR for a retreat/campout the weekend of August 26, 2016. We have the place to ourselves from Friday night to Sunday noon. Here’s some things that we could possibly do:

  • Swim.
  • Campfire.
  • Baptism.
  • No-score baseball.
  • Shoot some hoops.
  • Sit around and talk.
  • Take a nap.
  • Bible study, sharing, learning.
  • One thing we have in mind is to finish the weekend at Shady Dell Miniature Steamers. It’s on the way back to Portland. Here’s their Facebook Page. Vine Logo3


[This is a “Vine” gathering, that is, an all-network get-together.]

Building community in Jesus

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