Portland, OR

Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Give Thanks: We just completed our first membership process. It was affirming to hear people’s testimonies of faith, answer questions, and hear people state that Oaks Parish is their home! This past Sunday we received nearly 50 people in our … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Give Thanks: We’re celebrating two answers to prayers from last month. First, God lead us through a sermon series called Life Together where we explored what it means to belong to the church. We held our first Membership Gathering thereafter … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Friday, 29 April 2016

Give Thanks: We had a terrific Easter celebration last month! Our worship service included a full, celebratory worship team, a children’s devotional, and adult baptism. After our service we celebrated as extended family with lunch in our school cafeteria. We … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 21 March 2016

Give Thanks: We are thankful this month that Oaks Parish feels like a fully functioning church where God is inviting people into the next steps of discipleship. Over the past month’s people who are new to Christianity have waded into … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Give Thanks: Last month we reported that we hosted vision night to begin the year. Our vision is to grow though life-on-life investment and look at everything through the lens of discipleship. Since that time we’ve seen people take all … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 18 January 2016

Give Thanks: During Advent we put together a generosity gift for the elementary school where we meet for worship. Our goal was $2,000 but God raised up over $4,000 that helped to meet holiday and medical needs for lower income … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Give Thanks: In December we began weekly worship and we asked for your prayers as we made this transition. God has been gracious as evidenced in the faithfulness of our launch team. Overall the logistics have been smooth and our … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Give Thanks: Last year we laid the foundation for Oaks Parish developing missional communities that foster spiritual growth, familial friendships of trust, and service to our parish. As a team this fall we’ve taken the next step, the launch of … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Give Thanks: We are grateful the way our ministry year has started. Over the past month we hosted our launch team retreat, served two schools in our parish in preparation for the school year, and began more regularly Sunday morning … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 17 August 2015

Give Thanks: Beginning this time last year God began to gather people around the vision of planting Oaks Parish. Now, a year later, we have an awesome launch team of nine families that are committed to our launch team. On … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Give Thanks: We had a wonderful start to public worship in June! We are grateful for the school where we meet. The administrative staff have been very welcoming, the auditorium beautiful, the kids space fitting, and we’ve been given the … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Friday, 19 June 2015

Give Thanks: We had our first Sunday morning gathering this past week and it was fantastic! Considering this was a minimalistic launch, we had a meaningful time of worship including our first covenantal baptism and welcomed several visitors. Trust God: … to continue reading

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Oaks Parish Mission Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 18 May 2015

Give Thanks: We completed four vision gathering in our community casting vision for our plant, discussing timeline for launch, and inviting commitment. Nearly everyone in our community committed to the launch of Oaks Parish! Trust God: We are attempting to … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 20 April 2015

Give Thanks: This spring God has done deep work in the hearts of our people which has brought about spiritual transformation for individuals, marriages, and families. Also recently God has connected us with more people of peace who are interested … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Friday, 20 March 2015

Give Thanks: We are growing in depth which means the gospel is unfolding in the hearts of our people. While this is very challenging for many it is leading to a wonderful freedom. Trust God: Over the next two months … to continue reading

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The Southeast Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Prayer Requests: More than anything we seek to be a people pursuing the kingdom and to that end our home community has been investigating how we might serve the foster care system in our parish. Please pray that God would … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 19 January 2015

Give Thanks: We are giving thanks to God for several answers to our prayers in regards to our vision. First, in October we launched our first home community and began to see the fruit of our mission as people engaged … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Give Thanks: In October we launched our first of three home community that will serve as the bedrock of our church planting vision. We began with 6 people and now our group includes 15 adults (28 with children!). Our mission … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Monday, 24 November 2014

Give Thanks: This month we had two significant celebrations. Over the past months we’ve prayed that God would send us “Barnabus Families”, people who with ongoing development and absorbing our DNA would be ready to help lead sooner than later. … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Give Thanks: We have been serving at our farmers market throughout the summer building relationships with community influencers, neighbors and vendors. Over the past months I’ve built a friendship with a fruit vendor named Javier and recently he asked what … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Give Thanks: A bit uneasy, I walked through a host of motorcycles into Penguin Pub, a historic dive bar in our parish. This summer I’ve been following God into relationship with a group of guys that I play basketball with … to continue reading

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The Portland Project – Rev. Bryan and Amanda Buck

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Give Thanks: On Tuesday night I’ve been playing basketball with a group of men, some of whom live in our parish. I initially prayed that this time together would overflow into drinks after the game with the hopes of building … to continue reading

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