Bread & Wine

A community ruled by the love of Jesus, committed to loving both God and our neighbors.

Season of Eastertide

Easter is the highest time of the Christian year. Without it, advent is a fairy tale, epiphany is a joke, lent is a tragedy, and kingdomtide is naïve. The Sundays of Easter all focus on the world-changing work started in Christ’s resurrection, not just as a historical event but as the active power which continues to make all things new. It unites us with God by faith (making us new), it unites the church to the world in proclaiming good news (making our world new) and will be completed in the final marriage of heaven and earth. It’s about freedom from death, the power of evil, the devil and the despair they work on our souls.  This year we are reflecting upon the political implication of this new creation which Christ has begun in the church.

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Introducing a City to a Person

We exist to introduce the city of Portland to the person of Jesus Christ. Many have encountered Christianity as an institution, a political affiliation, or a cause. We are intent that all of Portland experience all of Jesus. The person and work of Jesus – the gospel – demonstrates that we are all deeply loved by God and that truth changes everything. Personally. Globally. Eternally.

Who is Jesus? What is the Gospel?

Sunday Gatherings

Sundays: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Our worship gatherings happen every Sunday at 10am at 5535 SE Rhone St Portland, OR. You can expect a welcoming environment whether you are familiar with Christianity or just beginning to explore the Christian faith. You will be invited to sing along and interact with the teaching, but feel free to just come and observe.

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Upcoming

  • Women's Bible Study

    June 14, 2019  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    5231 NE 31st Ave, Portland, OR 97211, USA

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  • Sunday Gathering

    June 16, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Bread and Wine Communities, 5535 SE Rhone St, Portland, OR 97206, USA

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  • Women's Bible Study

    June 21, 2019  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    5231 NE 31st Ave, Portland, OR 97211, USA

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  • Sunday Gathering

    June 23, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Bread and Wine Communities, 5535 SE Rhone St, Portland, OR 97206, USA

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Life in Community

Life on Mission

Jesus Christ lived in the East. Eastern peoples have always had a better grasp of what it means to live communally. Every metaphor in the Scriptures which describes our spiritual progress is communal and not individualistic. Therefore, followers of Jesus can never reduce our experience to a Western, isolated spiritual journey. We discovered that being united to God is to be subsequently united to his new family in Christ. The gospel has created a new people that live as a family of missionaries servants who make disciples that make disciples through the flow of everyday life. In the gospel, we now have the resource to live together, forgive one another, and seek the good of the city in community. Our shared life together happens in a variety of spaces and times and reveals things about God that we could never discover in isolation. Life on life. Life in community. Life on mission.

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We believe that all of creation exists to commune with God, but much has been fragmented through sin. But God, the consummate initiator, has reconciled us through Christ and has given us a ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18). Gospel communities live out the mission of God together by sharing the gospel with others and serving the needs of our city together. Each gospel community is regularly and relationally stepping into their mission to care for those in need and to make disciples. Practically this looks like ordinary people, living ordinary lives together because of the gospel for the good of the city.

More about Mission

Life in Community

Jesus Christ lived in the East. Eastern peoples have always had a better grasp of what it means to live communally. Every metaphor in the Scriptures which describes our spiritual progress is communal and not individualistic. Therefore, followers of Jesus can never reduce our experience to a Western, isolated spiritual journey. We discovered that being united to God is to be subsequently united to his new family in Christ. The gospel has created a new people that live as a family of missionaries servants who make disciples that make disciples through the flow of everyday life. In the gospel, we now have the resource to live together, forgive one another, and seek the good of the city in community. Our shared life together happens in a variety of spaces and times and reveals things about God that we could never discover in isolation. Life on life. Life in community. Life on mission.

More about Community

Life on Mission

We believe that all of creation exists to commune with God, but much has been fragmented through sin. But God, the consummate initiator, has reconciled us through Christ and has given us a ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18). Gospel communities live out the mission of God together by sharing the gospel with others and serving the needs of our city together. Each gospel community is regularly and relationally stepping into their mission to care for those in need and to make disciples. Practically this looks like ordinary people, living ordinary lives together because of the gospel for the good of the city.

More about Mission