Small Groups

We recognize the life-giving value of being in community. Small groups offer a more intimate setting to connect with each other and be transformed by life-giving teaching, prayer and fellowship.


Abiding Women "Face to Face With God" by Bill Johnson

First and Third Saturdays 9:00 am Room 105

In Face to Face With God Bill Johnson encourages you to pursue God for greater measures of His presence in your own life, sharing the principles he has learned as well as real-life stories from his church and ministry.

You will learn:

  • How to “set up an ambush” for God rather than just waiting on God
  • What it means to enter “the favor of His face” and how it changes history
  • How to deal with distractions that enter the mind during prayer/meditation time
  • The reward of keeping your eyes on the "Blesser" while reaching for His blessings
  • What happens when God speaks directly as a result of obedience

This expanded edition of Bill Johnson’s popular book has questions for reflection and a prayer at the end of each chapter. This new material will encourage the reader to take what he has read and apply it in his own life. Face to Face with God begins on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Marsha Vance and Eunice Mitchell host Abiding Women on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 9:00 am at Abiding Place in room 105. For more information contact Marsha Vance at 503.423.7230, or Eunice Mitchell at 971.344.9822. 


We greatly value continual transformation into the fullness of Christ. Classes give us the opportunity to define and develop our relationships with God and each other, and equip/train us to impact our world.  School of Ministry classes begin in September, 2017, with classes continuing through August, 2018. Classes may be subject to change. Other classes occur quarterly.

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Hosting the Presence

Questions to ponder:

· If God’s Presence is inside of you, how does that impact your life?

· If Jesus is your model, can you also walk in miracles and power?

· If Holy Spirit is always with you, how do you hear and respond to Him?

In this eight-week curriculum, Pastor Bill Johnson takes you on an unforgettable journey, answering these questions from Scripture and showing believers what it looks like to host God’s presence in their everyday lives.

Prepare to encounter God like never before and transform the world around you by hosting His presence! Join our classes on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.  “Hosting the Presence” begins Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and continues every Tuesday until January 30, 2018. This class is facilitated by Pastor Charlie Goessler.  Prepare to have your heart and mind renewed, Learn how to share God’s love and transforming presence with every encounter and opportunity He may lead you to.

Feel free to join the class at any time. Materials are available online. Call Pastor Laurie Goessler @ 503.320.2481 with any questions.


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Abiding Place School of Ministry Presents

The Essential Guide to Healing

The ministry of healing is not reserved for a select few. In fact, Bill Johnson and Randy Clark say God’s miraculous healing power is part of the Good News. Understand your authority and walk out the ministry of healing with anyone you meet and much more! In this eight-week study, Bill and Randy lay out practical, proven, step-by-step guidance, showing you how to implement the five-step model of healing prayer.

Order below. Please consider offering a donation to scholarship someone else. The last day to register and order material for the class is Sunday, January 28, 2018. Questions? Contact Pastor Laurie Goessler at Class begins Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 pm and ends Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

This class will be hosted by Jeff & Marilyn Irons, Directors of Gateway Healing Rooms, And Pastor Joel Collier.

The Essential Guide to Healing Materials