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. 

Abiding Women will not meet in September, 2017, but will meet again in October beginning Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:00 am in room 105.


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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Culture of Honor

A Culture of Honor occurs when you embrace the two pillars of empowering and confronting people. Too often, the practice of honor in our modern culture is a lost art. In the book Culture of Honor, Danny describes how Bethel Church practices the application of honor within its environment and presents several supporting resources to use in your own journey of discovering more about the idea of honor. This particular class, Culture of Honor, is a condensed teaching of the principles of Danny Silk and hosted by Pastor Mikko McCann. The class is one night only, but registration is necessary to allow enough printed materials. Questions? Contact Pastor Laurie Goessler:, or call 503.320.2481, or contact Pastor Mikko McCann at Registration must be completed by Sunday, November 19, 2017.

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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.

Purchase material for this class online at, Groups and Classes page, or fill out the form below Return completed to Pastor Laurie Goessler with cash or check made out to Abiding Place, “Hosting” in the “for” section. Register by Sunday, November 26, 2017.  

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