June 1, 2008

Imago Dei - blog by Ted

If you know me...you know I love books!  Over the past few years, I've enjoyed reading the works of Donald Miller! Blue Like Jazz, Through Painted Deserts, Searching for God Knows What, and To Own A Dragon are all amazing reads..and if you are searching for a fresh voice with fresh thoughts...check him out! 

Why do I bring this up in light of our Portland trip??? Well, through his books I learned about an interesting fellowship of believers in Portland called Imago Dei. It just so happened that our friend Josh(who we were visiting) goes to Imago!!! HOW EXCITING! Not as exciting as reading the bible and getting to visit many of the 7 churches of Revelation(if ya don't know about my time in Turkey...lets grab some coffee/tea), but still...exciting. It was what I imagined, but much larger!!
The day we went...the pastor was talking about who they were as a church, their leaders, their ministry...etc.   The church mission statement is :  TAKING THE WHOLE GOSPEL, TO THE WHOLE PERSON, TO THE WHOLE WORLD, & EQUIPPING PEOPLE TO BECOME MATURE IN CHRIST.  Don't ya love that!!!!   They played mostly hymns(amazing band), had a beautiful time for the Lord's Supper, and had a great area set up to explain their ministries(some super cool art ministries!!!).  The church is in a high school, but the set up seems to work! We loved the Imago experience, and are so glad that was part of our trip to Portland!!  Check out the church web site....I'm sure you'll be amazed at what the Lord is doing there!!!!  


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