Central City Small Groups

Our new season of Small Groups begins the week of September 24th, 2017. See the full list of fall groups below. 

Interested in starting a small group? Email abby@idcpdx.com.

The Message of Hebrews to a Weary Church

Sometimes the church needs a reset. Where have we been, and where are we going? Sometimes that means getting back to the basics. But what are the basics? To the writer of Hebrews it means returning to Christ. But what does THAT mean? Let’s listen to God’s voice as we read through the Epistle to the Hebrews. Meets Sundays at 11:00am in Rm. 201. For more info, contact Robb Star at robbws@gmail.com.

Women in the Word

Join us weekly as we continue to read through the Bible together. You will not want to miss the opportunity to experience God’s story as we follow a chronological reading through the Scriptures. This is an ongoing group. Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Gena Siegel’s office in the Ankeny building. For more info, contact bev.ann.carson@gmail.com.

6@6 Men’s Bible Study

What if the purpose of our lives wasn’t to be happy, but to be holy? Join with other men of Imago to study the book of 2 Corinthians to discover how tough times can make you better, instead of bitter. You’re invited to find the purpose of life’s challenges in a community of men who have a vision for your better. Meets Tuesdays at 6:00pm & Thursdays at 6:00am in Rm. 101. This study is led by Pastor Bill Clem. Contact Bill’s assistant Abby at abby@idcpdx.com for more info.

Mamas in the Word: Psalm 37

Join other women weekly in finding the invaluable joy of studying God’s Word. This simple but deep approach found in Pam Forster’s guide gives us bite-sized portions that will leave us encouraged and excited as we discover time for God’s Word in our lives. Space is limited to 10 women in each group. Meets Thursdays from 9:30am-11:00am in North Portland. Contact Rachel Wilson at rachel@idcpdx.com for more info.

Mamas in the Word: Colossians 3

Join other women weekly in finding the invaluable joy of studying God’s Word. This simple but deep approach found in Pam Forster’s guide gives us bite-sized portions that will leave us encouraged and excited as we discover time for God’s Word in our lives. Space is limited to 10 women in each group. Meets Wednesdays from 6:00am-7:30am in Gladstone. Contact Jaime Wallace at jaime@idcpdx.com for more info.

Sorting Through premarital Expectations

Clear expectations are a big part of a healthy marriage relationship. If you’re engaged or considering getting married, join us for discussion on the book What Did you Expect? by Paul David Tripp. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm for six weeks. Email Jonathan Wallace at jon@idcpdx.com for location details.

Family Final Fridays

Join with other families every Final Friday of the month for times of fun activities, service projects and prayer! Our first gathering will be September 29th from 6-8pm at The Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maize and Bonfire (16511 NW Gillihan Rd). *Wear good boots and bring a flashlight! Meets at various times and locations; Begins September 29th. For more info, contact Rachel Wilson at rachel@idcpdx.com

Imago Dei Orchestra

Do you play an instrument from the brass, woodwinds, or violin families? Imago Dei makes space for orchestral musicians to play together. We play classical, ragtime, jazz, pop, etc. Some experience required.  Meets some Sundays from 1-3pm. Contact Alan Rutherford at imagodeiorchestra@gmail.com if you want to participate.

Grace-Based Parenting

Parenting raises so many concerns. Our hope is to provide space to sort through the big questions alongside other parents and be reminded of what Christ calls us to in the everyday mess of parenting. (We will discuss the book Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel). Meets Sundays at 9:00am for 6 weeks (Email for location details) This group will be led by Pastor Jonathan Wallace. Contact Jon’s assistant Bekah at bekah@idcpdx.com fore more info.

Financial Peace University (FPU)

National consumer debt is at an all time high, and it’s easy to feel disheartened by the burden of debt. Proverbs says that “hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Join us for a personal finance course that can help you gain traction! Cost is $102; scholarships available. Registration is required for this group! Sign up at: fpu.com/1049107. Meets Sundays at 11:00am in the Loft. Contact Darren & Barbara Hinderer at fpu@idcpdx.com for more info.

Maker Moms

A place for moms to meet up with other creative ladies, and spend some time creating. Each meetup will center around a curated craft and offer a chance to talk about topics ranging from inspiration to identity. Come and explore that part of you that’s made in the image of the Creator! Email the leader to register. Meets September 23rd, November 11th, and December 7th, from 7-9pm. Contact Breena Bard at breena.bard@gmail.com for more info.

Women’s Book Group

After reading an interesting and well-written book, do you enjoy discussing it with others and hearing different points of view? Join us as we dive into some fiction and nonfiction works that offer personal enrichment and growth. Meets 1st Wednesdays of every month at 7:00pm. Contact Judy Siessmen at jrsiemssen@yahoo.com for location details.

Meaning of Marriage

This study for married couples is based on Tim Keller’s book invites us to experience a healthy marriage as God intended. Meets Sundays at 11:00am in Rm. 203. For more info, contact Brad & Julie Hamilton at juliehamilton74@gmail.com.

Gospel Choir

If you’ve always wanted a place to praise and worship with your voice, join us! Rehearsals take place in the sanctuary and are open to all levels of experience. Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary Contact our choir director, Michelle Lang, at michelle@idcpdx.com for more info.

Pray and Play North Portland

Pray and Play is a regular and intentional North Portland community for elementary-age kids and their families to find encouragement and inspiration with fellow believers in their neighborhood. Weekly gatherings will include games, crafts, snacks, lessons from Scripture and a short guided prayer time. Dates, times, and locations vary.This is an ongoing group. Fridays at 3:00pm at Chief Joseph Elementary Gym (2409 N Saratoga St.). For more info, contact rachel@idcpdx.com

Re-Imagine: Life with God as His Beloved

Although originally created to be a meeting place for those of us at Imago beyond the magic age of 39, we welcome all, particularly those in transition. Whether you’re new to Imago, experiencing career change, divorce, retirement, “empty nesting”, or recently married, If you desire fellowship and a deeper connection, join us for the adventure. This is an ongoing group. Sundays at 10:15 am in Rm. 101. For more info, please call or email Denise Lundblade at 503-690-6583 or dalundblade@yahoo.com

Foster and Adoptive Parent Support Group

Join us as we share dinner together as families meet for mutual encouragement and support. Anyone who is involved in foster care, adoption or providing respite for families is invited to attend. Child care will be provided. This is an ongoing group. 2nd Fridays of each month at 6:00pm in Rm. 101. For more info contact Mike Pinkerton at mikepinkerton4x4@gmail.com.

Church Lady Happy Hour

Join us for this fun, easy way to meet other ladies at Imago Dei. We’ll meet at different locations throughout the city for food, drinks, and good conversation. This is an ongoing group. Thursdays at 5:00pm. For more info, visit our Facebook page or email 3394momo@gmail.com.

Reveal Hiking Group - Central City

A group of hikers at Imago who are becoming friends and knowing God more by hiking through the world that He has made. This is an ongoing group. For more info, visit our Facebook page or contact justin.miracle@gmail.com

Vertical Rock Climbing

A place for those who love to rock climb or are interested in learning about climbing to connect with others in the Imago Dei community. Leaders and members are regularly found at local climbing gyms and outdoor crags, with an occasional organized trip to local climbing destinations. This is an ongoing group. This group meets on various days at various locations. For more info, contact marshall@outoverthevoid.com

Women's Food Community

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen, or a Julia Child replica, join us as we learn to make the perfect pie crust and yummy pie,  healthy and yet delicious  meals, and other culinary treats. There is a small cost of $5-10 for each session for ingredients and supplies. This is an ongoing group. Fridays from 6-8:30pm. For more info, contact sadiemarie32@hotmail.com or check out our Facebook page