Central City Small Groups

Our next season of small groups begins the week of January 21st, unless otherwise noted below. Contact the group’s leader to learn more.

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

The Marathon of Faith

We’ll pick up our study of Hebrews at chapter 9 with the big picture of Christ’s sacrifice and redemption, and then move to the response of the church. The Hebrews congregation was becoming increasingly unpopular in its city, so the writer’s words, many of them uncomfortably strong, hit home. We do well to listen. Meets Sundays at 11am in Rm 204 for 8 weeks. Contact Robb at RobbWS@gmail.com for more info.

Refugee Care

Has the recent news left you interested to learn more about the current refugee crisis? Are you interested in learning what is happening in the arena in Portland and how you might be involved or better engaged in welcoming refugees to our community? You’re invited to join us in exploring this current issue as well as practical Christ centered ways to respond. Expect to hear from former refugees and those engaged in this local community as we dive into how to best love our refugee neighbors. Meets Thursdays 7-8:30 pm in Room 201 starting February 8th for 4 weeks. Contact Erin Presby at erin.presby@gmail.com for more info.

Exploring Foster Care

Are you considering entering into foster care or adoption? Have questions? Concerns? In this class we will explore what fostering looks like and try to answer as many questions as possible. You will also meet four or five families that are doing it. Meets four weeks in March, starting the March 4th at 11am in Room 201. Contact Mike Pinkerton at mikepinkerton4x4@gmail.com for more information. 

Mamas in the Word: Isaiah 53

Join other moms weekly in finding the invaluable joy of studying God’s Word. Space is limited to 10 women in each group, and tiny babies only please. Meets Wednesdays, ongoing, from 6:00-7:30am in Gladstone. Contact Jaime Wallace at jaime@idcpdx.com to sign up and for more info.

Mamas in the Word: Psalm 103

Join other moms weekly in finding the invaluable joy of studying God’s Word. Space is limited to 10 women in each group and kids are welcome. Meets every Wednesday for 6 weeks, starting January 24th, 10-11:30am in North Portland. Contact Rachel Wilson at rwilson@idcpdx.com to sign up and for more info.

Mamas in the Word: Philippians

Join other moms weekly in finding the invaluable joy of studying God’s Word. Space is limited to 10 women in each group, and tiny babies only please. Meets every Thursday for 6 weeks, starting January 25, 9:30-11:00am in North Portland. Contact Rachel Wilson at rwilson@idcpdx.com to sign up and for more info.

Walking with Hurting People

Do you desire to be transformed through your own brokenness while helping others to do the same? Refuge facilitators walk through a healing process while working to ensure safety and accountability within their group. Meets Sundays at 10:30am in Room 203 for 4 weeks. Contact Chelsea Gerlach at cgerlach@idcpdx.com for more info. 

How We Love

We will be working through book/workbook “How We Love” in order to address conflicts in marriage and create peace in the midst of our conflict. Be sure to RSVP at because space is limited to four couples. Meets Wednesdays at 7pm for 6 weeks in the Imago Ankeny Building. Contact marriage@idcpdx.com to RSVP and for more info. 

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Do you want to go deeper in your walk with Christ? Are you hungry for a transforming renewal in your faith and in your relationships? Spiritual maturity and emotional health are intimately connected, and we’ll be guided to grow in both through personal reflection and rhythms of divine grace.This class will be a pilot class to explore the possibility of “the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course” being a discipleship track at Imago Dei. We’d love to have your participation and feedback. Space is limited to 35 seats so register today. Reading and homework required. Meets Sundays 9:00-10:30am in Room 204 for 8 weeks starting January 21. Sign up at imagodei.webconnex.com/emotionallyhealthyThis study is led by Pastor Bill Clem. Contact Bill’s assistant Abby at abby@idcpdx.com for more info.

Caring for Your Anxious Child

Come discover how to connect the Gospel and some practical tools as you care for your worried child. Please RSVP because space is limited to four couples. We will be using the book “What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety”. Meets Sundays at 11am for 6 weeks in the Imago Ankeny Building. Contact parents@idcpdx.com to RSVP and for more information.

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

Join with other men of Imago to engage the Bible and get to know each other. You’re invited to find the purpose of life’s challenges in a community of men who have a vision for your better. Jump in at any time, bring your Bible if you’ve got one. 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 awilhelm@idcpdx.com for more info.

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 of the New Year will be on January 26th, 6-8pm. Bring your favorite simple game or craft project to Laurelhurst Village for an evening to encourage the residents together. For other upcoming Family Final Friday events see the fliers in the lobby or kids’ areas. Meets the final Friday of every month at various times and locations; Begins January 26th. For more info, contact Rachel Wilson at rwilhelm@idcpdx.com

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.

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, Lamont Williams, at LeviiMLW@gmail.com for more info.

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 10:30am 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

We meet together to encourage and strengthen foster and adoptive families in their faith and commitment to serve vulnerable children. We provide dinner and a safe environment to share challenges and issues we face in the journey. We have a team of trained and screened childcare workers who care for our children following our dinner time together. 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.  

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