Central City Small Groups

This season of small groups will focus on Belonging: What does it mean to deeply belong to the people of God in this time and this place? What does it mean to commit our lives to God and to one another for a common mission and purpose? Explore the many ways to go beyond Sunday services at Imago Dei this Fall.

Fall Small Groups begin the week of September 23rd, unless otherwise noted. 

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

Enter Into Belonging

As a congregation we are inviting you to explore what it means to belong and be shaped by our community practices of hearing and obeying the Word and Spirit, celebration, vocation, hospitality and generosity. We will have a particular eye towards how these practices bless and resist our present moment in time. This small group is going to be part of a guided discussion. There will be leaders helping each smaller unit of people in the room engage the material and think through the questions. It is more of an interactive format.

Choose your session: Sundays, September 30-November 25th – 10:45 & 12:30 pm in Room 101

Mondays starting October 1st at 7:30pm in room 101

Led By: Bill Clem
Contact: awilhelm@idcpdx.com
This group requires registration. Sign up at idcpdx.com/belonging

Marriage Refresh Small Group

Eight words that come up a lot in marriage counseling are: vulnerability, attachment, emotions, connection, boundaries, expectations, resentments, and conflict. Alan and special guests will share research and stories about these concepts and facilitate group discussion. Couples will also be invited to submit other topics and questions for consideration. And each week, couples will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one about the unique way these concepts apply to their relationship. (Alan is a marriage mentor and counselor. There will also be guest presenters from the counseling field.)

Sundays at 9:00am in Room 201

Led By: Alan Rutherford
Contact: marriage.refresh@gmail.com
This group requires registration. Sign up at idcpdx.com/marriagerefresh. 

The People of God from Jerusalem to Rome

Our country is facing an identity crisis: Who are we, what do we stand for, and what is our hope for the future? But as Christians, we face a deeper question: Who are we and Who are the true people of God? Let’s see how that answer unfolds in the gospel story as told by Luke.

Tuesdays at 7:00pm – email for location

Led By: Robb Starr
Contact: RobbWS@gmail.com

6@6 Men's Bible Study

Join with other men of Imago to engage the Bible and get to know one another. 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 and bring your Bible – if you’ve got one. We’ll be studying 1 Peter this fall. This is an ongoing small group; join anytime!

Choose your session:
Tuesdays at 6:00pm in room 201
Thursdays at 6:00am in room 101

Led By: Bill Clem
Contact: awilhelm@idcpdx.com

Women in the Word

Join us weekly as we continue to read through the Bible together. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience God’s story as we follow a chronological reading through the Scriptures. This is an ongoing small group; join any time!

Tuesdays at 6:00pm in Gena’s Office (the Ankeny building)

Led By: Bev Carson
Contact: bev.ann.carson@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 6:30 pm

Led By: Lamont Williams
Contact: arts@idcpdx.com or find us on Facebook by searching for “Imago Dei Gospel Choir”. 

Maker Moms

Maker Moms is a place for moms to take a short break from parenting, meet up with other 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 reconnect with your creative side, get to know other moms at Imago Dei and explore that part of you that’s made in the image of the Creator! Each meetup has a $10 cost for supplies.

Saturday, September 22nd, Saturday, November 3
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm each time (location varies)

Led By: Breena Bard, Ashley Perlberg, and Destiny Morris
Contact: breena.bard@gmail.comz
This group requires registration. Sign up at idcpdx.com/makermoms.


What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you? This is the intriguing subtitle for the book, The Cure, that will serve as the focus of our study this fall at ReImagine. Reminiscent of some of C. S. Lewis’ work, The Cure takes the reader into the heart of God’s good news, inviting us into a deeper trust and understanding of grace. Starting with a communal brunch each week, ReImagine seeks to provide a place of connection at Imago, meaningful fellowship, significant study and discussion each Sunday morning.

Sundays at 10:30 AM in room 204

Led By: Jim & Denise Lundblade
Contact: dalundblade@yahoo.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.

First Wednesday of the month October to May

Led By: Judy Siemssen
Contact: jrsiemssen@yahoo.com orfind us on Facebook by searching for “Imago Women’s Book Group”.

Foster and Adoptive 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 child care workers who look after the children following our dinner time together. 

2nd Friday of each month at 6:00pm in Room 101

Led By: Mike Pinkerton
Contact: 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. As some establishments do not allow minors, we respectfully request that you be 21 to join this group.We are a diverse group of women in age, background and opinions! We love to laugh and enjoy each other’s company, as well as support, encourage and pray for each other.

Every Thursday at 5:00-8:00 pm (location varies)

Led By: Val Herndon & Elizabeth Sebree
Contact: 3394momo@gmail.com or find us on Facebook by searching for “Church Lady Happy Hour”.

Dinner on Blue Lake

A Young Marrieds’ Meet-up. We hope to connect couples to each other and provide additional resources for relational health in the early years of marriage. Space is limited so please RSVP.

Every 1st Thursday of the month – 6:30 pm at the Jacobson’s house

Led By: Don & Brenda Jacobson
Contact: marriage@idcpdx.com

Reveal Hiking Group - Central City

A group of hikers at Imago who are becoming friends and getting to know God more by hiking through the world that He has made. This is an ongoing small group; join at anytime!

Meets at various times and locations. 

Led By: It’s a group effort, but you can contact Teri Schneinder.
Contact: teri@idcpdx.com or find us on Facebook by searching for “Reveal Hiking”.