The Bible portrays God as on a mission through history to reconcile the world to himself. This mission began with the people of Israel, it came to fulfillment in the work of Jesus Christ, and it continues today as God’s Spirit extends the reconciling work of Christ into the entire world through Christ’s church.
As a particular Northwest expression of the Church, Imago Dei Community exists to share God’s reconciliation with Portland. But as part of Christ’s united global church, Imago Dei also exists to share God’s love with all of creation. Locally and globally, Imago Dei acts with churches and governments to see people encounter the good news of God’s purpose and presence in the world, sparking personal change, social healing, and cultural renewal. Here you’ll find pathways for getting equipped and involved.
Jesus calls us to embody his presence in our city, to love him by loving our neighbor. This is both a great privilege and a great responsibility. It involves both proclamation and presence, word and deed.
Over the years, we have developed a number of key international partnerships with the body of Christ in Southeast Asia focused on church-based community development.