Subversive Sabbath Books For Sale
We still have copies of AJ's book Subversive Sabbath for sale. They are $10 each and you can purchase them at First Steps.
Here are the camp dates for 2018:
- 4th & 5th - June 26–30
- 6th Grade - July 5–9
- Jr. High - July 14–18
- High School - August 6–10
Summer Fun Days for 1st–3rd Grade:
- July 11th - 9:00–3:00
- July 25th - 9:00–3:00
- August 3rd - 5:30–8:30pm
Rooted Spring Cohort Registration Now Open
Do you want to connect more deeply at church? Are you looking for something that will help you grow closer to Jesus and activate your faith? Check out Rooted. It’s a 10-week small group experience that helps you connect with God, others, and Jesus’ mission for the Church. Look for the Rooted cards in the Lobby or email us at
HEART: A Bible Study for Past Abortion
A new HEART group will start in March. This ministry is a Bible Study support group designed for women who have been adversely affected by abortion. It helps bring reconciliation and restoration to those who are struggling and need support. If you are interested in being in a group at B4 Church or another location, visit the HEART website (first-image.org/heart) for more information, or call our confidential voice mail at 503-22-Heart (503-224-3278).
The Buddy Team cares for the spiritual and social needs of children with special needs within age-level areas. We are looking for committed and skilled leaders to join this team in serving kids as a one-on-one during the 9:30 or 11:15 service. Buddy opportunities are available in the CM ministry for ages 3 years-5th grade. To learn more, please contact Lindsay Willis at
Calling All Drama Enthusiasts!
Do you love the theater and want to help kids know, love and serve Jesus? There are wonderful opportunities in Children's Ministries awaiting you! Actors, storytellers, directors, set-builders, costume designers, techies, you can bring God's Word to young hearts in creative ways, doing what you love to do and what God has gifted you to do. Will you join us? With Easter and camps coming, there are lots of exciting ministry opportunities opening up. For more information, please contact Julie Shaw at
You Can Help Leaders' Kids Connect
Leaders' Kids Connect is a ministry that provides a fun, loving place for connecting and engaging with kids (ages 3-years old to 5th grade) as their parents serve in other areas. If you know and love Jesus and want to serve our church family, we have an opportunity for you. No lesson plans to prepare—just come, play games , and engage with the kids. Please contact Liz Wilcox at the email above if you're interested.
Would You Like to Win Free Camp for Your Child?
We want to know what you think about our summer camps, what we do well and what we could do better. To find out, we're doing a survey. We'd love for you to complete it for us, whether your kids have been to multiple camps or if your kids have never been to camp. As an extra incentive, we'll be giving away one camp scholarship for each age group and we'll select the winners from those who complete the survey. Fill it out now, help us out, and win free camp for your child. The survey will be available until March 31st and winners will be chosen at that time. You can find a link to the survey on our website or on the church app.
Passionate about Prayer and Rooted?
Calling all prayer warriors! If you’ve been through Rooted, you know that it's a powerful experience. We've started a team to focus on praying for our Rooted participants and facilitators. If this sounds like a way you would like to serve, please contact us at the email above for more information.
HEART: A Bible Study for Healing from a Past Abortion
This Bible study support group is for women who have been adversely affected by abortion. It is designed to help bring reconciliation and restoration for those who are struggling and need support. If you are interested in being in a HEART group at B4Church or another location, visit the HEART website for more information, or call our confidential voice mail at 503.22.HEART [503.224.3278].
Why get water baptized?
Jesus instructed his followers to go make disciples and to baptize them. Jesus was baptized before he started his public ministry. In the book of Acts, Luke recounts story after story where those who came to faith were soon baptized in water. We believe that’s why anyone who follows Jesus should be water baptized after they come to faith in him.
What is it and what happens?
It’s a simple public confession of faith in and commitment to Jesus. You get into a waist-deep tank of warm water with a pastor, usually at church during the worship part of the service. While the congregation sings, the pastor asks you if you’ve trusted Jesus as savior and want to follow him as Lord. You say, “yes.” And the pastor immerses you in the water.
Do I have to do this to be saved?
Nope. Only faith in Jesus saves you, but if you want to follow him, and obeying one of his commands is a priority for you, then you probably want to be water baptized.
What if I was baptized (christened) as a child?
That’s great. That means your parents, and those closest to you wanted something spiritually significant for you. One of the ways you can honor that is to be water baptized as an adult after coming to faith in Jesus.
How do I start the process?
It’s easy. First, You’ll also need to fill out the form linked below. Or you can go on the B4 Church app, tap “SIGN UP” to fill out the same form. You can get our app wherever you get your others, for iPhone or Android.
What happens then?
After you fill out the form, we’ll get in touch with you. We’ll help you get signed up, share your faith story with us, and meet with you during a short gathering you attend with others. We’ll help you understand all the details about water baptism.
Start the process here
B4 App—Stay Connected Anywhere, Anytime
It’s easy to install and use the B4 app. Download it app for iPhone or Android just like you would any other, and the rest is even easier. Tap the button for the content you want—whether sermons, events, videos, or even your digital copy of HomeFront (a resource that helps family members disciple one another)—it’s that simple. Almost anything you can view, read, or sign-up for at B4 is available on the app.
Need Marriage Help? Pursue Reunion
If you need to re-connect, re-ignite, or even resurrect your marriage then Reunion is for you. It's designed to help a husband and wife who need a marriage tune-up, or maybe even more than that. Reunion helps them experience a deeper relationship with Christ and the resulting intimacy with one another. It's not an event...it's a 17-week marriage "journey" that includes teaching and practical applications in a safe, confidential small group atmosphere. Mentor couples who lead the groups will pray for and encourage you. Registration is required for the upcoming September Reunion. You also need a private session with a pastor as a couple, before signing up, and we're meeting with couples now. Because space is limited, please connect with our Marriage Ministry Pastor as soon as possible, to do so, contact Pastor Debi Mills.
Planning on Getting Married?
You want a vibrant, healthy, and Christ-focused marriage that lasts a lifetime. We want that for you too. That’s why we offer Engage. It's a care plan that helps prepare couples who are engaged or seriously considering marriage. If you want one of our pastors to officiate at your wedding, the Engage preparation is a pre-requisite for you. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are engaged or seriously considering marriage in the next 6 to 12 months. We need time to meet with you privately and arrange for you to attend eight small group class sessions. Contact our Marriage Ministry Pastor, Debi Mills, to make an appointment.