Building on a legacy of B4's love for the cities we live in and beyond
For The City Initiative

The heart of this initiative is to transform cities and empower a generation of community leaders through the alleviation of poverty, the development of clean water sources, the expansion of education, and the establishment of vibrant churches.

This initiative was launched in the fall of 2022 with the following goals:

  • Building 10 new clean water systems
  • Doubling our education investment from 500 to 1000 kids
  • Continuing to address the root causes of generational poverty by expanding our current After School Program to reach 2 schools and increasing to 4 days per week.
  • Coming alongside 3 churches that either need to be planted or renewed.

To find out more, visit our Initiative website or download our summary.

After School Program

In partnership with Barnes Elementary School, we host a once-a-week after school program for 40+kids. It is our heart and vision to provide a safe space for students, primarily from immigrant and low-income families, where they can participate in enrichment activities, grow in friendships, are encouraged in their education, and know that they are cared for.

If this an area you are interested, we need you. Click the link below to find out more.


  • When: Tuesdays, 2 – 5 pm
  • Volunteer Needs: Classroom leaders + helpers, craft + music guides, set-up + tear down teams
  • Goal: Expand the program to 4 days and add a second school partnership
City Serve

we currently partner with a ministry called “J Gang” who works with the city of Beaverton to serve elderly people in our community who can’t maintain their yards. This is an opportunity to both care for our city and show the love of Jesus to people.

If this interests you, and you have an available Saturday, click the link below.


  • When: Various Days/Times
  • Volunteer Needs: Various levels of gardening skills (pruning, cleaning, mowing, etc.)
  • Goal: Expand in partnerships to further love on the the Portland-Metro area
ESL Classes

In partnership with PDX Friends of Refugees, we provide ESL classes at B4 for refugees and immigrants. We love our partnership with PDX Friends of Refugees, as they have more than nine years of experience loving and serving refugees in our communities.

If you are interested in loving our city in this way, click the link below to find out more.


  • When: Monday, Wednesday, + Friday | 9 am – 12 pm
  • Volunteer Needs: Drivers, Teachers, + Child Care Volunteers
  • Goal: Continue to grow in our capacity to serve refugees + immigrants in our community

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Mark Nicklas

Mercy + Justice Team Director + Pastor

Fabi Colmenarez

Mercy + Justice Team Pastor

CarolAnne Tsai

Resource Coordinator + Pastor