Our Weekender immerses church leaders and seminarians in the life of HBC over the course of a weekend. You'll get an up-close and personal experience with our services, congregational meeting, focused teaching on the church, plenty of Q&A, and even sitting in an elder's meeting. The point is not to replicate exactly what you see. In fact, we'd prefer you don't! But we do want to show you what we do and the biblical and pastoral reasoning behind it. We hope this creates meaningful relationships with other churches while building one each other up. We would love you to join us. Bring your yourselves and whatever questions you have. From leadership to worship to body life, it all on the table!
This conference will be a chance for you to listen and learn about word-centered ministry that begins with expository preaching and continues into all other areas of church ministry. It will provide you with the opportunity to not only sit under great teaching, but also to participate in Q&A sessions with the speakers, and build relationships with other like-minded pastors and students. Whether you are a preaching pastor, lay-elder, staff member, or regular attender, you’ll find this conference helpful. If you love your local church and want to see it get stronger, this conference will be a fruitful setting for you to grow in your understanding of how to help.
The Portland Culture Conference encourages Christians to consider the way we shape and are shaped by our world. Church and school leaders, teachers and students will be challenged to see life and culture in the context of history and eternity. The Gospel of Christ is not merely a beautiful truth to guide our spiritual lives, but it sheds light and wisdom on all of life, from Creation to the Church to all realms of Culture.