If you’re new to our church and are interested in getting more involved,

this is a pathway to connecting you to what our church is all about! 

Pathway meets the first three Sundays of every month in Classroom 1 of the Main Building from 9:00 - 9:45am. Once you’ve completed the three weeks, you should have a fairly complete understanding of what our church believes, how to grow your faith, and how to serve others! 

In fact, the three sessions mirror our mission statement:

Love God. Love Others. Serve Both. 

The Sundays

The first Sunday of the month gives you a basic overview of who our church is and what we believe.  It talks about our denomination, The Church of the Nazarene, and our key theological beliefs.  Additionally, we make space for you to ask questions!


The second Sunday of the month focuses on all the different ministries and spiritual growth opportunities our church offers.  This class will help introduce you to our ministry leaders and how you would go about getting involved. 

We also will help guide you through a Spiritual Gifts test, which will help guide you into the third class!

The third Sunday of the month we focus on how you can serve others.  At Portland Nazarene Church, we believe that God’s grace isn’t just for us to enjoy, but to use in service to others, for the glory of God!  So during this time, we’ll talk about your Spiritual Gifts and how you might be able to use them in our church and community!  

Take the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment

We are going to examine what the Bible says about spiritual gifts and help you begin the process to discover your gifts and determine how to use them!

(our spiritual gifts test link is down at the moment due to site hosting problems. Please contact the church office if you would like to be informed on when you can take your test.)

A Spiritual Gift Is

a special ability

given by God

for Christian service.

PNC Service opportunities

Connect your spiritual gifts with a place of service!

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms."    1 Peter 4:10

  • All church gathering & funeral meal team

    Team Leader: Barbara Civils – 615-325-9552 This team of people works to organize and facilitate all of our church gatherings and Funeral Meals, from the organization of food to table/chair set up and everything between!

  • Building and grounds

    Team Leader: Dale Terry – 615-841-3074 This group helps maintain and care for our building and grounds.  

  • Care Team

    Team Leader: Sherri Poole – sherripoole@bellsouth.net

    This group writes cards, makes phone calls and occasionally makes a home visit with first time guests, sick congregants and those who have been absent from church life as of late.

  • NazKids Department Volunteer

    Some Kid’s Ministry positions:   Nursery, Substitute Teacher,    Pre-School Volunteer, Teacher Children’s Church Volunteer, Caravan Guide. 

    We require our volunteers to complete a NazSafe background check & training. Please contact shelley@portlandnazarene.com

  • Creative team

    Team Leader: Adrianna Holt - acholt2011@gmail.com

    This group helps dream, plan and implement creative aspects for our Worship Center and services.  From set design to special, creative moments in the worship service.

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Helps, Evangelism, Prophecy and/or Knowledge.

  • homebound / shut in ministry

    Team Leader: Donna Buntin – 615-325-2360

    This group is for anyone who would like to visit our homebound folks who can no longer attend our church services.

  • Hospitality team

    Team Leader: Kathy Taylor – kathytaylor710@gmail.com This group helps welcome everyone on Sunday mornings and to special events, opening doors, providing information to visitors, making coffee, and passing our weekly bulletins.

  • Media & 

    Livestream Team

    Team Leader: Adrianna “Onnie” Holt - acholt2011@gmail.com This team handles all things tech! Areas of service include live streaming, audio engineering, video presentation, video producing, and technology assistance throughout the campus.

  • Nazarene Mission International

    Nazarene Missions International Team Leader: Evelyn Eldridge - eye8561@gmail.com

    The main responsibility of this group is to keep world mission work at the forethought of our congregation! 

  • Outreach Team

    Outreach Team Team Leader: Kelly Smith – kellykey6711@gmail.com

    This group serves to provide the church with meaningful opportunities to connect the church and the greater Portland community. Providing leadership for our involvement in community outreach.

  • Prison Ministry

    Prison Ministry Team Leader: Teresa Keen – jctk1971@gmail.com

    This small group provides a once a month bible study inside women’s prison in Gallatin.

  • Teachers/ Substitutes

    Teachers/Substitutes Team Leader: Tammy Rush - tammy9215@gmail.com

    Are you interested in helping lead a group? If so, which ones: Children Teacher Adult Teacher Youth Teacher Life Group Host or Leader

  • Young Adult Ministry

    Team Leader: Dan and Jane Headrick - jedwheadrick6768@outlook.com

    Meeting on Friday evenings at the Headrick’s home at 6:30PM, this group is relaxed and discussion based!

  • Van Ministry

    Team Leader: Karen & Jonathan Martinez - karenmartinez106@yahoo.com

    We’re looking to begin a van ministry that would pick up those who otherwise couldn’t make it to our weekly events

  • Youth Ministry

    Team Leader: Keegan Reckinger – keegan@portlandnazarene.com Join a vibrant, life giving ministry as we seek to show middle and high school students who Jesus is and what he means for them!

  • Worship Team Team

    Leader: Giah Kress – giah@portlandnazarene.com

    Calling all musicians—guitar, bass, keyboard, piano, drums, vocalists, etc—that are interesting in helping lead our congregation in worship to God!

  • Discipleship Team

    Team Leader: Tammy Rush - tammy9215@gmail.com

    This group helps provide structure and leadership for oversight of all of our discipleship and LIFE groups.

We hope

you join us!

The natural progression of Pathway is to begin on the first Sunday of the month, however, feel free to jump in at anytime, if you’d like!  If you cannot make the three consecutive classes,

feel free to make up any class you missed the follow month!


If you have any questions, please reach out to our Pathway Coordinator,

Tim Taylor at ttaylor1256@gmail.com