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!

A Spiritual Gift Is

a special ability

given by God

for Christian service.

Areas of service to contribute:

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 our all church gatherings and Funeral Meals, from the organization of food to table/chair set up and everything between!

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Helps, and/or Hospitality & Encouragement.

  • Building and grounds

    Team Leader: Rick Bass – 615-613-6829

    This group helps maintain and care for our building and grounds.  

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

  • 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.  

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Faith, Discernment, Intercession, Encouragement, Helps, Evangelism, Mercy and/or Prayer.

  • Children's department volunteer


    For those who have been at PNC for 6+ months and who would be interesting volunteer with our Kid’s Ministry as a partner in sharing the good news of Jesus with others! (All volunteers will be asked to complete a background check with our Naz Safe program.)

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

  • 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.

  • Decorating committee

    Team Leader: Judy Surface – 615-390-9517

    This group helps decorate the church seasonally as well as decorating dining tables for eating, decorating lobby and other special needs.

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

  • homebound / shut in ministry

    Team Leader: Donna Buntin – 615-325-2360This group is for anyone who would like to visit our homebound folks who can no longer attend our church services.Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Wisdom, Encouragement, Evangelism, Mercy, Helps and/or Prayer.

  • Hospitality team

    Team Leader: Kathy Taylor – kathytaylor710@gmail.com

    This group of helps welcome everyone on Sunday mornings and to special events, opening doors, providing information to visitors, making coffee, and passing our weekly bulletins.

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Hospitality, Discernment, Encouragement and/or Helps.

  • media team

    Team Leader: Adrianna “Onnie” Holt - acholt2011@gmail.comThis team handles all things tech!  Areas of service include live streaming, audio engineering, video presentation, video producing, and technology assistance throughout the campus.Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Administration, Leadership and/or Knowledge.

  • Nazarene Mission International

    TEAM LEADER: TBA

    THE MAIN RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS GROUP IS TO KEEP FOREIGN {WORLD} MISSION WORK AT THE FORETHOUGHT OF OUR CONGREGATION!

    USE OF SPIRITUAL GIFT(S) INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE WITH GIFTS OF EVANGELISM, MERCY, ENCOURAGEMENT, TEACHING, PRAYER, INTERCESSION, GIVING AND/OR FAITH.

  • Pathway HOst

    Team Leader: Tim Taylor – ttaylor1256@gmail.com

    These leaders serve as liaisons between those participating in the Next Steps Class and the church at large, helping answering questions and strategically following up with newcomers.

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Administration, Teaching, Hospitality, Encouragement and/or Leadership.

  • Outreach Team

    Team Leader: Seth Stewart

    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 the Strawberry Festival, Local School Partnerships, etc.

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts of Evangelism, Mercy, Administration, Faith, Intercession and/or Encouragement.

  • 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.  Opportunities are also open for the same in the men’s prison.

    Use of Spiritual Gift(s) include but not limited to those with gifts Evangelism, Mercy, Administration, Faith, Intercession and/or Encouragement.

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