Outreach Ministries

Our mission can not be accomplished without a strong outward focus. And so, the Mt. Scott community has formed important partnerships both locally and globally to extend our community of care. Lean more below.

Embracing Our Local Community

Cityteam is a nondenominational Christian nonprofit compassionately serving the poor, the homeless, and the lost in San Jose, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, and around the world.

Since 1957, Cityteam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, Cityteam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year just in the United States. We are training and equipping local leaders in 51 countries to love God, reach out to their neighbors, and disciple hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Learn how you can be part of the team at www.cityteam.org/portland!

Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. They are dedicated to the flourishing of every child. Read their story or Sign up to be part of the team!

First Image has been working to live out God’s heart to renew his image in the lives of those that have been impacted by sexual brokenness and abortion for over 30 years.

We believe that God’s people are at their best when they respond with compassion toward those who are vulnerable, voiceless, or misled. We believe God has called us to serve the women in our city facing unplanned pregnancies, the children they carry, students who are in desperate need of transformation in their relationships and sexuality, and men and women burdened by the pain of past abortion.

In the midst of issues as politicized as abortion and sexuality, we are convinced that in order to be a faithful witness of Christ in the world, we must be present with the people that are being impacted and love them.

Learn more at FirstImage.org

Our Friends Living Outdoors (FLO) ministry aims to share God’s love in practical ways and build meaningful and transformative relationships with those in our local neighborhood living outdoors. This ministry has served sack lunches along the Spring Water Corridor Trail and helped serve in local centers caring for the homeless.

We are currently exploring becoming a warming shelter for nights where temperatures drop below freezing and working with local organizations to think through better long-term solutions for homelessness in our area.

Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Community Schools are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure kids and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life.

Mt. Scott Church partners with the SUN volunteers at Woodmere Elementary located on 7900 SE Duke Street in Portland.

Nothing describes WPC as appropriately as these words from President Cook: “At Warner Pacific, we develop significant relationships with our students, and believe it’s an essential means of educating, challenging and serving students who might otherwise not finish their education. The reality is our educational system has been designed for advantaged people. In order to make education more fully accessible, we need to create a “counter system” that grants access and provides opportunity for success to a wider population—that’s what we’re about.”

Read the whole story of Warner Pacific College on their site: warnerpacific.edu

Reaching the Global Community

At Global Strategy we are committed to connecting local passion in strategic global partnership. Together we do this by being a bridge to the Church of God worldwide, connecting them not only with churches in North America, but by creating and maintaining a global network that has the potential for significant kingdom impact. The Church of God currently has projects in 88 countries outside of the US and Canada. Mt. Scott helps support the efforts in the Middle East, Kenya and Vietnam.

Read more and meet our missionary partners at chogglobal.org

Heart for Lebanon is a faith-based ministry that employs a holistic approach to serving unconditionally the marginalized, rejected and under resourced people in Lebanon, including the increasing number of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Rather unique among the relief work being done in Lebanon is our three-prong approach to care. We provide transactional, relational, and transformational relief. The whole story is available at: www.heartforlebanon.org/

Horizon International exists to create a world of hope for AIDS orphans. Our objective is to raise up, out of the tragedy of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a new generation of leaders who follow Jesus Christ “one child at a time.” Our leaders revere God’s name and are intentional about helping heal and raise HIV/AIDS orphans in a loving, Christ-filled environment. We also intentionally use the African symbol of hope (a rising sun) in our logo, and our goal is to enable orphans to “leap like calves released from the stall” as they in turn become leaders in their own right.

Find out more at horizoninternationalinc.com

International Christian Ministries was launched in 1986 to meet the growing need for discipleship in Kenya. The focus of the ministry has always been the training, equipping and discipling of leaders to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. Over the years the model evolved to include three main avenues for developing Christian leaders: the Christian Leadership Institute (CLI), Africa Theological Seminary (ATS), and Discipling Marketplace Leaders (DML). All three programs focus on providing quality training and discipling participants.

Currently ICM is registered in 12 countries and ministers in over 20 countries. We are supporting ICM missionaries in Africa and the US.

India Gospel League is an indigenous, Bible-centered ministry born and operated in the heart of India. Millions across South Asia still need to hear the Good News about Jesus, and millions more need practical blessings like education, medical care, and economic opportunity. All of our ministries are built to be self-sustaining.

More than 85,000 village churches have been planted by IGL in the past 25 years, and from these, hope is shining out to a world darkened by desperate poverty and ancient idolatry. From a small mission in South India, IGL has grown to become an international mission; sharing the gospel, serving with compassionate care, and seeing God at work.

Their focus includes Evangelism and Church Planting, Children’s Ministries, Medical Outreach, and Rural & Economic Development. Learn more at: iglworld.org

KIMA is a theological seminary located in Western Kenya supported by the Churches of God in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and the United States which trains leaders for the African continent.

View their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Kima-International-School-of-Theology

Strong Harvest envisions a world in which everyone has nutritious food, clean drinking water, and economic opportunities.
We work in communities in the developing world focusing on three primary objectives: Enhancing Food Security, Improving Health, and Increasing Economic Viability – All at the Family Level.

Strong Harvest empowers people to meet their own basic needs in ways that create dignity in the individual, that are attainable and sustainable at the family level, and that will be passed down from generation to generation, creating a better way of life.
Our primary program provides training for individuals, organizations, and communities in the cultivation and uses of the multi-faceted moringa tree. Strong Harvest trains and equips local people to become Peer Educators who then take the knowledge of moringa to their own communities and beyond.

Discover the ministry of Strong Harvest International at the website: www.strongharvest.org

The Mt. Scott Church Mission Action Team awards college scholarship money to students with need who attend Church of God colleges or universities. For more information contact the church office.