Many organizations in the greater Portland area actively support homosexual behavior as one to be celebrated and blessed. Many men and women, however, desire a different way. For many, there exists a conflict between one's sexuality and their faith, which results in deep conviction, loneliness and despair. Portland Fellowship offers a message to those conflicted -- a message of freedom and hope found in Christ.
Our purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ by proclaiming His desire and incredible power to release people from sin. Such freedom begins with repentance from one's sin and put their faith in Christ as Savior and Lord.
Those who come to us are wounded by past hurts and taken captive by the desire to fulfill unmet needs for love and affirmation through (unwanted) same-sex desires and relationships. Portland Fellowship seeks to help equip men and women to walk in freedom from these desires as transformation takes place. Our emphases is not to simply change one's attraction or transition people from 'gay' to 'straight' (although many have seen this identity change take place in their lives), but rather to disciple men and women into a deeper walk with Christ and allow Him to do a transforming work.
Our methodology includes biblical instruction, Christ-centered accountability groups, personal testimonies, trained peer-to-peer support, and professional counseling referrals to assist individuals who desire to embrace their true identity in Christ. We promote a message of transformation where individuals need not be controlled by unwanted sexual/relational desires. We also provide support to those who have loved ones experiencing same-sex attraction and equip churches and individuals to communicate the message of hope and freedom in Christ.
Portland Fellowship is a non-profit, interdenominational ministry. We do not support political agendas or candidates. We are not a mental-health agency. We do not practice reparative (or conversion) therapy, as those goals and methodologies differ from the stated goals of Portland Fellowship. Please call the office for more clarity and additional understanding.