Agape Blitz

Agape Blitz concluded with multiple projects in the Public schools, community gardens, and area non-profits. We appreciate all the work done by our groups from Oregon, Washington, and Oklahoma this year.

Read more in the Agape Blitz Newsletter and visit the link on Portland’s City Serve PDX to learn more about Agape Blitz, and other church ministries in the community. Photos are also available on Agape’s Facebook Page.

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Agape Blitz began in 2007 as a one day service project for the Portland community. Since it’s inception the Agape Church of Christ has partnered with local agencies, government service providers, schools, and businesses to bless
our community. Theological Reflection; Joining Portland’s Night Strike; Having Fun and Strengthening Relationships

Agape Blitz has morphed into a summer season of work projects. Since it’s beginning Agape Blitz has grown from 1 day to over 6 weeks of service and we hope to expand to 6 weeks this summer. Due to the expansion of this ministry we are continuing to offer opportunities for outside groups to join this ministry and develop skills to bless their own communities

Many groups have found that local mission trips are preferable for youth/campus groups and adult mission teams. During Agape Blitz participants will balance work projects in Portland with ministry to those living on the streets, worship, and theological discussion. The intent of Agape Blitz is to empower groups to freely serve and develop local outreach plans for their own cities.

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Church groups wishing to join us during this season of service are welcome to choose any available dates. Groups should plan to provide travel costs, and meals/food. Agape has availability for housing on the old Cascade College campus dormitories at a cost of $10/person per night.

Over the years Agape Blitz has rebuilt homes in a homeless camp, painted rooms for public schools, partnered with Adult Day Care centers, restored rooms and homes for local trafficking agencies, provided yard and playground work for abuse shelters and social service agencies, and helped to maintain many community gardens for public schools and community service providers. We have partnered with youth groups, Starbucks, the Timber’s Army, Portland Public Schools, and college campus organizations to give to our community. Through Agape Blitz other youth groups and churches have begun to serve in their own communities when returning home.

In 2017 planned projects will be:  11796301_1052484428102698_5923589726178427526_n

  • Repairing school and community gardens
  • Building permanent structures in area homeless camps
  • Painting school classrooms
  • Playground structures and yard work for teen shelters
  • Outreach to people on the streets through Night Strike
  • Picnics and worship with Agape and the community

For more information contact office@agapecoc.com

Agape Blitz 2016 Newsletter describes our most recent season of service. You may also watch one of the our projects (partnering with Rose-Wood Initiative)  mural video.