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Welcome to Greater Portland Bible Church

We know how hard it can be to enter an unfamiliar environment, particularly if your spiritual journey is leading you to a church for the first time. It’s our desire to create space for you where you can feel comfortable and be able to interact with God in an honest way. Our desire is not to create a “religious” experience but to facilitate life changing encounters with a living God.

So in order for you to feel more comfortable as you enter our doors, here’s a run-down of what to expect.

1. Getting here…

Our building is "uniquely placed" (aka a little hard to find) behind the Shadow Hills Apartment complex and is accessible off of Vermont St. Look for the marquee sign and then follow the road straight back to the church building on the hill. We have reserved parking exclusively for visitors. Click here to create customizable driving directions from Google Maps.

2. The front door…

As you enter, you will find a few folks at the lobby entrance who love to welcome people. They can help direct you to the auditorium, to coffee, our kids’ classrooms and other information about our community.

3. Kids and youth…

We can’t wait to spend time investing in your kids! We have age appropriate programs for your children from newborn through high school during both our class hour and our worship gathering. Our teachers are safe and caring individuals. Click here for a map of the building that will lead you to where each age group gathers so that you can get them settled before heading to the auditorium.

4. Coffee…

For some of you, 9:15am or even 10:30am is still too early to be up on a Sunday. For you we have our lobby espresso bar. Feel free to grab a latte before the worship or your class begins. We have a small donation basket to offset the cost of our addiction, but visitors are always welcome to a free latte.

5. Auditorium…

When you’re ready, feel free to enter the auditorium and find a seat wherever you feel comfortable. The worship gathering begins at 10:30am with a call to worship that starts the worship gathering in the form of a song, video, poem, or scripture. Ushers offer everyone a worship folder as you come in and it contains information about our community and its activities. If you would like us to pray for you, there is a card that is also included in the worship folder. Let us know how we can pray for you on that card and you can get those back to us by placing them in the offering baskets when they are passed during the gathering. This is when regular attendees give their financial gifts as a part of their worship. Don’t feel pressure to put anything in the basket, unless you want to.

6. Music and message…

Our worship gathering lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. The time can be filled with music, prayer, a spoken message, videos, communion, interactive experiences or anything else that will help us draw closer to God. The music is intended to bring us face to face with God and the truth of who He is. When that happens, it changes us. Feel free to participate in as much as you feel comfortable with. To hear sample messages from past weeks click here. To look through many of the songs in our song database check out our Youtube Worship Playlist

7. The things we find important...

For us, everything is about Helping People Follow Jesus Together. To understand more of what that may look like for us, consider checking out our Purpose and Beliefs page. It might help you get a better sense for what we find important as a faith community. 

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7. FAQs…

There are probably many other questions you may have about what to expect when you visit. Click here to go to our frequently asked questions page for answers to questions like, “What should I wear?”, “Will I be singled out in any way?”, or “Will I have to give anything?”

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would love to see you soon!

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