We call our Local Outreach “Community Impact”. At the core, Community Impact is the empowering of our people to reach their neighbors, community and culture for Christ…The Great Commission.
Community Impact Ministries is a combination of partnering and empowering.
- We partner Good Shepherd people with established ministries to utilize their talents, skills and passions to reach a segment of our local community and the US.
- We empower Good Shepherd people to pioneer local ministries and gather others with like passions.
Below is a list of local partnered ministries. If you have interest in one of these ministries, use the contact info below.
|Local Organization||Contact Person||Their Mission...|
|Angel Tree||Rakel Thurman / Pauline Beaver||During Christmas season GSCC members get involved in providing presents for the children of inmates. When you partner with Angel Tree, you help prisoners’ children know they’re not forgotten, you help share the Gospel with lonely families, and you serve as an example of Christ’s love to the parents behind bars|
|Barlow Serve||Contact: Jim and Geri Fetters|
Phone: (503) 351-2912
|GSCC has had an ongoing relationship with Barlow High School over the years. It has been a blessing to partner with them in cleaning up and upgrading the grounds and facilities during the summer each year in appreciation for their work in educating the youth of our community.|
|Beauty for Ashes||Stephanie Petersen||Support and Equip young mothers|
|Bikers for Christ||Greg Johnson||Bikers for Christ ministers in the biker and motorcycle world. Their mission is very clear - to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the motorcycle community.
|Bridgetown Ministries||Jeff Persell||Outreach to homeless and at risk youth|
|Compassion Connect||Milan Homala||Bringing churches together to reach the community’s needy (homeless, sex-trafficked, low income…)|
|Door To Grace||Vicki Abbate||Provides restorative care services and safe shelter for children who are survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.|
|Embrace||Sherri Hufendick||Support and encouragement to those interested in foster care and adoption|
|Eternal Perspectives Ministry||Kathy Norquist||Eternal Perspective Ministries is a Bible-believing Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two goals: to teach the principles of God’s Word, emphasizing an eternal viewpoint; to reach the needy in Christ’s name.|
|Good News Community Health Center||Blake Petersen||Community based health center serving the poor and uninsured in the Rockwood community.|
|Guardian Project||Nathan & Heidi Boos &|
DJ and Allison Vanzanten
|Bringing a voice for life to abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women in the downtown Portland and Tanasbourne areas. Using a Class C3 van outfitted with an ultrasound unit and the ability to provide pregnancy tests.|
|Homless Ministry Advocate||Kristi Leslie|
|Jail Ministry||Janice Beeghly||Counseling, Encouragement and Chaplains for Prioson Inmates.|
|My Father’s House||Cathy Wiese||Ministry to Homeless Families in the Portland and East County Region|
|MHCC – Navigator Outreach||Herb & Linda Gregg||The Navigators mission is one of discipleship, our desire is to see students place Christ as the cornerstone of life.|
|Oregon Right to Life (Mult. County)||Janice Dysinger||A voice for Life locally, and come together to educate and reach out to the community through informational meetings.|
|Portland Rescue Mission||Randy Paul||Monthly Ministry Feeding and Connecting with those who are Homeless.|
|Pregnancy Resource Center – Estacada/Sandy||Annette Davis||A pro-life Christian ministry, that lovingly assists women and men unprepared for pregnancy with personalized care and resources.|
|Pregnancy Resource Center – Portland/Gresham||Keri Shore||Empowering individuals to make life-affirming decisions through education, counseling, and compassionate care based on the ministry of Jesus Christ.|
|Responder Life||Dave Williams||Responder Life exists that every First Responder and their Family be given the opportunity to respond to the most important call of their life…(a call to life in Christ)|
|REST||Michelle Cox||Provides assistance and encouragement to the families with Special Needs Children|
|Rockwood Mom-to-Mom||Julie Williams||Reaching Moms and Kids in Low Income Communities (specifically the Rockwood Community)|
|Shepherd’s Door||Christine Ourada||Portland Rescue Mission Outreach to Homeless Women and Children|
|Survivor Support Ministry||Darlene Domenigoni - (503) 936-5759||Awareness, prayer and support for those on the front lines of rescuing and restoring lives traumatized by human trafficking.|
|Young Life – Sandy HS||Dan & Shana Ekstrom||Christian organization that aspires to provide helpful adult role models and peer support for teenagers dealing with life’s struggles.|