The Hope Center | Kern Park Campus | Rockwood Campus

In 2011 Pastor Scott and Gwenna (and a handful of their friends) were called to plant AS IS Church and it was launched on Easter 2012. The ministry of AS IS Church has since grown to reach thousands of people with two campuses, weekly services, and ministries serving the greater Portland/Metro area.

The ministry of AS IS Church is building a community of resilient people whose lives have been redeemed by God’s love. The lives that are changed are not merely examples of God’s power to restore broken lives. The men, women and families we help also go on to share that love with others, to pass on the hope they have been given, and to make transformation possible for others.

At the heart of our vision is The Hope Center. For years we've prayed that God would provide a permanent home to resource our campuses and communities. God has answered that prayer through the merger with Kern Park Christian Church (located in the center of Portland).

Our mission is to connect broken people to a community of support by offering resources and services that address immediate and long-term needs.

The Hope Center Vision | Health and Healing for the Hurting

Changing Lives Is What We do

The Hope Center aims to not only meet the immediate needs of communities like providing food and clothing, but also focuses on the full successful transformation of people’s lives by providing relationships and resources.

How We Do It

• Discipleship (Groups, Mentoring, Counseling, Education) 
• Food and Clothing
• Relief (Homelessness, Hunger, Poverty)
• Recovery (Counseling, Treatment, Groups)
• Health and Fitness (Exercise and Nutrition)
• Veterans (Care, Counseling, Assistance)
• Counseling Center
• Mobile Medical Clinic
• Gang Prevention and Civic Engagement
• Youth Services (Afterschool programs, tutoring)
• Refugee and Immigrant Transition Care
• Human Trafficking Prevention and Care
• Job Placement and Transition
• Transitional and affordable housing solutions

Partner With Us

Volunteer | Donate | Fundraising | Corporate Relations

The Christian Life Is One Of Paradox

The Christian life is one of Paradox

What is a paradox? It is a statement or idea that appears to be contradictory.

7 paradoxes to consider:

1. We Find by Losing.

"Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." Matthew. 10:39

2. We Receive by Giving.

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38

3. We are Exalted by Being Humble.

"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew. 23:12

4. Our Weakness is our Strength.

"That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10

5. We Lead by Serving.

" ...whoever wants to be first must be servant of all." Mark 10:44

6. We Live by Dying.

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

7. We Become More by Becoming Less.

"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:4

Building The Church

Jesus said He would build His church (Matt. 18:16)...His church is composed of His people (not buildings, programs, services or events)...and He has given us a message to share with a broken and hurting world:

The message of life...

The message of hope...

The message of forgiveness of all sins...

The message of reconciliation to God...

The message of compassion...

The message of comfort...

The message of unconditional love...

The message of there is a place called heaven.  

These things are life changing, heart transforming, and they should be expressed and celebrated by those who follow Christ.

So go for it AS IS Church! 

Go love people and point them to Jesus!

Pastor Scott 

20 Baptisms

Last Sunday 20 individuals made the decision to be baptized during our worship services.  Yes, that’s right, 20 people who believe in Jesus and have received Him into their lives went public with their faith.  It was a powerful expression of love and trust in our Lord.  You may be wondering, “Why is baptism such a BIG deal for you guys?  And why is it an important step in someone’s faith journey?...”

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Giant Slayers

LIT Youth #GiantSlayers The Bible records the story of God calling a young boy named Samuel. Samuel answered the call of God on his life and grew to be a great leader of God’s people. When Samuel was older the Bible records God sending Samuel to anoint the next king of his people. The lord sent Samuel to a man with eight sons...

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Praising God In All Circumstances

I love all the teachings recently at As Is about our authority that Christ has given us. God’s word is so clear about what all we can accomplish through speaking His word. I have a great passion for teaching about our authority when it comes specifically to healing. My husband and I hold healing classes in our home on a regular basis, and I have written a book about my healing called Receiving My Healing...

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