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HEADER : 2017 : Portland Kids 

Portland Kids

Pastor:
Heather Lewandowski

GRAPHIC : STAFF PHOTO : Heather Lewandowski - Crop

Heather is has pastored people big & small for over 15 years. She is married to Paul and has three kids; Hayden (13), Pippi (10), Harper (6) and Boston Terrier, Betty. Heather is passionate about creating an environment where families can discover purpose, meaning and fulfillment to live the life God intended. She loves the outdoors, hanging out with her family & friends, discovering Portland, and watching her husband and son skateboard.

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VISION

Our Vision for Portland Kids is that they will:

  • Know - Christ & understand His Word
  • Grow - In their own spiritual walk
  • Show - God’s love through the fruit of the Spirit
  • Go - Share it with the world

 

MISSION: What is our business? Bridging Kids to God.

At Portland Kids we are passionate about kids having an unforgettable encounter with God, a love for His word, a pathway to their purpose and an opportunity to use their gifts & talents to bring the Hope of Jesus to the world.

WHAT IS PORTLAND KIDS? Each week all children experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative, engaging and relevant way. Our focus is to build a strong spiritual foundation that will equip them to face the challenges of life, become a whole person, grow to be leaders, influencers and world changers.

VALUES

Biblical Truth: We believe the bible is the infallible Word of God and that kids have the ability to understand it and apply it to their lives. We strive to ensure that all of our lessons, as well as the beliefs on our team line up with the teachings of the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ.

Relationship: We acknowledge that every child is a treasure from God. Our desire is to meet families where they are at and to be a place for community, friendship, safety, and hope. Kids want to be where they are loved and valued.

Faith in Action: We believe that you are never too young to know God and to be used by him. We believe when a child has a true encounter with Jesus it produces fruit that spills over into action. We provide ministry opportunities including worship, sound, drama, creative arts and a Jr. Leader Program (4&5th grade). 

Safety: At Portland Kids safety is a priority. From background checks on all volunteers & staff, sanitation, check-in proceduresand emergency/security plans. We strive to protect children physically, emotionally & spiritually.

Equipping Parents: God designed the family to be the primary place of spiritual development. We are dedicated to partnering and encouraging parents as they disciple their children. We do this through take home sheets, reading plans, online parent resources, family events and parenting classes/seminars throughout the year.