Serving Our Neighbors
News & Updates for Winter 2010/2011 
Kingdom Business Forum
Learn more about what God is doing in your community via our Kingdom Impact University radio broadcast featuring the Kingdom Business Forum with Patrice Tsague & Vicki Norris?

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MarriageTeam is a non-profit that provides marriage coaching services throughout the greater Portland/ Vancouver metro area.  All coaches are Christian couples.  Coaching is different than counseling and is designed to help couples create specific agreements about how they will do life differently to get different results. 


The issue is we are all born onto separate teams (our families) and we learn the plays that work in our family of origin.  Some families have better playbooks than others.  Nevertheless, we get married, create a new team, but bring our old playbook and do not share it effectively with our new teammate.  Therein lies the problem.  Different playbooks that center around different expectations and ways of dealing with issues create havoc on the new team.  Marriage coaching helps couples create a common playbook.  No one is right or wrong, we are just different and each couple needs to work out what will work best for their team.  Couples attend 8 to 12, 2-3 hour sessions once a week with a coach couple all for only $160.


Couples who complete the program love it and rate their experience a 9.1 on a scale of 1 to 10.  Furthermore, distressed couples who complete the program report an average improvement in their relationship of 180% (comparing how it was before to after coaching).  Listen to four couples share their experiences with coaching.


Alan Ray

Executive Director


Join us Sundays from 5-6pm for "Marriage Team Live" on KPAM 860 AM Radio 
How, Then, Shall We Pray? 
As Chuck Pierce outlined in "The Future War of the Church", God wants us to build a wall of protection around our communities, wherein we are covering these key prayer points:  Ask God to remove complacency from our life, Ask the Lord for the Spirit of Grace & Intercession to fall in our community, Pray for mercy & faith to fall upon our community's key authority structures, Ask the Lord to build up the wall with the correct spiritual leadership, Cry out for corporate worship times to arise, Ask the Lord to break the power of the shedding of innocent blood, Ask for lawless structures that are linked with the enemy's activites to be revealed, Declare that unjust laws will be overturned, Ask the Spirit of God to penetrate dead religious structures that are resisting His Move in your community & Do Not Fear, but cry out for God's perfect restorative Grace to take action!  How are we doing?  Do we need to Connect, Educate & Engage more to see His Kingdom of Life established in our community? 

Join us in Serving Our Neighbors & don't miss the Elijah List Conference featuring Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Kimberly Daniels, Denny Cline & Steve Shultz in Albany, Thursday-Saturday, January 6-8, as well as Strategic Prayer with the new Oregon Alliance at the State Capitol Building in Salem (& perhaps the YWAM Base) for Oregon's new Governor on Monday, January 10.
City Impact Roundtable - Dec 6 & 7
NW City Impact RoundtableYou care about Jesus being exatled in our communities!  You care about about how the Church can be a part of this process!  Join us for the 8th Annual Northwest City Impact Roundtable with region leaders & Steve Capper of Mission Houston, this Monday & Tuesday, December 6 & 7 at the Heathman Lodge located at 7801 NE Greenwood Drive in Vancouver, WA.
Mission ConneXion - Jan 21-22
Mission ConneXion logoThere is still time for you to participate in the 8th Annual Mission ConneXion Northwest, Friday & Saturday, January 21-22 at Sunset Presbyterian Church, located at 14986 NW Cornell Rd
in Portland. 

Exhibitors MUST register today in order to be included in the Program Guide!  Volunteers can participate in many different ways.  Leaders can register today for a special workshop on Friday.  You can also download promotional materials for your church, ministry or business and help us get the word out! 
Christian Chamber of Commerce
CCNW LogoNow is the time to Join!  Membership is only $30 per month for Businesses, $20 per month for Churches, Ministries, Schools & Individuals and $10 per month for Students.  Why should you join?  To help you Connect, Learn, Grow, Save & Engage you and your organization in what God is doing in  the marketplace.  Check out the Chamber's Need Help? Directory (in partnership with Serving Our Neighbors), consider being our guest at a local networking meeting or see our members' latest Hot Deals & open Jobs.
During this season of giving, join us in the Advent Conspiracy and consider helping the victims of human trafficking in the City of Portland. We also need your prayers, your service & your financial supportHere is a list of what God has called us to do together in order to see His Kingdom of Life established!

God Bless & Shalom!
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James Autry
Serving Our Neighbors