Serving Our Neighbors
News & Updates for Winter 2011 

Are you struggling in your business, your church or your ministry?  Do you need to know how make it more profitable, sustainable & perhaps scalable?  Is your business, church or ministry not supporting itself or missing something that would help it be what God wants it to be?  Do you simply need answers that are based upon established Biblical principles?

BE I Training
In partnership with the Regent University -Center for Entrepreneurship, the Nehemiah Project International Ministries established a three-part comprehensive business discipleship course for Christian business owners and individuals desiring to start and operate or expand their business based on Biblical principles.

In BE I (Part 1), you will understand the Principles of Biblical Entrerpreneurship, featuring discussions on the proper BE Attitude, Characteristics, Identifying Opportunities, How to take Calculated Risks, How to Solves Problems, Understanding Business Stewardship, What is Biblical Profit & the Responsibilities of a Biblical Entrepreneur.  This training will prepare you for BE II (Part 2), to understand the Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship, which will then allow you to successfully participate in BE III (Part 3), in order to develop your new Business Plan or a Strategic Operations Plan for your existing Business. 

Download the complete Brochure for more information 


Watch the Promo Video


This course will be conducted on Friday evening & all day Saturday, January 28-29 at the Family Wealth Institute, located at 16865 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 203, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

The cost is regularly $395 for these 12 hours of training, which includes basic access to the BE Online Community, but it is available to Serving Our Neighbors for $295.  REGISTER NOW (Use the Coupon Code: SON1411 for the $100 Discount)!

 You will be given the opportunity to also purchase the DVDs for $200 and/or the CDs for $100.  The Self-Study Course is also available for $495, which includes access to the BE Online Community & online Coaching.


Get involved & check out the

Business Mountain "Marketplace Ministries" Calendar of Events


& the

Biblical Stewardship Seminar, Mondays from 6-9pm on January 17th, 24th, 31st & February 7th at the

Family Wealth Institute, located at 16865 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 203, Lake Oswego, OR 97305.  RSVP to Harmony at 503-467-4910.



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Have you ever heard the expression:  You Always Hurt the Ones You Love?  It is OK to make mistakes because we are human.  We are finite, fallible beings with a will to do what we deem right, even if it hurts those closest to us.  Most of the time, these wounds will heal.  But for some, they remain, and get infected with the poison of time.  In a marriage, destructive communication can create these wounds that have a huge ripple effect extending out in all directions.  Children are often the ones caught in the first tidal wave of pain stemming from a couple who can't communicate effectively.  Then others including family, friends, work, church, and eventually society itself are slammed by the wave.  How do you stop hurting others when it seems impossible there can be reconciliation?


The first step is admitting you need help.  God never designed us to do life on our own.  He gave us each other to lean on and to encourage.  But since marital problems are unfortunately all too common - and often too personal to share, many couples feel trapped.  If this is you, then we encourage you to check into MarriageTeam, a Christian, non-profit that places hurting couples with  trained marriage coach couples.  The Lord is doing a mighty work in our midst to restore families, save children from the pain of divorce and heal broken hearts.  If the situation you are in seems near impossible to untangle, we encourage you to contact MarriageTeam.


If you are interested in becoming a marriage coach couple, training will be held in Salem starting Feb 18 and Vancouver starting Mar 18.  Call Alan Ray, Executive Director at 360-450-6042 for details.


Listen to four couples share their experiences with coaching.

Join us Sundays from 5-6pm for "Marriage Team Live" on KPAM 860 AM Radio 
STOP Human Trafficking - Wed, Jan 19th 
Justice Walk - Jan 19, 2011Join us in Portland & Eugene for a show of solidarity towards our commitment to stop human trafficking this Wednesday, Jan 19th from 5-6pm.  Just show up and pray with us to end this NOW!

You can also Connect, Educate & Engage for Prayer & Service with other Believers in your Neighborhood, School & Workplace via your Serving Our Neighbors community.
Mission ConneXion - Thur-Sat, Jan 20-22
Mission ConneXion logoJoin us for the 8th Annual Mission ConneXion Northwest, Thursday - Saturday, January 20-22 at Sunset Presbyterian Church, located at 14986 NW Cornell Rd in Portland. 
We will gather for Prayer at 7pm on Thursday, January 20th.  Leaders can register today for a special conference from 9am to 4pm on Friday, January 21st and the main Conference runs from 5:30pm to 9pm on Friday & from 9am-9pm on Saturday, January 22nd.  Volunteers can participate in many different ways & you can still download promotional materials for your church, ministry or business and help us get the word out! 
NW Awakening - Fri & Sat, March 25-26
NW Awakening 2011Join the Church in standing in unity to awaken our community & culture to the transforming presence of God at the NorthWest Awakening with Che Ahn, Georgian Banov, Scott Schang & Charlie Goessler.  We will be gathering at the Ambridge Event Center (The Rose Ballroom) on Friday, March 25th at 7pm & Saturday, March 26th at 10am, 2pm & 7pm.  Regiser today!

180 R.O.A.R Rendezvous - Sat, April 16

Hee-oh' Ks-te kinJoin us & the Chief Circuit Rider-Jesus Christ for the Return of the Macedonian Call of the West as we celebrate The Christian Heritage of the Oregon Territory at the Oregon State Capitol on Saturday, April 16th from 11am-2pm. 


Speakers include the Reviving Our Amazing Roots Regiment of Native American Leaders, Statesmen & Preachers with Live Authentic Cowboy & Indian music.

Good Friday Breakfast - Fri, April 22

GFB LogoJoin us for the 5th Annual Portland Good Friday Breakfast at 7am on Friday, April 22nd at the Oregon Convention Center.  This year's featured speaker is Captain Charlie Plumb, sharing about his POW 2,103 days experience in a Vietnam Communist War Prison.

Pastors are invited to a Special Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd from 7:30am-9am at Western Seminary (located at 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215).  RSVP to Courtney Banister at 503-706-7142. 

National Day of Prayer - Thur, May 5

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Join us for the 60th Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2011.  "A Mighty Fortress is our God" is our theme and is based upon Psalm 91:2, "I will say to the Lord, my Refuge, My God, in whom I trust." 


Joni Eareckson Tada is our 2011 Honorary Chairman & we are planning events throughout the State of Oregon & Washington.  If you would like to participate or be an Event Coordinator, just let us know! 

Marketplace Summit - Friday, May 6
Plan now to join us for the 3rd Annual Marketplace Summit from 7am-2pm on Friday, May 6th at the DoubleTree Hotel - Lloyd Center featuring dynamic international speakers for Breakfast & Lunch and several strategic workshops focused on transforming the Business Mountain with His Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Christian Chamber of Commerce LogoNow is the time to Join the Christian Chamber of Commerce.  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.
In addition to riding this massive wave of prayer & intercession, as we are impacting & moblizing the Business Mountain to transform our culture & society, God has called us to align our lives, our familes, our businesses & our communities with what He is doing in the Land & People of Israel. 

So, plan now to join us for the next Business - Marketplace Israel Tour with Washington State Senator Joseph & Tani Zarelli, leaving on Sunday, September 11, 2011 & returning Monday, September 19th.  You will discover strategic opportunities as you visit and meet with business leaders like Nike, Intel, Microsoft and many more!  You will also learn about the different industries in Israel through special meetings with Chamber leaders in Israel & discover the break throughs in Technology, Bio Med and Solar Industries.  Experience the Culture ~ Understand the History ~ Come Away knowing why Israel is the place to Invest!

God Bless & Shalom!

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