What to Expect

When you come to the Portland First Church of the Nazarene, you will be warmly welcomed by the other worshipers.  Even if it is your first time attending our services, you will meet a number of friendly people who will let you know how wonderful it is to have you with us!  We believe you will find new friends here.  Currently, we are a smaller congregation, having less than one-hundred in worship.  Yet God is renewing our vision to grow, to reach the unchurched in our region, and we are prayerfully asking Him to use us to love others to Him. 

Our worship style is mostly traditional with an occasional mix of contemporary music.  Our worship services are led by our Praise Team.  We enjoy the great hymns and choruses of the Church, singing them with joy and enthusiasm to the Lord!  

Pastor Steve preaches Bible-centered messages that are relevant to our daily lives, immediately applicable, and easy to understand.  Pastor's sense of humor frequently laces his messages, often bringing a bit of humor to help make strong Truth easier to receive.  Pastor believes in the transformational power of God.  Many of his sermons conclude with an opportunity to make a decision to move closer to the Lord.  Our altars are more than merely sanctuary furniture; they are an excellent place to pray and meet with God.  We encourage everyone to make use of the altars for prayer.