Urban Outreach is George Fox student's regular experiential ministry opportunities in the urban contexts of Salem and Portland. Our goal is to reach out in compassion to not only serve Christ, but also meet and follow Christ in building relationships with people affected by the complexities of urban poverty and other inequities.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
We go to locations in Portland and Salem each week. It takes about an hour to get to each location. We will help by serving alongside local ministry partners who have been doing these ministries for years by offering humble, listening presence, prayer, food, clothing, and in other ways that our partner organizations see fit for our students to contribute in a meaningful, lasting and helpful way. The goal of all of these activities is to get to know the people who are there. We want to learn about them and from them as much as we want to help them in our small way.
Every ministry trip will leave from the Annex Offices in the Bruin Den (Student Union Building). Transportation to and from all urban events is provided.
Weekly Outreach trips to Portland: typically 5:30–11 p.m., Thursday evenings with Bridgetown Ministries "Night Strike." For information, contact intern Yasharet Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Outreach trips to Salem: typically 5–8 p.m., Thursday evenings with the Salem Leadership Foundation. For information, contact intern Mikayla Greenwell at at email@example.com