Urban Outreach

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."

Matthew 25:35-36,40

Weekly Ministry

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. For more information, please contact Lindy Booth at lbooth13@georgefox.edu.

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Schedule of Current Urban Outreaches


Cascades Gateway Park – Salem Meet at 5:30 in Bruin Den, arrive by 6:30
This outreach could be pushed back time-wise, we always feel late
Night Strike – Portland Meet at 5:30 in Bruin Den, arrive at 7 at Liberation Street Church (214 W Burnside)
From here, Night Strike takes place under the bridge.


Dave’s Table – Portland Meet at 5:30 in Bruin Den, arrive at 7 at 16th Ave and Northrup (under the 405)
We usually hand out the leftovers because we know where our friend who live outside congregate (near R2D2)

Sunday - Alternating Sundays we either do Home PDX or Nightwatch.

Home PDX - Portland Meet at 11, do a Bible Study until 11:30 and talk around a table in the Bruin Den
Arrive at St Stevens Episcopal Church before 1
Talk to Bruce Arnold, absorb his knowledge
Nightwatch – Portland Meet at 3 in the Bruin Den, arrive at 4
Takes place at St Stevens Episcopal Church