Home Communities at Good Roots

Home Communities are not merely a Bible study, though the communities do learn together. Home Communities are not merely a prayer group, though prayer is essential. Home Communities are the pathway for our people to connect, grow, rejoice and weep together, to live out the values of Good Roots and have a missional impact on their neighborhoods. This "living life together" is the essence of our church.


Our Home Communities are open to everyone of any age who calls Good Roots their church home. Though each Home Community is free to form its own traditions and culture, you  will find studying Scripture, sharing meals, and missionally serving our neighborhoods to be common themes.



Milwaukie - Downtown Group

Group Leader: Lenny Bennett | Contact Info

Meeting Times: Sunday Afternoons | 4:00PM - 6:00PM

In our Home Community, we get to know each other and fellowship with one another as Jesus followers. As we share meals, we also share our lives and pray for one another, working to fill the practical needs of the people in our group, and strategizing for how we can be a service to the people around us. Through study and discussion of God's word, we learn how to better equip ourselves to be Jesus' hands and feet in our community. 

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Milwaukie - Oak Grove Group

Group Leader: Jeremiah Shepherd  Contact Info

Meeting Times: Tuesday Evenings  6:00PM - 8:00PM

In our Home Community, we strive to love each other like family and make disciples. We believe that one of the best ways to display Jesus to the world around us, is to display the love we have received from the Father to each other and the world. Within our group life you will see us live this out by praying with and for one another, sharing meals, sacrificing for one another and engaging in various biblical training and instruction. We also display this love to the world by serving together twice a month in our clothing closet and brunch, provided for our community during food bank hours on Saturday. If you would like to join us, please feel free to contact us!

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Gladstone Group

Group Leader: Jeremy Schumacher   Contact Info

Meeting Times: Monday Evenings 6:30PM - 8:00PM

We view ourselves as a family of missionaries that are serving a particular people group by demonstrating the gospel in tangible forms and declaring the gospel to others – both those who believe it and those who are being exposed to it. Currently we are establishing a ministry to middle schoolers and their families on Monday nights.

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