Pleasant Valley, OR explores Church Planting

The Pleasant Valley, OR SDA church (membership- 468) has been growing rapidly during the last few years. Recently Senior Pastor George Gainer talked with church leaders about adding a third worship service or church planting. As they considered the needs of the Portland, OR- Vancouver, WA MSA (Population 2086.53k; SDA Membership 16,065) and Clackamas County where they are located they decided to seriously consider church planting. Praise the Lord. NPUC Conference and Union leaders voted last summer to encourage all churches with 300 or more members to seriously consider plans to plant a new church. This will give us more points of contact in our community and involve more members in church leadership and mission. Pleasant Valley is taking the initiative in this.

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