Serving and Supporting the Community

Volunteer and Outreach Opportunities

Portland Rescue Mission

SWBIBLE supports the Portland Rescue Mission’s efforts to to give hope and restore life to men, women, and children struggling with hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Individuals are also welcome to collect general donations such as clothing, hygiene items, etc. and drop them off through their regular donation channels.

First Image

The team at First Image believes in: Unqualified Compassion, Jesus-Centered Transformation, Redemptive Conviction. For more than 30 years, they have served women in the community who are facing unplanned pregnancies as well as the children they carry. To apply to serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE can contact the non-profit directly.

Portland Released-time Education Program (PREP4Kids)

Children attending public school can sign up to take part in this nondenominational Christian outreach. Volunteers help lead Bible studies. To apply and serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE individually contact the organization.

Kindred Partners

Kindred Partners exists to create “relational networks to connect churches, schools, businesses, nonprofits, and the city to support vulnerable children and families.” To donate or apply and serve, volunteers from SWBIBLE individually contact the organization.

Local Outreach Partners

Learn about organizations and agencies we support with prayer and donations.

Abide in the Word


The Bible Teaching of Pastor Scott Gilchrist

Pastor Scott Gilchrist is the Bible teacher for this non-denominational Christian ministry whose purpose is to bring clear, Christ-centered Bible teaching to the state of Oregon and beyond through its radio programs and digital podcasts.

Abide in the Word, formerly Downtown Bible Class, has been broadcasting in the Portland area since the spring of 1993. You can listen to the Abide in the Word radio broadcast every weekday on KPDQ AM & FM, or tune in any time of the day through The Abide App or at their web site.

Sports Outreach Northwest

Sports Outreach Northwest is a group of men and women in the Northwest with a desire to serve Jesus Christ through youth outreach clinics/camps/skills training, coaches Bible studies, and team chapels.  These eager volunteers share the vision to use the medium of sports to advance the gospel to see lives changed.