About Our Fellowship
“Allegra Community Group”
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
232 NE Lincoln St. Suite E
Hillsboro Oregon 97124
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matt. 22:37-39 NASB
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34 NASB
“Walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Eph. 4:1-3 NASB
Our General Philosophy
The most important thing for you to know about us is that we believe in living by the Great Commandment. We are committed to being in a heart-to-heart relationship with God (intimacy), receiving His love (identity) and loving others unconditionally (agape).
Intimacy with God is of prime importance to us. That means having a close relationship with each member of the Trinity. As the Holy Spirit leads, there is corporate prayer, and/or opportunities to seek God quietly, in a very personal way. If you are aren’t sure how to pray, no worries! We love to educate and activate people for dynamic, intimate prayer.
Loving ourselves means we learn to receive God’s tender love for us. We have a NO SHAME policy in our fellowship! As we gain revelation knowledge of our God-determined identity, we come to accept ourselves as “works in progress,” that are adored by God.
Our commitment to love others means that everyone is welcome and accepted. We are an inclusive community. Long-time Christians, as well as those interested in learning about Christianity, are warmly received. We love people regardless of their past or current situation, their socio-economic status, age, education, or cultural background.
Our Fellowship Model
Acts 2:42-43, 46 (TPT)
“Every believer was faithfully devoted to following the teachings of the apostles. Their hearts were mutually linked to one another, sharing communion and coming together regularly for prayer. A deep sense of Holy awe swept over everyone, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders…. They shared meals together with joyful hearts and tender humility. They were continually filled with praises to God, enjoying the favor of people. And the Lord kept adding to their numbers daily those who were coming to life.”
Our fellowship meetings are reminiscent of the early church in three ways:
We meet informally in a “house-like” setting. On the first Wed. of the month we have a shared meal with “joyful hearts and tender humility.” Each participant is invited to bring food for sharing. During our meetings we also receive communion in honor of Jesus’ supreme act of love for us.
In I Cor. 14:26 (NASB) we read: “When you conduct your meetings, you should always let everything be done to build up the church family. Whether you share a song of praise, a teaching, a divine revelations, or a tongue and interpretations, let each one contribute what strengthens others.” We believe that everyone is part of the “Holy Priesthood.” Each of us is uniquely gifted to minister to each other. After a short teaching is shared, we “make room” for individuals to share their thoughts and exercise their gifts as each person feels led.
The early church grew because of the Holy Spirit’s drawing, anointed teaching, the love that people experienced from Christians, and the signs and wonders that were performed. Today, we believe that the Great Commission is only fulfilled within the context of love, by the Holy Spirit’s work, which manifests in a variety of miraculous ways. Every person can reach another with the love of Christ, each in their unique manner. Therefore, instead of involving members in programs, we equip and activate them for “ministry in the marketplace,” according to their gifts, talents and their spheres of influence.
We would be delighted to have you join us as we worship God with passionate hearts, gain revelation of His heart of love for us, and relate to each other heart-to-heart in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.