We are a progressive Christian community in Northeast Portland, Oregon joyfully building community, doing justice, and making peace.



We are members of the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. We welcome all people to walk with us in faith.


Reconciling in Christ

In response to the call in Romans 15:7 to “welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you for the glory of God,” we, the members of Central, join hands with all people, grateful for the unique gifts that each of us has to offer. We honor race, age, gender identity and expression, marital status, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, national origin, and economic status. We celebrate together both the diversity of God’s family and our unity as God’s people.


Historic Architecture

Our community gathers and worships in a historic church building designed by Pietro Belluschi. Our facility is quickly becoming the home of a wider community of gathered people that we refer to as Central Portland. If you are looking for a place to gather, learn more here.