History & Vision

Come to me, all you who labor
and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest
.
Matthew 11:28
‚ÄĒ

We want every¬≠thing we do
to point to Jesus.

Early Years

Athey Creek Christian Fellowship start­ed in 1996 when Brett Meador moved to Port­land with his fam­i­ly. After 12 years on staff at Apple­gate Chris­t­ian Fel­low­ship, he sensed God call­ing him to start a church. The fel­low­ship began with a small group of believ­ers who met at Athey Creek Mid­dle School to study through the Bible, verse-by-verse. We con­tin­ued to study through the Word in this way and the church con­tin­ued to grow. When it became obvi­ous that we had out­grown the mid­dle school, the Lord, in His per­fect tim­ing, pro­vid­ed a ware­house build­ing in Wilsonville. A short five years lat­er, we moved into a build­ing of our own in West Linn. After meeting in our West Linn building for a few years, the Lord stirred our leadership to pursue multiple campuses across the Portland Metro Area. In addition to our West Linn Campus, we now have campuses in Salem and in Sherwood (launching September 2019).

Vision

From the start, the vision for ACCF has been clear and focused: we want every¬≠thing we do to point to Jesus. For us, it means that we keep things sim¬≠ple. Acts 2:42 out¬≠lines the mod¬≠el of the ear¬≠ly church, ‚ÄúAnd they con¬≠tin¬≠ued stead¬≠fast¬≠ly in the apos¬≠tles‚Äô doc¬≠trine and fel¬≠low¬≠ship, and in break¬≠ing of bread, and in prayers.‚ÄĚ We take this verse to heart and make sure that we con¬≠form to that pat¬≠tern in the var¬≠i¬≠ous ways we min¬≠is¬≠ter. We view the church as a refuge, a hos¬≠pi¬≠tal of sorts, where those who are lost, hurt¬≠ing or worn out feel wel¬≠come. Our hope is that we all find the heal¬≠ing and refresh¬≠ment we need as we stick to the early church example.