Colossae Beaverton continues a larger story of the Church being who we are where we are. Our congregation comes from the soil of multiplication; of churches planting churches to be expressions of God’s kingdom in areas of urban expansion.
Colossae Beaverton is lead by Matt Bowen, a PNW native, who is married to Lauren, a San Diego transplant. The Bowen’s spent over 13 years in ministry in West Portland. Discerning a distinct call to begin a new work, Matt and Lauren joined Colossae Church in January of 2018. They have three kids, Penny, Milo and Elouise and have a deep desire to see people transformed by Jesus and join his mission of reconciling the world to Himself.
Colossae Beaverton began meeting monthly for prayer in the basement of the Beaverton Library, specifically praying for God's kingdom to be realized in our city as we offer our own repentance and trust in Jesus, through the presence and empowerment of the Spirit.
Our Tigard and Hillsboro Colossae congregations generously sent a group of leaders and people inspired by a kingdom vision for Beaverton. We then began to gather weekly in September of 2018 in the Beaverton High School cafeteria.
Throughout our first year, the people of Colossae Beaverton quickly began to meet in communities during the week, care for each other, and seek ways of generously serving the city through local schools for the sake of the gospel.
Our congregation moves ahead humbly, in dependence on the Spirit, as we seek to be true to our values of Gospel Rootedness, Community, Generosity, Hospitality, Celebration and Collaboration. Our prayer is that God would graciously unveil His kingdom through us in every sphere of life.