Second Stories seeks to be the link between multiple agencies and the church at large, giving opportunity for needs to be exposed, the love of Jesus demonstrated and the glory of His Gospel proclaimed. We are grateful for the ministry of Second Stories and affirm the efforts of Clark Blakeman and his team, it is an honor to be linked with them in serving the greater Portland community.
— Luke Hendrix, Executive Pastor, Imago Dei Community Church
Second Stories is a perfect partner for the Seasons of Service. Both exist to unleash churches to help transform the greater Portland area. Second Stories is uniquely positioned to train churches for the long haul, and we are grateful for the difference they are making.
— Kevin Palau, LPA Executive Vice President
In an age of volunteerism and red letter Christianity, there are still dangers of being led astray. The forward thinking organization, Second Stories opens the doors to an honest theological approach to give greater depth to community development through meaningful education
— Milan Homola, Executive Director, Compassion Connect
Second Stories is not only important for the Church and the City, but it is necessary. The City needs relationships that connect, and this organization exists for helping people fix problems...amen!
— Ben Sands, CEO, Portland Leadership Foundation
The Church is in the initial throes of an incarnational renaissance, if not outright reformation: one of incarnating, or living out, the gospel of Christ as well as proclaiming it. Second Stories will help churches to do it, and the Kingdom of God will invade our communities and cities in new, fresh and transforming ways as a result.
— Mike Higgs, Director, Portland Youth Foundation and LINC Ministries