First Class Clackamas Teens branched off of First Class Happy Valley Co-Op to purposefully serve homeschool teens in 2011.
As the FC Happy Valley Co-Op grew with children of all ages we saw a drop-off of teens and their isolation from other homeschool peers. First Class Clackamas Teens is an academic community just for homeschool teens. We offer classes on Mondays for 16 weeks per two term including; a student-led chapel, with monthly events and field trips. This program was birthed from seeing the need for teens to gain more academic instruction and social interaction with like peers in a program designed just for them while still being homeschooled.
We have identified three core principles that guide our program:
FCCT is located at Calvary Chapel Southest at 13520 SE Pheasant Ct, Milwaukie, Oregon.
Calvary Chapel Southeast is a church located in Milwaukie, Oregon. We began as a home bible study in March of 1992. After sensing the Lord's blessing and provision, it became apparant that we should establish a church in the North Clackamas area where we would spend our first three years.
In June of 1995, as the church continued to grow the Lord was leading us out of the area, and we felt led by Him to relocate to a building known as "the little red church" in Southeast Portland. We remained there for 7 years hosting 3 Sunday services every week. We knew we needed to find a larger facility and at the beginning of 2002 the Lord opened the door for us to move into a larger facility back in the North Clackamas area just down the street from our first building.
Throughout the life of our church we have always desired to remain open and flexible to the leading of the Lord in everything we do.
We are committed to being and making disciples. Disciples are people who are passionately in love with Jesus, who have decided the most important thing in their lives is to learn how to do what He said to do.
We are also committed to helping people discover their gifts and callings, for the purposes of glorifying God in the world.
God, through the power of His Holy Spirit, invites us to join Him in the process of sharing the glorious news of the gospel to everyone around the world so that all men might know and respond to the love of Christ.
Simply Put: We exist to make disciples of Jesus who will join God in bringing the message of the gospel to the world around us.