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 Hillside Christian Fellowship - Damascus (formerly The Journey Church)
19070 SE Sunnyside Rd., Damascus, OR 97089
Hillside Christian Fellowship - Damascus (formerly The Journey Church) is a smaller church family located in beautiful semi-rural Damascus, OR, 30 minutes SE of Portland. Their church family is age-balanced with joyful kids, awesome teens, hard-working parents and loving seniors. Together, they encourage one another through participation in ministry, authentic relationships, fun events, worship and Biblical discipleship.
HCF - Damascus members support the use of their building for First Class Clackamas Teens homeschooling co-op. Part of our membership registration is tithed to the church. If you would like to tithe an additional amount, please click here: Hillside Christian Fellowship - Damascus Tithe
If you are looking for a community church to attend, please stop in for a Sunday service or contact Pastor Matt Morris at Matt@hcfclackamas.org for more information.
FCCT Members, we would like to introduce you to Hillside Christian Fellowship's Associate Pastor. Pastor Matt supports FCCT as a mission of Hillside Christian Fellowship.
My name is Matthew Morris and I am the associate pastor at Hillside Christian Fellowship, and the campus pastor of HCF Damascus. I’ve been in full-time ministry for almost a decade and have a passion for teaching God‘s word.
My goal is to instill a biblical literacy amongst the church and to teach proper understanding of scripture with in its original context. I see this being fulfilled by spending much time teaching biblical history and early church theology.
My undergrad thesis was titled: Paleo-Orthodoxy and Porto-Gnostism: A defense of Biblical Christianity in the first two centuries AD. I have a bachelors degree in ancient Roman history from Portland State University, in college I was studying to become a history teacher, those plans changed however when the Lord called me into full time ministry.
In my free time I love spending time with my wife Mariah Leanne, I am addicted to disc golfing, hiking, camping, drawing and studying history.