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At the Woodlawn Swap n Play, you can frequently find Beth Ivester building relationships with local families.

Beth is the director of this initiative, which provides a safe play space and an opportunity for families to trade out toys and swap stories with other parents. This family-centric outreach is part of how The Oregon Community (Portland North Foursquare Church) in Portland, Ore., is engaging the people in their neighborhood.

By meeting a need in the area and fostering a community atmosphere among those who participate in the program, Woodlawn Swap n Play has become a door through which families are finding their way into the local church. Watch this short video to see how a fresh strategy is building the kingdom of God through Foursquare in Portland.

Interested in other ways people are ministering in the Portland area? Check out this video on bi-vocational ministry in Southeast Portland.

is an ordained Foursquare minister and FMI missionary to Great Britain.