Thus far, our mission team consists of eight sisters and four brothers in addition to the Hungerfords and the Moews family!
We officially moved to Bend in June of 2019! Now, our team is meeting as a house church with a celebratory inagural service on September 22nd!
About our lead couple:
Joseph and Madison Hungerford
Joey is a UofO cinema studies graduate, working for the church previously as a marrieds group leader, purity ministry leader, and media director. He also works seasonally for the non profit Sea Mercy as a media director. Madison is a UofO international studies graduate, with a focus on non profit administration, which she uses working for the University Church of Eugene as the head administrator. She also does the administration for the Bend ICOC and other house churches. She is a certified grief recovery specialist. Joey and Maddie have been married for three years, partnering in the gospel through evangelism and benevolent work.
In October of 2017, they answered the call to evangelize Bend, Oregon with the house church planting in the summer of 2019. They look forward to building a spiritual family in central Oregon, centered around families, young professionals, and those who are passionate about media production or benevolent work.
about our house church
The Moews [pronounced maze] are an incredible family, who decided to move to Bend on faith that God would build His church there. Matt oversees the local facebook data center construction. The children are in the sixth and ninth grades of school. They have opened up their home for our initial house church services in Bend. We are praying that God can call other families to move to central Oregon, so that we can have a strong youth ministry in Bend! It is our hope to also integrate Bend with the current thriving preteen ministry in Eugene, Or. Message us to have the address for house church on Sundays!
About the Media Internship
"Video is the future! YouTube currently has 1.5 billion viewers on their site every month. Video contributes to 51% of all internet traffic and it is estimated to account for 81% by 2021"- ICOC 3.0 Communications Taskforce. The Kingdom of God is a step behind the secular world in our communication and our media. Churches are lacking in website content and social media outreach. To meet this challenge, Bend will be accepting and training media interns for the Kingdom and the professional world.
Do not let a lack of experience hold you back. If you want to be trained in media and use it to glorify God through benevolence and evangelism, while building your own creative portfolio, then please contact us and consider applying to be a media intern! We will offer the following opportunities:
Bend media interns: sponsorship encouraged, but not required. The church hopes to subsidize 50% of your rent expenses, if you take part in this ministry. You are encouraged to be active in both media and ministry, with a long term focus on building the Bend house church and gaining professional skills. Lengthier media projects for the Kingdom and nonprofits will be endeavored at this level, so that we can produce quality content together. We will have classroom learning opportunities and hands on creative projects on a weekly basis, as we work as a team to produce quality content and glorify Christ.
About the Bend ICOC
The Bend International Church of Christ is a new house church planting in Bend, Oregon. During this time, the team is seeking disciples who want to move to Bend, or disciples who are interested in a "One Year Challenge Opportunity". We are also seeking families to help with our youth ministry. Lord willing, God will allow our team to be well rounded, so that we can meet the needs of central Oregon. We pray that our house church will be a welcoming atmosphere of truth and grace. Our ministry will seek to grow and meet the needs of reaching out to the singles, campus students, marrieds, and teenagers of Bend. Message us for the address to our Sunday worship services at 11 AM!