In February 2020, the members of Central Bible Church voted to approve the proposal by the board of elders to cease operating as a church and to invest the assets of Central Bible Church to fund new churches and kingdom ventures in the city of Portland. After more than a year and a half of hard work to finalize the affairs of the church, the final articles of dissolution for Central Bible Church have been submitting and accepted by the Oregon Attorney General as of September 16, 2021.
In accordance with our bylaws, the assets from Central Bible Church have been distributed to Christian non-profits of like mission and purpose. The following organizations have received funds from the dissolution of Central Bible Church:
- Stone Table Church: A church plant representing leaders and members from Central Bible Church. They received seed money to help fund their first year of operations.
- Converge Northwest: A church planting network and denomination with which Stone Table Church is affiliated. Converge NW will distribute the remaining support for Stone Table Church over the next 2-3 years.
- Skate Church: A ministry started by Central Bible Church that is raising money for their building fund. Funds were given to help them purchase a new building.
- Brilliance Labs: A new non-profit that will be stewarding the majority of funds from Central Bible Church with the purpose of supporting new churches and kingdom impact social enterprises in the City of Portland.
The Central Bible Church web site will remain active for at least thirty days. Once the site is shuttered, The Central Bible Church Facebook Page will remain active as a place for former members to stay in touch.