About Us

 

WHAT IS VIGILANCE.blog?

VIGILANCE.blog is a resource of Aletheia Bible Fellowship (ABF) of Portland, Oregon. It is the church’s web portal and connects users with a variety of services that the church provides including access to the ABF run, “Vigilance Radio Network” and ABF’s growing link dump of useful web videos and articles, “Research and Development.”

To learn more about ABF, please check out the ABF tab in the menu above.

Some of the resources offered include:

Eyes Open News Feed:

The main feed of the VIGILANCE.blog site. Here you will find interesting articles being posted ranging from pop culture to religion. This feed is the main source feed for the Viral Vigil’s Podcast.

ABF Sermons Podcast:

A member of the VRN (Vigilance Radio Network). A podcast friendly audio service that contains the church’s weekly Sunday Sermons. This service can be subscribed to, and even, automatically updated with new sermons being delivered to your device as soon as they become available. The sermons are often live within a few hours of being given.

You can subscribe by rss, or by searching iTunes and Google Play Music for the key term, “ABF Sermons.”

ABF on YouTube:

Here you will find a video repository of the weekly sermons. Though regularly maintained, we ask for a two-week grace period for sermons to be uploaded.

ABF on Ustream:

This is our live stream for viewing sermons. Our worship service streams each week on Sundays at about 10:15 to 1:30.

The Viral Vigil Podcast :

A member of the VRN (Vigilance Radio Network). A podcast with rotating Elders from ABF sharing their opinions, insights, and critiques on topics from culture, including Politics, Religion, Science, Pop Culture, World News and Health. The Viral Vigil is available to be subscribed to via rss, iTunes and Google Play Music.

Culture In Sanity Podcast:

A member of the VRN (Vigilance Radio Network). Culture In Sanity is a podcast about the many facets of Pop Culture, where Resident Elder of ABF, Adam Kunkel curates a discussion on all forms of Media. It is a spoiler-filled discussion about everything between Comic Books, TV, Movies, Books, Web and Music and more. The Culture in Sanity Podcast is posted twice a month and can be subscribed to via rss, iTunes and Google Play Music.

 

Truth Time With Pastor Monte:

A member of the VRN (Vigilance Radio Network). Truth Time with Pastor Monte is a weekly facebook live webcast and Podcast show. Hosted by the former Senior Pastor of ABF. Pastor Monte speaks to a baby boomer audience on issues of Theology, Culture, Politics and Oddities from a seasoned perspective. Pastor Monte is a current Elder Emeritus at ABF having served 10 years as its pastor and 10 years prior at Glencoe Baptist Church. He is also a retired agent of the IRS, having served with them for 30 years. He currently teaches Finances as an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College, his alma mater, where he received his degrees in Sociology and a degree in Theology specializing in cults and the occult.

RND (Research and Development) Tab:

RND is an area of the VIGILANCE.blog site that we devote to helpful links regarding areas that the church and the curious might have questions about. It is a “link dump,” filled with useful content in the form of debates, articles, and classes on apologetics, hot topics and comparative religions.

DISCLAIMER: RND contains many links that present different, and sometimes opposing, ideologies from those of mainstream Christianity and those of ABF. The presence of these links in RND is not to present specific ideas, but rather to explore ideas to better form a sharper and more powerful worldview. To this end, we generally prefer to post debates where multiple sides can be explored or argued. We post these things as a service to those with discerning eyes, expecting a discerning participation that filters all arguments through scripture and we do this without our own commentary. Please use this service correctly, taking each argument on its own merit, being careful to measure the weight of an argument idea with proper care, prayer and against scripture.

WHAT IS OUR BELIEF?

We believe in a strong apologetic discourse of the Bible, a fierce hunger for a relevant relationship with God through Jesus of Nazareth, and an intense vulnerability before each other as Christ commanded. With a small congregation of less than 50 members and a mostly 20 something demographic, we are a very active and tight-knit community.

You can find out more of our beliefs by exploring our Church Constitution and Doctrinal Statement.

Aletheia associates with the CBNW and celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2014.

WHO RUNS ABF?

Attending Pastor Josh McGary

Attending Pastor James Pierzina

Resident Pastor Adam Kunkel

Resident Pastor Colin Sakewitz

Deacon Heidi Parker

Deacon Mashayla McGary

Deacon Jon Parker