Gladstone, Oregon – The Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee voted that the Bloom group plant in Portland, Oregon, will no longer be part of the Adventist church and Oregon Conference, effective September 1, 2023.
This decision was reached after careful consideration and due process, and has been mutually agreed upon between the conference and the Bloom Group. This amicable separation comes after thorough discussions and respectful deliberations between the leadership of the Oregon Conference and the leadership of the Bloom Group. Pastor Colby Maier, who had been lead pastor of Bloom, has decided to resign from pastoral ministry, both with the church and with the conference, in order to continue to pursue his online social media independent supporting ministry. We are grateful that the conference continues to have a positive relationship with those who are part of this small group.
The Oregon Conference remains wholeheartedly committed to the fundamental beliefs and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church to share with our world the three angels’ message, including the truths of the seventh-day Sabbath, hope, love, and salvation in Christ. The Oregon Conference will continue to provide support and resources to its affiliated congregations and ministries in their efforts to fulfill this mission.