Brian Borgman is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church. He graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, where he graduated with high honors. Brian also completed his Doctoral degree at Westminster Seminary. Brian has served as a youth pastor, a volunteer prison chaplain, and a singles pastor. Brian has a wonderful wife, Ariel, and three beautiful children, Ashley, Zachary and Alex.
In November of 1992, Brian Borgman met with Andrew Winans, a local businessman. In that initial meeting, the two talked about the possibility of starting a new church in the Carson Valley. In March of 1993, Brian and his wife Ariel met with about a dozen people to discuss the plans for the new church. In that meeting, Brian presented a well-planned strategy for the new church. September of 1993 marked a big move for the Borgmans, with the help of the Borgman's home church, Lake Baptist Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe, Grace Community Church started to become a reality.
With about a dozen people, the core of Grace was formed. The core group, which included Brian and Ariel Borgman, Andrew and Cathy Winans, Tom and Barb Keosababian, Kary and Cindy Grabow, Janis Kelly, and a few others, studied the church and spiritual gifts from the New Testament, planning all the while for "going public." March 6, 1994 was the day that Grace Community Church held its first Sunday morning worship service. For the next 2 ¬Ĺ years, the church would meet at the Carson Valley Middle School. During that time the church has grown and experienced God‚Äôs blessing.
In God‚Äôs providence, the church was able to move into its own facility in August 1996, at 1426 Industrial Way. The move has opened new avenues of ministry, especially in the area of childrens ministry. As we have grown, God's providence has seen fit to provide a location where we, upon dependence on Him, built a worship facility north of our present location and oversee Grace Christian Academy Classical Christian School. It is the prayer of the people of Grace Community Church that many will come and find an anchor for their soul in an unstable world and experience the joy of knowing God and being built up in His Word.
Text: Psalm 103:1-5Speaker: Jason Ching1/25/15[Listen or Watch]Forgetful Christians (which is all of them) must constantly fight their forgetfulness. God has done exceedingly, abundantly beyond all we can ask or imagine and when Christians remember... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 5:1-5aSpeaker: Jason Ching1/25/15[Listen or Watch]God appoints undershepherds to exercise oversight over his flock. These undershepherds are to care for the flock in the manner which the chief shepherd, Jesus Christ, commands.A note... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Psalm 130Speaker: Jason Ching1/18/15[Listen or Watch]SummaryIn the depths that his own sin has cast him, the sinner cries out to the God who alone forgives sin. The sinner waits with his whole being to hear the words of the God who will redeem... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19Speaker: Jason Ching1/18/15[Listen or Watch]SummaryPeter prepares Christians for the inevitable suffering they must face for bearing the name of Christ. Christians should rejoice when they share in Christ's sufferings, though... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11Speaker: Jason Ching1/11/15[Listen or Watch]SummaryLiving in the last stage of God's plans compels Christians to serve one another, as good stewards of the gifts God has given each of his children.A note from JasonThere's not a... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 4:1-16Speaker: Brian Borgman1/11/15[Listen or Watch]SummaryAs Cain kills Abel, he shows that he is the seed of the serpent. His deeds make him obvious (1 John 3:10-12). The blood of righteous Abel cries out from the ground for justice.... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Zechariah 3:1-10Speaker: Brian Borgman1/4/15[Listen or Watch]SummaryThe courtroom scene is dramatic. The Angel of the LORD is the Judge. Satan is the prosecutor, the accuser. Joshua the High Priest is the accused, clothed with excrement... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 4:1-16Speaker: Brian Borgman1/4/15[Listen or Watch]SummaryAs Genesis 4 unfolds we see two things developing: the first is the spread and escalation of sin. The other is the war between the two seeds, the seed of the woman and the seed... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 John 2:12-14Speaker: Brian Borgman12/28/14[Listen or Watch]SummaryFor the final sermon of 2014 we have a challenge from 1 John 2:12-14. After exploring the interesting details of the text, there is a strong application to be strong by having... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 John 3:4-10Speaker: Brian Borgman12/28/14[Listen or Watch]SummaryJesus not only destroys the works of the devil by what He does for us, but also by what He does in us. The new birth and God's indwelling Spirit secure that we no longer sin in... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]