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: Various | Download notes (.docx)Series: Growing Into Christ: Yesterday, Today & Forever Speaker: Bruce Ware3/8/14[Listen or Download]How does God intend for us to be more Christ-like?Quote:"We instinctively and naturally seek to be like wha [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Ephesians 5Series: Growing Into Christ: Yesterday, Today & Forever Speaker: Tom Schreiner3/8/14[Listen or Download]Ephesians 5 describes how Christians must live in the light, live wisely and live in the Spirit.Quotes:"No command of God is... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Ephesians 4Series: Growing Into Christ: Yesterday, Today & ForeverSpeaker: Tom Schreiner3/7/14[Sermon links to be posted soon]This sermon begins a whirlwind tour through how Christians should live based on Ephesians 4-6.Quote:"The world... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Various | Download notes (.docx)Series: Growing Into Christ: Yesterday, Today & ForeverSpeaker: Bruce Ware3/7/14[Sermon links to be posted soon]Christians need to understand their identity in Christ in order to live in the way God... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: James 2:14-26Pastor Brian Borgman3/2/14Listen or DownloadDoes James' teaching about "justification by works" contradict the Protestant understanding of salvation? Are Christians saved by works? Or is there another way we should understand this... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 15:1-8Pastor Jason Ching3/2/14Listen or DownloadJesus presents his disciples with a parable of a vineyard, with Christ as the true vine, his Father as the vine dresser and believers as branches of that vine. What does it mean for... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Our identity in Christ can be either a blessed reality or a cover for Christianized selfism! Here is an excellent resource from Stuart Scott, which hits the right biblical notes and avoids the unbiblical notes which are common in our culture. http:// [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 14:15-31Pastor Jason Ching2/23/14Listen or DownloadIn his last hours, Jesus continues to comfort his disciples with promises return and the gift of his own peace.Quote:"The baby who was announced to be bringing peace, here he stands as a... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: James 3:13-18Pastor Brian Borgman2/23/14Listen or DownloadWorldly principles are not the same as biblical wisdom. Part two of this sermon series focuses on what wisdom from above looks like."If everything makes you impatient, if everything is... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Whenever I see something that I think will be edifying for those who take the time to read it, I send it out. Here are two articles that I think will prove to be very helpful. http ://th egosp elcoa litio n.org /blog s/tgc /2014 /02/1 9/the -dang er-of -forg ettin [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]