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 Â˝ years, the church would meet at the Carson Valley Middle School. During that time the church has grown and experienced Godâ€™s blessing.
In Godâ€™s 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: Luke 11:14-23Speaker: Jason Ching9/18/16[Listen or Watch]As Jesus meets with opposition to his ministry, he explains how he has defeated Satan and he also urges listeners to choose which side they are on.How does Jesus refute the argument that... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 11:5-13Speaker: Jason Ching9/11/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus uses a compelling story to teach us about our attitude when we pray.How does understanding Godâ€™s character affect our prayers? How does understanding Godâ€™s actions in the past affect [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 10:38-42Speaker: Jason Ching9/4/16[Listen or Watch]The story of Martha and Mary illustrates important principles of how we are to order and live our lives.How does Martha act rightly? How does Martha go astray? What makes Maryâ€™s choice bet [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 11:1-4Speaker: Jason Ching9/4/16[Listen or Watch]In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus models a perfect prayer for his disciples to learn from and use in their own prayer life.How does Jesus teach us to look ahead in our prayers? Jesus clearly desir [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 10:25-37Speaker: Jason Ching7/24/16[Listen or Watch]The parable of the Good Samaritan is famous and universally applicable.What are some unexpected parts of the parable of the good Samaritan? What kinds of divisions are you most tempted to [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 10:21-24Speaker: Jason Ching7/24/16[Listen or Watch]This prayer of Jesus reveals depths of God that prophets and kings longed to see.Why is the true identity of God so important? What is something that delights you about the Trinity? [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 10:4-20Speaker: Jason Ching7/17/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus sends forward a group of disciples with a message of profound peace and judgement.What kinds of truths have been revealed to Christians that they take for granted? How does knowing s [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Every local church should be a wonderful expression of the body of Christ, the family of God. The church, in fact, should be a family. When it functions like a family, it rejoices with those who rejoice and mourns with those who mourn. One... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 10:1-3Speaker: Jason Ching7/10/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus describes the great work that must be done to take the Gospel to the world. He encourages and warns his disciples as they set out on their mission.What lessons do we learn from the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 9:51-62Speaker: Jason Ching7/3/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus makes some bold statements about what it means to follow him. He does this to make sure people understand what they are getting themselves into.What are some stories of the Bible... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]