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: 1 Peter 2:4-10Speaker: Jason Ching9/7/14[Listen or Watch]The most important decision people make is whether they reject Jesus or treat him as a precious savior."Without Christ, there will be no good news, only the same old news, that we still... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:26-28Speaker: Brian Borgman9/7/14[Listen or Watch]What responsibility do Christians have to the culture in which they live? Should they participate in it? Should they avoid it? [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
A church-wide service project just wouldn't be the same without you.There are three reasons we are doing a service project:For the love of our neighbor: This project gives us a unique opportunity to show the love of our savior outside the walls of... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 8Speaker: Brian Borgman8/30/14[Listen or Watch]God's creation of mankind in his own image has profound implications for how we view ourselves and how we live our lives."What is man? Are you just well dressed matter in... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: James 5:19-20Speaker: Brian Borgman8/24/14[Listen or Watch]The goal of salvation is not for us to make it to heaven on our own, but to be interlocked with other believers. Thus, we are to be a means of rescue and grace for each other.‚ÄúLife... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:14-31Speaker: Brian Borgman8/24/14[Listen or Watch]In the narrative of creation, we hit the crescendo with the creation of man. Being made in the likeness and image of God is humanity‚Äôs fundamental distinction from the rest of... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:14-25Speaker: Brian Borgman8/17/14[Listen or Watch]An exposition of God's creating activity on days four and five."We so often forget that the goodness of God is demonstrated all around us. If we would only have eyes to see we would... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3Speaker: Jason Ching[Listen or Watch]8/17/14Christians are called to put aside sinful practices for the goodness that is found in God alone."When you taste the goodness of the Lord you find that it doesn't taste like anything else... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25Speaker: Jason Ching8/10/14[Listen or Watch]Peter reminds suffering Christians that they must love one another. The command to love is just as important in suffering as in peace."Action-less love is not Christian love. If... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 1:17-21Speaker: Jason Ching8/3/14[Listen or Watch]Christians were ransomed out of their futile lives by the precious blood of Jesus and this has implications for how they live and understand their lives."If God views us as precious,... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]