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 Â½ 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: 1 Peter 1:6-9Speaker: Jason Ching7/20/14[Listen or Watch]How are Christians supposed to understand the suffering they experience in this world? God's plans are actively working, bringing good from the worst trials of life."God is a master of... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10Speaker: Charlie Jarrett7/20/14[Listen or Watch]The courage Christians are called to relates especially to judgement and not merely to death."It's the hope of the gospel that motivates us to live today." [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 1:1-5Speaker: Jason Ching7/13/14[Listen or Watch]The Gospel offers a vibrant, real and living hope in contrast to the futile hopes of this world."Christians have more than an empty wish, they have a true and living hope grounded in a... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 1:1-2Speaker: Jason Ching7/13/14[Listen or Watch]1 Peter is written to Christians needing encouragement and perspective in a society that rejects them and their beliefs."In the midst of suffering, remember and bank on the fact that you... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:1-3; John 1:1-5Speaker: Brian Borgman7/6/14[Listen or Watch]Our Triune God begins to create as only he can create."God begins to create now, not taking hammer and nails, he just speaks. It is his powerful word which brings things... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:2Speaker: Brian Borgman7/6/14[Listen or Watch]Learn how deeply involved the Holy Spirit was at creation."So far from being a chaotic mess, God is sovereignly hovering over his creation by his Spirit, preparing it for our habitation." [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 18-20Speaker: Jason Ching6/29/14[Listen or Watch]The Farewell Discourse of chapters 13-17 only makes sense in light of what is to come. Jesus' suffering and victory are essential pillars to understanding the Gospel."Jesus wasn't just... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:1Speaker: Brian Borgman6/22/14[Listen or Watch]Through Godâ€™s declarations in Genesis 1, we receive the picture of a good and perfect creation. What we believe about this first verse of the Bible will set the tone for how we... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 13-17Speaker: Jason Ching6/22/14[Listen or Watch]As Jesus nears the end of his earthly ministry, we see him taking these last hours to comfort his disciples and to remind them of who He is.â€œWe must start with the person of Christ; that... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 17:22-26Speaker: Jason Ching6/15/14[Listen or Watch]At the end of the farewell discourse, Jesus emphasizes how important unity among believers is. He alsoreminds us that believers are loved like Christ is loved by God.â€œOur unity reflects... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]