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 3:10-14Speaker: Jason Ching7/26/15[Listen or Watch]After condemning the false repentance of the Pharisees and Sadducees, John turns his attention to guiding those who are repenting in faith.Discussion QuestionsWhat was so interesting about... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 8:16-18; Luke 11:27-28Speaker: Brian Borgman7/12/2015[Listen or Watch]Hearing Godâ€™s Word, with a view to obedience, is an act of worship. We should pay greater attention to how we listen to the preaching of Godâ€™s Word.Discussion... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-2Speaker: Brian Borgman7/12/2015[Listen or Watch]Worship is for the glory of God and preaching is at the heart of true worship. The hub of our worship is preaching the Word, faithfully and seriously. The best way to be faithful... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-4:2Speaker: Brian Borgman7/5/2015[Listen or Watch]Discussion QuestionsIn 2 Tim. 3:16, what does Paul say the Word of God is? What are the consequences of this? (there are four, define them) In 2 Tim. 3:16, what does Paul say [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Timothy 3:1-15Speaker: Brian Borgman7/5/2015[Listen or Watch]Discussion QuestionsWhy is 2 Tim. 3:1-15 so relevant for us? Discuss the meaning of â€śthe last daysâ€ť In what two ways is â€śhomosexual marriageâ€ť religious? What is our [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 3:13-16Speaker: Jason Ching6/28/2015[Listen or Watch]The Supreme Court ruled that the constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. How should Christians live in light of this decision?Discussion QuestionsWhat does the Old... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 3:1-9Speaker: Jason Ching6/28/2015[Listen or Watch]John the Baptist preached a powerful message of repentance for the forgiveness of sin. This message of repentance has tremendous application for us today.Discussion QuestionsWhat does... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 2:39-52Speaker: Jason Ching6/21/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus, the Son of God, was once a baby who grew to be a boy who grew to be a man. This seemingly ordinary process masks extraordinary depths of what Jesus did in order to save his... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Psalm 96Speaker: Brian Borgman6/21/2015[Listen or Watch]The Christian faith is a singing faith and Grace Community Church is a singing congregation. Singing is a vital part of worship.Discussion QuestionsWhat stands out to you about William... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 2:21-38Speaker: Jason Ching6/14/2015[Listen or Watch]Luke's account of Jesus and his parents in the temple takes us deeper into who Jesus was and what he would accomplish. But no matter how deeply we understand Jesus, we're still left... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]