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: Psalm 34Speaker: Brian Borgman1/31/16[Listen or Watch]This Psalm is a great encouragement to the afflicted, the frightened and those with many troubles. It is a call to cry out to our Heavenly Father, who hears and sees the pain of His... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:39-42Speaker: Jason Ching1/24/16[Listen or Watch]Jesusâ€™s teaching brings out the importance of good leaders. He also calls his disciples to thorough self-examination before seeking to help others in their sin. What dangers result from... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:36-38Speaker: Jason Ching1/24/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus calls his disciples to show mercy and grace to others. This standard reflects what one has received in Christ.What are famous examples of Godâ€™s mercy in the Old Testament? In the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Romans 12:1-2Speaker: Brian Borgman1/17/16Part 1: [Listen or Watch]Part 2: [Listen or Watch]Romans 12:1-2 has been a classic text for new Christians to memorize because it encapsulates our response to Godâ€™s mercies.Explain why Paul urges believ [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:32-35Speaker: Jason Ching1/10/16[Listen or Watch]Christians are called to love in a way that is greater than how the world loves. Jesus encourages believers by promising them a great reward for loving like he commands. Discussion... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:29-31Speaker: Jason Ching1/10/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus' command to love enemies comes with some outrageous implications. But this outrageous love is the same type of love that Jesus showed.Discussion Questions Jesusâ€™ illustration about o [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanNew Years is a great time to reset your resolve and set your sights on spiritual pursuits. We are commanded to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:16). Reading is an important part of the growth... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 1:14-18Speaker: Brian Borgman12/27/15[Listen or Watch]â€śThe Word became fleshâ€ť are four words that changed history and eternity. The goal of this message is to introduce us to the most important, most wonderful and most unique Person in... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:27-28Speaker: Jason Ching12/27/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus gives a simple command that has profound implications. "Love your enemies" is a command that people often embrace on the surface, but resist in real life. How are we to love our... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:17-26Speaker: Jason Ching12/20/15[Listen or Watch]In Jesus' famous beatitudes, we learn that God's values are far different from the world's. We also learn how eternity is meant to motivate us in daily life.Discussion Questions What is a [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]