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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 4:42-44Speaker: Jason Ching10/4/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus begins to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is a powerful and profound teaching that pervades Jesus' ministry. Believers would do well to understand it... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 12:1-9Speaker: Brian Borgman9/27/15[Listen or Watch]Gen 12 marks a seismic shift in salvation-history. God sovereignly and graciously calls Abram by His Word. Abram will become a unique figure in redemptive history due to the covenant... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 4:31-41Speaker: Jason Ching9/27/15[Listen or Watch]Luke presents several stories of Jesus that are meant to drive home the reality that Jesus possessed authority. This authority demonstrates who Jesus is and gives us hope and conviction... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 4:14-30Speaker: Jason Ching9/20/15[Listen or Watch]When Jesus returns to his hometown and announces the fulfillment of Scripture, he receives a hostile welcome from those who knew him in the past.Discussion QuestionsWhat was the jubilee... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 11:10-32Speaker: Brian Borgman9/20/15[Listen or Watch]We return to the book of Genesis to see the improbable context out of which God will raise his people.Discussion QuestionsWhat are three important stories that took place before... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 4:1-13Speaker: Jason Ching9/13/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus' victory in his temptation offers us valuable perspective on how we are likewise intended to overcome temptation.Discussion QuestionsWhat are practical ways that knowing Scripture... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 4:1-13Speaker: Jason Ching9/13/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus' struggle against Satan in the wilderness was a perilous trial that meant more than we realize. In this struggle, Jesus fought for his people and demonstrated how he was the perfect... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 3:23-38Speaker: Jason Ching9/6/15[Listen or Watch]Luke's genealogy makes a bigger point than most people would assume. This seemingly unimportant series of names actually showcases God's work across time and also gives individual... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10Speaker: Brian Borgman9/6/15[Listen or Watch]There is a kind of grace that we need when we are weak, struggling and donâ€™t know if we will endure one more hardship. That grace is Godâ€™s sufficient grace. Godâ€™s sufficient... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Ephesians 2:1-10Speaker: Brian Borgman8/30/15[Listen or Watch]Again. We really cannot get tired of hearing of Godâ€™s saving grace in Christ. In this message, we look at some common reasons why we misunderstand grace and then explore what the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]