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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: 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 ]
Text: Luke 3:21-22Speaker: Jason Ching8/23/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus' baptism marks the beginning of his ministry. This profound event sheds much light on who Jesus is and what he came to do.Discussion QuestionsWhy was it important that Jesus... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 10:22-30Speaker: Brian Borgman8/23/15[Listen or Watch]In John 10:22-30, Jesus makes a clear distinction between those who are and are not His sheep. Then after describing what His sheep look like, He then gives them precious and... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Acts 4:24-31Speaker: Brian Borgman8/9/2015[Listen or Watch]One of the most intimate acts of corporate worship is our time of public prayer and yet public prayer is not often understood. This message reminds us of the priority of prayer and why... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Romans 12:9-21Speaker: Brian Borgman8/9/2015[Listen or Watch]In this message, we will look at both service and giving as acts of worship. To be sure, both topics are huge biblical subjects, but we are going to narrowly focus on how these two... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanI am reading through the Old Testament in the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Sometimes a different translation provides a fresh reading of well-known passages. Such was the case today in reading about Ahab in 1 Kings 20-21. R.G.... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27Speaker: Brian Borgman8/2/15[Listen or Watch]The Lord Jesus gave the church two ordinances, baptism and the Lordâ€™s Supper. Often times we overlook the fact that these too are acts of worship. In... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 3:15-20Speaker: Jason Ching8/2/15[Listen or Watch]In this passage, John the Baptist proclaims the greatness of the Messiah and the certain judgement that draws near. In addition, we see the way Luke crafts his Gospel to highlight the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
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 ]