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.
By: Brian Borgmanâ€śThese things I have spoken to you so you may be kept from stumblingâ€ť (John 16:1).The Upper Room Discourse is a wonderfully rich portion of Scripture. Jesus is preparing His disciples for His departure. He is preparing them not only... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 15:7-21Speaker: Brian Borgman11/22/15[Listen or Watch]God makes a land grant promise to Abram, but it will not be fulfilled immediately. However, God guarantees the promise through a covenant ritual which dramatizes His gracious... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 6:1-5Speaker: Jason Ching11/22/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus uses a dispute over traditional Sabbath practices to declare something profound about himself.Discussion Questions What is a likely reason for the creation of all of the extra Sabbath [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 5:33-39Speaker: Jason Ching11/15/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus illustrates his newness with a complex teaching. This passage is a good place to work on your Bible study abilities.Discussion Questions In your own words, explain what each of the [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 15Speaker: Brian Borgman11/15/15[Listen or Watch]God in a vision comes to Abram and reminds Him of what He is for Abram. Abram feels the weight of the promise delayed and offers a suggestion to God. God reconfirms the promise to him... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 JohnSpeaker: Conrad Mbewe11/6-11/8We were blessed to host Conrad Mbewe this weekend. All of his sermons from the weekend are available on Sermon Audio. [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 5:27-32Speaker: Jason Ching 11/1/15[Listen or Watch]In Jesusâ€™ calling of Levi, a tax collector, and in Jesusâ€™ attendance and teaching at a feast with tax collectors, Jesus made clear that his mission was to seek out and call wretched... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 14:17-20Speaker: Brian Borgman10/25/15[Listen or Watch]In Gen. 14 Abram meets the mysterious King-Priest, Melchizedek. In this message we explore the inspired commentary on Gen. 14:17-20, found in Heb. 7. Melchizedek pointed Abram and... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 5:17-26Speaker: Jason Ching10/25/15[Listen or Watch]When a believing group of men seeks out Jesus for healing, Jesus proves that he can do more than just heal, he can forgive sins as well.Discussion Questions What do we learn about the par [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 5:12-16Speaker: Jason Ching10/18/15[Listen or Watch]Jesus heals a man who has leprosy, demonstrating not only his power over disease but his desire to cleanse humanity from its defiling sin.Discussion Questions What was the life of a leper [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]