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 12:49-53Speaker: Jason Ching1/8/17[Listen or Watch]Jesus teaches some concepts that are both difficult to understand and difficult (for some) to accept.What did John the Baptist use fire to illustrate? If you need a reminder, look in Luke... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanThis yearâ€™s theme is healthy Christians. We are going to be exploring some of these themes throughout the year.This past Sunday we started off the new year by looking at the characteristics or marks of a healthy Christian and then... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanI know there are reading lists put out by Tim Challies and others. I want to put one together for Grace Community Church. Most of these I have read, others are on my â€śto readâ€ť list. I hope you will pick some of them up and feed your... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 12:35-48Speaker: Jason Ching12/11/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus gives a parable for how servants of the Lord can live in faith and obedience as they await his return.What are practical ways to live expecting Jesusâ€™ return? Which of the warnings [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 12:22-34Speaker: Jason Ching12/4/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus continues his teaching on worry/anxiety by telling Christians what they can do instead of worry.How can worldly blessings be best used in a Christianâ€™s life? In your own life, what [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By Brian BorgmanI want to encourage you with thoughts on Bible reading that Iâ€™ve shared before in one form or another.You need Godâ€™s Word and so be resolved to consistently read it this year. We know the passages, Matt. 4:4; Psa. 119: 9, 11, 105;... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 12:22-34Speaker: Jason Ching11/27/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus explains why disciples should not be anxious.What is anxiety/worry? Be sure to have the full definition in mind. What does faith have to do with being anxious? What do you get [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanAs a pastor, I spend a good amount of time trying to help people reconcile. The Apostle Paul had the same issues in his day (Phil. 4:2-3). Reconciliation is common and necessary because interpersonal conflict is a reality in a... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 12:13-21Speaker: Jason Ching11/20/16[Listen or Watch]Jesus gives a parable to drive home the folly and sin of greed.What was the definition of greed that was discussed in the sermon? How did the rich fool respond greedily? In what way [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 12:8-12Speaker: Jason Ching11/13/16[Listen or Watch]When are you tempted to deny Christ? How can that temptation be resisted? What are the four components discussed regarding the â€śunpardonable sinâ€ť? Consider these famous words of Poly [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]