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 14:7-11Speaker: Jason Ching2/26/17[Listen or Watch]We discussed that pride is related to ignorance. What did that mean? How does knowing oneself better help with pride? How did Christ model humility for us? What are some fo [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 13:31-14:6Speaker: Jason Ching2/26/17[Listen or Watch]What did it mean when Jesus called Herod a â€śfoxâ€ť? What was the historical pattern we discussed of God dealing with his people? How can we praise God for the way he has pursued his [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Gen. 25:19-26Speaker: Brian Borgman2/19/17[Listen or Watch]In what ways is Isaacâ€™s life â€śgappedâ€ť? Why does this probably happen in Genesis? What does the struggle in the womb foreshadow? How does Isaac show his faith? What does this p [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 13:18-30Speaker: Jason Ching2/12/17[Listen or Watch]Jesus expands his teaching on the Kingdom of God.What did the teachings about the mustard seed and the leaven tell us about the Kingdom of God? What are ways that people might falsely ass [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 13:10-17Speaker: Jason Ching2/5/17[Listen or Watch]Jesus rebukes a hypocritical religious figure and shows compassion for a faithful woman.What was the criticism of the synagogue ruler? What was wrong with that criticism? How are we tempte [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanAbortion is a Systemic EvilSystemic evil is evil which exists in social structures, social institutions or deeply ingrained social, cultural patterns, norms or laws. Such things as economic exploitation, racism and bureaucratic... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Passage: Psalm 13Speaker: Jason Ching1/22/17[Listen or Watch]This psalm teaches us how to mourn, but to do so in faith.Describe how David feels in the first two verses. Do you relate to these feelings?How does Davidâ€™s faith change his perspective? Ho [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Passage: Luke 12:59-13:9Speaker: Jason Ching1/22/17[Listen or Watch]Jesus preached powerfully about the need for repentance.What signs were these people not living in light of? How does the debtorâ€™s prison illustrate what judgement will be like?  [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
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 ]