GPBC Blog

We Have the Spirit and Mind of Christ

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

It’s Community Sunday!!! We get to be all together as one big faith family to remember and celebrate Jesus. Yippee! Anybody REMEMBER hearing these words lately? “What you'll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in...

Son and Rain

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Posted by Richard McElroy on

These last few weeks have been so bright and shiny. Now we’re into gray, wet and cooler days. People have cheered both, enjoying the best of the heat and the restorative return of the rain. When I look back over our last month and a half together, I’ve seen the same for us in Jesus...

Why Not Here?

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I’ve been taking the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course for the last few months. It’s an important part of becoming competent in my new role as Global Partners Director for our church. One of our beloved Global Partners told me I had to take...

Introducing...

Posted by Susan Fleming on

The Women’s Ministry Leadership Team has some exciting news to share, but first, let me say this. It’s our desire and mission as a team to help women follow Jesus together. As we look for opportunities to do that, we fight against the very natural human tendency to create simply fun...

Season of Refresh Revisited

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On March 15, 2019, some of you may remember that I wrote a blog on the “Season of Refresh” that began with a new sermon series, “Greater” for Sunday mornings. Pastor Jay began the series with Genesis and took us through the Old Testament. As we finished the Old Testament...

Easter Reflections

Posted by Sally Bland on

What does Easter mean to you? Last Sunday we asked some of our preschool and elementary students that question, and it made me think what my answer would be. As a child, growing up in a non-Christian home, Easter simply meant a visit from the Easter Bunny. I remember being excited to wake up and...

Coming Back To The One Thing

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Posted by Sara "Global Partner" on

 I really drew a blank when I was thinking about what to write regarding Global Partners Emphasis month. There is plenty to write about concerning our experience living overseas, but you all already know so much about that because you supported us and prayed for us all eight years we lived...

Searching Out the Rest

Posted by Dave McLaren on

One of my favorite verses in Scripture is the proverb written by one or more of King Hezekiah’s men; it says that “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to search a matter out” (Proverbs 25:2; NASB). It has been my privilege to have been discipled...

Global Partner Emphasis

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Sunday begins our annual Global Partners Emphasis. For three Sundays, we will turn our attention more fully to the 13 families and individuals we have sent to represent our Lord Jesus to the nations and to our responsibility as a local church to bring God’s blessing to people beyond the...

Relationships Take Work!

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Posted by Tanner Woolf on

As many of you know, this last Friday was Fight Night! And if you weren’t there, it’s not what it sounds like! We had an amazing night filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for our relationships. The incredible teaching of Les and Leslie Parrott made for such a fun...