Picking Songs: Part 1


Posted by Caris Power on

Picking Songs: Part 1 By Caris Power  Picking worship songs and putting together the order of service each week is one of the most fun and most daunting tasks I am privileged to do as part of my job every week on staff. I was once asked if I just picked my favorites each week to sing...

Kids Day Camp

Posted by Sally Bland on

Next week we have an amazing opportunity to reach beyond the walls of GPBC and bring the gospel to kids in the Southwest Portland community! We will be partnering with Missio and Riversgate to host Kids Day Camp—a fun and engaging week of VBS. Throughout the week, we will focus on...

Learning Abroad

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Strange. No one has yet asked me what I learned on our recent pastoral visit to a few of our Global Partners. I’ve volunteered a bit of what I learned to some, but here’s my chance to answer the un-asked question.  I learned, first, that our Global Partners are, without...

Stewardship on Display

Posted by James Bland on

June is the best month to be an elder! We are reminded of God’s greatness as we wrap up our fiscal year and celebrate how He provided for Greater Portland Bible Church. I continue to be amazed as I see God work through many of you to provide for each other and for Greater Portland. Thank...

Pray Continually


Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Monday this week the following words were in my Jesus Calling devotional, “Rest in Me, My Child, Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a...

Impacting Lives in Spain

Posted by Sally Bland on

Summer is just around the corner, are you ready?! This time of year is always busy in the Bland household as we adjust our daily routines to a more fluid schedule—more accurately, a non-schedule

The Super Bloom

Posted by Tanner Woolf on

Now that we’ve finally hit the end of May, is anyone else out of breath? Did you find yourself counting down the days until June? How many assignments, banquets, recitals, projects, tournaments, tests, deadlines, and trips did you have to get done this last month? If you’re anything...

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


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...