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"Wait, What?"

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

When I accepted the invitation from GPBC to be a candidate for the Lead Pastor position several months ago, I remember talking with one of my friends in church ministry about the potential of serving in the role. We talked about the challenge that it would be for my family to move from Arizona...

Thank you GPBC

Posted by Wayne Williams on

We are at that point in our pastoral transition process where I am finding myself saying, “This is my last______ [fill in the blank: staff meeting, sermon, elder meeting…] as lead pastor.” So, this is my last blog as lead pastor. It’s a good time for some thank...

Serving Around the World

Posted by Judy Pinkerton on

I LOVE GPBC! I don’t mean to brag, but our church family is so caring and generous, it blows me away! I am part of the Global Partners Team, so when our Partners Dan and Eva Anderson, who are in Spain, expressed a need of sewing supplies for a new project at the Friendship House, I...

Go Big!

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

It was the worst cake that I have ever tasted, but it was also the most memorable. I usually really like carrot cake, but this was unlike any carrot cake that I had ever tasted, and it was so bad that it probably ruined my taste for carrot cake from that point forward. But it was worth it! My...

Spain Mission Trip 2018

Posted by Sally Bland on

Have you ever had the opportunity to serve God by going on a mission trip?  I remember how inspiring it was to hear how God worked in the lives of the youth at our church during their mission trip last summer.  As the students and leaders stepped out of their comfort zone to serve the...

Jesus is our Pastor

Posted by Wayne Williams on

At least once a month since last October, I have used this space to comment on the transition of the lead pastor role from myself to Pastor Jay. Are you getting weary of hearing about “The Transition”? I hope not because I still enjoy thinking, talking, and writing about it.The...

The Meaning of the Blog

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

A couple of months ago I encouraged someone in our community to read the blog in our e-newsletter. This person said, “We have a blog?” I was surprised at her answer, but I realized there may be others who don’t know we have a blog. We need to communicate through other medias...

Celebrating the Rest

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

If you really think about it, celebrations can be such a hassle sometimes. All the preparation, the invitations and RSVPs, the financial cost, the cleaning and baking and cooking, the hosting, the clean-up, it’s enough to make you wonder, is it really worth it? In our family, we have a...

How's it Going?

Posted by Wayne Williams on

A couple of questions have been coming up very frequently in recent weeks: “How’s the transition going?” and, “When are you leaving?” Two quick answers: “Very well, thank you,” and, “I’m not.” It’s becoming increasingly clear as...

The Environment of Identity

Posted by Sally Bland on

What environments does God use to invite transformation in your life? Throughout the year, our Children’s Ministry program highlights ten environments as we seek to ignite a transforming faith in the families of our community. This month our focus is on the environment of Identity. This...