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GPBC Culture

Posted by Susan Fleming on

When I was in school, a professor assigned us to research and write a paper on our culture. As I looked around the room and saw many classmates of color, I thought I wouldn’t have anything to report on. After class, I went up to my professor and told her that I didn’t think I’d...

Family Marks Us

Posted by Richard McElroy on

Susan and I are so thankful to call GPBC home and you our faith family. In a world where so many tugs and wounds damage every form of community, it’s such a comfort, such an assuring truth, to know that we are loved unconditionally by Jesus and made a part of His family. And because of...

Jesus Is Our True Leader

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Well just déjà vu! With Pastor Jay’s departure, we are entering a new chapter in the life of Greater Portland Bible Church…again. We should be pretty good at new chapters by now, having had four of them in the last nine years, not counting several associate staff...

Get Out And Serve 2019

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, August 25, is GET OUT and SERVE Community Sunday!!! "For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a...

Changes on the Property

Posted by John Muirhead on

With the July 1st start of our new fiscal year, we have much to look forward to. First let me say how honored I am to be serving you all as Greater Portland’s Property Manager. I look forward to managing our new budget which will allow us to upgrade another section of our leaky...

Real Men Drink Milk!

Posted by Dave McLaren on

Recently I was sitting at our breakfast table thinking about what to say in this communique regarding men and, specifically, our upcoming Men’s Retreat this fall. For some reason, an advertising slogan from the past came flashing across my mind: “Real Men Drink Milk.” (Note: I...

Picking Songs: Part 1

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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...