GPBC Blog

Times of Change

Posted by Paulette Williams on

Are you in a time of adjusting to a new season of your life? Are you engaged in some change: a new job? A change in family? A new ministry? A new medical condition you or your family are adjusting to? Most of us go through many changes throughout our lives. One of the biggest adjustments for me...

Sabbath

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Let me take this opportunity, on behalf of Paulette and myself, to say “Thank you!” in writing to Pastor Jay, our Elders, and to the people of our beloved Greater Portland Bible Church for the spectacular and gracious dinner party in early June, for the generous financial gifts, and...

Ministry Fair Sunday

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

One of the many qualities of Greater Portland Bible Church that I have come to really appreciate is our intentional focus on being a church community that equips people for ministry. This approach to church life comes from the belief that every Christian is given gifts by the Holy Spirit so that...

A Transition of Global Importance

Posted by John Brunton on

Have you ever noticed that life seems to be a series of transitions? Some of us handle transition well and others, well, let’s just say we don’t wake up saying “I hope I can experience another transition today!” Before you read too much into this introductory paragraph...

Getting Out and Serving Together

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, August 26, 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...

Southwest Churches Together

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

If you have been around at Greater Portland Bible Church for the past month, you have heard us talking about our “September 9th worship service”. Depending on what you have heard, it may or may not be clear what this worship service is all about. No matter what you’ve heard so...

Why Worship Lyrics Matter

Posted by Caris Power on

Do you give much thought to the words we sing together on Sunday mornings? Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16 ESV After the sermon...

Pausing the Rush!

Posted by Richard McElroy on

Past the heart of summer and onto the August calendar flip, time pushes on with a rush, rush, rush. I am so happy we take time to pause as a faith community and head to Barton Park, to camp. There’s a pause and time to gather together. The pace slows down and easy conversations flow as...

Our Beautiful Campus

Posted by John Muirhead on

Did you know that our beautiful 22 acres of property was once part of a large dairy farm owned by the Raz family? Cows once roamed the hills we now enjoy. The farmhouse, that sits on the northwest corner of our building is over a hundred years old! Our buildings, built in 1991 and 1996 are used...