GPBC Blog

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...

The Only Constant

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

Change comes to all of us in different ways and at different times. Sometimes, change is predictable and we can see it coming. Other times, we can only see change when we are right in the middle of it. Some of us love change, we love the possibilities that it brings, and we relish in the...

Conflict is normal?

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Do you believe conflicts are normal in relationships? In a marriage? In a family? In a church? If you answered yes to each of these questions, I agree wholeheartedly with you. The next question is how do we handle conflict in these relationships, and is it Biblical? Before my husband, Doug, and...

Following Jesus Together Through Prayer

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

This Sunday, February 25, is Community Sunday and we will be all together remembering and celebrating our Big God as a whole faith community. The theme is, "Following Jesus together through PRAYER!!!" "Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and...

The Next Chapter

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

This week we have turned the page on the next chapter in the life of Greater Portland Bible Church. The next lead pastor, Jay Gjurgevich, is on-site and eagerly engaging the steep learning curve of the culture and structures of our community. After working together for just these first few days...

A New Chapter

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I have been impressed anew this week with the spiritual and emotional health of Greater Portland Bible Church. Our Lord Jesus certainly has been and is doing a good thing among us. Generosity is one evidence of church health. Without brow-beating, without guilting, without sophisticated...

The Theme of Transition

Posted by Paulette Williams on

Transition seems to be a theme at this time in the life of our church. Many of you have been asking me how I feel about the changes Wayne and I are anticipating, the three-month Sabbatical and then Wayne assuming a part-time role when we return. To answer your questions, I would have to say that...

The Fruit of the Spirit

Posted by John Brunton on

I am very thankful that Wayne and the preaching guild decided to teach on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 in preparation for our receiving Jay Gjurgevich as our new Lead Pastor. It’s one of those passages that I thought was familiar but, as usual, I have discovered that there...

Being "Good"

Posted by Sally Bland on

What does it mean to be good?  When I was growing up I was a very “good” child.  I liked rules (this is true even today) and worked hard to obtain the praise of parents, teachers, and peers.  Observing me anyone would say I was good because I only showed people what I...

Happy New Year...Again

Posted by Wayne Williams on

May I squeeze in one more “Happy New Year!”? (I promise not to say anything about resolutions.) With all of the exciting things that were going on in our community at the end of 2017, the beginning of 2018 feels pretty tame. But that’s about to change.  Pastor Jay...