GPBC Blog

"Finding" God in Everything

Posted by Susan Fleming on

Bruce and I recently moved to a new neighborhood, intentionally wanting to be in a location that was unfamiliar. There have been many discoveries in the weeks we have been here, most of them very small but delightful. The houses, yards, street trees, and porches are so much fun to examine for...

Summer Prayer

Posted by Jenny Ready on

When I read the email that the elders wanted to spend each Sunday this summer to seek the presence of God in community prayer I found myself giggling like a child. I was so proud and blessed that we have leaders that are purposing to create intentional space to pray.  My personal...

Stewardship

Posted by James Bland on

Thank you Jesus! I cannot count the number of times I have said this phrase over the past few years. I continue to be amazed as I see God work through many of you to provide for each other and for Greater Portland. A couple weeks ago, an email was sent out asking for support because our...

Changing Lives in Spain

Posted by Sally Bland on

Earlier this month, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Spain with a group from GPBC, and serve alongside our global partners, Dan and Eva Anderson. God gave Dan and Eva a heart for the Moroccan immigrant and Spanish community within the La Fortuna neighborhood of Madrid. Through their...

Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Jay Gjurgevich on

I have often said that two of the most humbling times in my life happened the day I got married and the days that each of my four children were born. And when I say “humbling”, these were events that brought forced humility to my life, realizing that I had to place other...

Unexpected and Generous Care

Posted by Sandi Cox on

 One of the things I love about Greater Portland Bible Church is seeing corporate and individual demonstrations of Jesus' love for those who have needs and hurts. The Food Pantry and Manna Ministry providing food, Stephen Ministry offering comfort, individuals and small groups providing...

"Whom Do You Serve?"

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Thank you, Paulette, for faithfully serving our Lord and church! When I think of a phrase that Paulette Williams has shared with me that has impacted my life, it would be “Whom Do You Serve?” Those words can turn every situation, every encounter, and every disappointment to the fact...

God is Trustworthy

Posted by Janet Nordlund on

Hooray, this week it’s Community Sunday!!!! We will be remembering and celebrating together the truth that God is Trustworthy using Isaiah chapter 40 as our jumping off point. “28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the...

"Wait, What?"

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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...