GPBC Blog

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...

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...