GPBC Blog

Endings and Beginnings

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Posted by John Brunton on

I always enjoy our Global Partnership (GP) Emphasis each year; the guest speakers, the testimonies of our community members who faithfully pledge support to our Global Partners, the Skype sessions with some of our GPs and just knowing that our community makes supporting them a priority. It’s ...

Jesus: Our True Global Partner

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Posted by David Smith on

What a privilege it has been these past two weeks to witness what God is doing around the world through our community’s Global Partnership Emphasis. We have been blessed to hear from two wonderful guest speakers and to hear directly from the Brunes and Andersons—two of our Global ...

Spring

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Posted by Sally Bland on

Springtime is a busy time of year in our household.  The kids are busy with school projects, sports, and other activities.  James and I are busy with work, coaching, and shuttling the kids around.  Sometimes we get caught up in our busyness and do not always recognize or thank God ...

Retreat

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

This week our staff went to John and Dodie Brunton’s beach home in Seaview, Washington. Their home has been in Dodie’s family for many years and they were so willing and giving of their resources to bless us. Thank you John and Dodie! For the first time we invited our spouses to come ...

Camping Season is Here Again!

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

It’s spring again! The sun is up longer and the temperatures are warmer. Even I, a person who enjoys rainy days, can’t help but appreciate the warm rays of sunshine that God is sending down on us. But the best part of all of this is that it’s camping season once again! It makes ...

Our Global Partners

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Posted by John Brunton on

What a joy to learn that our Global Partners (GPs) in Central Asia were finally able to return and re-engage the relationships that they have been developing over the past six years.   After being home on furlough, they were delayed in their return as they had to wait on official papers ...

Faith Stories

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

Last Sunday, Palm Sunday, we concluded another session of our “learning to live the Jesus life” course which we call Core. Core is a month-long experience in the intensive practice of several spiritual disciplines. As is our practice, during that last session, we took some time to hear ...

Palm Sunday

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Posted by Sally Bland on

Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising, and the rain is falling! For many of you with children, next week is spring break!  I love getting a week off to be with my family so we can slow down and spend time with each other—no rushing from activity to ...

Life in the Body

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

The last couple of weeks have brought significant gains and losses for our church family. We are excited to welcome David Smith and his wife, Ruth, into our community as our Worship Pastor. We will be ‘installing’ David in his new role this coming Sunday. I hope you can be with us to ...

Psalms

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

I can’t stop sharing with others all that the Lord is teaching me in studying the Psalms. The theme for this series for our community is “Psalms…Songs of the Heart”. I am also involved in the inductive study of Psalms with a small group of women on Tuesday ...