GPBC Blog

Thank You Therapy

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

This week when my husband Doug and I went for a walk, he asked the familiar question at this time of the season, “What are you thankful for?” Several years ago, I had our children and grandchildren write what they are thankful for at our Thanksgiving dinner. The grandchildren were...

By Faith

Posted by Sally Bland on

Greater Portland Bible Church is in a season of transition. Last week we said goodbye to our worship pastor, David Smith. David, along with his wife Ruth, are beginning the next chapter of their ministry as they travel across the country to serve youth and young adults in Illinois. We are sad to...

Send Me

Posted by Blake Wilkes on

This past weekend, Greater Portland Bible Church hosted to the Student ConneXion Mission Conference. This was a conference centered entirely around raising up, equipping, and sending out the next  generation of missionaries, whether they go out over the oceans around the world or out to...

A Goodbye...

Posted by David Smith on

As Ruth and my time at Greater Portland comes to an end, we are thankful that God gave us this past year and a half with you all. Through our time at Greater Portland, we can confidently say that we have grown in our personal relationship with Jesus as well as our marriage. We have grown in our...

The times, they are a changin'

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I told our elders when I stepped into this lead pastor role that the time would soon come when it would be important for me to step out of that role and for someone else to step in. That was eight years ago. Over a year ago I knew that the time had come for that transition so I recommended to...

Remodeling

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

For the past four months there has been major remodeling going on in our home. Doug and I have lived in our home for 44 years and have done other remodeling projects through the years. One thing we have learned through these projects is that we need to be patient about the process because it...

Transitions

Posted by David Smith on

As most of you know by now, last Sunday, Ruth and I announced that after much discussion, prayer and seeking counsel, we have made the hard decision to leave GPBC. We’ve made this decision because of two desires that the Lord has developed and grown in us in our two and half years of...

Birthday Party!

Posted by Wayne Williams on

BIRTHDAY PARTY! Greater Portland Bible Church met as a congregation for the first time on December 4, 1977. In last week’s blog, Joyce Wachsmuth let you know that we are planning a celebration of our 40th anniversary on Sunday December 3, 2017. Luis Palau, who played a significant role in...

Building GPBC

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

On Sunday, December 3, 2017 Greater Portland Bible Church will be celebrating our 40th anniversary. My husband Doug and I had the privilege of being a part of Greater Portland since its inception. We were part of a group of people that decided to do a “church plant.” At that time the...

Discerning God's Will

Posted by Sally Bland on

There have been several important decisions over the course of my life where I needed to pause and discern the will of God. I love volunteering in the community and at church. Five years ago it became clear that if I wanted to increase my involvement in ministry I would need to cut back on some...