GPBC Blog

Be On Mission

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Posted by Rick Meigs on

Back in 2011, Jonathan Dodson wrote an article about how being on mission “is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives. It is our life. Mission should be the way we live, not something we add onto life.” The obstacle for most of us is, where does one find the time in an ...

Our Family in Christ

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Posted by Blake Wilkes on

Well, it’s that time of year again. Jingle bells and white peppermint mochas at Starbucks; big guys in red suits and white beards running around town; long lines at the mall with great deals on everything from socks to fruit cake to tickle me Elmo. It’s a great time of the year, ...

Christ's Work Abroad

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

We are in the Advent season now, officially looking forward to Christmas. However I still find myself looking backward at my recent trip to visit our church’s families in Spain and the Middle East. I am very grateful to John Brunton and our Global Partners team along with a great team of ...

Astonished Gratitude

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Posted by Sally Bland on

ASTONISHEDGRATITUDE “When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God,doing for us what we could not do for ourselves –that insight produces, again and again,a sense of astonished gratitude”–N. T. Wright The Thanksgiving feast has moved ...

Global Partners

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Posted by John Brunton on

What a blessing it was to hear from our Global Partner this past Sunday.(For security reasons we cannot include his name here). He has a way of communicating the heart of God that challenges and inspires. Their family has been enjoying a furlough from their assignment in Central Asia after serving ...

Thank You!

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Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! About two months ago it was announced at the end of the morning worship gathering that I was retiring from being Women’s Ministry Director after 33 years. There were many wonderful words of affirmation shared that morning and I was thankful and ...

Global Partners

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Posted by John Brunton on

We are going to have to pull our Global Partners off of the field! Those are words I pray we will never have to send out and thanks to the generous and sacrificial support of our sending community, we are currently in a good position to keep them all on the field. As a matter of fact, the Global ...

November Travels

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Posted by Wayne Williams on

As I mentioned in our worship time last Sunday, six of us from Greater Portland Bible Church will be leaving over the next week to visit and serve with Dan and Eva Anderson in Madrid Spain. This traveling team includes Ken and Judy Pinkerton, Sheila Michaelson, Tom Luther, Phil Muir, and myself. ...

Bigger and Better

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Posted by Sally Bland on

Last week I had the pleasure of spending Sunday morning with our Elementary kids.   As we dived in and discussed how God is enough, we played a game, “Bigger and Better!”  Rachel Nordlund started us off, she had a pen and asked if anyone had something with them that was ...

The After People

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Posted by Steve Muir on

When was the last time you needed to share a burden that you were carrying and you found someone who really listened to you? I’m talking about the undistracted, full-attention, empathetic kind of listening. Chances are, you felt loved, understood, and valued. You were likely able to express ...