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The Big Thing About Small Groups

Posted by Jack Won on

As the summer season begins to wind down and fall approaches, many of us start thinking and planning for fall, a new school year, and the holidays. September seems to be a launching of new things. The same is true for our church community at GPBC. VBS, the All Church Campout, the Spain mission...

Lessons From a Baby

Posted by Tyler Marple on

Hey GPBC, thanks for letting me drop into your inbox and jump on the newsletter & blog. As some of you may know, Kelsey and I welcomed our daughter (and first kiddo) Hadley back in February. Most of our life now seems to be wrapped up in caring for and raising this little girl – so you...

Act Like a Child

Posted by Alyssa Pete on

Adulthood is boring. Yet for so long, I craved it. I craved the freedom, the responsibility, the independence, the control over my own life. In my short time as an adult, I’ve learned that all the things I craved can easily become distractions from – even barriers to &ndash...

Equipping the Saints

Posted by Greg Lunsford on

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ...” Ephesians 4:11-2 I love church! There is a reason I love church. It is because I feel that is where I am my...

Fathers

Posted by Stephen Hayden on

In 2013, I found out I was becoming a father. I sought much advice, received more than I asked for, and eventually took most of it with a grain of salt. However, the wisdom that stuck with me the deepest was a short conversation I had with my aunt Lynda. Lynda had been helping me out a lot...

Wilderness Days

Posted by Caris Power on

As this email arrives in your inbox, I’m on my way home from a Wilderness Day Retreat. Now, while I’d love for you all to think I’m an intense outdoorsy person who can survive in the woods with just her wits and her trusty hatchet, let me say right out of the gate that...

Making Memories, Building Lasting Relationships

Posted by Paul Hill on

By Paul Hill As I'm sitting here, I've just come back from the memorial of a classmate I've known since 8th grade. Jeff died of liver failure. It was six weeks from the diagnosis until his death. Just six weeks. As with so many, Jeff believed he had more time, so he kept postponing putting his...

"Mother"

Posted by Miriam Won on

By Miriam Won The word ‘mother’ evokes in each person some kind of deep emotions. While some are filled with love and gratitude for our mothers, many others are filled with feelings like hurt, shame, loss, resentment, anger regret, or the constant reminder that you are never good...

Responding

Posted by Richard McElroy on

I watched, just minutes ago, the ground outside my window turn white as hail filled the air. A white covering just appearing, blanketing everything with a thin layer of icy pellets. Now, the sun is shining spring-bright. All the greens and leaf-yellows of new growth on the trees and bushes...

God is Working Around the World

Posted by Sally Bland on

By Sally Bland-- “People will come from east and west and north and south and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.”– Luke 13:29 I love this time of year when we at GPBC celebrate how God is working around the world through our global partners! It’s...