GPBC Blog

OBEY, LOVE, BE PRUNED

Posted by Tanner Woolf on

In light of Mark’s last blog, I wanted to continue the theme of “Family” and show you one of the ways that our community partners together as a community. Last week, we hosted our All Church Family Prayer Night where multiple generations came into one space with the focus on...

My Adopted Family

Posted by Mark Nordlund on

When a group of people feels safe and warm, we often say they feel like “family.” “Family” implies love, loyalty and lifelong bonds. Unfortunately, many people may have painful memories of their families or they may feel alone and like they don’t have family. But...

God is Faithful to His Children

Posted by Sally Bland on

Last Sunday we had the amazing opportunity to worship God as SW Church Together (a partnership between Missio, Riversgate, Multnomah Presbyterian, and Greater Portland Bible Church). Something special happens when we tear down the walls and boundaries of our individual churches and come together...

Training to Save a Life

Posted by Caris Power on

Have you ever helped save a life? I have. It’s terrifying and thrilling and humbling. Many of you may have heard that one of our faith community members went into cardiac arrest in the church lobby early one Monday evening in September. Our good, great, and gracious God saw fit to place me...

Joy in the Planning

Posted by Joyce Wachsmuth on

This weekend some of our women will be at the women’s retreat in Turner, Oregon at the Aldersgate Retreat Center. 1979 was my first experience of planning and attending a women’s retreat. Because I had never attended one, I had so may questions? What do women do at these retreats? I...

Overcoming Apprehension

Posted by Betty Lea on

Each year our retreat team gets together and chooses a theme that we feel would encourage our women. October 5-6 is our Women’s Retreat with the theme “Joy”! I have been to many retreats in the past with Greater Portland Bible Church. I can remember just how uncomfortable...

The Jesus-Bond in SW Portland

Posted by Wayne Williams on

I have been fortunate over the years to have visited several other countries and to have had the opportunity to worship with Christians of different languages, cultures, traditions, and practices. Whether it was a congregation in the Philippines, Spain, Jordan, South Africa, Tajikistan, or on a...

GPBC Culture

Posted by Susan Fleming on

When I was in school, a professor assigned us to research and write a paper on our culture. As I looked around the room and saw many classmates of color, I thought I wouldn’t have anything to report on. After class, I went up to my professor and told her that I didn’t think I’d...

Family Marks Us

Posted by Richard McElroy on

Susan and I are so thankful to call GPBC home and you our faith family. In a world where so many tugs and wounds damage every form of community, it’s such a comfort, such an assuring truth, to know that we are loved unconditionally by Jesus and made a part of His family. And because of...

Jesus Is Our True Leader

Posted by Wayne Williams on

Well just déjà vu! With Pastor Jay’s departure, we are entering a new chapter in the life of Greater Portland Bible Church…again. We should be pretty good at new chapters by now, having had four of them in the last nine years, not counting several associate staff...