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Things That Do Not Change

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Greetings GBC! It is exciting to remind you of the things that do not change and share with you some exciting things to come....

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How Have We Been Changing And Growing?

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So how have we been changing and growing? There are lots of new things we’re working on right now as a church body....

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Building a legacy...

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Generation to generation, VEFC is committed to sharing the gospel and building up the church. Sunday was ahistorical day! Founding pastor Bob Sommerville (25 yrs.), Pastor Alden Laird (10 yrs.), and Pastor Will Costello, present. Picture post provided by VEFC members Stephanie Carlson Carol Montag ...

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Family Matters Part 9a: The Challenges of Fatherhood

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"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4 I still remember sitting in the audience watching for the first time the Christian film, Courageous. Alex Kendrick played Adam, a sheriff deputy, who tragically lost his young daughter in a car accident. Throughout the movie he wrestled with ...

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Family Matters Part 9b: What Might Have Been Different?

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 Think with me for a moment.  How would history have been different, if key individuals had experienced an engaging, loving, kind, good, honorable, and godly father who invested positively in the lives of their children, and who were fa...

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Family Matters Part 8: When A Child Responds To The Gospel, It Changes Everything!

"If any (child) be in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17 Someone once asked me, "What did you do to get your kids to turn out sogood?" What an opportunity to puff up my pride for "my secret" silver bullet to having a great family. I took a breath, and said, "Honestly, it's only by the grace of God that m...

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America’s Future and Our Response

America's Future and Our Response Perspective: Josiah Busenitz In recent days, I've seen a photo shared on the internet that really sums up the perspective that many Christians have with regards to our times. It pictures a massive, towering wave bearing down on some poor soul. The wave is labeled 2020. Unfortunately, there's a wave behind it that's even bigger! It's labe...

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When is it Okay to Disobey Human Authority?

Hierarchy of Authority Syllogism (logic): Premise 1: God alone has absolute authority. Premise 2: God has delegated authority to five human institutions (the church, the government, "the boss", the marriage, the family, 1 Peter 2:9-3:7, Eph 6:1) Conclusion: Therefore, all human institutions have limited authority under God and are accountable to God for how they use or ...

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What if Christmas never came?

Have you ever wondered what if some turn of events had happened differently in history, how it might have affected things in the present? We may muse over the "what if" possibilities, yet for some reason it happened just as it did. Yet, we may still wonder how close things might have come to having a completely different outcome? This is portrayed in the Christmas classic ...

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How to view our Sunday live streams

If you are trying to view the livestream after our recording has ended, but before it is embedded into the Sermons section of our website (typically between 11:45am on Sunday and 6:00pm on Monday) Youtube will temporarily archive it while the file is converted into an upload. The video can be viewed by clicking the "uploads" dropdown on the church Youtube channel home pag...

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