Grant Bowles

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Posted onJune 13, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

I was warned about becoming friends with members of the church you serve. Fortunately, I neglected that advice and have made friends within the churches I have pastored. Sometimes it can lead to challenges and heartbreak, but the rewards are absolutely worth the risk....Keep Reading

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Posted onJune 7, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

As I write this Sunday afternoon, the building is starting to come alive. Workers are arriving for last minute preparations, decorations are finished, and now we simply await the arrival of the kids. VBS is probably the most important week of our church year. During this week, we invest in taking the gospel to the most receptive age group. ...Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 30, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Thank you to the Music Search Committee for all the hours put into making this weekend a success. The church responded overwhelmingly to call our new Associate Pastor: Music. In order to allow our new staff member to finish his current assignment well, we will wait until next Sunday to publicize his name on electronic media. I can say that July 8 will be his first Sunday....Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 17, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

At the same time, we have the opportunity to give to set up a local missions fund our ministries can use to conduct local mission projects. Let’s put our focus on God and the task of engaging the people of Sanger with the Gospel!...Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 9, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Memorial Day weekend is usually a chance to get away for a weekend. This year, that day will hopefully mark a very different kind of memory for FBC Sanger. The Music Search Committee presented some basic biographical information on their candidate for our Music Minister position....Keep Reading

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Posted onMay 8, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

We finished up our study of Experiencing God this week. Personally, I have been challenged in a couple of areas throughout the study. First, I have been more focused on watching to find where God is at work. In some ways I feel like a detective with the job of “catching” God at work. I have learned that God is at work all around me, I was just missing out on seeing His work....Keep Reading

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Posted onApril 25, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

The process of making disciples sounds a lot like raising children. A new believer needs simple rules to start their life in Christ. They need to learn the importance of reading their Bible, praying, attending church and fellowshipping with other believers. In the very beginning of their new life in Christ, it is probably enough for them to see those things as rules to follow. But as they begin to grow in Christ, conversations need to occur helping them discover for themselves why those initial steps are so important....Keep Reading

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Posted onApril 11, 2018 | by: Grant Bowles | 0 comments

Bob Klassen has been encouraging me to attend the Boot Camp Men’s Conference for the last couple of years. I finally set aside the dates on my calendar and attended this year. Describing this conference is difficult. The conference focuses on helping men become the man your family needs....Keep Reading