Grace Baptist Church

 Dansville, NY

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Contributors

Stacie Gibson is Matt's wife, a mother of 4, a busy homemaker and home-educator in addition to being a certified ACBC counselor.  She is a guest blogger at Biblical Counseling for Women.

Barb Leaman is a children's Sunday School teacher and a teacher's aide for the Hornell Jr and Sr. High Schools.  She is wife to Glenn and mother to an adult daughter.

Dave Theobald
is the preaching and teaching elder at Grace Baptist Church.  He is married to Jamie and has two sons, Job and Jonathan.

Rob Wilson is a deacon of Grace Baptist Church, a veterinarian specializing in large animals, a farmer, a husband to Kim, and father to 3 energetic kids.  

Ustad ("teacher," in local dialect) is a global partner of GBC, who shares stories and perspectives from the field, for our encouragement and to help orient us on things eternal. 

Grace Notes Blog Posts

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The Truth Shall Set You Free


Open up the Christian book catalogs or get on social media and you will see countless Christian books coming out for women. Some are very solid with good theology that I can’t wait to read, so I add them to my Amazon cart as soon as possible.  It’s unfortunate though, that the majority of these books written for Christian women assist in the feeding of our flesh and promote self help.  

From Critical to Charis

By Stacie Gibson

Movie, food, and other kinds of critics are beneficial. Even within the church, we are to exercise discernment and value sound judgment. But, there is another type of critic that is not so helpful. There is a critic that runs around the local church passing judgment on her sister in Christ. You will also find her in her home, nagging and picking her husband apart like a vulture.
By Stacie Gibson

I am finding more frequently that Christians do not have a good, biblical understanding of why they should seek help and counseling from within their own local church.  Instead, they are trying to find outside sources from other congregations and secular counseling to help them. My husband and I encounter these issues quite often and have come to some observations as to why this may be happening:

He Had to be Made Like Us

By Stacie Gibson

This summer the ladies of Grace Baptist Church went through a study by Elyse Fitzpatrick called Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with Christ. The study was very beneficial for me as I have had to dig deep into the truths of the incarnation and the believer's Union with Christ. My desire and hope is that the ladies of our church don’t just leave this class with big theological heads, but to truly understand what these major doctrines mean personally for them and give hope as they live out their Christian life.

God's Remedy For Stress

By Stacie Gibson

If you stand for any length of time in the grocery store line, you will see magazines of all sorts with headlines that get our attention on how women can live a stress free life.  Articles that may say something like this:  10 ways to become stress free or How to live a stress free life and still have it all.  These articles intrigue us because presently, more than ever, we are living in a constant state of busyness and we want to know what the “professionals” have to say so we can find relief.
By Stacie Gibson

My husband recently taught a discipleship class at our church called How People Change. I am sure many of you who are biblical counselors are familiar with Tim Lane and Paul Tripp’s book. The curriculum is just as excellent as the book and I have been thoroughly enjoying it!  The class has taught me how to respond biblically to the heat (trials) that comes into my life and into the lives of the women I counsel.

Jesus Loves Outcasts

By Stacie Gibson

How many women sit in our pews feeling like this?  Many women will come to your church with sinful pasts, drug addiction, kids out of wedlock, or a real physical problem that leaves them feeling like the Ethiopian; an outcast unworthy of approaching God.  Just like my friend Cindy, we need to be obedient and run to the “Ethiopians “in our churches.