Bruce Alvord

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Bruce did his studies at the University of Southern California (B.S.), The Master's Seminary (M. Div., Th. M.), and Dallas Theological Seminary (D. Min.). After leading college ministries at USC and Grace Community Church, Bruce was ordained at GCC and sent out as a missionary in 1992. Since then he's been involved with pastoral training and church ministry in Ukraine. He is blessed with an amazing wife - Aimee, and three children: Steve, AJ, and Shelby. He enjoys bike riding with Aimee and Trojan football.

Posts by Bruce Alvord

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Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

Bruce Alvord | February 19, 2019

It’s so tempting for us to live as if the main thing about ourselves is what others can see on the outside. It’s especially crucial for church leaders to avoid this pitfall because people look to us as examples of how to live the Christian life. Unfortunately, at times we act as if degrees, experience, teaching talent, leadership skills, or a gregarious personality are more important than the inner man.

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What Makes a Good Sermon?

Bruce Alvord | January 15, 2019

Most people would say they know a good sermon when they hear one. Yet, listing the specific characteristics is a more difficult task. For preachers, knowing the answer to “What makes a good sermon?” is crucial.