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Glenn Packiam
Lead Pastor, New Life DOWNTOWN


Glenn Packiam is a the lead pastor of new life DOWNTOWN, a parish of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he also serves on the Executive Team.

He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith (David C. Cook, 2013), LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (Cook, 2011), Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (Cook, 2009), and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference (Tyndale, 2007).

As one of the founding leaders and songwriters for the Desperation Band, Glenn has been featured on several Desperation Band and NewLifeWorship recordings and the writer/co-writer of several well-loved worship songs, like "Your Name" and "My Savior Lives."

Glenn holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies, a Masters in Management, and, after doing two years of graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary, is now a Doctoral student at St. John's College at Durham University in the UK. Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.

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Experience some recent messages by Glenn:

Beloved: A Letter From St. John, Pt. 7, "And So We Pray" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Nov 16, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Prayer can often be the place where we feel least like the beloved; unanswered prayer can leave us feeling confused and discouraged. So why would John wrap up his letter with a call to prayer? Pastor Glenn Packiam helps us see where our confidence in prayer comes from, and how prayer can turn us outward to our brothers and sisters. In prayer, we rehearse the gospel, living out both our belovedness and our love for one another.

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Beloved: A Letter From St. John, Pt. 5, "Love One Another" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Nov 2, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Our love for one another flows from the reality that God is love. The most radical expression of love is forgiveness. Forgiveness is neither a diminishing of the wrong, nor permission to the wrong-doer. It requires naming the wrong and then choosing to bear the weight of it. Yet, how can we bear the weight of someone else's wrong? We can't; but Jesus has. Exploring the events of the ancient Israelite 'Day of Atonement', Pastor Glenn Packiam shows us how God has dealt with both the penalty and the blame of our sin. Our love for one another, then, comes from knowing that we have been loved by God. After all, the same door that lets forgiveness in is the door that lets it out to others.

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Beloved: A Letter From St. John, Pt. 4, "From Death To Life" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Oct 26, 2014 - 09:00 AM

What would your life look like if you did not fear death? As we turn toward John's great command to love one another, Pastor Glenn Packiam helps us locate where we are: we have moved from the land of death- the world that Cain built- to the land of Life- the world that Jesus is making. From the way early Christians cared for each other during epidemics of the 3rd century to the way Christian missionary doctors rush to aid in the Ebola crisis in West Africa, we discover that only those who have the 'Life of the Age to Come' in them are free to fully love one another.

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