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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:

"Let's Talk About It, Pt. 2" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Aug 31, 2014 - 10:00 AM

In this 'Family Sunday' sermon, Pastor Glenn Packiam responds to questions on how to know what issues to 'agree to disagree' on in order to preserve Christian unity, what it means when we say the New Life is a charismatic church and where the gifts can be in operation, and how parents can share the gospel with their children.

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"Let's Talk About It, Pt. 1" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Aug 24, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Pastor Glenn Packiam responds to specific questions emailed from the congregation. This week he discusses going to two services, suffering and the book of Job, healing and the 'now but not yet', and homosexuality.

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"God In My Everything" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Aug 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM

What is the goal of the Christian life? We are tempted to say, 'Becoming like Jesus'; but that is a result, not a goal. The goal, as Pastor Glenn Packiam points out, is abiding in Christ. But what does that look like? With the help of a panel of seven people in different seasons of life, we explore spiritual practices that function like 'roots' or 'trellises' for abiding in Christ. These spiritual practices are discerned, not decided, and become our own 'rule of life', a way of inviting God into our everything.

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