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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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Beauty From Ashes, Pt. 3 (11am): "Surprised By Joy" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Dec 14, 2014 - 11:00 AM

How do we bring hope to someone who is not looking for it? Pastor Glenn Packiam describes the the ?closed roof? for those who are not looking for God. But moments of joy?from art, from the story of reconciliation and forgiveness? are always surprising and can make us look up. The ?seams? in the closed heavens are hints that there is more, and can help us find that places where we have come to the end of ourselves. It is there that we see that Jesus brings new life from dead ends, green shoots from tree stumps.

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Beauty From Ashes, Pt. 2: "Living With Peace" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Dec 7, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Our peace is secure when our hope is sure. So, how can our hope be sure? Teaching from the story of Simeon seeing Jesus for the first time, Pastor Glenn Packiam helps us believe that God is working even when we can't see it. But when we look at Jesus, we see God's salvation. And when we believe in the God who saves, we can live with peace.

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Beauty From Ashes, Pt. 1: "Working, Watching, Waiting" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Nov 30, 2014 - 09:00 AM

In Advent, the Church stands between two proclamations: "God has come!" and "Come, Lord Jesus, come!" On this first Sunday of Advent, we examine what it means to live with hope in the in-between. Preaching from the lectionary texts, Pastor Glenn Packiam calls us to work for justice and reconciliation, to watch for signs of God at work, and to wait for the great 'Shalom' that only God can bring. In light of recent unrest and racial tensions resulting from the Ferguson decision, we find Advent to be the a way of giving voice to our lament over the brokenness of this world, and a way of reminding ourselves of the hope of the gospel.

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