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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. 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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Beloved: A Letter from St. John, Pt. 3, "You...Now, and Not Yet" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Oct 19, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Who are you, really? A sinner or a saint? Does this change based on how we're dealing with sin in our lives? Teaching from 1 John 2:28-3:10, Pastor Glenn Packiam reminds us that we are already children of God now, and that one day we will be fully like Jesus. This present identity and future hope give us confidence as we join our will to God's work in us and move from the ruts of 'practicing sin' to the new practice of righteousness.

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Beloved: A Letter From St. John, Pt. 2, "Do Not Love the World" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Oct 12, 2014 - 09:00 AM

What do we do with the reality of sin? With the pitfalls of behavioristic moralism on one side and a grace that makes no claims on us on the other, Pastor Glenn Packiam helps us see see sin as disordered desire which ends us distorting the object of that desire. For St. John, the "world" is not the created cosmos but the systems and structures of a life organized apart from and against God. To make this the object of our ultimate desire is to settle for the lesser joy-- the love of the Father.

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