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Glenn Packiam
Lead Pastor, New Life DOWNTOWN

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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:

Given, Pt. 2: "For the City" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Jul 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM

We look at the last 'Table story' in Luke's gospel, the meal with the disciples on the road to Emmaus. Pastor Glenn Packiam shows how Jesus focuses on a few and takes his time with time, letting them give voice to their pain. This is a model for our engagement in the city, partnering with a few ministries for long-term impact. Yet, we are more often like the disappointed disciples given an opportunity to welcome in a Stranger. Maybe it's in showing the hospitality of Jesus to another that our own eyes are opened to see Christ anew.

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Given, Pt. 1: "For the Church" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Jul 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM

We long for meaning in our lives, yet we insist on a guarded existence. The result is that we only give ourselves to things within our reach. But the Kingdom awakens us to a greater Story and invites us to surrender our lives to Jesus. As Pastor Glenn Packiam shares New Life Downtown's story and identity through the Eucharistic words, "blessed, broken, given", he calls us to take responsibility for the people Jesus is welcoming into our church.

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God At Work, Pt. 4: "The Toil and Joy of Work" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Jul 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Why do we so often hate our jobs and what can we do about it? Pastor Glenn explains how, because of the Fall, our work now involves 'toil' and is tainted by motivations of shame and fame. Yet the joy we do find in our work is a clue that the world will not always be this way. Moreover, when we move from working in the realm of self to working 'in the Lord', we can take heart that it will never ultimately be in vain.

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