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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:

Worship. Connect. Serve. Pt. 2: Connect at Your Table - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Jan 18, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Meals can be a place of tension or a surprising display of unity. Preaching on the party at Levi's house, Pastor Glenn Packiam helps us see how we tend to draw circles around ourselves that only include "people just like us". But the Gospel compels us to make room for others, even those we'd rather exclude. Just as Levi's house became Jesus' party, so our open homes can become places where God is at work.

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Beauty From Ashes, Pt. 5: Calling All The Messengers - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Dec 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The first Sunday of Christmas can feel like a letdown. We find ourselves wishing we lived in the days of angels and of Christ's presence on earth. But in this surprising conclusion to the series, Pastor Glenn Packiam shows us how Luke's story opens with angels but concludes with disciples. The Kingdom of God, inaugurated by the Son of God, continues through the people of God- us!- by the power of the Spirit of God. What it look like for us to pray and take simple risks to bring beauty from ashes in the broken places we find all around us?

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Beauty From Ashes, Pt. 4: "Worship the King" - Glenn Packiam
Sunday Dec 21, 2014 - 09:00 AM

Herod could have been remembered through the ages as the king who prepared the way for the true King of Jews. Instead, news of Jesus' arrival made Herod fall apart. By contrast, signs of Jesus' birth made pagan astrologers fall to their knees. Pastor Glenn Packiam helps us to see that when life reminds us that we are not in control, we can perceive it as a threat or receive it as an invitation to surrender to the One who is.

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