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Loving Jesus

Loving People

Loving Service

There are infinite varieties of ways you can Love Jesus that will bring glory to God. We want to highlight a few ways we focus on that here at Glendale.

  • We demonstrate our love for Jesus through our worship (Deuteronomy 6:13, Luke 4:8). Reflect the grace of God back to him in worship. Below are few ways we can do this practically when we gather.

    • Offer up a sacrifice of praise in song.

    • Partake in the Lord’s Supper.

    • Encourage one-an-other.

    • Confessing our Sin.

    • Seeking out Prayer.

    • Praying for Someone else.

    • Contribute financially to the work of the Church.

 

The Word of God

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind

(Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Matthew 22:37-40).

There are many ways to love people in a way that will bring glory to God. Discipleship comes in many shapes and forms, but there are two distinct groups of people who require discipleship, the saved and the unsaved. We want to highlight a few ways we focus on that here at Glendale.

Equipping the Saints for Works of Ministry (Ephesians 4:12). Apply the grace of God to each other for the edification in faith and love. Below are few ways we can do this practically when we gather.

  • Bible Fellowship (Small Groups) – In home during the week and on-site on Wednesday Nights.

  • Bible Class – Provided Sunday Mornings

  • Bible Studies – Throughout the Week

Evangelism: Seeking and Saving the Lost (Matthew 28:19-20). Extend the grace of God to unbelievers in domestic evangelism and frontier missions. Below are few ways we can do this practically when we gather.

  • The Empty Seat Model

    •  Pick the name of someone you know who is unsaved.

    • Devote yourself to prayers that God would open doors.

    • Watch for God to move.

    • Pray for clear proclamation and share the gospel

    • Thank God and celebrate the work he is doing through you.

  • Missions
    • You can serve through Lifeline or in North Africa on short term mission trips

    • You can financially support one or all of our many overseas missionaries.

The Word of God 

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

(Mark 12:31)

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

(John 13:34)

One of the greatest opportunities that God gives us is the chance to serve just as Jesus did. There are many ways to love serving in a way that will bring glory to God. We want to highlight a few ways we focus on that here at Glendale.

 

Serve as an Elder or Deacon - Serve as a Ministry Leader - Lead a Bible Fellowship - Lead a Bible Study

  • Volunteer to help 

    • MOPS

    • Journey

    • SMILES

    • Crosslines

    • Celebrate Recovery

    • Worship Ministry 

      • Creative Arts

      • Performing Arts

    • Educational Ministries

      • Pre-K

      • Elementary

      • Student

      • College

    • Men’s or Women’s Ministry

The Word of God

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45) 

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

(John 13:14) 

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

We Believe 

Beliefs

Glendale Christian Church is in partnership with God to build a church of great commandment and a people of great commission (Matthew 22:36-40Matthew 28:18-20). We are an independent, non-denominational fellowship of believers who seek to follow Christ and wear only His name. We are not the only Christians, but we earnestly strive to be Christians only. We are committed to maintain unity in essentials, allow freedom in matters of opinion, and demonstrate love in all things.

The Bible

The sole basis for our belief is the sixty-six books of the Bible, which are uniquely God-inspired, without error, and our final authority on all matters of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:15-17Hebrews 4:122 Peter 1:20-21).

 

God

We believe and teach that there is one true and living God (Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 45:5-71 Corinthians 8:4), perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:192 Corinthians 13:14) – and deserving of our worship and our obedience. In the beginning, from nothing, God created the universe, manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom and goodness (Genesis 1:1-2John 1:1). By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating throughout history to fulfill His plan of redemption.

 

Jesus Christ

We believe and teach that Jesus Christ – the second Person of the Trinity – though being equal with God (John 10:30;Philippians 2:5-8), surrendered His prerogatives of deity and came to earth to pay the debt for our sin.

He was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14Matthew 1:23-25) and lived a totally sinless life. Because He was free from sin, He was qualified to pay for our sins by dying on the cross as our substitute (John 10:15Romans 3:24-251 Peter 2:24). He literally and physically rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven, where He now mediates as our Advocate and High Priest (Matthew 28:6Luke 24:38-39Acts 2:30-31Romans 4:25Romans 8:34;Hebrews 7:251 John 2:1).

 

We believe and teach that Jesus will return to earth personally and visibly to judge all mankind according to the eternal plan of God (John 5:22-23Acts 1:9-111 Thessalonians 4:13-182 Corinthians 5:10).

 

Holy Spirit

We believe and teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, coequal with the Father and the Son in all attributes (Matthew 28:191 Corinthians 12:4-62 Corinthians 13:14). He enlightens the minds of sinners and awakens in them recognition of their need for a Savior. At the point of salvation, He indwells every believer and equips him or her for personal growth and service to the church (John 16:7-9Acts 2:381 Corinthians 12:132 Corinthians 3:18;Ephesians 2:22). The indwelling of the Spirit is a divine guarantee that seals the Christian unto the day of redemption (Romans 8:9Ephesians 1:13-14).

 

Salvation Through Faith In Christ: Man’s Greatest Need

The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship. God originally created mankind to have fellowship with Him and to glorify Himself (Isaiah 43:7Colossians 1:16), but because God was defied by all who sinfully chose to go his or her own way, mankind suffered alienation from Him (Psalms 51:5Romans 3:23;Ephesians 2:1-4). Our salvation through the blood of Jesus is a work of God’s grace, not the result of human works or goodness. This salvation, as a free gift from God, is made available through obedient faith in Jesus Christ and Him only (John 1:12John 10:18-27Acts 4:12Ephesians 1:7Ephesians 2:8-91 Peter 1:18-19).

 

We believe and teach obedient faith in Christ expresses itself through belief in the person and work of Christ (Romans 3:22Romans 10:9), repentance of sin (Acts 2:38Acts 3:19), confession of Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:9), a believer’s baptism by immersion (Mark 16:16), and by living a lifestyle that continually seeks to honor Christ (Hebrews 10:26James 2:14-24).

 

We believe and teach that baptism is commanded by our Lord and His apostles (Matthew 28:19Acts 2:38), and that all believers professing faith in Christ must be baptized. We believe and teach that baptism should occur upon confession of faith in Christ, as modeled for us in the book of Acts (Acts 2:38-41Acts 8:35-39Acts 16:31-33). Baptism by full immersion is taught in Scripture and portrays the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as a cleansing from sin. Baptism is a demonstration of our willingness to live obediently under the lordship of Christ, and is also a sign of fellowship and identification with the church, which is the visible body of Christ (Acts 2:41-42).

 

The Church

We believe and teach that all who demonstrate obedient faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one, united, spiritual body, the church (1 Corinthians 12:12-13), the bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2), of which Christ is the head (Ephesians 1:22Colossians 1:18). The Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances, fellowship, service to the body and outreach to the world (Acts 1:8Acts 2:38-42Ephesians 4:12).

Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the church (Galatians 1:2Hebrews 10:25). Under the protection and oversight of elders (Acts 20:17Acts 20:28), its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20Ephesians 3:21). Membership in a local congregation is more than just having your name on a church roll; it means active participation in the body of Christ.

 

The Lord’s Supper

We believe and teach that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration and proclamation of His death until He comes, and should always be preceded by solemn, self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:23-32). The Lord’s Supper is an actual communion with the risen Christ, who is present in a unique way, in fellowship with His people (1 Corinthians 10:16). In the pattern of the early church, we offer the Lord’s Supper weekly (Acts 20:7Acts 2:42).

 

Human Destiny

We believe and teach that death seals the eternal destiny of each person (Hebrews 9:27), and that Jesus Christ will one day return, at which time He will pronounce the eternal fate of each individual – both living and dead – to eternal life in heaven for the saved (John 6:39Romans 8:10-1119-232 Corinthians 4:14), and the unsaved to eternal separation from God in hell (John 5:28-29Daniel 12:22 Corinthians 4:14).