We are delighted for this opportunity to have you get acquainted with us.
Glad Tidings is a church family growing and moving forward. We understand life can be stressful and that it doesn't always fit into neat little packages. This is why we emphasize the importance of receiving one another with the grace, mercy and love of God. At Glad Tidings we receive people as they are and seek to provide hope, encouragement, sound Biblical instruction and vital Christian relationship to help them become all they can be in God.
Are we the perfect church? I chuckle at the question. No. We are not. Neither do we expect anyone else to be (only God is perfect), but we do press toward the goal of being the best we can be for God. Life is too short and precious to wear plastic faces and pretend to be something we are not. We are just a bunch of real people trying to serve a real God in a real way all-the-while holding God's Word in the special place it belongs.
If you are looking for down-to-earth place to worship God, one that is Biblically sound, I welcome you to investigate us a little closer and find out if Glad Tidings might be the place God would have you call "home".
Please be our guest this week at Glad Tidings.
Jeff Quigley, Lead Pastor
A snapshot of how we think...
We seek to be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure; learning to "speak and understand" the cultural languages of the people we are called to reach.
We are committed to learning how to answer the questions society is asking within a Biblical framework that leads people to Christ and His answers for living.
We are committed to the proficient, creative use of the arts, media and technology in everyday ministry.
We believe ministry is best accomplished in teams, therefore we have a team approach to leadership and every ministry we develop.
We believe every Christ-follower has spiritual gifts and therefore we encourage and plan for Gift-Oriented Ministry helping people discover, develop and deploy their gifts in a life-fulfilling way.
We are evangelistically motivated, expressing authentic love and concern for those outside of Christ, not as a target, but as those deeply valued and loved by God even if they never come to Him for forgiveness of sin.
We teach and preach the Word of God, preserving its integrity, not substituting pop-psychology in its stead. Because the Word of God, when understood and mixed with faith, has the power to transform lives, we seek to teach and preach the Word of God in plain English.
This is only a snapshot of who we are and the direction God is taking us. If these things interest you, and you have been looking for a church family, one with direction and purpose, one worth your time and commitment, we invite you to be our guest this Sunday to see if Glad Tidings might be the place God has been leading you. We look forward to meeting you.