To give a brief introduction of what makes us tick: Glad Tidings is a church family committed to God and His Word, to His work and to His people. We believe God has strategically established Glad Tidings to help reach the Rochester area for Christ and to build godly people, people who are interested in advancing the Kingdom of God and seeing it advanced in their own lives. We believe each believer has a special place in God's Kingdom that only he or she can fill. We are committed to helping each person who God brings to Glad Tidings find and fulfill their place in God’s Kingdom.
We also believe we are here to leverage our combined strengths, abilities and facility in effort to bring an accurate picture of who God is to the people of the immediate area of our community, revealing God’s Truth and ways in languages people understand.
We are missional by nature; We are God People: God seeks to release His people back into the world
We are living epistles, known and read by all men. (2 Cor. 3:1-3)
Words that Mark Our Mission, Vision and Values:
Missional, Attractional, Relational and Strengthenal
Our Missional Theme Verse: John 1:14 (NKJV)
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Our Secondary Theme Verse: Matthew 5:13-16
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Because we accept the Biblical truth that we are God’s representatives on earth (2 Cor. 3:1-3, 2 Cor. 5:20, Acts 1:8) we seek to be naturally supernatural in life, bringing Jesus to those we know, loving them in practical ways that matter to them, and being God representatives in a matter-of-fact kind of way; being fully persuaded that where we walk, Jesus walks, where we go He is there, therefore we confidently bring the Kingdom of God to that situation in a way that is full of grace and truth.
Strengthenal Components: We purpose to be relational, biblical, and spiritual people.
To be a community of authentic followers of Christ who live strong for God who bring the Kingdom of God to the world around us through incarnational Christian living.