Our Mission

Glendale Christian Church is leading people

to love and follow Jesus.

Jesus said, "if you love me you will obey my commandments." (John 14:15)

Everything we do at GCC is motivated by helping people love Jesus more completely and follow Him more closely.  We believe that Jesus leads us to our best life (John 10:10) and is the only one who can lead us to eternal life (John 14:6).  Therefore, the most important thing we can do as a church is to lead people closer to Jesus.

Our values

What does it look like to love and follow Jesus?

Jesus gave two Great Commandments:

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"  Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself."  (Matthew 22:36-39)

Loving Jesus means obeying these two commandments: Love God and Love People.

Jesus gave one Great Commission:

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."  (Matthew 28:19)

Following Jesus leads us to Go and Make Disciples.

Glendale Christian Church Values:

Loving God more than anything else

Loving others as we love ourselves

Making Disciples

Our Strategy

How does GCC lead people to love and follow Jesus?

We believe that the Bible is the ultimate authority in life and we aspire to model our Church after the earliest Christian Church, found in the Bible.  In Acts 2:42-47 we see that the earliest church prioritizes four practices (Gather, Give, Grow, Go).  We believe that these practices develop mature Jesus followers and we encourage our church members to be committed to these four principles. As a church we provide opportunities to participate in these practices regularly.

  • Gather

    There is spiritual power available to God's people when they come together in corporate worship.

    "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42)

    [Jesus said,] "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."  (Matthew 18:20)

    "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another" (Hebrews 10:25)

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  • Give

    As we faithfully contribute our time, talent, and treasure, God transforms our heart.

    "They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need." (Acts 2:45)

    [Jesus said,] "A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart..." (Luke 6:45)

    "God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts.  Use them well to serve one another." (1 Peter 4:10)

    "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21)

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  • Grow

    As we learn the Bible we can follow Jesus more closely.  We grow best in circles (small groups) not rows (pew), so we encourage people to get involved in a bible study group. 

    "They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts..." (Acts 2:46)

    "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."  (Romans 12:1)

    "Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed." (Mark 1:35)

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  • Go

    We see our meaning most clearly when we tell others about Jesus.  The church provides a welcoming and safe place for seekers to find Jesus.

    "The Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." (Acts 2:47)

    "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

    "Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory." (Romans 15:7)

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