In keeping with historic Baptist principles, the governance of Glendale Baptist Church resides in the members of the church, acting as a collected body.  This governance is carried out through the Church Council, which is elected by and accountable to the whole congregation.  The Church Council's authority at once derives from and is granted to it by the congregation.

The members of the church meet to transact the church's business each quarter in regular business meetings and, as necessary, in special called business meetings.  The Church Council, in partnership with the professional staff, is responsible for leading the church in planning, implementing, and evaluating the many facets of the church's ministry.  In the interim times between business meetings, they are also responsible for managing and reporting the daily business of the church to its members.  The Council submits major decisions concerning budgets, staffing, programs, and ministries to the church for deliberation and approval.

The Council is composed of eight members and the pastor(s), who serve(s) ex officio.  The Council members include a Church Council chair plus eight ministry chairs, elected annually, who lead the church in the following areas:  Administration, Communications, Deacons, Education, Membership, Missions, Stewardship, and Worship.

Standing committees of the church include the following:  Ordination Committee, Nominating Committee, Church History Committee, and the Budget and Finance Committee.  Honoring the New Testament concept of deacons as servants, Glendale's deacons are ministers and leaders of groups into which the active membership is divided.  These groups, led by their respective deacons, minister to and enjoy fellowship with one another.

In the ways described above, and many others, the members of Glendale Baptist Church are involved in leading the church at every level.  Glendale fiercely guards the democratic nature of the Baptist congregational form of governance.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday School   9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service   10:30 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal Wednesdays   5:15 p.m.
Wednesday Night Dinner   5:45 p.m.*
Wednesday Night Programs   6:45 p.m.


*call 615.269.0926 or email for reservations



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