What’s membership all about at Glendale?
To accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves;
To confess Jesus Christ as Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as your Lord;
To remain a faithful member of Christ’s holy church and serve as Christ’s representative in the world;
FIVE UNITED METHODIST MEMBERSHIP VOWS: PRAYERS, PRESENCE, GIFTS, SERVICE + WITNESS
Each of these are intended to help each of us deepen, restart or even begin one’s faith journey & help us continue to grow a connected, loving and supportive Christian community of faith here at Glendale.
Pray for each other, our community and the world.
Prayer is a gift. It helps connect us to God and it helps strengthen the bonds of Christian community as we pray with and for each other.
Worship + Small Groups
Set aside Sunday mornings for worship + connection – with one another + with God.
Making worship a priority each week gives us an opportunity to re-center our lives, remember what is really important in life and sends us out into the work to make a difference each day throughout the week. In worship, we grow to know God more deeply and we express our love to God.
Grow in your faith outside of worship through a Life Group.
Joining a Life group will contribute to our faith journeys by helping us grow meaningful & deeper relationships with one another – making Glendale feel more like home. Life Groups help us know God through studying the Bible or studies that offer great teaching and insights. Life Groups help us strive to know, love and serve God together. Click on these links for Life Groups and other small groups for Kids, Young Adults and Adults. Do you have an idea for a small group that we don’t currently have? Our missions and small groups are always changing and are based on the passions and interests of those in our church community today – not because we’ve always done them. Let us know if there is something you are looking for!
Give in proportion to your income, with the tithe (10%) as your goal.
We are challenged to invest in something larger than ourselves; to take what we have, connect it to the giving of others, and make an impact more than any of us can do alone. We give to show what we profess with our mouths — our gifts become outward and visible signs of our inward and spiritual faith. Sometimes life circumstances mean we cannot give regularly, but when we are able to do so, it deepens our faith as we love and serve God through our giving.
Be Involved in Mission + Service to the Community + World
Use your passion and skills both inside and outside the walls of the church.
Service is where we put ourselves on the line to do something — to be the body of Christ. We become the hands of Christ, comforting the anxious, healing the hurt, feeding the hungry, visiting the lonely and imprisoned, housing the homeless, clothing the naked, and giving hope to the hopeless.
Share Your Faith
Share your faith with others through words and actions.
We are called to share Jesus’ message of love & grace with others. Often we think this means awkward conversations, but it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have to be like that. Sharing our faith with those around us through words and actions helps us grow deeper in our love for God and others. Something even as small as liking or sharing our posts on social media is a way to share your witness of God’s love + grace with others.
Are you ready to take the next step and be a part of something larger than any one of us are alone? Do you want more information on what it means to be a member of Glendale UMC – Nashville? Get in touch with our lead pastor, Rev. Steph Dodge to grab a coffee & chat. All people are invited + welcomed into this community of faith just as you are: No exceptions. No exclusions.