Glennon Heights Mennonite Church
What Do We Believe?
Peace and justice are at the heart of God’s vision for our world; God calls us to embody a lifestyle that looks radically different from the dominant culture - loving one’s enemies, caring for the poor and needy, sharing mercy and kindness and seeing everyone as icons of the divine.
in a Divided Time
In our polarized world, we long to speak healing and hope across the cultural chasms of our time. We do this through listening, learning, cultivating relationships among difference and committing to Jesus’ precarious way of peace.
Tackling Life's Tough Questions Together
Faith calls us to be lifelong learners. Doubting, questioning, listening, learning are all necessary if we are going to navigate our complex world and discern what it means to follow Jesus in this time and place.
Building Community Together
All people are bearers of grace; everyone is to be received as a gift of God. Glennon Heights strives to be a community where everyone is encouraged to intertwine their lives as a way of receiving each other’s gifts while also exploring the gifts which are central to ourselves.
A welcoming community walking with God to create a more peaceful and just world by cultivating curiosity, creativity, and compassion.
The church’s work is always the work of reconciliation. Our vision is to enable people and our church collectively to build more healthy relationships which allow for deeper flourishing and blessing.
Mennonites are part of the Anabaptist stream which was rooted in the Radical Reformation of the 16th century. Pacifism is one of the cornerstones of the Mennonite faith. Mennonites also emphasize simple living, egalitarianism, and service to others as a witness to God’s love for the world.
As Mennonites, we strive to live out a new way of life in which Jesus is Lord above nationalism, racism, and materialism. Because of our strong commitment to nonviolence, we have become known as one of the historical peace churches.
The best way to learn more about the Mennonite faith is to join us for worship.
About Our Pastor
Ryan Koch has been our pastor since 2018. Ryan has a deep appreciation for Scripture and loves bringing new readings and insights to familiar texts. Ryan is passionate about social justice, peacemaking, community development, the larger Mennonite church, as well as spreading Jesus' message of reconciliation to the larger faith community.
Ryan is an avid tea drinker; he loves playing board and card games and is overly invested in most Ohio sports teams, particularly the Browns and the Guardians.
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MENNONITE CHURCH USA
Our conference is a member of Mennonite Church USA the largest Mennonite denomination in North America. This tradition finds its roots in the 16th century movement called the Radical Reformation which today is better known as Anabaptism.
We'd love to meet you next Sunday!
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
11480 W Virginia Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226