WELCOME TO
 GLAD TIDINGS

Glad Tidings Church is located in Muncie, Indiana.  It is our desire to be faithful to our vision to develop biblically sound believers who reflect Christ’s character through worshipping, learning, connecting, serving, and reaching together, and to meaningfully impact Delaware County and the surrounding counties of East Central Indiana.  We strive to be a congregation where everyone feels welcome and the love of God can be genuinely experienced.

Join us on Sundays at 9:15 AM or 11:00 AM!
 
OUR LEADERSHIP 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Holt
SENIOR PASTOR
Kyle Holt
ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Jeff Ellis
ADULT MINISTRIES PASTOR
Clayton Bates
WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR
Josh Johnson
STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTOR
Dan Vanderbilt
CHILDREN’S PASTOR
Lori Ramsey
SENIOR PASTOR’S ASSISTANT
Paula Mangus
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Amanda Strahan
BUSINESS MANAGER
Jenn Collins
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Amy Cooper
MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Pixie Boze
RECEPTIONIST
 
Emily Earls
DIRECTOR, GT KIDS DAYCARE
AND PRESCHOOL
Sara Holt
EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR
 
 
WE BELIEVE
• The Bible is the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
• Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God whom, through His perfect life and sacrificial death, atoned for the sins of all who, by faith, trust in Him alone for salvation.
• There is one God who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
• The Holy Spirit indwells in all of God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
• Spirit Baptism empowers the believer to be an effective witness for Christ. This experience may accompany or be subsequent to salvation, but Spirit infilling should also be the result of an ongoing relationship with Christ for the believer.
• There are two ordinances for the church which were regularly observed in the New Testament. Baptism of the believer in water, wherein obedience to Christ’s command is expressed and identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection are witnessed. Communion is the memorial wherein believers partake of the bread and the cup which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood and thus proclaim His death until He comes.
• Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
• There is a literal heaven wherein all the righteous will eternally dwell and a literal hell wherein all who reject Christ as Savior will spend eternity.
WE VALUE
Worshipping
Passionate worship of God is at the heart of every ministry at Glad Tidings. Whether it be adults in the sanctuary, teens in the Student Ministries Center, or children in the education wing, our desire is to cultivate an atmosphere where this value can be expressed to its fullest and where the presence of God is powerfully manifest.
 
Learning
As a result of our vision to develop biblically sound believers, every aspect of our ministry is rooted in the teaching of God’s Word.
 
Connecting
Meaningful relationships are a necessity for full spiritual growth, affording the believer the opportunity to carry out the many “one another” commands of the New Testament. While these relationships can happen in many ways, everyone at Glad Tidings is encouraged to participate in a small group to help in the development of this crucial part of Christian life.
Serving
Contagious servanthood is a value that has taken hold at Glad Tidings. More than one-third of our adult congregation is involved in some significant ministry either on the church campus or within our community. Multiple ministry opportunities are always available, and it is our conviction that true spiritual maturity requires a willingness to “pick up the towel” and serve.
 
Reaching
Missional outreach drives the ministry initiatives and focus of Glad Tidings. Recognizing that God has uniquely shaped every congregation, we seek to utilize our specific and strategic location, collective potential, and distinctive vision to minister to those people in our immediate area. While we carry out ministry in multiple venues and support global ministry efforts, we direct significant resources and energy to the southeast quadrant of Muncie and its school, Sutton Elementary.
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