Testimonies

The testimonies on this page are gathered under the following headings:   

 

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  • Crisis, Healing, & New Life Dawning
  • Peace, Comfort, Hope, Integrity, Joy
  • Happiness
  • Closer to the Lord
  • A Spiritual Home
  • Change for the Better
  • Improved Marriage
  • Universal
  • Honoring the Goodness and Truth in All Faiths & Cultures
  • Answers to Life’s Questions

 

Crisis, Healing, & New Life Dawning

When I first came to the Glenview New Church, I was in spiritual crisis. I needed satisfying answers to challenging life questions. The New Church resonated with me. It touched my heart and satisfied my mind. I am grateful for what I have received. And I am happy. I have found salve for my soul. (E. P.)

What do I love about the Glenview New Church?…It has healed all the broken and duct taped places in my life. It has given me spiritual tools to live a happy, healthy, and productive life. (L. S.)

My life is different because of the New Church. It has awakened in me something good. It has helped me understand and love my faith. (M. G.)

Peace, Comfort, Hope, Integrity, Joy

What does our family gain from the Glenview New Church? Comfort. Hope. Guidance. Joy. (S. & R. R.)

Since coming to the Glenview New Church, it has never been easier to share about God or my faith, because I’m excited about them. I listen to my friends and what they long for—peace, good relationships, integrity—and I know where they can find them. (E. P.)

The Glenview New Church brings our family comfort, peace, and hope. It gives us guidance for our lives and a sense of happiness and gratitude as we grow together. (S. & R. R.)

Happiness

I love my church for the love, open arms, and patience it has. I can’t wait to get up on Sunday morning. I want to be here. It makes me happy. (M. G.)

Closer to the Lord

Our lives have changed since we found the Glenview New Church. They have become, as a result, closer to the Lord. (B. & D. P.)

The Glenview New Church has brought our family closer to the Lord and to each other. It helps us form strong friendships, a deep understanding of the Lords teachings, and how we can apply them to our lives. (G., L., & K. P.)

What do I love about the Glenview New Church? I love the connection with God through people. I love getting to know them in the women’s group and other small groups. I love learning together and supporting each other on our spiritual journeys. (C. S.)

Since coming to the Glenview New Church, it has been solidified in my heart that God is love. There is no such thing as an angry or punishing God. It is awesome to draw close to a loving God! This has been the quest of my faith for my entire life, and the single most valuable gift I have received as part of my walk with the New Church. (E. P.)

The Glenview New Church has taken my concept of God as someone “out there” and to feared, to having a friendship with Him. The sermons have given me spiritual tools to live a very happy, healthy, and productive life! (L. S.)

A Spiritual Home

The first time we attended a service at the Glenview New Church, something just resonated with us. Perhaps it was the warm welcome, or the heart-felt sermon, or the stirring music—or a combination of all—that kept us coming back. Before long we realized that we had found our spiritual home.

The Glenview New Church has helped us better understand the Lord and how He wants us to live in this world. It is such a blessing to have the New Church in our lives. It has become our spiritual home. (B. & D. P.)

We do not have any family or relatives here. The Glenview New Church has been like a family of relatives to us. We’ve gotten a lot of comfort and support from the New Church. To us it has been more than a church or community—it’s been like a family or neighbor. (TS & HA S.)

The Glenview New Church has been my home for my whole life. It gave me a purpose and showed me how God is always with me. The church made me who I am, and it gave me the tools to become a better person. (K. P., teenager)

Change for the Better

The Glenview New Church is the place where I have found the tools to make real changes in my life. The Church’s inspirational teachings and small group meetings have given me support in the steps of life change. These steps include examining the patterns in my life, comparing these patterns to God’s will, asking for God’s help to change, and moving my life forward. Allowing God to change my life has resulted in many wonderful blessings. (M. J.)

I grew up believing that to repent all you had to do was say the right words and you were done—your slate was clean. At the Glenview New Church I’ve learned that life change is a process of talking with the Lord, learning what is true, deciding that you want to do it, and then doing it. (N. S.)

Improved Marriage

My marriage has dramatically improved since being part of the new church. (B. P.)

Universal

The thing I love the most about the Glenview New Church is the belief that everyone who asks God for guidance, and then tries to live their life according to what they believe, will go to heaven. This image of an all-loving God who is watching over us, wanting the best for us, makes sense to me and gives me comfort. (O. S.)

Honoring the Goodness and Truth in All Faiths & Cultures

I love the definition that was given to me of the New Church: “A Bible-based Christian religion that looks for and supports the goodness and truth in all faiths and cultures—including agnosticism and atheism.”

The Glenview New Church is that it has taught me to look for and honor the goodness and truth in others. This has had a huge impact on my parenting, work relationships, and other relationships I care about. (E. P.)

Answers to Life’s Questions

The things I have learned at the Glenview New Church are things I love. They resonate with me. They touch my heart and satisfy my mind. I am grateful for what I have received. And I am happy.

In the Glenview New Church I have felt the freedom to ask questions, to not be sure, to sit and wait until I get an answer, and most importantly, to understand what God has freely given. (E. P.)

The Glenview New Church welcomed me when I was seeking answers, and it taught me that religion and science are compatible. The New Church has brought me friendship, self-awareness, and a beautiful relationship with God and my family, for which I am eternally grateful. (G. P.)

At the Glenview New Church I have found satisfying answers to important questions—questions like, Who is God? Why am I here? and What is my relationship to God and to other people? (J. S.)

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