Destiny Reporter

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

FROM ALL THE STAFF, PASTORS & MEMBERS OF DESTINY CHURCH

Christmas is a family time, and that’s exactly what Destiny Church is – a great BIG family. This is a place where you can belong.

OUR STORY

Destiny Church started right here in Glasgow, and it’s one of Glasgow’s success stories. Our Senior Pastors, Andrew and Sue Owen, held their first public meeting in January 1990, in the Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel in Sauchiehall Street with around 10 people, and it hasn’t stopped growing since! Today we have outgrown all the buildings we own, and so we meet in 8 different locations around the city and in Stirling, and come together every few months meeting in the SEC Armadillo.

The church is around 1,300 people and has presently become Scotland’s largest church. Furthermore, people enjoyed it so much that we started other Destiny churches in places like Edinburgh, Inverness, Falkirk, Aberdeen and Dundee and in fact many other nations, with over 1,000 Destiny churches worldwide. Interestingly, there are over 120,000 people connected into a Destiny Church. Our main office is in the city on Cathedral Street, but you can also pop in and chat with our Pastors at our Southside location on Pollokshaws Road in Shawlands – right opposite the Granary pub.

We see church as a community, which meets regularly to worship God, hear an inspirational message, pray for people and encourage one another. During the week we meet in small groups supporting one another in this journey we call life. We cater for kids with fantastic programmes for kids of all ages, for the youth we have ‘Wildfire’ and for students we have ‘Bold’. It’s a church for all ages but with a very definite young feel. And at the last count we had 68 nationalities represented, and so we often provide simultaneous translation, as well as sign language for the deaf community.

WHAT’S IT LIKE?

It’s relaxed, informal and very friendly. The worship is rock gospel with live bands in most locations, and we call all our Pastors by their first names. You won’t be judged, you can come just as you are, and we welcome people from all backgrounds and all ages. You are welcome regardless of your religion, upbringing, race or sexual orientation. We don’t even mind which team you support, and an Old Firm game is equally represented by avid fans! Several key footballers have or are attending the church. You don‘t need to know anything about church life or the Bible, in that we love taking people on a journey with us. You can even watch us on TV (check out how and where on the right hand column of this page).

SO, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

We say God is good, and fanatically in love with the human race, He wants a real relationship with people just like you and me. There was a time when such a relationship wasn’t possible, but at the very first Christmas God sent His Son Jesus into this world as a baby born in a manger, to then grow into a man who was crucified on a cross dealing with a desperate human condition known as sin. We believe that all of us are found standing in the same place, imperfect people who need God’s help to change the deepest things within us. We would love to send you a FREE booklet written by our Senior Pastor Andrew Owen, which will explain more. For a copy of this booklet, please phone the church office 0141 616 6777 or email us reception@destiny-church.com

 

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What Can We Do For YOU?

Here are just some of the things currently available:

• Help you find out more about, and even introduce you to, the Christian faith.
• Pray for you. Thousands of people have been healed at our healing meetings.
• Mentor and pastor you through all the stages of life, drawing on great biblical teaching and the countless life experiences of church leaders and members.
• Marry you! And prepare you for marriage.
• Conduct funerals.
• We provide a fully compliant Counselling service (turn over for more details).
• Provide food hampers, clothing and / or furniture for those in need.
• Give you lots of volunteer opportunities.
• We often run courses on marriage, counselling, leadership and faith issues.
• Destiny offers some of the best Christian teaching and development programmes through its unique Destiny College, a fully registered SQA Centre. To find out more about Destiny College phone the DC team on 0141 552 9823.

 

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WE HAVE A FANTASTIC CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME FOR ALL THE FAMILY.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

 

Sunday 3 December at 6pm

Water Baptisms
This is followed by a Baptism party with food and fellowship. Would you like to be baptised? If so, just turn up at 5.30pm at our Southside location.

 

Sunday 24 December at 11am

Sunday Morning Services
We will have Sunday morning services in our Shawlands and City locations ONLY in Glasgow (due to buildings being unavailable for hire over the festive season) BUT don’t miss church and join us at either our City or Southside locations at 11am. The Stirling Church will also meet at 11am.

No 6pm service on the 24th BUT WE DO HAVE A …

 

Watchnight Service at 11.30pm to 12.15am

Our Watchnight service sees us sing carols by candlelight from 11.30pm to 12.15am at our Southside location.

 

Monday 25 December from 10.30am to 11.30am

Our Christmas Day service takes place at our Southside location at 10.30am.

 

Sunday 31 December at 11am

Morning services at our City and Southside locations ONLY in Glasgow at 11am.
The Stirling Church will also meet at 11am. No 6pm Service

 

Hogmanay Service at 11.30pm to 12.15am

To see in the New Year with God’s blessing, we will meet at our Southside location at 11.30pm.
From Sunday 7 January all our services at every location are back up and running as usual.

 

All our location service times and addresses are listed for you on this page.

 

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WATCH US ON TV OR ONLINE

 

Pastors Andrew and Sue Owen have their own show on TBN called ‘Destiny’ watched weekly by more than 5 million viewers around the UK, Asia, Africa and Europe.

You can find us on TBN: Freeview channel 65; Sky channel 582 www.tbnuk.org

On You Tube – search for ‘Destiny TV’.

Join us by live streaming every Sunday evening at 6.30pm and become part of our Online

location family. Follow the link on our website destinyglasgow.com/Locations/Online.

Would you like an appointment with a Pastor?

Phone 0141 616 6777

Would you like us to pray for you?

Email praying4u@destiny-church.com
Phone 0141 616 6777

OUR WEBSITE

Visit our website for more details about us at www.destinyglasgow.com

 

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INTRODUCING DESTINY ANGELS.

THIS IS A MINISTRY OF DESTINY CHURCH.

Destiny Angels is committed to reaching the community in practical ways to demonstrate and help people experience the love of God. We run the following:

• Tuesdays – Ethnic Integration Clinic
• Wednesdays – Crisis Foodbank
• Thursdays – Community Education Day where we run various courses to help people through life challenges
• Fridays – Mobile Foodbank in Drumchapel
• Friday Evenings – Street Team reaching the most marginalised and needy in our community

All of this work is supported by Destiny Community Enterprise Charity Superstore

For more details phone the Destiny Angels team 0141 429 8757

Charity Superstore 01505 227350

 

 

 

 

 

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DESTINY COMMUNITY COUNSELLING

Our counselling service offers one to one, couple and group counselling services in Glasgow.

Our clients are assured of:

• Confidentiality;
• All of our Counsellors adhere to a Christian worldview and have a live church connection;
• Counselling regardless of gender, race, religion, age and sexual orientation;
• We can help with anxiety, depression, addictions, OCD, spiritual issues, relationship problems, anger management, bereavement, trauma, and abuse;
• A professional service for which we ask a donation to the service;
• A limited number of assisted places are available for those who are unable to make the full financial contribution;
• Dedicated workers and volunteers;
• Our Counsellors are trained to a nationally recognised standard and have gone through a rigorous selection procedure. They receive regular clinical supervision by suitably qualified supervisors, and are committed to continuous professional development.
• The service adheres to the Association of Christian Counsellors code of Ethics and practice: www.acc-uk.org

For more information contact counselling@destiny-church.com

 

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CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE!

Looking for something to do Friday nights? Want to meet new friends? Find out more about God? If yes, then Wildfire is the place to be!! Wildfire is aimed at young people who are in S1-S6 and wanting to have a blast! Wildfire runs simultaneously in 2 locations: one in our Southside location in Shawlands and the other in our City location every Friday from 6pm to 8pm and have food, chat, do life together and learn more about Jesus.

 

Coming soon… Fearless is also coming back with a bang!

What is Fearless? The in-demand Fearless event is the best party in the City and created for all young people.

What happens at Fearless? What doesn’t happen? We have prize giveaways, games, competitions, football, live music, media, spoken word, rap, dance, inflatables, inspiring messages and much more!

So, young people, bring along your mates because this is a night you do not want to miss! Next Fearless date to be confirmed shortly.

Youth Camp in February!!!! We will be heading to Aberdeen with all of the youth for a fun-filled weekend to end our Youth Alpha Series. Come along to Wildfire to keep up to date with our upcoming events and to get signed up for our youth camp.

God bless

Steven, Charis & the Youth Team

 

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THIS MONTH’S TESTIMONY

Hi, I’m Jacqui. I was brought up in the southside of Glasgow. When I was 20 I moved to London to work for the Diplomatic Service. I worked in Westminster and in Embassies overseas for 17 years. I was posted to Athens, Geneva, New Delhi and New York. It was a great experience both professionally and personally BUT I always felt that there was something missing. I felt empty and questioning what was the purpose in life.

I was invited to the Alpha course in London and during that time I gave my life to Jesus. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. Walking with God every day has transformed my life. I moved back to Scotland and 3 years ago I was blessed with a job at Destiny Church Glasgow overseeing the administration.

I am now attending Destiny College doing the Christian Leadership course – there is not enough space here to say how much I love the course! God is kind, faithful and mighty. I am blessed to be walking with Him.

I love to serve the church and God as part of the Destiny Church staff team. It is an honour and privilege to do so.

 

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INDIA IS CALLING

Did you know we have built, run and support an orphanage in India? And we are almost ready to complete a much bigger brand new building. The Destiny orphans need your support. For more info, contact Ivan or Daphne Squillino via the church office 0141 616 6777.

 

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IT’S SOOOO ENCOURAGING!

Destiny College was declared a Centre of Excellence by the SQA recently. This has now become the biggest Bible College in Scotland and it really is leadership at its best.

Pastors Andrew & Sue’s ‘Destiny’ programme is now reaching over 10 million people a month through TBN UK and in Africa, mainland Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The City location has run its first ever ‘According To The Pattern’ course with more than 30 people attending.

 

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COMING SOON

The café will re-open in our Southside location on weekdays.

New ground floor venue in our City location will be finished early 2018 adding 100 seats to the meeting capacity and opening a brand new healthy living student focused café.

Our Gorbals building is being developed into a TV studio and Creative Arts Centre with rehearsal space/recording studios.

 

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SOWING AND REAPING

As part of our sowing outside ourselves we have recently been able to give and support:

TBN and UCB as they get the word out around the world.

Love Wales: an evangelistic and church planting initiative to reach Wales with the Good News of Jesus.

Jesus Alive Gospel Outreach: our partners in Africa who have seen more than 12 million people come to Christ.

 

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DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A DESTINY ANGELS CHARITY SUPERSTORE IN LINWOOD?

Volunteers needed – especially van drivers.

Houses cleared – all items needed.

Come grab yourself a bargain and help support Destiny Angels at the same time.

Contact Eddie Kent on 01505 227350 or superstore@destinyfoundations.org

Located at 43/45 Bridge Street (ex Co-op), Linwood, Paisley, PA3 3DN

 

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CALLING ALL STUDENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS!

The next BOLD service takes place on Saturday 9th December at 6pm at our City location. Come along and be part of this awesome movement!

 

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DESTINY IS BACK IN AYRSHIRE!

We have a mid-week group starting on Wednesday 10th January. We would love to welcome you! On our launch night we will have food and live music.

For more details call the church office 0141 616 6777.

 

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DESTINY LEADERSHIP RESOURCES

We have life-changing resources available.

Visit our Bookstores in the City and Southside locations every Sunday.

On 3 December, visit the DLR stand in the lobby of the Armadillo.

Web: destinyleadershipresources.com

 

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DESTINY KIDS

All of our locations run a children’s programme called Destiny Kids. It is run by a team of dedicated people who love God and love kids. Each location has a Children’s Pastor who oversees the Children’s Ministry on a Sunday. For more details phone the church office 0141 616 6777.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations on the recent marriage of Alan and Alison Stuart and Gareth and Iliyana Owen. God bless you as you start married life.

 

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SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-NEWS

Email reception@destiny-church.com to subscribe to our e-News where you can receive regular updates and exciting news about what is going on at Destiny Church and around the Destiny network.

Follow our location Pastors on Twitter:

Andrew Owen @andrewdestiny
Sue Owen @OwenSue
Craig Denham @craigddestiny
Phil Everitt @pastorphil5
Dave Thomson @davidth59688022
Andy Witty @a_witty_view
Fiona Schubert @Fi_Schubert
Andy Brady @ABradyDestiny
Steven McLeish @1Mcleish

 

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CONTACT US

Church Office – 0141 616 6777

Email – recreption@destiny-church.com

Destiny Angels  – 0141 429 8757

Hopeline – 0333 900 0909

Charity Superstore – 01505 227 350

Visit our website – www.destinyglasgow.com

If you would like to submit content to the Destiny Reporter please email jacqui.kane@destiny-church.com

 

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DESTINY LOCATIONS

Destiny is one church but we hold services in several locations around the city and in Stirling

 

City Location

70 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G4 0RN
Sunday Service at 11am

Southside Location

1120 Pollokshaws Road
Shawlands
Glasgow
G41 3QP
Sunday Service at 10.30am & 6pm

Hyndland Location

Notre Dame Primary School
30 Havelock Street
Glasgow
G11 5JE
Sunday Service at 11am

Drumchapel Location

Drumchapel Community Centre
320 Kinfauns Drive
Drumchapel
Glasgow
G15 7HA
Sunday Service at 2.30pm

Rutherglen Location

Burgh Primary School
19 Victoria Road
Rutherglen
Glasgow
G73 1DS
Sunday Service at 11am

Maryhill Location

St Blane’s Primary School
23 Arrochar Drive
Maryhill
Glasgow
G23 5QB
Service on the last Sunday of the month at 2pm

Stirling Location

Destiny Stirling
The Old Cinema
28 Allan Park
Stirling FK8 2LT
Sunday Service at 11am

BOLD

70 Cathedral Street
City Centre
Glasgow G4 0RN
Monthly on Saturdays: 9th December & 13th January at 6pm

WILDFIRE:

Runs simultaneously at 6pm on Fridays at:
Southside Location
1120 Pollokshaws Road
Shawlands
Glasgow G41 3QP

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City Location
70 Cathedral Street
City Centre
Glasgow G4 0RN

 

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