What to expect at Glendive Alliance?


At Glendive Alliance, we come together as a community to worship Jesus. There will be a time of prayer and singing. Pastor Phil Elmer will provide biblical teaching with modern application every Sunday. We’re imperfect people who aspire to become more like Jesus and live out His mission, not just on Sundays, but in the way we live our lives every day.

It won’t take you long to discover that we’re more than just a Sunday church. In fact, we’re actually a network of small groups. And if you’d like to develop authentic and enduring relationships with others, you’ll be glad to know there are opportunities to join a group all the time.

Each weekend at Glendive Alliance you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship music and a practical, relevant message. Children are well-cared for in a loving, quality nursery and fun-filled service dedicated to children of all ages.

If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for awhile—and that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and see if this is the church for you.

You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our weekend service. Come in what is comfortable for you, because Glendive Alliance is not about what you look like or what you wear.

During the school year, we have mid-week activities for families and individuals, which include Awana for children, Youth Group, and Adult Bible Studies.

At Glendive Alliance, your children are a top priority. Our nursery is clean, safe, and staffed with loving workers for infants up to 3 years old. Children ages 4 through 5th grade are offered age appropriate ministry every Sunday morning during Kids Church and Wednesday evenings through the school year.

There are many ways to get involved. In addition to Sunday Service, we offer many small groups and bible studies throughout the week.  Through these groups, you can build friendships, learn more about the life of our church, and have the opportunity to grow in your faith.


Phil Elmer

Lead Pastor

Phil grew up in the Southeastern United States and attended Toccoa Falls College where he met his wife Jocelyn. At Toccoa Falls College he earned a BA in Youth Ministry with a minor in Biblical Studies. He and Jocelyn have been married for 11 years and have 2 children.

Phil enjoys sports, fishing, hiking, playing with his children and spending time with Jocelyn.

Jocelyn Elmer

KidMin Director

Andrew & Cassie Arndt

Worship Ministry

Matt Hull

Spiritual Formation Director

Ed Williamson

Connections Director

Todd & Heather Eckert

Youth Ministry

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