Staying true to God's Word is something He calls every Christian to do. Though never easy in today's culture, being in close association with other believers in Christ through the church helps us to remain steadfast in the faith and effective in our service. The same is true for individual churches. Glenwood, like most Baptist churches, is completely self-directed, self-governing, and self-supporting under the headship of Jesus Christ. However, we find that by associating with other churches that believe and function in the same way, faithfulness is encouraged and ministry is more effective. In short, we believe that like-minded churches can serve the Kingdom of God most effectively by working together. For this reason, Glenwood supports and maintains affiliation with the Clinton Baptist Association, the Tennessee Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention. For more information about each of these entities, follow the links, below.