Loveland gets a new church
Usually, BobsHeartBeats.com reports on business activities. On occasion, like when Bent Tree Church started, I do venture in to this type of topic too.
With that in mind, there is more activity in the church world. The aforementioned Bent Tree Church was a “church plant” or at least left Crossroads Church with their blessing. (Pun intended).
Now another group has left Crossroads to start their own church, called Foundations Church. When I was researching this topic, I used the word “split off” but some I talked to had other thoughts. A few said it was not a departure but Lead Pastor Carl Sutter of the new Foundations Church says the three Crossroads staff and some members left for many different reasons.
Crossroads Church started small, and their roots are from the Evangelical Covenant Church (now LifeSpring Covenant Church.) They met at Loveland High School for a long-time before building a big, beautiful facility at 57th Street and Taft Avenue.
Even though they lost people when Bent Tree started, and nowsome more are going to Foundations, one long-time member said, “Crossroads is a resilient organization and will do fine.”
Since the new Loveland Church has not held a service yet, it is difficult to determine how many people will be attending there. Their first services will be on Christmas Eve at Thompson Valley High School at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
In a recent email to members and others interested in the church, it was noted that Foundations is planning a prayer gathering at the old Metrolux Theater site on the corner of Eisenhower and Denver Avenue. This gathering will take place Sunday, December 11.
The reason for holding an outside prayer time at the old Metrolux is “to pray for God’s leading and provision regarding this site as a potential next home (after Thompson Valley High School) for Foundations Church” according to the email.
The mission of the newest church in Loveland is: Foundations Church is a community
of believers positioned in Northern Colorado to Explore, Embrace, and Extend the Gift of God’s Grace. We’re dedicated to being a church where people can explore this totally radical concept that is the grace of God. As we grow together, it is our desire to extend the message of God’s grace to our community and our world. In order to fulfill our mission as a church we intend to equip and empower people to use their unique giftedness to make an impact for Christ.