Transforming Church, Lives, Community...What Does that Mean?

The tagline of our logo says, "Transforming Church, Transforming Lives, Transforming Community."  What does that mean?

Transforming Church

We love the church. We honor our traditions. At the same time, we’re being called to new ways of being a community of faith. A community mindful of our history in Longmont and our connection to the Presbyterian Church (USA), yet committed to a way of being the heart and hands of Christ that emphasizes Kingdom work over church work. 

Transforming Lives

We love the promise of the Gospel: transformation—broken people made new by the love of Jesus Christ. Transformation not just for us as individuals but, through how we live, to be a blessing where we live. We’re not finished yet. We don’t have this all figured out. It’s a transformation we’ll spend the rest of our lives living into. But we can see and feel a difference. Everyday. 

Transforming Community

We love Longmont. And we try to live like it, which means we do all we can to live as we think Jesus would have us live. Compassion is important to us. And mercy. Reaching out and coming alongside. Helping. Showing those with whom we share this community that being a follower of Christ means first and foremost caring for people whether they ever set foot in our church or not.  It's what we mean in our Purpose when we say, "bless our community."

Our Presbyterian Affiliation

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States.  Our roots are in the so-called Reformed Tradition which means that we believe in a sovereign God…a God with the power to change lives, to give and love freely…a God Who has authority over the whole world.  

  • We believe that, in Jesus Christ, we see both the perfect love of God and what perfect humanity looks like. 
  • We believe God wants to be in relationship with us, that Jesus is the way to that relationship, and that we receive it by grace through faith.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is at work in us and in the world, calling us to and sustaining us for the work of the Kingdom. 
  • We believe that the church belongs to Jesus Christ, and that one person should not make decisions for the whole church. So the authority in the church is not held by the pastor—most of it is in the hands of the congregation, working together.

We believe many of life’s questions don’t have easy answers. God gave us minds and expects us to use them. So we engage with Scripture as God’s word and guide for life, always reading one part of Scripture in conversation with Scripture as a whole.