Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

About us

Who we are

Our community was shaped just as Jesus began his ministry, by calling others and equipping them to share the abundant life with the world. As Jesus’ disciples, ordinary people who followed him and experienced how he loved God and served others, their lives were changed. Heart of the Rockies discovers that God is changing us into a people who truly love God and serve others – because we want to, not because we have to.

How we are

At Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we use the Bible’s account of God and human experience to shape our lives, our community and our hope for the way it can be in the world. Our vision is Loving God. Serving Others. Changing lives.

Heart of the Rockies Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) welcomes into membership, full participation, and leadership, all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, economic status, physical or mental ability, familial status, and faith history.

As an OPEN & AFFIRMING congregation, we reach out to those who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination by the church and society.

The Holy Spirit moves among us to create a sense of belonging to encourage love and acceptance of one another. We share the joys and challenges of what it means to grow in our love for God & our service to others.

Our community is shaped by God’s life-giving, life-changing unconditional grace. In turn, we strive to become a living expression of God’s love.

You don’t have to be a Christian to check us out. We welcome folks who are searching spiritually and those who are simply curious about Christianity. We won’t try to twist your religious arm. We rejoice in a God who invites, not coerces.

Where we came from

Our church is part of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) which began on the frontier in the early 1800s as a movement to unify Christians and restore the church along the lines of New Testament authority and practice. Disciples, as we call ourselves, have beliefs and practices characteristic of our congregation and many other Disciples churches including open communion; baptism by immersion; the unity of the Church; freedom of belief; the ministry of all; the oneness of creation; and a passion to serve. Learn more about our leaders here.

When we talk about God’s transforming presence in the world, we are more likely to share stories than settle for abstract theory and lifeless dogma. We relish stories from the Bible that comfort, confound, and challenge us, as well as stories out of our own lives. We trust that the Holy Spirit is at work in these stories to help us discern God’s presence and to lead us into experiences of God’s life-changing love for us and for the world.

We believe that from Genesis through Revelation the Bible tells the story of God’s redeeming love at work through creation and history, and what it means to love God and serve others. We seek God’s truth in the Crucified and Risen Jesus—the life he lived, the stories he told, the relationships he developed, and the ways he continues to draw near to us and to the world through the Holy Spirit.