About Us

History

The Church at Loveland began in 1981, when several people started meeting in homes and a bank basement in Berthoud, Colorado. In 1987, we purchased the building at 745 E. 5th St. in Loveland, Colorado. We met there for many years, as time went on, we found it necessary to get a larger facility. In 2004 we sold the building on 5th Street, met in Walt Clark Middle School for 3 years, then we moved to 3835 S.W. 14th St. We are currently meeting at 1511 E. 11th St. in the HNS Life Center building.

 

Our congregation seeks to follow the Biblical pattern of church organization. Like the churches in the first century (Ephesians 4:11-12), our church has an evangelist, and deacons to oversee the needs of our membership.

 

Gary Nichols, and his wife Arla, have been serving in the Lord's church for 38 years. Gary graduated from Bible college in 1972 and started a church in Wheatland, Wyoming. They ministered there for 5 years, then uprooted with their 2 young sons, Lloyd and Greg, to Nebraska, where their daughter, Jana, was born. From Nebraska, they moved to Ohio and then on to Berthoud. Gary humbly seeks to follow the qualifications for ministers that are recorded in II Timothy 2:24-25.

 

Our Deacons meet the qualifications of leadership that are recorded in I Timothy 3:8-13.
At this time, our congregation is blessed to have 2 ordained deacons: Ron Hansen and Lloyd Nichols.
Other men and women also serve as ministry leaders.


We Believe
• Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, who died for our sins and arose from the dead.
• The Bible is the inspired word of God - a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.
• Every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
• Christ the Lord and Savior has made available forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life.
• Those who have acknowledged Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins.
• The Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to save the lost and initiate, educate and enlighted the saved.

 

Statement of Faith
I believe in one God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son, my one and only Savior, Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, concieved of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate, Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, and Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and operative part of the God head, and Who indwells every Christian.

I believe in the Bible and God's Holy Word, Scripture. I believe God inspired the original writings of the scripture and those writings were consequently without error.

I accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.

I believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

I believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is achieved only by
grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.

I believe the Bible teaches that one receives God's grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.

I believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.

I believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation.


What to Expect

We want you to visit us at The Church at Loveland and we want you to feel comfortable. We know an unfamiliar place can be intimidating so let us tell you what you can expect when you honor us with a visit.

 

A breif description of our background may help you understand us. We are part of "The Restoration Movement". Our goal is to restore the New Testament church in our time, to determine from the Bible what the church was like in the beginning and to be like that. We Beleive this is a worthy and reverent goal.

 

We want to be a Bible-centered church, and we try to be. Yet we know that our conclusions aren't flawless, and that our practices are sometimes colored by habit, preference, tradition, or convenience.

 

The Church at Loveland is a non-denominational group of believers located in Loveland, Colorado. (The term "non-denominational" means that we are independent of outside control and adhere only to the Scriptures for our beliefs.)

 

Our leadership consists of a full-time minister, associate minister and two deacons. We are blessed with a strong, loving fellowship that embraces all generational, racial, and financial groups.

 

We sing hymns and praise songs both in our services. You can follow along in singing by looking at the words projected up on a screen.

 

How do I become a Christian and a member of the Lord’s church?

  • HEAR the Gospel (Romans 10:17)
  • BELIEVE the Gospel (Hebrews 11:6)
  • REPENT of Sins (Luke 13:3,5)
  • CONFESS Christ (Rom. 10:9-10)
  • BAPTISM for the Remission of Sins & Receive Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)
    The Lord adds you to His church after you are baptized. (Acts 2:47)
  • Remain Faithful – (Rev. 2:10)
    • Study your bible daily (II Tim. 2:15)
      Attend services (Heb. 10:25)
      Walk in the newness of life and
      Add to your faith the
      Seven Christian Virtues (II Peter 1: 5-11) 

 

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