Our Purpose
 

Our purpose is to glorify God and lead others to Him. We are committed to the teachings of Christ as expressed in His written word. We demonstrate God’s love through serving others.

We love God and our neighbors. (Matthew 22:37-40)
We live our lives and worship in true devotion to God. (Ephesians 5:1-3, John 4:23-24)
We share God’s word all over the world. (Acts 1:8)
We desire to increase our knowledge of the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We love to serve others. (John 13:4-17)
We encourage and motivate each other in God’s service. (Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 10:24; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We train and develop elders, preachers, and missionaries. (2 Timothy 2:2)
 
Our History
 

In January of 1942, the first meeting of the Longmont Church of Christ took place in the home of one of the members. World War II was raging and the local sugar beet harvest was considered crucial to the war efforts. At the time, Longmont had a population of 7500. Worship continued to be held each Sunday in various members’ homes. In November of 1945, a small building located at 309 Collyer Street was purchased from the American Legion organization for $1200. The floors were hardwood, and the entrance vestibule had an area for coats and hats. The seats were wooden fold down theater style seats. The basement had three classrooms and a furnace room. Air conditioning consisted of opening the side windows so that a breeze could enter. The baptistery was manufactured from sheets of metal that had been welded together and placed under a trap door beneath the podium. A garden hose was attached to the sink in the basement, and then ran along the stairs to the main floor. Water for a baptism was changed once a month in the winter and only filled in the summer as needed. In August of 1959, a new facility was built at 1333 Collyer Street. The 1970’s were tremendous years of growth for the Longmont area, as well as for the congregation. Additional classrooms and a fellowship area was added in 1971. By 1996, the building was completely renovated and additional foyer space was added.

In 2009, the congregation celebrated 50 years at its current location.
 
Old Building
 
Our Beliefs
 

The purpose of the people making up the Longmont Church of Christ is simple: we want to honor God with lives wholly devoted to Him. Whether we are together in a worship service, at school or our jobs during the week or spending an evening with our families, we want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. An overview really cannot adequately explain our convictions in detail, but there are some basic items that anchor us together:

  • We are a Family When you visit us, you may not be aware that people come together to form a family from all over the area.  While many are from Longmont, others come from Mead, Berthoud, Firestone, Boulder, and other towns. We are an inter-generational body made up of people who make up a growing family. Couples, children, singles, teenagers and retired people lift their voices in singing together every week as the family of Christ. We focus together each Sunday, through the Lord’s Supper, on our need to be more like Jesus as we remember His sacrifice. Throughout the week we take our “religion” with us. Members privately and collectively do acts of service in the name of the Lord. Members depend on each other for assistance, reach out to the homeless, care for those who are hospitalized and seek to honor God by living wholesome lives.
  • We Believe in One God We believe in the one God revealed in the Bible. We believe God the Father sent His son, Jesus, to be the Savior of mankind by living a sinless life, dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. Jesus sent us the Holy Spirit, also known as the Comforter, to guide us.
  • The Bible is God’s Word We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We are confident God inspired the men that wrote each book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. When we need direction in life, are confronted with temptation, or need a source to bring hope, we turn to the Bible. The Bible is our guide for everyday living. We are committed to the continual study of God’s Word, the Bible, to see how we can most closely give God the personal and collective worship He desires.
  • The Body of Christ We believe the church is made up of God’s people on earth.  Jesus is our head, and we are His body (Galatians 5:23). We do not seek to be a denomination, we merely want to be the body of our Savior.
  • Salvation From our understanding of the Bible, there are some important elements associated with salvation. Every element is rooted in scripture. We understand salvation is only given to us by God’s grace. Grace is manifested as one emotionally and intellectually participates in the following process. The Lord says we must believe in the power and person of Jesus Christ (John 3:16). It is also necessary for us to repent, or change our way of living that is against Jesus (Acts 2:37-38). Jesus has also asked us to be willing to confess to other people that we are His (Romans 10:9-10). God, through the New Testament, also requires us to be immersed, or baptized, into Christ (Romans 6:3-11). In baptism, we receive forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). At that point we become part of the church, Christ’s body (Galatians 3:26-27). Just following the above steps certainly does not mean the Christian conversion is complete. Instead, a wonderful life in Jesus begins.
  • Christ Will Claim His Own We look forward to the final day, when Jesus will claim His own for an eternal home with Him. According to 2 Thessalonians 4, Jesus will return in the clouds and His followers will rise, meet Him in the sky, and ultimately be with Him forever.
  • Biblical Worship Most people notice our worship is unique in two aspects: a) our singing is unaccompanied by musical instruments and, b) we take the Lord’s Supper every week. We do not do these things uniquely just because we like them better in this manner. Our study of the New Testament and history has led us to this practice.