Turning Point in Longmont, CO
Ron Hamilton, Conference Minister
After years of struggle and decline, the Christ Congregational Church of Longmont, Colorado held a membership meeting in August 2019 and voted to close her ministry. At the same time, the church members voted to gift their building and property to the CCCC. A Dissolution Board was established to wrap up the business of the church and determine what to do with the property.
The members of the Church Multiplication team learned about the closing of the church and encouraged the Board to maintain a ministry in this city. The City of Longmont was identified as one of the Top Ten Boom Cities in the United States. The committee shared that this is a place that we should be going to rather than leaving. Acting on this counsel, the Board began the prayerful process of replanting this church.
After considering varying options, the Board entered a purchase agreement with a company that would develop a portion of the property but leave the church for future ministry. The planning details and approval process are now complete, and the sale is scheduled to close in December. Plans are now being developed for replanting a ministry in the building located on Francis Street in Longmont, one of the city’s major thoroughfares.
The Church Multiplication Committee developed a video to tell the story of Christ Congregational Church and the vision to begin a new ministry in this location. You can view this video online at: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/640132289.
Please join us in praying for this replanting effort and other Turning Point projects that we are involved in around the nation. One of the greatest needs that we have is for replant pastors.
TURNING POINT REPLANT PROJECTS:
Please contact Conference Minister, Ron Hamilton, for information about these projects.
- Longmont, CO Christ Congregational Church
- Franklin, CT Franklin Congregational Church
- Maynard, MA Mission Evangelical Congregational Church
- Mantorville, MN First Congregational Church