We’re a downtown church in a great old building that has lots of character. Yes, you can expect parking to be something of a challenge, but then all of Boulder’s downtown churches face the same problem, yet we all seem to manage.
And this is funny: we call ourselves “the backdoor church” because just about everyone—after coming a time or two—enters through the back door. Plus, we think “back door friends” are best.
Hundreds of people enter our back door every week for support groups, exercise classes, music lessons, worship services, reading groups, study options, and just to have coffee in a central location.
The first time you come to a worship service, you can expect a warm welcome and people dressed in just about every way imaginable—from business attire, to casual, to college students in shorts and clogs. You can expect to find some highly educated people for whom life is good, but you’ll also find the homeless present among us in search of friendship and warm cup of coffee. And one of the bonuses of being a downtown church in a college town with the campus just a few blocks away is the relationship we have with students, both undergrad and graduate.
Our worship is not overly formal—just a warm, joyful experience. And when the service is over, we hang around for food and friendship-building during our after-worship fellowship.
The most important thing to remember: ALL ARE WELCOME—NO EXCEPTIONS! You’ll find a large group who’ve lived in Boulder a long time, but you’ll also find people from China, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, Bolivia, Nigeria, Cameroon—just name the country or the culture. We love our diversity.
Please come visit with us. We’ll be glad you did, and we hope you will be, too.