When we launched in 1996, we stated that we were seeking to reach the "burned, bored, and by-passed" with the life changing message of Jesus. We are not about religion and rules, but we are about following Him. Our prayer is that wherever you are on your journey with God, you would feel valued and accepted here.
PURPOSE / VALUES
ANYTHING SHORT OF SIN
We will get creative and try anything short of sin to reach people far from God—as many as possible (2 Peter 3:9; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
BELONG BEFORE BELIEVE
Just come as you are and hangout with Jesus and his people (John 1:38-39; 43-46)
FOUND PEOPLE FIND PEOPLE
The most natural and effective way the church grows is when people invite their friends to “come and see” (John 1:46; 4:29, 39-42)
The church is not a program, but a family where you can find love, acceptance, forgiveness, and deep-level friendship (John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47)
MAIN THING IS THE MAIN THING
The gospel of grace through the finished work of Jesus is the central message of Scripture and Grace Place (Romans 1:16-17; Ephesians 2:8-9)
SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE
Our response to the gospel of grace is to give our time, talent, and treasure to worship Jesus and serve others in love (Mark 10:45; Galatians 5:13)
Pastor Clay is committed to communicating the unchanging gospel of God’s grace in fresh and relevant ways. He is the founding and Lead Pastor of Grace Place which launched September 14, 1996. In 2011, Clay completed the Doctor of Ministry degree through Denver Seminary.
Clay grew up in Colorado before meeting and marrying his wife Selene in college. They have a son, Landon, and daughter, Julia. Clay enjoys dating his wife, spending time with his children, learning, traveling, adventure, motorcycles, and enjoying God’s creation-especially in the Colorado mountains.
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Frequently asked questions
I'm new to Grace Place, how can I get connected?
Welcome! Our pastors would love to connect with you. Text the word welcome to 970-800-2421 to hear more about taking some next steps.
Does your church have membership?
We don't have membership cards. Rather than membership, we find that people who own the vision of Grace Place will embrace what we embrace. If you're into doing life together, serving together, and growing together, then consider yourself one of us!
I'm LGBTQ, can I come?
Yes! We think you'll find that we're not a community that throws stones. We choose to love first and condemn never as we all work to apply biblical authority in our lives. So it's our hope that you feel welcome and comfortable when you step through our doors.
What should I expect on Sunday morning?
What time should I show up?
We recommend getting here about 10 minutes early to find a seat. If you have kids, allow a little more time to check them in.
What should I wear?
We don't have a dress code, and invite you to come as you are! If you're in jeans, a hat, or an old beer shirt, you'll fit right in. We're worried less about how you are dressed, and more about how we can make you feel welcome here!