We exist to help people live a life of grace by encountering God’s grace, growing in God’s grace, and giving God’s grace to others.
True change begins when someone encounters Jesus. Our worship services are designed to help people encounter the presence of God so transformation may begin. From there we plug people into our Grow Groups where they can form relationships with other Christians, study God’s word, and apply what they have learned on Sunday. This is where people grow in God’s grace. Finally, we are called to give God’s grace to others. Our Give ministries provide opportunities for people to serve in the church as well as reach out to our community. By reaching out and forming relationships with lost people they can invite others to come and encounter God’s grace. And so the cycle begins again.
The Good News of Jesus Christ is what drives us in everything we do. If there is something that is not somehow motivated by our love for God it is not worth doing.
Reliant on Prayer
We firmly believe in the power of prayer and that it makes a difference. We do not believe in having a “prayer ministry” but that every ministry should be totally reliant on prayer.
We are all about relationships. Our passion is to see every believer connected to a group of people that they can be real with and who will minister to each other.
The New Testament is filled with “one another’s” that the church is called to live out. We strive to live lives of compassion towards each other as well as the to the broken, hurting, and people in need that we pass every day.
This is the definition of multiplication. As good stewards of the gifts God has given us we have to always think strategically about how to expand His kingdom.
GraceLife Church is an evangelical church in Pueblo, CO. We are a part of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The EFCA exists to glorify God by multiplying transformational churches among all people. They are committed to Jesus Christ, to the gospel, and to one another. As an association of churches that aligns itself with the same Statement of Faith, the churches are distinct, yet connected.
It first started when God was prompting Pastor Matthew and his wife Kate’s heart to do three things: to take a risk, be willing to sacrifice, and to increase their passion for evangelism. As they prayed about how to live out these challenges God was laying on their hearts, they learned that the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) was interested in planting a new church in Pueblo, Colorado. Although they were immediately drawn to the opportunity they wanted to make sure that this was God’s calling and not their desires. They began to pray and fast and seek after God’s will in this matter. In June of 2014 God made His will very clear to both of them that they were to plant this church.
At the same time God was laying it on the hearts of three different churches in Southern Colorado to see a new work started in Pueblo. Out of this the Church Planting Residency program was born and Matthew and Kate were trained on starting a new church. The timing of everything and the cooperation and support of so many people and churches were clear signs of God’s hand moving to make GraceLife a reality. In the Fall of 2015 the church was given full permission to be planted and to see the new work begin.
After renting for over two years GraceLife prayed about a permanent location. At the time another EFCA church in Pueblo, Fountain of Life Community Church, was searching for a new pastor. Fountain of Life reached out to GraceLife to ask about a potential merger. In October of 2018 both church voted unanimously to come together. Since then GraceLife has meet at 540 Alma Avenue. We fully believe God has brought us to where we are at today and we can’t wait to see where He will take us next!