About Immanuel Lutheran
1931—Immanuel Lutheran Church is established in Loveland, Colorado. Over the next 6 years, Immanuel worships at 4 different temporary locations.
1937—Immanuel worships at 400 N. Adams, which later houses the Loveland Bible Church.
1946—Immanuel purchases their first permanent church home at 7th and Washington Street.
1958—Congregation moves to 1101 Hilltop Drive and builds a sanctuary with membership of about 300.
1965—First of three education wing additions is built, adding 5,000 square feet for Sunday School rooms and office space.
1977—Immanuel Lutheran School opens with 31 preschoolers.
1981—Second educational wing built, adding 10,000 square feet of classrooms. School expands to include grades 1-4.
1990—Gymnasium and third education wing built, adding 17,000 square feet. School expands to include grades 5-8.
1992—Begins adding second class for 1st and 2nd grades; continues adding classes for additional grades at the rate of one per year.
1995—Adds full-time day care, Monday through Friday.
1997—Adds the first of three modular buildings to accommodate growing school and ministry needs.
1998—Immanuel votes unanimously to search for an appropriate, larger site to relocate church and school, where expanded ministries will be possible.
2000—25.5 acres of land in north Loveland is purchased for Immanuel's new home.
2007—1101 Hilltop Drive is sold to Thompson R2J School District. Immanuel completes working drawings for new 72,000 square foot facility. Immanuel completes the “Special Review Process” and begins the “Development Agreement” with the City Of Loveland.
2008—Immanuel Lutheran Church and School moves into the new facility at 4650 Sunview Drive, continuing ministry to all ages and stages of life in Northern Colorado.
Immanuel is a member of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Immanuel means "God with us." We take that promise to heart as we serve Him with the confidence that we are never alone!
We believe that through Jesus Christ, His death on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead that we have forgiveness, unconditional love, and eternal life. That's grace!
As "A Family Place" we know how important relationships are which is why we strive to provide ample opportunities for families of all varieties to grow -- in relationship with one another, with others within our Immanuel family, and with those who don't know the Lord yet. All that we do is based on the ultimate relationship the Lord has established with us, a relationship begun in baptism and which continues to grow through weekly worship, Bible study, prayer, receiving of the Lord's Supper, giving and serving, participating in various small groups and activities, and reaching out to others.
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Immanuel's Core Values
At Immanuel, we value:
Intentional Spiritual Growth: through education, good stewardship of time and treasures, and the use of each individual's spiritual gifts and talents.
Ministering to the Whole Individual: Spiritually, Relationally, Physically, and Emotionally, supporting the person to live the full life in Christ.
My Faith in Jesus: this personal faith should be demonstrated among our members through practicing, living, and working toward the Marks of Discipleship.
Announcing and Celebrating Jesus' love through Word and Sacrament: Worship is central to our identity and to the individual lives of our members.
Nurturing the Family and the Child: God gives the child into a family that shall provide care and rearing. The family is the nucleus of society. Here one is molded and prepared for life in community.
Uniqueness of the Individual: raises the necessity for respect and trust for all individuals (we are "Spirit-given and Spirit-driven"), for the freedom to innovate (the security to take risks for the sake of advancing the Gospel), for healthy relationships (drawing from our relationship with God in Christ), and for diversity in membership and in leadership (recognizing the person's gifts and limitations, and the love God extends).
Evangelical Heritage as Lutheran Christians: This means we continue to look for ways to seek and save the lost. We are a church not run by an ecclesiastical hierarchy but by the people whom God has called to be His own: "The people are the Church." We recognize that those who have gone before us have left us a rich legacy of truth and traditions which is worth preserving.
Life: In God's eyes each person has purpose and meaning, is loved, even while developing in the womb. The aged and infirm too have meaning and purpose, for us to love as God loves them.
Immanuel's Marks of Discipleship
Because we are God's children, saved by God's grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), we are called to a life of discipleship.
Discipleship is the Christian's intentional journey in grace. Jesus commanded the Church to "go and make disciples" (Matthew 28:18). The goal of a disciple is maturity in Jesus Christ ... "to grow into the maturity of the full stature of Christ" (Ephesians 4:13).
Being disciples of Jesus Christ is what Immanuel is all about. The marks of discipleship are significant components of our spiritual growth spoken regularly by our Lord and laid out clearly in the Scriptures. While they are not "requirements," we lift up these marks of discipleship as clarifiers. They help us more fully experience the joy and responsibilities of our faith. The marks of discipleship are benchmarks to strive for especially for our leaders in the ministry. However, all members of Immanuel are encouraged to be continually growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ through the use of and growth in the following marks of discipleship.
- Personal faith demonstrated in daily scripture reading; Psalm 119:105
- Personal faith demonstrated in daily prayer; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
- Weekly worship; Psalm 122:1 and Hebrews 10:23-25
- Active Christian giving through
- Commitment to ministry through relationships; be a team player; Mark 6:7
- Intentional spiritual growth; Ephesians 4:11-16
- Discipleship of at least one other person. Romans 15:1-2, (3-6)
In-person worship beginning July 5th and going through Labor Day weekend
8:00am: Classic Grace Worship Indoors (Sanctuary)
9:30am: Contemporary Joy Worship Outdoors (West Lawn)
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