About Our New Location
Beginning Sunday, June 26th, we’ll be meeting at Isabella Bird Community School (2701 N Lima Street, Denver, CO 80238) for our main worship services.
A lot of conversation and prayer went into this decision to leave Westerly Creek after 10+ years. And here’s some of the vision that ultimately made this new opportunity an easy decision:
IBCS has greater visibility and access.
Westerly Creek is buried in the middle of a residential area with no direct access to the south. It’s isolated from and invisible to most of our neighbors. IBCS is out at the edge of the community and has much easier access for those coming from other neighborhoods.
IBCS is a more welcoming, hospitable environment.
At IBCS, you’ll be able to park in a lot right by the main front entry and walk into a two-story foyer where we’ll have refreshments and information readily available for you. The worship space will be immediately to your left in a clean, modern space with a stage and built-in projection. All children’s ministries will be immediately to your right where there will be one centralized check-in station. We’re also told the brand new AC works great – so hopefully no more “Sunday morning sweats” during the hot summer months.
IBCS will better position us to be a church for ALL our neighbors.
Frankly, it’s difficult for some of our surrounding neighbors to really feel at home in a church that’s right smack in the middle of Stapleton. We understand. So we’re moving to the street that borders both Denver and Aurora. Our offices and community space will be in Aurora and our Sunday worship space will be in Denver. We’re being intentional about seeking common ground with all our neighbors, not just some of them.
IBCS creates opportunities to reimagine our mission.
We’ve been doing the Westerly Creek thing for many years. While it’s comfortable and we know what we’re doing there, we believe we can do better. And moving to a new environment allows us to make a number of strategic, thoughtful changes that will better serve the needs of our growing church and community.