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Old 08-28-2006, 12:26 PM
 
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This is a topic that is very close to my heart, and I think is very personal but when I move, I would like to find a wonderful bible based community church, I am residing in the bible belt right now, and was wondering if CO had certain cities or areas that are more religious than others, or have a larger community of believers. This question is not to offend anyone, but this is one of my priorities in figuring out where I want to relocate too.

I know very personal question here....!
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Old 08-28-2006, 01:29 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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try colorado springs
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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isn't the Focus on the Family guy in Colorado Springs? seems like a good place to start...
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:45 PM
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there are many churches and missions, and religious based schools in the springs. and yes the FoF is based in the springs too.

I would be surprised at all to hear that there are more churches and faith based schools there than anywhere else in the state.
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:07 PM
 
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Colorado Springs is definitely your best bet. Yes, Focus on the Family is there, along with a myriad of other churches. The New Life Ministry (I think it's called) is a VERY large and influential church with all kinds of activities, youth groups, etc.

The Springs is probably the most conservative place in Colorado with considerable military and church influences. I attended grad school at UCCS and was surprised at how many class discussions included references to God, church, etc. Definitely not your typical "uber-liberal" public university experience!

I even worked with a woman who was gay but went to church regularly!
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:19 PM
 
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I agree with all above, Colorado Springs is the one. There are churches in all cities in Colorado though but as far as a large part of the community being church oriented, Colorado Springs is the place.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:21 PM
 
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Default Thank You

For the information about CS.......I am so greatful for the people on this site.
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:03 PM
 
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Colorado Springs is Bible oriented, but also has the highest rate of spousal abuse (next to the Pueblo) Loveland and Longmont have a pretty conservative and religous base as well.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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concoulor3 -- Keep in mind that C Springs is also a highly transient community with the military here so I think the spousal abuse is being skewed because of that factor.

Anyhow, yes, C springs is definately the most religious oriented community in CO. With that said, religion and spirituality are two different things. Most any community in CO will have a good base of churches but also allow you the entire lifestyle of Colorado.

I live in C Springs and New Life's Pastor Ted is also head of the Evangelical association. There are also good traditional churches in C Springs that are not as well, evangelical...although that may be your thing.

Where I live I can count on two hands the churches within five minutes of me including FOtF headquarters.

But smaller communities also hold their churches to a high regard as well.

Denver has them as well. I know several (many) Christians that live in the Denver Metro area and enjoy a fine spiritual life with the congregation but also enjoy the offerings of cultural and recreational life. My old neighbor in Denver was very involved in her church. My brother's best friend from childhood lives in Castle Rock and has a rich spiritual life...

But by far, C Springs has the highest concentration of Christian based organizations.
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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Most colorado cities are littered with all different types of churches. You won't have a problem finding a church that suits you in any town.

In the northern front range area (ft collins, boulder, and also parts of denver), evangelical conservative christians are seen by most as being kinda backwards, and are not readily accepted into the community. Strict church goers with conservative ideas about social issues and an evangelical inclination seem to be socially isolated and disliked here. There are a couple of conservative churches around here, but they keep an extremely low profile.

Here's a little something about New Life's former minister...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Haggard

Hopefully it will speak a clear message about the integrity of the 'megachurch' cult movement in colorado springs and what you should expect. Of course it's up to you though.
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