Flatirons Community Church

★★★★☆
  • 355 W South Boulder Rd

    Lafayette, CO 80026

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  • 303-664-5524

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I notice many churches, no matter what size, lend themselves to a certain clique-ishness that repulses me, so I tend to stay at home, read the Bible and pray a lot throughout the day instead of going to church. I noticed that FCC is that way when I went for a few months in a row. I also find that I tend to judge churches by their fruit: do their attendees really change their lives, or do they continue to listen but not hear, and thus repent? What I notice about many followers that I personally know whom go to FCC is that they are well-intentioned but they are re-made instead of truly reborn of Spirit - they are still "haters" (can't wait for Armageddon to burn up the sinners) or are people who won't use the word "Jesus" in a normal conversation (they don't witness) and they still subscribe heavily to the cultural norms (and thus to Satan). I know Jim and Scott are trying to personally put a dent in that, but, again, the fruits are by what they will be judged. Jim and Scott's sermons are amazing, that's for sure, except when the hating comes out. Jim's thorn is obviously the people who disagree with him: the haters, but again, Jesus told us to Love them because loving the "easy ones" ain't what Love is about! If he prayed for them up on stage, I'd be quietly MORE amazed at his acceptance of God's grace. All I see when they come up is anger and judgment. Although Jesus calls the Pharisees vipers, and John the Baptist calls sinners vipers, Love, through praying for them, is advocated, and only the prophets and Jesus have the right to judge because that's what God sent them to do. We are allowed to rebuke but only using Scripture and THEN we are to show the same mercy God shows us by praying for them (publicly and privately). I'd like to see more of that on the stage at FCC instead of all the condemning. As a public figure speaking Truth, Jim and Scott will both attract Satan more than folks who don't witness. But their job is to teach us how to be fearless before Satan. And that's the other thing that bothers me a bit about Burgen: he has a bodyguard. Peter tried to be a bodyguard and Jesus rebuked him for it. Daniel's only bodyguard was an angel. Many Christians were honored to be martyrs. It seems Jim's not trusting in what he says is the definition of God's Love: to be provided for and protected. I know Satan throws fear at us in the form of public shootings, in schools and churches, and even personal threats (I myself have been attacked and raped) but we can't live our lives in fear or we have let Satan win a temporary battle through us. I am now going to quote the first random verse that came up this morning when I was pondering all this:

1 JOHN 4:18

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

My solution to all this is just to pray for Jim and his family, and for all the ministers at this church, that they feel protected by God enough they don't resort to defensiveness and bodyguards. I don't think God means for us to live in fear. Stephen, even when he was being stoned, felt not one drop of fear, and that, to me, is the sign of a believer that Jesus did, in fact, conquer death and Satan!

I will continue to listen to Jim and Scott (and Jesse) via their sermons online, but I'll find community and support with friends I know who are actually trying to fearlessly repent and change their lives (and example) by obeying the law that's written on their hearts by Spirit (Grace). As for those who aren't, I pray for them because there's wisdom even in Billy Joel's song about tempting a Catholic girl to have sex with him: "You're mother never cared for me, but did she ever say a prayer for me?"

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★★★★☆

I notice many churches, no matter what size, lend themselves to a certain clique-ishness that repulses me, so I tend to stay at home, read the Bible and pray a lot throughout the day instead of going to church. I noticed that FCC is that way when I went for a few months in a row. I also find that I tend to judge churches by their fruit: do their attendees really change their lives, or do they continue to listen but not hear, and thus repent? What I notice about many followers that I personally know whom go to FCC is that they are well-intentioned but they are re-made instead of truly reborn of Spirit - they are still "haters" (can't wait for Armageddon to burn up the sinners) or are people who won't use the word "Jesus" in a normal conversation (they don't witness) and they still subscribe heavily to the cultural norms (and thus to Satan). I know Jim and Scott are trying to personally put a dent in that, but, again, the fruits are by what they will be judged. Jim and Scott's sermons are amazing, that's for sure, except when the hating comes out. Jim's thorn is obviously the people who disagree with him: the haters, but again, Jesus told us to Love them because loving the "easy ones" ain't what Love is about! If he prayed for them up on stage, I'd be quietly MORE amazed at his acceptance of God's grace. All I see when they come up is anger and judgment. Although Jesus calls the Pharisees vipers, and John the Baptist calls sinners vipers, Love, through praying for them, is advocated, and only the prophets and Jesus have the right to judge because that's what God sent them to do. We are allowed to rebuke but only using Scripture and THEN we are to show the same mercy God shows us by praying for them (publicly and privately). I'd like to see more of that on the stage at FCC instead of all the condemning. As a public figure speaking Truth, Jim and Scott will both attract Satan more than folks who don't witness. But their job is to teach us how to be fearless before Satan. And that's the other thing that bothers me a bit about Burgen: he has a bodyguard. Peter tried to be a bodyguard and Jesus rebuked him for it. Daniel's only bodyguard was an angel. Many Christians were honored to be martyrs. It seems Jim's not trusting in what he says is the definition of God's Love: to be provided for and protected. I know Satan throws fear at us in the form of public shootings, in schools and churches, and even personal threats (I myself have been attacked and raped) but we can't live our lives in fear or we have let Satan win a temporary battle through us. I am now going to quote the first random verse that came up this morning when I was pondering all this:

1 JOHN 4:18

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

My solution to all this is just to pray for Jim and his family, and for all the ministers at this church, that they feel protected by God enough they don't resort to defensiveness and bodyguards. I don't think God means for us to live in fear. Stephen, even when he was being stoned, felt not one drop of fear, and that, to me, is the sign of a believer that Jesus did, in fact, conquer death and Satan!

I will continue to listen to Jim and Scott (and Jesse) via their sermons online, but I'll find community and support with friends I know who are actually trying to fearlessly repent and change their lives (and example) by obeying the law that's written on their hearts by Spirit (Grace). As for those who aren't, I pray for them because there's wisdom even in Billy Joel's song about tempting a Catholic girl to have sex with him: "You're mother never cared for me, but did she ever say a prayer for me?"

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Okay friends, I am writing to set the record straight about Flatirons Community Church:

I've been to hundreds of churches, in many different states. Here is my honest review:

1. This is a place where they focus on praising God.
2. This is a place without dress rules. Come as you are.
3. There is no need to bring your bibles. Pastor preaches and quotes each and every scripture on the screen. At the door, you are handed a flyer where there is lots of room for you take notes. You can take your notes home and continue your research/reading at home.
4. Yes there is a fog machine. The band of 7-12 musicians are on a stage with special lights and effects. Worship is fun here. The music is absolutely fantastic. You look around and see people from all ages smiling, singing, and enjoying the worship songs. Music is rock, new worship songs, old worship songs, and maybe an old hyme. There is something for everyone.
5. There are hundreds of small groups and many ways to join events of your choice. There is something here for everyone.
6. You are welcomed to take communion at each service. No rules here and no one forcing you.
7. There are people in the auditorium at each service, if you need prayer. No one will ever force you.
8. The children love coming here. Check out the classrooms. There are no words to describe the impact on these kids. They are shown how to love each other and who Jesus is.
9. The Bible, and only the Bible is studied at this church.
10. No guilt is laid upon you for whatever you are going thru. We all have "stuff" we are dealing with. After every service, you know that God loves and cares for you. This is a safe place to get to know who God is. No pressure.

Just go and see for yourself. It's quite hard to describe. It's definitely a great worship hour. After my first visit, I returned the very next service for another healping.

Thank you!

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★★★★★

Okay friends, I am writing to set the record straight about Flatirons Community Church:

I've been to hundreds of churches, in many different states. Here is my honest review:

1. This is a place where they focus on praising God.
2. This is a place without dress rules. Come as you are.
3. There is no need to bring your bibles. Pastor preaches and quotes each and every scripture on the screen. At the door, you are handed a flyer where there is lots of room for you take notes. You can take your notes home and continue your research/reading at home.
4. Yes there is a fog machine. The band of 7-12 musicians are on a stage with special lights and effects. Worship is fun here. The music is absolutely fantastic. You look around and see people from all ages smiling, singing, and enjoying the worship songs. Music is rock, new worship songs, old worship songs, and maybe an old hyme. There is something for everyone.
5. There are hundreds of small groups and many ways to join events of your choice. There is something here for everyone.
6. You are welcomed to take communion at each service. No rules here and no one forcing you.
7. There are people in the auditorium at each service, if you need prayer. No one will ever force you.
8. The children love coming here. Check out the classrooms. There are no words to describe the impact on these kids. They are shown how to love each other and who Jesus is.
9. The Bible, and only the Bible is studied at this church.
10. No guilt is laid upon you for whatever you are going thru. We all have "stuff" we are dealing with. After every service, you know that God loves and cares for you. This is a safe place to get to know who God is. No pressure.

Just go and see for yourself. It's quite hard to describe. It's definitely a great worship hour. After my first visit, I returned the very next service for another healping.

Thank you!

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I am very happy to have found a church that places such an emphasis on scripture. Like Martin Luther during the reformation, Flatirons has a genuine concern about separating doctrine from tradition, and basing whatever they do on what we??ve been instructed to do in the Bible. What a concept!

It all leads to a unique environment ?and it will cause some people concern. Jesus irked the religious folks of his day, and if I have my history correct, Luther wasn't the favorite of church leaders. We all have our preconceived ideas of what is holy and what is secular, and it seems that the longer we??ve been believers, the more we need to be challenged.

I have found Flatirons to be very real people, with a very real mission, obsessed with a real Christianity.

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★★★★★

I am very happy to have found a church that places such an emphasis on scripture. Like Martin Luther during the reformation, Flatirons has a genuine concern about separating doctrine from tradition, and basing whatever they do on what we??ve been instructed to do in the Bible. What a concept!

It all leads to a unique environment ?and it will cause some people concern. Jesus irked the religious folks of his day, and if I have my history correct, Luther wasn't the favorite of church leaders. We all have our preconceived ideas of what is holy and what is secular, and it seems that the longer we??ve been believers, the more we need to be challenged.

I have found Flatirons to be very real people, with a very real mission, obsessed with a real Christianity.

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I have attend this church for more than 6 months. I like this church because the pastor always preachs base on the bible and we can follow it through the projection of the text on the screen. And if you would like to read yourself from the bible and forget to bring it with you, there are a lot of bible available at the back for you to borrow.
I though I already knew a lot about the bible but everytime I hear the preaching, I always find the new things or new perception about the bible.
The pastors have a broad knowledge and certainly you may not always like what you hear but it is true.

I recommend to try yourself if you like to know the bible.

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★★★★★

I have attend this church for more than 6 months. I like this church because the pastor always preachs base on the bible and we can follow it through the projection of the text on the screen. And if you would like to read yourself from the bible and forget to bring it with you, there are a lot of bible available at the back for you to borrow.
I though I already knew a lot about the bible but everytime I hear the preaching, I always find the new things or new perception about the bible.
The pastors have a broad knowledge and certainly you may not always like what you hear but it is true.

I recommend to try yourself if you like to know the bible.

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This church is okay. The messages are long and have no meaning. The pastor ther does not carry a bible or even read from the bible while preaching. This would be a good church if you are looking to be bored to death. The messages are about an hour long. And impossible to sit through. The only good thing about this church is that they have good music. Would not reccomend.

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★★☆☆☆

This church is okay. The messages are long and have no meaning. The pastor ther does not carry a bible or even read from the bible while preaching. This would be a good church if you are looking to be bored to death. The messages are about an hour long. And impossible to sit through. The only good thing about this church is that they have good music. Would not reccomend.

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7 years ago after I got very close to suicide, I quit college and searched for love in the world. True love, the kind with no strings attached. Long story short, after several hundreds of hours reading, conversing, and studying many religions I was able to separate the message of Jesus from the message of many churches and people.
Love with no strings attached.
Jesus words made the most sense of anything I read about, and this church resembles the Jesus I read about more than any other I know of.
Flatirons is a place to find who Jesus was and is. It's a safe place to bring someone who doesn't.

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7 years ago after I got very close to suicide, I quit college and searched for love in the world. True love, the kind with no strings attached. Long story short, after several hundreds of hours reading, conversing, and studying many religions I was able to separate the message of Jesus from the message of many churches and people.
Love with no strings attached.
Jesus words made the most sense of anything I read about, and this church resembles the Jesus I read about more than any other I know of.
Flatirons is a place to find who Jesus was and is. It's a safe place to bring someone who doesn't.

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Ok, just attended my first service and very disappointed. NOBODY in the church had a Bible. Not even the "pastor". First time I felt out of place in a church for carrying the Bible! I heard the words "Flatirons Church" 10 times more than I heard the words Jesus or God. So, why does it have so many members...because people like to hear that they are affiliated with "the best" and Jim makes sure everyone there knows he thinks it's "the best". Jim worships his church and it's amount of members and places the gospel second. Very sad because he has the opportunity to bring a lot of people to Christ, instead he brings them to him and his pride. Took my son to the Sunday school class and they handed me his Bible and said "he won't be needing that". What?!?
Sorry, Jim - it's easy to keep members when you don't teach turning away from your sin, you're teaching your members to embrace it and in you words...let your flag fly. A Christians flag should be Christ and not "the bird". You are sending people down the wrong path, brother...regeneration and sanctification and acceptence of Christ is the message that should be preached, not your "be proud you're a sinner" message. Be sickened you are a sinner but Christ and the fruits of the Spirit have helped you turn away from that. When your members hear "depart from me sinner I never knew you" it will be too late. God bless all your members and hopefully they will hear the true gospel one day soon.

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Ok, just attended my first service and very disappointed. NOBODY in the church had a Bible. Not even the "pastor". First time I felt out of place in a church for carrying the Bible! I heard the words "Flatirons Church" 10 times more than I heard the words Jesus or God. So, why does it have so many members...because people like to hear that they are affiliated with "the best" and Jim makes sure everyone there knows he thinks it's "the best". Jim worships his church and it's amount of members and places the gospel second. Very sad because he has the opportunity to bring a lot of people to Christ, instead he brings them to him and his pride. Took my son to the Sunday school class and they handed me his Bible and said "he won't be needing that". What?!?
Sorry, Jim - it's easy to keep members when you don't teach turning away from your sin, you're teaching your members to embrace it and in you words...let your flag fly. A Christians flag should be Christ and not "the bird". You are sending people down the wrong path, brother...regeneration and sanctification and acceptence of Christ is the message that should be preached, not your "be proud you're a sinner" message. Be sickened you are a sinner but Christ and the fruits of the Spirit have helped you turn away from that. When your members hear "depart from me sinner I never knew you" it will be too late. God bless all your members and hopefully they will hear the true gospel one day soon.

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I'm concerned about the review that said the pastor said it was ok to use the "fbomb" when talking about false truth. I've been going to Flatirons for a fairly long time (more than a couple of years) and Jim has continually said that what comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what is in your heart - this includes the use of profanity. I know he has accidentally let a word slip (not the fbomb) and he apologized about it the following week. This church is not about being perfect. It is the church for broken people and Jim has admitted time and time again that he is flawed. They do play some secular music but they also play christian music (albeit christian "rock"). It is not a church for everyone, especially if you like the traditional church setting AND there is NOTHING wrong with liking a traditional church. Jim is clear about that. Both Jim and Scott and the entire Flatirons board or leaders or group, are trying to be a place that everyone is welcome at, despite your past, because of your past, if you are sure, if you have doubts, if you are whole, if you are broken....anyone. Just look at the Shine Event where Flatirons put on a prom for all the people that probably didn't go to their own (read that as emotionally, physically or mentally challenged people). I love being a part of Flatirons.

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★★★★★

I'm concerned about the review that said the pastor said it was ok to use the "fbomb" when talking about false truth. I've been going to Flatirons for a fairly long time (more than a couple of years) and Jim has continually said that what comes out of your mouth is a reflection of what is in your heart - this includes the use of profanity. I know he has accidentally let a word slip (not the fbomb) and he apologized about it the following week. This church is not about being perfect. It is the church for broken people and Jim has admitted time and time again that he is flawed. They do play some secular music but they also play christian music (albeit christian "rock"). It is not a church for everyone, especially if you like the traditional church setting AND there is NOTHING wrong with liking a traditional church. Jim is clear about that. Both Jim and Scott and the entire Flatirons board or leaders or group, are trying to be a place that everyone is welcome at, despite your past, because of your past, if you are sure, if you have doubts, if you are whole, if you are broken....anyone. Just look at the Shine Event where Flatirons put on a prom for all the people that probably didn't go to their own (read that as emotionally, physically or mentally challenged people). I love being a part of Flatirons.

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This is a great church. But you do have to watch what go's around in this church. They do a great talk on being a community church. I have try to be come part of this community, not easy. Have asked the church to help on hard time and was told. That I didn't do a lot for the church. Then a few months ago. Jim said, if you didn't want to be part of the community. Then you should fine some where else to go,or the other way he said it was to poop or got off the pot. Just thought that was worry. That is fine. I give what time I can and do the things that I want to at the church. How will they know who and how much time you are giving to the church.

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★★★☆☆

This is a great church. But you do have to watch what go's around in this church. They do a great talk on being a community church. I have try to be come part of this community, not easy. Have asked the church to help on hard time and was told. That I didn't do a lot for the church. Then a few months ago. Jim said, if you didn't want to be part of the community. Then you should fine some where else to go,or the other way he said it was to poop or got off the pot. Just thought that was worry. That is fine. I give what time I can and do the things that I want to at the church. How will they know who and how much time you are giving to the church.

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I have been going to Flatirons for 5 years now and I LOVE it. It has been an answer to my prayers. Things got even better when Jim and Scott came into the picture. This church has it right on. Sure, many people look down on the fact that we have "secular music" but I believe that all music can have a "Christian" or moral value behind it...just depends on how you interrperate it. Every time I hear the songs that are sung at the church, I think of the message that Jim or Scott talked about along with that song.
All I can say is If we stick to a certain "group" with the same people who look, think and act as we do...how will we EVER spread the light of God? Jesus hung out with the "Miss-fits" and i feel his love every time I walk into the doors of my "Miss-fit" Church. Love you Flatirons!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Flatirons for 5 years now and I LOVE it. It has been an answer to my prayers. Things got even better when Jim and Scott came into the picture. This church has it right on. Sure, many people look down on the fact that we have "secular music" but I believe that all music can have a "Christian" or moral value behind it...just depends on how you interrperate it. Every time I hear the songs that are sung at the church, I think of the message that Jim or Scott talked about along with that song.
All I can say is If we stick to a certain "group" with the same people who look, think and act as we do...how will we EVER spread the light of God? Jesus hung out with the "Miss-fits" and i feel his love every time I walk into the doors of my "Miss-fit" Church. Love you Flatirons!

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This church actually has fog machines used on the stage when the play there secular music! I think they do alot of good for people with outside ministries. But they are more of a "Me" church. Videos, graphics and regulars rock song you here on the regular radio station.

You probably will feel good leaving here like you went to some "self help program" but church following God? Nope!

Its more like Chucky Cheese Pizza with fog machines!

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This church actually has fog machines used on the stage when the play there secular music! I think they do alot of good for people with outside ministries. But they are more of a "Me" church. Videos, graphics and regulars rock song you here on the regular radio station.

You probably will feel good leaving here like you went to some "self help program" but church following God? Nope!

Its more like Chucky Cheese Pizza with fog machines!

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I have attended FCC for 5 years and served 4 of them.As a former catholic I searched for a place to be at home and bible lead.This place has done wonders for my my personal relationship with God.The music inspires me our work allows me to help ,localy world wide.I am closer to Christ on this walk
with our Father than anywhere I have been.The pastors hate to be called that but they enlighten us.
michelle

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★★★★★

I have attended FCC for 5 years and served 4 of them.As a former catholic I searched for a place to be at home and bible lead.This place has done wonders for my my personal relationship with God.The music inspires me our work allows me to help ,localy world wide.I am closer to Christ on this walk
with our Father than anywhere I have been.The pastors hate to be called that but they enlighten us.
michelle

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I used to go to the church for over 1 and 1 half. I loved it, good music, good speaker but I found with the college service, a ton of people get drunk after small group meetings, the pastor swears a lot. A few months ago, Jim burgen said that it's ok to use the fbomb when talking about false truth. FCC is not a good church, nice music, flashy stuff but nothing of value.

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I used to go to the church for over 1 and 1 half. I loved it, good music, good speaker but I found with the college service, a ton of people get drunk after small group meetings, the pastor swears a lot. A few months ago, Jim burgen said that it's ok to use the fbomb when talking about false truth. FCC is not a good church, nice music, flashy stuff but nothing of value.

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I have a relationship with God that is not dictated and usually not affected by the atmosphere or people in the church. I go to church to praise and worship God, learn more about His word, get inspired, and enhance my fellowship with Him and others. I look for the good things in any church I go to and as long as the message follows the Bible's teachings, I'm happy. I try to measure everything through the filter of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, reject the bad and use the good as a medium to grow my faith. I have to say that I struggle with those (several reviewers) who seem to dwell on the negative 'human' aspects of a church as no church is perfect. It's easy to see fault if you're looking for it and even easier to allow that fault to dictate your happiness and walk with God. I love going to church as I learn something good every time. With that said, I have to say that I've never loved going to church more than going to Flatirons. It is truly an awesome experience that fills a high intensity worship-based yearning for God. Yet the message is bible-based, non-judgmental, and unassuming. Love this place!

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★★★★★

I have a relationship with God that is not dictated and usually not affected by the atmosphere or people in the church. I go to church to praise and worship God, learn more about His word, get inspired, and enhance my fellowship with Him and others. I look for the good things in any church I go to and as long as the message follows the Bible's teachings, I'm happy. I try to measure everything through the filter of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, reject the bad and use the good as a medium to grow my faith. I have to say that I struggle with those (several reviewers) who seem to dwell on the negative 'human' aspects of a church as no church is perfect. It's easy to see fault if you're looking for it and even easier to allow that fault to dictate your happiness and walk with God. I love going to church as I learn something good every time. With that said, I have to say that I've never loved going to church more than going to Flatirons. It is truly an awesome experience that fills a high intensity worship-based yearning for God. Yet the message is bible-based, non-judgmental, and unassuming. Love this place!

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I've gone to every type of church, the rich conservative, "buy your blessings here" church, the "I'm perfect, sorry you're not" church. Flatirons is a true reflection of what I feel is the heart of God. Every word spoken from the stage is biblical, nothing made up or sugar coated. The music is awesome! and the people, staff and volunteers are warm and pleasant. There is plenty of opportunity to get involved! There are a lot of people who listen to the Flatirons message via pod cast that don't even live in the area! If you are broken and want a better way to live you life, Flatirons is the place for you!

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★★★★★

I've gone to every type of church, the rich conservative, "buy your blessings here" church, the "I'm perfect, sorry you're not" church. Flatirons is a true reflection of what I feel is the heart of God. Every word spoken from the stage is biblical, nothing made up or sugar coated. The music is awesome! and the people, staff and volunteers are warm and pleasant. There is plenty of opportunity to get involved! There are a lot of people who listen to the Flatirons message via pod cast that don't even live in the area! If you are broken and want a better way to live you life, Flatirons is the place for you!

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I have been in and out of attending church my whole life. I always dreaded "getting dressed up" on Sunday morning, and then losing 1/2 my day to church. I always felt better after going, but primarily because I felt less guilty having made sure that I went (or exposed my kids to church). I've always felt a close personal relationship with God, but I often felt frustrated by some of the hypocrisy and judgement that I observed by some of the church members I encountered. Many Christians are wonderful, loving people~~but, there are certainly quite a few who give "Christianity" a bad reputation.
After moving to the Boulder County area, I slowly began searching in hopes of finding a church that really felt like "home". It was partially a dream, and as I visited different local churches, I became pretty discouraged. On a fluke, I decided to try Flatirons...primarily because the parking lot was always sooo crowded~~and everyone outside seemed to look so relaxed. I often saw families and all different types of people laughing or sharing together. I also saw people in everything from shorts and jeans to skirts and slacks...in addition, the parking lot was filled with everything from Harley Davidson motorcycles to brand new SUV's. It was intriguing...and all I can say is....I found HOME. It's hard to believe that I can even say that~~but, for the first time I understand why people become so attached to their church and pastor. For the first time IN MY LIFE, I feel totally accepted, unjudged, a part of something bigger than myself, and my faith has been renewed in both people, and in God. This is not a bible-beating, Holy-roller church..nor is it an uptight close-minded community. This is a place where people who've been human, who've lost their faith in "religion", and who want to FEEL something again...can come and BREATHE. For the first time in my life, I actually look forward to church. Jim, the minister, is funny, self-effacing, human, loving, inspiring, honest, and inspiring. He helps me understand the bible in an upbeat, optimistic, relevant, and clear manner. Stories I've heard before, now take on perspective and meaning. They make sense to me, and now the bible doesn't seem so "foreign" to me. I will also say that the music is amazing--uplifting, energizing, and beautiful. One minute we're hearing a remake of an old hymnal song, and the next there's a U2 song. MY teenagers LOVE IT!.. In the past, we've always had to remind our kids to get ready for church...and now...they're usually ready before we are! They NEVER forget to arrange their schedules around church...not because we've asked them to~~but, because THEY want to. In fact, they started volunteering at church (on their own), BEFORE my hubby and I did---now that's saying something!!!
I guess what I'm trying to tell you (or over-tell you apparently), is that you will never regret stopping by this very inclusive, non-judgemental, and relaxing community. No one will tell you what to believe, no one will follow you home or try to "convert" you, and you will learn why the parking lot is so full. You can come on Saturday night (5PM & 6:30PM), especially if you're like us and like to stay in your PJ's all day on Sunday--or you can come to one of 4 services on Sunday--depending on if you like to sleep in or not! (( review continued below!!))

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★★★★★

I have been in and out of attending church my whole life. I always dreaded "getting dressed up" on Sunday morning, and then losing 1/2 my day to church. I always felt better after going, but primarily because I felt less guilty having made sure that I went (or exposed my kids to church). I've always felt a close personal relationship with God, but I often felt frustrated by some of the hypocrisy and judgement that I observed by some of the church members I encountered. Many Christians are wonderful, loving people~~but, there are certainly quite a few who give "Christianity" a bad reputation.
After moving to the Boulder County area, I slowly began searching in hopes of finding a church that really felt like "home". It was partially a dream, and as I visited different local churches, I became pretty discouraged. On a fluke, I decided to try Flatirons...primarily because the parking lot was always sooo crowded~~and everyone outside seemed to look so relaxed. I often saw families and all different types of people laughing or sharing together. I also saw people in everything from shorts and jeans to skirts and slacks...in addition, the parking lot was filled with everything from Harley Davidson motorcycles to brand new SUV's. It was intriguing...and all I can say is....I found HOME. It's hard to believe that I can even say that~~but, for the first time I understand why people become so attached to their church and pastor. For the first time IN MY LIFE, I feel totally accepted, unjudged, a part of something bigger than myself, and my faith has been renewed in both people, and in God. This is not a bible-beating, Holy-roller church..nor is it an uptight close-minded community. This is a place where people who've been human, who've lost their faith in "religion", and who want to FEEL something again...can come and BREATHE. For the first time in my life, I actually look forward to church. Jim, the minister, is funny, self-effacing, human, loving, inspiring, honest, and inspiring. He helps me understand the bible in an upbeat, optimistic, relevant, and clear manner. Stories I've heard before, now take on perspective and meaning. They make sense to me, and now the bible doesn't seem so "foreign" to me. I will also say that the music is amazing--uplifting, energizing, and beautiful. One minute we're hearing a remake of an old hymnal song, and the next there's a U2 song. MY teenagers LOVE IT!.. In the past, we've always had to remind our kids to get ready for church...and now...they're usually ready before we are! They NEVER forget to arrange their schedules around church...not because we've asked them to~~but, because THEY want to. In fact, they started volunteering at church (on their own), BEFORE my hubby and I did---now that's saying something!!!
I guess what I'm trying to tell you (or over-tell you apparently), is that you will never regret stopping by this very inclusive, non-judgemental, and relaxing community. No one will tell you what to believe, no one will follow you home or try to "convert" you, and you will learn why the parking lot is so full. You can come on Saturday night (5PM & 6:30PM), especially if you're like us and like to stay in your PJ's all day on Sunday--or you can come to one of 4 services on Sunday--depending on if you like to sleep in or not! (( review continued below!!))

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--(oops--lost the rest of the review!) Bottom line: do yourself a favor and stop by...have a free bagel or some coffee and a cookie, hear some great music, and see what you think. Hopefully this will feel "right" to you, but it's O.K. if it doesn't..there are lots of places to gather...I just happen to think that this place is EXTRAORDINARY. It's like riding a bike...other people can tell you what it feels like, but until you try it you don't really know what if feels like, and if you're going to like it. (Again, we don't follow, stalk, or crowd you--you can talk to others or keep to yourself--because, it HERE that you can be yourself!)

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★★★★★

--(oops--lost the rest of the review!) Bottom line: do yourself a favor and stop by...have a free bagel or some coffee and a cookie, hear some great music, and see what you think. Hopefully this will feel "right" to you, but it's O.K. if it doesn't..there are lots of places to gather...I just happen to think that this place is EXTRAORDINARY. It's like riding a bike...other people can tell you what it feels like, but until you try it you don't really know what if feels like, and if you're going to like it. (Again, we don't follow, stalk, or crowd you--you can talk to others or keep to yourself--because, it HERE that you can be yourself!)

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It is not often that you find a place that you look forward to being at and wishing that you could be there all the time. The energy hits you the moment you see the people's faces and hear the energy in the air. I grew up Catholic and can say that I have never walked away from a Mass feeling the way that I do when I leave this church. I actually take something with me besides the feeling that I had just done my weekly duty. The Pastor really gets to the heart of the bible and can explain it way better than I have ever heard before on today's playing field. If you are even thinking about exploring other churches don't hesitate and do your self the biggest favor you could ever do for yourself and check it out. It may not be for you but for me it fit like a glove.

5
★★★★★

It is not often that you find a place that you look forward to being at and wishing that you could be there all the time. The energy hits you the moment you see the people's faces and hear the energy in the air. I grew up Catholic and can say that I have never walked away from a Mass feeling the way that I do when I leave this church. I actually take something with me besides the feeling that I had just done my weekly duty. The Pastor really gets to the heart of the bible and can explain it way better than I have ever heard before on today's playing field. If you are even thinking about exploring other churches don't hesitate and do your self the biggest favor you could ever do for yourself and check it out. It may not be for you but for me it fit like a glove.

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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We came late, but was welcomed all the same. Everyone welcomed us and we loved the contemporary worship music. The pastor spoke about missions and how we are all called to be missionaries of Christ. His sermon is still in my head to this day. This church is awesome!!! And, they have so many opportunities to help the community, bible studies, pray sessions. It was amazing and I thank God for this service. These peoples faithfulness and passion are sincere and genuine. It is all about God.

5
★★★★★

We came late, but was welcomed all the same. Everyone welcomed us and we loved the contemporary worship music. The pastor spoke about missions and how we are all called to be missionaries of Christ. His sermon is still in my head to this day. This church is awesome!!! And, they have so many opportunities to help the community, bible studies, pray sessions. It was amazing and I thank God for this service. These peoples faithfulness and passion are sincere and genuine. It is all about God.

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Amazing music and worship service. Fun comfy entertainment that is about God. Be sure to leave before you get hurt. they are self righteous hypocrites. They talk a good talk... but the group is very gossipy and they don't even care that they are. The first do not serve the last. They expect the last to fall in line. Not the way of Christ. They look good and on the surface they are really good. Be careful.

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★★★☆☆

Amazing music and worship service. Fun comfy entertainment that is about God. Be sure to leave before you get hurt. they are self righteous hypocrites. They talk a good talk... but the group is very gossipy and they don't even care that they are. The first do not serve the last. They expect the last to fall in line. Not the way of Christ. They look good and on the surface they are really good. Be careful.

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1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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Sure it doesn't fit the typical 'church' stereotype but that's one of the things that make it great. Lively and upbeat...it's like nothing you've experienced before. You can bet you'll be greeted by a friendly face and a warm handshake. Grab a bagel and some coffee and come sit down. You'll get motivated by some contemporary christian music, hear an amazing message that has relevance in your life and I can promise you'll have a wonderful time laughing. You'll feel at home with the Flatirons Family. You'll find your niche and enjoy the comfortable, laid-back atmosphere.

PROS: Awsome message, great kids/teen programs, modern christain music
CONS: Can't think of even one!!!

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★★★★★

Sure it doesn't fit the typical 'church' stereotype but that's one of the things that make it great. Lively and upbeat...it's like nothing you've experienced before. You can bet you'll be greeted by a friendly face and a warm handshake. Grab a bagel and some coffee and come sit down. You'll get motivated by some contemporary christian music, hear an amazing message that has relevance in your life and I can promise you'll have a wonderful time laughing. You'll feel at home with the Flatirons Family. You'll find your niche and enjoy the comfortable, laid-back atmosphere.

PROS: Awsome message, great kids/teen programs, modern christain music
CONS: Can't think of even one!!!

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