Our Story

Welcome to a community of people who aren't perfect and don't pretend to be.

How it all started...

Thirty years ago, a dozen people wanted to start a church for people who aren’t perfect and don’t pretend to be. We wanted to create a community that helped people connect with God through personally getting to know Jesus. We believed then and still do, that getting to know Jesus and following Him is the most important, empowering, and transforming thing that a person can do. Jesus is the way for imperfect people to find everlasting life and to grow.

Why we are here...

This church is a community of people who aren’t perfect and don’t pretend to be. We practice Reaching Up, Reaching In and Reaching Out. It’s exactly what Jesus did. Reaching Up is all about getting to know God and learning to follow Him. We Reach Up each Sunday when we gather to celebrate the life-giving message of the gospel. Reaching In is all about being known, and getting to know others. Deer Creek Church has always been a church that builds relationships through small groups. In small groups we grow in ways that help us become more like Jesus. Reaching Out is all about using our unique personalities and spiritual gifts to serve others. We don’t follow Jesus just for personal benefit; we follow him to make a difference in the world. This is the exciting life of a disciple. Deer Creek Church wants to make disciples who make a difference. 

Where are we going... 

Starting in 2017 the leadership of Deer Creek Church believed that God was calling us to have a greater reach in the Denver Metro area. In fall 2017 we launched the Reach Initiative. We feel called to plant churches, reach new people with the Gospel, connect more people into life-changing community, and serve those around us in Jesus' name.

By Fall 2022 we hope to:
  • Have 80% of the congregation consistently in small groups
  • Launch a 3rd worship service
  • Plant two churches
  • See 100 new people follow Jesus
  • Serve 10,000 hours in our local community.  

Update on the Reach Initiative (Updated 2022)

  • Current Small Group Involvement - 90% 
  • New Jesus Followers Since Fall 2017 - 135
  • Church Plant #1 - Elevate Hope Centennial - Launched Fall 2019 - https://elevatehopechurch.org/
  • Church Plant #2 - Launching Fall 2023 (South Denver/Englewood)
  • Church Plant #3 - Launching Fall 2024 (Golden CO )
  • Community Service Hours - 11,055

Become a part of the story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 9:00 and 10:45 AM.