Get to Know Mountain View Church
Mountain View Church orients around the gospel of Jesus and celebrates the stunning reality of grace. It is our desire to connect with a cross-section of people generationally, ethnically, and from both churched and unchurched backgrounds. We are serious about compassion ministries because we observe Jesus connected with people compassionately. We believe the gospel of Jesus is the way into the Christian life and the way forward in the Christian life. Therefore, we want the gospel to steer everything we do and shape the way we do it. Our life together as a community is unashamedly centered on Jesus. We want to reflect Him in the ways that we “CONNECT” relationally with people inside the church and outside the church. In the context of relationship, we want to “EQUIP” one another to live out the calling that God entrusts to us individually and corporately. Our hope is that our equipping of one another will result in greater fruitfulness as we “SERVE” in a variety of contexts.
The church facilities are well-situated for community outreach through activities, concerts, and events. We have shared our facility with a Spanish-speaking church plant, Roca de Refugio, for more than ten years. Additionally, the Skylark School, a Christian-based school, educates students in portions of our building during the week. The facilities are entirely debt-free. Mountain View also has an off-site parsonage.
Music is an integral part of our worship services. We’ve been gifted with broadly talented musicians of many disciplines, adding meaning to our worship. Many of our members participate in a community choir, blessing both our congregation and many other churches with worship throughout our valley.
We are very much aware of what a missional perspective does for a congregation. We are intentionally a missions minded congregation with over 22% percent of our budget supporting missions in our local community, across the state, the nation, and throughout the world. We believe in equipping those from within our congregation to carry the gospel out from our church by sending short-term and youth missions near and far. In fact, the vast majority of long-term and international missionaries that we support at Mountain View came out of our congregation or through partnerships in the valley.
In 2016, Pastor Dave Pearson retired. We currently have an interim pastor that was intentionally hired to prepare the church for a new lead pastor.
Get to know Our Area
Mountain View Church draws its congregation mainly from Glenwood Springs and the surrounding towns of Carbondale and New Castle. A total population of 21,022.
The demographics are 70% caucasian, 28% hispanic, 2% other. The median age is 34 years and the median household income is $54,333. An average of 57% of the population is married with a 1.1:1 male/female ratio. The main industries in the area consist of construction and extraction services, health practitioners, tourism industry, and some ranching.
Location: 160 miles west of Denver and 90 miles east of Grand Junction via Interstate 70.
Climate: An Alpine climate with virtually no humidity in the summer and very mild winters.