History and General Information
Ethne Church (the original church of Ethne Church Network) started in 2002 as a group of people near Larkspur, CO wanted to plant a new church with a vision of planting many diverse churches reaching the nations along the front range of Colorado. We have since planted new churches and sponsored churches looking for a home, both locally, nationally, and in many international contexts. We made an intentional decision to meet in our home for many reasons. We meet most Saturday nights at 6pm.
You might be wondering why our church meets in a house?
We decided to meet in a house for very practical reasons. We did not want to spend our funds on buying property and/or building a facility. Instead we wanted to meet community needs, plant new churches near and far away, and to have resources to help local and global humanitarian needs. There are at least two ways a church can grow. You could start in a house, then grow and then buy or rent a bigger place to gather together, or you could just very intentionally disciple new leaders and reproduce to other locations. We chose the latter option, but many churches in our network meet in buildings, and we celebrate all models of church in the network.
What We Believe
Statement of beliefs
The Bible (Old and New Testament) is our only authority in matters of faith and lifestyle (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We are in agreement with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message as our guide for doctrinal interpretation, and recognize that it has no authority over the conscience. Within this confession are statements of religious convictions, drawn from the scriptures, and are not to be used to hamper freedom of thought or investigation in other realms of life. We cherish and defend religious liberty, and deny the right of any secular or religious authority to impose a confession of faith upon a church or body of churches. We honor the principles of soul competency and the priesthood of believers, affirming together both our liberty in Christ and our accountability to each other under the word of God.
Our church will relate in Christian love toward other churches, and we will network with other churches to do things together that we can’t always do by ourselves. We will also participate in missions by partnering with other Great Commission Christian agencies including the Mile High Baptist Association, Pikes Peak Baptist Assembly, the Colorado Baptist General Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
Our church feels called to sponsor and assist new churches in places where there need to be new churches, and whenever a leader feels called to do so.
Where We Meet
We meet every Saturday Night
The Karr's House
543 W Fox Farm Road
Larkspur, CO 80118
So, why do we meet on Saturday?
Some churches meet on Saturdays for denominational or confessional reasons as a part of the traditions of that institution. However, we meet on Saturdays for another very practical reason: many of our leaders are then able to assist in helping other churches in the network of churches that need help and encouragement. It also allows us time to fellowship, and when we gather at our home, we always share in a potluck meal together for fellowship.
Ethne Church is part of the Ethne Church Network which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all of your donations are 100% tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your generous support and being a part of assisting our organization to make a difference in the lives of others!