Mega Churches – New Life Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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New Life Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

New Life Church, located in Colorado Springs, is local church committed to serving families New Life Church was founded in 1984 by Ted Haggard.

New Life Church is a non-denominational charismatic Evangelical Christian mega church located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. The church started underĀ Ted Haggard’s leadership as an independent church meeting in his home. From these origins, the church grew through a succession of larger meeting spaces including strip mall office space and other non-traditional church locations. The church grew to upwards of 14,000 members under Haggard. On November 2, 2006, Haggard was accused of paying a male escort for sex for three years and of also using methamphetamine.” Later the same day, Haggard voluntarily stepped down as pastor. On November 20, 2006, the search for a new senior pastorbegan with the creation of a nine-person Pastoral Selection Committee.

New Life Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

On August 27, 2007, the Pastoral Selection Committee announced that Brady Boyd was recommended to replace Haggard as senior pastor. Boyd spoke at New Life Church during regular services for three Sundays prior to the decision. On December 9, 2007, a gunman opened fire in the New Life Church, striking four people and killing two, sisters Rachel and Stephanie Works. Jeanne Assam, a church security volunteer, shot and wounded the gunman who then killed himself. The gunman, identified as Matthew Murray age 24, was formerly a missionary-in-training with Youth with a Mission and was from a devout Christian family.

The church established its present campus location in the early 1990s and added buildings and added onto existing buildings in this location. The initial sanctuary on the campus now referred to as the “theater,” seats 1,500 and is used primarily for children’s church and youth meetings throughout the week. The current main sanctuary can seat over 8000 but is currently set up to seat 5000. The New Life campus is also home to the World Prayer Center. The World Prayer Center, through the use of Internet technologies and The World Prayer Team organization, coordinates global prayer efforts among its participants. The World Prayer Center is home to several ministries and internship programs including the Furnace, Burn Student Internship, and the Desperation Leadership Academy.

Timings : Mon: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tue: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wed: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thu: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – By Phone, Online, Onsite Service

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  1. Mega churches are cool, but they aren’t for everyone. I prefer a smaller community where you can get to know your fellow church-goers as individuals, and where the pastor/reverend knows everyone by name. Of course, mega churches aren’t bad in any way, even though they may have gotten a bad rap because of leaders like Haggard. Like every denomination, and like every church, their beliefs/dogma will appeal to some, but not appeal to others.

    • Even Jesus Christ had one traitor in His disciples, such like persons will keep sneaking in. We have to be watchful of such personalities.If we just focus on Christ while we attend church than the size of the Church will not really matter.

      • You’re right there. I think a lot of people become too focused on all the trappings of the church building itself and lose sight of God sometimes.

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