About Us
History

Lutheran Church of Hope (LCH) was established as a mission congregation of the American Lutheran Church in Broomfield, Colorado in 1963.  Pastor John Northwall was the founding pastor.  The first service was held on September 15, 1963 at Kohl Elementary School until December 1st, when services were held at our current location in the space now known as the LCH Chapel.  The church was chartered and officially organized on February 2, 1964 and it became self-supporting and debt-free in 1972.

In 1976-77, the congregation doubled the size of its Fellowship Hall, added a nursery, classroom space, library and office space.  Again with growth in 1988, the congregation moved to renovate existing space as well as build our current worship space, which was dedicated in 1991.  In 1994, LCH sent both people and financial support to help start our daughter church in Broomfield, Cross of Christ Lutheran, which continues to grow and thrive in East Broomfield.  In 2002, Cross of Christ had a pivotal role in starting Rejoice Lutheran just north of Broomfield in Erie.  How exciting it is to celebrate having both a daughter and grand-daughter congregation!

In 2009, following a year and a half of careful discernment, prayer, and conversation, LCH passed unanimously a Strategic Plan for Ministry, which guides the congregation in its vision and mission for ministry for the next 5-10 years.  As part of that strategic plan, ministry needs and goals have driven a total renovation of the entire LCH campus, including the addition of a new Fellowship Hall that seats more than 200 people.  Phase 1 construction was completed in the spring of 2012, and Phase 2, which will include a complete renovation and re-ordering of our worship space, the addition of multi-generational gathering/education space, and a new early-childhood center is scheduled tentatively 3-5 years from now.

LCH has begun re-structuring our governance and ways of doing ministry, moving towards a gifts-based permission ministry, enabling and equipping all people to be a part of LCH to serve God in this corner of God’s kingdom and beyond.  These are exciting times for the church, and Lutheran Church of Hope is blessed to be boldly proclaiming renewed hope in the 21st century world!