• Our History

    In the late 1940′s two evangelists came to Rangely and began holding Sunday school and worship assemblies in a large tent. Erskine Skates and John Ball preached the gospel, and soon the first converts to Christ became the first members of the present congregation.  A short time later, an old C. C. C. building was brought in from Glade Park to serve as the first church building on South Grand.  In 1950, the congregation called George Menge to be their pastor, and he served faithfully for the next 40 years.  The present building on Darius Avenue was constructed in 1982. 

    Rangely Christian Church has always stood for sharing the good news of God’s love and grace (Acts 20:24-25; 26:18; 2 Timothy 1:8-10), as found in Jesus Christ, the taproot of Christianity (Colossians 2:6-7).  With our structural roots in the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, our plea is for a return to God through Christ by the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 4:13-5:21).  We stand for the unity of all Christians as a response to the prayer of Jesus in John 17:20-23 that “they all may be one … so that the world may believe” in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  As a caring community of faith in Christ, the simple good news of God’s kingdom and faith in Christ continues to be shared.  We have received God’s light and love, and we share this redemptive message of mercy and grace with all who will hear.  We look forward to the blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ; and we strive to learn from His grace how to live productive lives of loving service in the present age (Titus 2:11-14)

  • Our Values

    • Jesus Christ as the key, the complete message and model of Christianity.
    • Seeking first God’s eternal kingdom and righteousness by the power of the Spirit.
    • The importance of congregational worship experiences that instruct, encourage, challenge, and bless.
    • The Holy Scriptures as the foundation for godly living in today’s world.
    • The spiritual development of children and teenagers.
    • The importance of a Christ-centered marriage and family.
    • The power of Almighty God to radically change lives.
    • The wonder of world-changing prayer as God responds to the faith of His people.
    • The beauty of an authentic life lived in obedience to Jesus.
    • The importance of Godly masculinity and Godly femininity.
    • The attractiveness of a healthy, harmonious, and productive church that pursues those who are now outside of Christ.
    • Small groups and one-another relationships in the church.
    • Excellence in all things to the glory of Christ.
    • Baptism is our faith response to God’s grace.  Through baptism we are properly initiated into the kingdom of God (John 3:5; Acts 8:12)

  • Our Beliefs

     We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

      We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ—His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His reconciling death for all people, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the Father, His return in power and glory, and His eternal kingdom of light.

     We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God that guides all we say and do. The Bible is the complete Word of God and is truth without error.

     We believe salvation is by the grace of God, apart from any personal work or merit, and is the common need of all people.  Salvation is through Christ alone.

     We believe the appropriate faith response to the grace of God is for every person to believe the good news, repent, confess Jesus as Lord, be baptized and continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. We believe biblical baptism is by immersion, as practiced by Jesus Himself and taught by the early church.

     We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling Presence empowers the Christian to live a Godly life. Christians seek to live daily by the direction of the Holy Spirit.

     We believe in the resurrection from the dead to eternal life with Christ for Christians and judgment before the just and righteous God for non-Christians.

     We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.