Why We Exist

Belleview Community Chapel exists to help the families
of northwest Denver and Belleview Christian School (our sister ministry)
learn to trust, celebrate, and embody Jesus more and more fully.

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Want a fuller explanation?
We’ll walk you through our reasoning.

Why does the local church exist?

The spoken (or unspoken) answers to this question can vary wildly:

To teach knowledge of the Bible. To instill moral principles.
To experience transcendence in music. To provide inspirational talks.
To create a safe, family-friendly social network. 
To give practical coaching. To help emotional healing.
To supply humanitarian relief. To advocate social justice.

But none of these things are unique to the local church. In fact, many other events and organizations often do these things better than the local church. Consider:

Religion departments. Focus on the Family.
Musical concerts. TED talks.
Dave Ramsey. Therapists.
The Peace Corps. Activist groups.

So why does the local church exist?
More specifically, why does Belleview Community Chapel exist?

Foundational to everything for us is our conviction and confession that
God has uniquely and actually revealed himself in the person of Jesus.

That Jewish woodworker-turned-rabbi crucified under Pontius Pilate.
He is the place we look to find out what God is like.

In Jesus, God has created a brand new united humanity (Eph 2:14-15)
that is reconciled both to God and each other (Eph 2:16-17)
and filled with the presence of God himself (Eph 2:18-23).

If we trust and submit to the biblical witness about Jesus,
if we actually believe that Jesus is where God makes himself known, then
God is uniquely and actually meeting us through the church.

In other words, the local church is something completely unique.

It’s the place we come
to participate in this new humanity,
to experience and extend reconciliation,
and to begin tasting the Divine Presence.

The local church is the place where God intends
to put his wisdom on display to the world and all the powers in it (Eph 3:10).

So… that’s why we’re here.

Belleview Community Chapel exists to help the families
of northwest Denver and Belleview Christian School (our sister ministry)
learn to trust, celebrate, and embody Jesus more and more fully.