About Lord of Life

For the past 35 years, Lord of Life has been part of the Thornton community.

Life is hard.

It's easy to look around and see so much brokenness - especially now as our communities face struggles like none we've seen before. From financial struggles and unwelcome change to health challenges and the daily grind, nothing seems to let up.

Where can you turn if life feels off? If the people you've depended on have let you down or disappeared? What can bring comfort when every new day brings only more anxiety?

Find peace. Find hope. Find life.

When life feels broken; when hope feels impossible; when the days feel long - Jesus is here. His hope is for you and for right now. At Lord of Life, we live this belief through loving our neighbors, service in our community and passion for sharing the truth of God's Word with people and children of all backgrounds.

There's a place for you at Lord of Life - no matter where you've been or where you're going.

What We Believe

What we believe and teach is rooted in God's perfect Word - The Bible.

Because we know it never changes, we know we can base our faith upon it.

God

We believe there is only one true God who is holy, eternal, and has all power and wisdom. In the Bible, God reveals himself as Triune — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:18-20

The Bible

We believe the Bible is God's Word. It's true and without error.

2 Timothy 3:15-16

Creation

We believe that in six days God created the heavens and the earth — and all that is in them thousands of years ago.

Genesis 1

Man & Woman

We believe that all people are special creations of God, created in God's own image.

Genesis 1:26-27

Sin

We believe that we lost the image of God when Adam & Eve gave into the temptation of Satan in the Garden of Eden. This separated us from God, unable to reconcile ourselves to him.

Genesis 3

The Gospel

We believe that the gospel is the good news that our loving God sent Jesus Christ to take away the sins of all people. Because of Jesus' perfect life and sacrificial death, we are fully and freely forgiven.

Romans 1:16-17

Jesus

We believe Jesus is God the Son, born of the virgin Mary, and that he suffered and died on the cross to pay for all of our sins.

Luke 1:26-38

Salvation

We believe Jesus rose on Easter morning, conquering death. And because he rose, so will we. 

Ephesians 2:4-7

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit creates faith in our hearts through the gospel.

1 Corinthians 12:3

The Church

We believe that there is one holy, Christian church, made up of all who believe in Jesus.

Ephesians 4:3-6

Baptism

We believe that Jesus washes away sin and people of all ages become God's children through baptism.

Galatians 3:26-27

Communion

We believe God's love and forgiveness is ours through Jesus' true body and blood in the Lord's supper.

Matthew 26:26-29

Life

We believe that because of Jesus, we have a full, free, forgiven life!

John 10:10

Meet Our Team

LoL-Pastor-Vogel
Pastor

Michael Vogel

Pastor Vogel is excited to be in the Denver area after shepherding a church in Calgary, Alberta for 14 years, where he served people from over 30 countries. He loves meeting new people, hearing their stories, and helping them live our church’s mission: regularly receiving life from Jesus, so that we may live for him and share him with others.

Pastor Vogel and his wife Michelle have 4 children who attend Lord of Life school and love playing sports. You can usually find Michelle on Sunday mornings welcoming people with her encouraging smile and warm hello.

Michelle-Vogel
Ministry Coordinator

Michelle Vogel

As Lord of Life's Ministry Coordinator, Michelle's primary goal is to find ways to bring people together and get others involved in ministry while sharing Jesus and having fun.

Michelle coordinates Lord of Life's children's ministry programs, including Sunday School and Summer Kids, as well as the hospitality ministry to ensure that every guest feels welcomed at Lord of Life.

A native of St. Albert in Alberta, Canada, Michelle grew up shoveling snow and figure skating, and first came to church when a friend invited her to a Vacation Bible School program in elementary school.

Michelle is a graduate of Martin Luther College, holding a degree in Elementary Education and a certificate in Staff Ministry.