In 2006, the members of the Falcon Christian Church turned their property on Meridian Road over to Sunnyside Christian Church. This enabled a new church, Meridian Point, to begin and create something new to reach the Falcon Community. From there the CORE Christian Community was formed to BE the Church in Falcon.
We are now a quickly growing Christian community of two churches with more than 400 people. We are thankful for what God has done in our past, and we are excited to see what He has in store for our future.
We began as a campus ministry of Sunnyside Christian Church, started specifically to create a dynamic ministry in the Falcon community. In the Spring of 2006 the former Falcon Christian Church asked Sunnyside Christian Church and Church Planters of the Rockies (CPR) to partner together, take over their property, and transform the community with a new vision. After the campus sat closed for the Summer of 2006, we re-opened the campus as Meridian Point Church on November 5, 2006.
In the Spring of 2008 we hired our current Lead Pastor, Barry Zimmerman. We introduced the idea of The CORE; Corporate Worship, Others Focused, Relationships, and Education. In the Fall we began a new education ministry on Wednesday nights called Adult Bible Classes (ABCs) and The “Y” for children.
In the Fall of 2009 we refinished our Worship Center with updated carpet and paint. We changed the facing direction of our Worship Center as well and watched our attendance increase by 27 percent. At the same time, members of our congregation partnered with us and launched new ministries to meet needs within our congregation and community.
In November of 2010 we became financially independent of all outside sources and began the process of establishing leadership within our congregation. We also determined to begin giving 50 percent of our committed giving directly to outside missions. We continued our support of Church Planters of the Rockies, began support of Mision Caribe (a mission in Honduras to which we also take mission trips), and set up a fund to encourage short term missions.
As we have continued to be blessed with consistent growth, in the Spring of 2011 we experimented with a Saturday night service and began work on a six year plan involving continued significant giving to missions and church planting.
In 2012 we began a year long study of Genesis through Revelation called “The Story” that placed the Bible in chronological order and helped us get an overall understanding of the Bible’s history. We also appointed our first Shepherds (Elders/Overseers).
As we continued to see rapid growth we began the process of purchasing our current facilities and property from our planting church and began to save for a future church plant. We focused our Fall Kick Off on a series called “God vs…” in which we examined the different issues that are discussed in our culture (Is there a God? What is our role in politics? Evolution or Design?) and compared it to what God would desire of us. MPC continued to seek God’s direction as we served His purpose in the Falcon area and we were thankful for all God had done in our short history. We were just as excited to see what He had planned for our future!
After purchasing our facilities and property, we continued to grow steadily and expanded our property purchasing 10 acres to our south (for a total of 15 acres) where we built a park, walking track, and shooting range in order to host community and social events. We also began plans for remodeling and expanding our main facilities.
We upgraded our pre-school and nursery areas and added a lobby/teen area to allow for more room to congregate and to free up more seating in our gym for services. We also hired staff to oversee our outreach and involvement ministries. During this time we met our goal of giving away 50% of yearly financial commitments to outside ministry partners Life Network (Family Support Ministry) and Kairos (College Campus Ministry) locally and Mision Caribe in Honduras. This year also saw us begin our Celebrate Recovery ministry to help those struggling with hurts, hangups, and habits.
With our new expansions allowing for the growth God has been providing in this location, we now move directly toward our goal of planting new churches in the Falcon area.