Core Values

A church and a people for Boulder and beyond.

Receiving and sharing God’s love, found in Jesus Christ, is what has grounded our church since the beginning.

In 1872, one year after Boulder was incorporated, ten members of the new town organized the First Presbyterian Church of Boulder. In 1896 the historic Chapel was built to provide a worship space for a congregation of 183 people.

Grace Commons Church celebrated 150 years of its life together in 2022. Throughout the generations, God has been faithful to this church in downtown Boulder. While the Core Values have been newly articulated, these same commitments have been the foundation of life and ministry of Grace Commons Church since the beginning.

Core Values

Jesus Christ

He transforms lives as He is encountered in scripture and community.


We pursue God’s heart for a flourishing city and beyond.


We follow Jesus’ example in inviting and discipling younger generations.


God meets and shapes us as we submit to His Spirit.

Multi-Generational Community

We worship and serve together, side by side.


We invest in emerging disciples for the next generation of gospel leaders here and around the world.

Part of the eco family

We are part of ECO, a covenant order of evangelical Presbyterians, that formally had its genesis in January 2012.

You can learn more by going to the following pages:

Feel free to peruse the ECO website for additional information, or reach out with any questions.

Meet our staff and leadership who help us live out these values and our vision to build a flourishing church in Boulder.

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