About 180 Life Church
In early 2005, Pastor Bill LaMorey and his wife Rebecca packed up everything they owned, loaded a Penske truck and moved with their 1-year old daughter from South Florida to West Hartford, CT. They left behind family, friends and full-time ministry to launch a church that nobody was asking for. Why?
Because they sensed God told them to do it. God provided the compelling vision of seeing lives transformed by Jesus. Since that time, many in Hartford have experienced a new, life changing relationship with God.
Fastforward 16 years. 2021 brought numerous challenges, including those from the worldwide pandemic, which brought the church to a “Red Sea” moment. Through a season of discernment, deep prayer and counsel it became evident God was using these challenges as a catalyst for church growth. With His provision, a plan was set in place to plant a new satellite location in Sarasota, Florida where 77% of people aren’t involved with a local church.
Today, thanks to God, our dedicated staff, energetic volunteers and faithful members, we are 180 Life Church in two amazing locations.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the
wasteland.” (Isaiah 43:18–19, NIV)
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. Some dress casual, others like to dress up so wear what you feel best in.
What should I expect when I arrive?
Our service starts at 10am. Plan to arrive earlier to get yourself parked and situated. We start with worship, announcements, followed by a message. Our entire service lasts about 75 minutes.
What should I expect after church?
If you’re new be sure to head over to the guest center after church where we have a special gift for you and we can answer any of your questions. Don’t forget to join us after service a for free coffee and refreshments. This is a great way to meet other folks at 180 Life Church.
We’re glad you’re bringing your family with you! Our check-in system is computerized and secure, which ensures the safety of your kiddos. Relax and enjoy the service while your children learn and have fun in age-appropriate classes! If you don’t feel comfortable leaving your children in our children’s ministry, there is a family area in our West Hartford location where the entire family can watch the service via high definition video. We also have a family section inside the auditorium to the far left.
Beliefs & Mission
180 Life Church has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the Body of Christ.
Statement of Faith
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in Holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that he hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
We believe in what is termed “The Apostles’ Creed” as embodying all the fundamental doctrines of orthodox evangelical Christianity.
Our mission is “To Revolutionize Lives through the Revelation of God.” We do not measure success by the number of attendees, but rather by the number of changed lives as people discover and rediscover God’s word and properly apply it to their lives.
We’re here to help with your questions about Jesus, our church and your own spiritual growth.