About 180 Life Church

Our Story

In 2005, a handful of Christians began to meet Sundays for church at Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Over the years, through prayer and perseverance, that church (originally known as Calvary Fellowship) grew steadily.

Today we are known as 180 Life Church, a name that communicates our mission to see lives transformed by Jesus. Living a “180 life” also expresses a commitment to ongoing spiritual growth.

Our town, with its rich history and vibrant diversity, provides a unique backdrop for the church’s mission. Known for its blend of cultures and close-knit communities, the Greater Hartford area is a place where church members authentically share the good news of Jesus with neighbors, co-workers, and family members.

From the bustling downtown to the quieter residential areas, the church actively engages in outreach programs and community events, aiming to spread the hope and love of Jesus throughout the city.

180 Life Church - Following

FOLLOWING

180 Life Church - Changing

CHANGING

180 Life Church - Committed

COMMITTED

“And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men'”. —Matthew 4:19

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee He called out to Peter and Andrew, brothers and career fishermen. They immediately left their fishing nets and everyday lives behind to follow Him. This verse is a call to discipleship, to become more like Jesus and to tell others about His loving, redemptive plan. 180 Life Church members have an intentional relationship with God, His people and the community. Following Jesus changes us, producing spiritual growth. We are committed to Jesus and actively discipling others.

Sundays

What should I wear?

We want you to feel the freedom to come as you are. Some people dress up while others dress casually. Join us in an outfit that you are comfortable 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 for free coffee and refreshments. This is a great way to meet other folks at 180 Life Church.

Got kids?

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, we welcome families and children in the main service in the auditorium. We also offer a designated family area where the entire family can watch the service via high definition video and the children have space to play safely under parents supervision with provided toys and coloring materials.

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.

Mission Statement

We exist to make and send disciples who love and live like Jesus.

Got Questions?

We’re here to help with your questions about Jesus, our church and your own spiritual growth.