LOVELAND, COLO. – December 3, 2014 – Loveland Nazarene has acquired 11 acres at Boyd Lake Village, adjacent to Centerra, upon which it will develop a new facility to accommodate congregation growth and further expand its service to the northern Colorado community. Loveland Nazarene will be the first church in McWhinney’s development.
McWhinney donated one-third of the land to support the church’s vision for growing its congregation. The addition of the church will serve to enhance McWhinney’s offerings to the larger Centerra community.
“The addition of Loveland Nazarene Church is a major component to our growing Centerra community,” said Troy McWhinney, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of McWhinney. “As a master-planned community designed for every aspect of life, incorporating a growing church will allow our families to further connect with the Centerra community.”
The Church of the Nazarene has been a fixture of the Loveland community since 1924 and has called the current facility at 807 West 29th Street its home since 1973. The church’s congregation has experienced growth during the last three years as it has extended its ministry to incorporate a contemporary worship style to attract younger families while continuing its traditional worship service.
In addition to providing ample space to accommodate further expansion of its ministry and vision, Loveland Nazarene’s new central location near the intersection of I-25 and U.S. Route 34 will provide easier access for its parishioners that travel to worship from the north-central Colorado region.
“We couldn’t be more excited to relocate to a more accessible setting as we continue to serve the Loveland community and minister to a growing congregation of all demographics,” said Pastor Brian Smith. “We truly feel this location will best serve our current and future congregation and appreciate the support from McWhinney to make this possible. The amount of time and care the team has spent to ensure this site fits the needs of our church body means a great deal both to our congregation and to the community we serve.”