OUR PASTOR

Our senior pastor, Jeff Gagliardi, is originally from Brooklyn, New York and has lived in the Boulder area for over 40 years. Jeff brings a unique style of leadership through his teaching and pastoral skills. His passion is for teaching and discipling others to have life in Christ and to have that life abundantly.  He and his wife Nanci have been married over 37 years, have three adult children and two grandchildren.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The following statement of what we believe along with other information about how we organize our church is contained in the AspenGrove Fellowship Constitution.

Regarding the Scripture: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all things.
 
1 Regarding the Trinity: We believe there is one living and true God, who exists in three distinct persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Each person is fully, equally and eternally God and yet there is only one God.
 
2 Regarding God the Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly knows all that shall come to pass, that He is active in the affairs of men and women, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin, death and hell all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
 
3 Regarding God the Son, Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and visible return to earth.
 
4 Regarding God the Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit who was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
 
5 Regarding Humanity: We believe that Adam & Eve were created by God in His own image; that Adam sinned and earned physical, spiritual and eternal separation from God; that as a result of Adam’s sin, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are therefore under condemnation and are apart from God. We believe that those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.
 
6 Regarding the Church: We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a congregation of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized upon a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has given the members of the local church the primary mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ, and spiritual gifts for building up the church.
 
7 Regarding the Christian Life: We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the wellbeing of their fellow man.  Christians should strive to be examples of God’s love and excellence among others in their community, that they should be a faithful steward of their possessions; and that they should seek to be more like Jesus.
 
8 Regarding Baptism and The Lord’s Supper: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has given two sacraments (an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual divine grace) to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament and memorial ordained by Jesus Christ, who told his disciples to eat, saying ‘this is my body which is given for you and my blood which is shed for you’ and as such we receive the body and blood of Christ as we partake of this meal (1Cor 11:29). In receiving Communion we recognize our participation in the death and resurrection of Christ; His atonement on the cross for our sins, and our surrender to God reaffirming that He may dwell in us (as we receive the elements, we receive Him; Christ in us). We also believe that the Lord’s Supper is to be a bond, pledge and renewal of our communion with Him, and His Church. Repentance and faith in Christ precedes participation in the Lord’s supper. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
9 Regarding Last Things: We believe that God has appointed a day when He will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when every one shall receive justice according to their deeds; the unsaved shall go into conscious eternal punishment (hell); the saved shall go into everlasting joy and life (heaven).

1 II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32
2 Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6
3 Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6
4 Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:31-39; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-25; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Timothy 3:16
5 John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:8-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26
6 Genesis 1:26; 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17; 3:19; Eccl. 2:11; John 3:14-16; 5:24; 8:12; 8:51; 10:25-30; Romans 9:6-29; II Thessalonians 1:9; Rev. 19:3,20; 20:10;14,15; 21:1-8; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19; 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1
7 Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25
8 I Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15,23-24; I John 2:3-6; II Corinthians 9:6-9; I Corinthians 4:2; Col. 1:9-10
9 Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:14-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26
Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:15; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 4:5; I Corinthians 15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15; Revelation 21-22