History of Mountain View Community Church

Mountain View Community Church began with a desire to see a church birthed that would make a genuine difference in the hearts of people throughout northern Colorado. There was also a desire to see a church that would be a strong sending church as well as one that would see many other churches planted from it. From the beginning, Mountain View Community Church was planted with the desire to be committed to reaching Colorado State University through developing a college ministry serving CSU. The journey began when Tom and Dawn Harcus packed up all their belonging into a U-Haul truck, full of faith and vision and moved to Fort Collins. Their first night in town they began to reach out to the hotel workers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and MVC was birthed.  

Over the course of the next eight months a core team of servants was raised up with a heart to see a commitment to reach out with the love of Christ and build the church through people coming to faith rather than just people transferring from other churches. To the praise of God, on Easter morning, April 12, 1993, MVC had its grand opening at Webber Junior High School with our first public worship service. 

Since then, God has brought many people - through the ministry of MVC - to a genuine, life-changing encounter with Himself. And it hasn't stopped there, MVC has become a spiritual family for hundreds in northern Colorado. In February of 1999, God moved our church family to move into an old historic church building at 201 Whedbee Street, just southeast of Old Town, Fort Collins. This became a great tool to reach our city and more actively reach the CSU campus. As God has blessed our church family and we have continued to grow over the years, our passion has always been to multiply other churches by planting healthy, reproducing churches. In 2001, MVC birthed Windsor Community Church - at that time the Crossway Chapel movement of churches was birthed.  

Crossway Chapel is a church planting movement to help support and resource the healthy reproduction of many churches all over the world for the glory of God. Since 2001, we have seen several other churches birthed and other churches adopted as we have seen this movement grow steadily. In 2010, God provided a new building for MVC by having a humble, like minded church called Living Stones fold into MVC allowing us to acquire their building. This second building, at 328 Remington in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, has helped us to facilitate the growth that God has been bringing and allowed us to participate in and serve different events in Old Town. This building has served as our main meeting location in recent years. The church building is located near CSU and serves our college ministry with it's proximity to the campus. 

In many ways, we feel like we are just getting started with all that God has for us. Please consider being a part of writing History (His-story) at MVC and being part of all that He is doing through our church family!

Here are some videos as we celebrated our 20-year anniversary!

All together church celebration - August 2012

All together church celebration - August 2012

Church body right after we moved into the 201 Whedbee Building 1999

Church body right after we moved into the 201 Whedbee Building 1999

Our current building is located at the corner of Remington & Magnolia - in Old Town and near Colorado State University.

Our current building is located at the corner of Remington & Magnolia - in Old Town and near Colorado State University.

Special all-together church service at the Lincoln Center - 2015

Special all-together church service at the Lincoln Center - 2015

Annual outreach during New West Fest in Old Town Fort Collins

Annual outreach during New West Fest in Old Town Fort Collins

Opening our building during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade for restrooms and serving treats and warm drinks to those watching the parade.

Opening our building during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade for restrooms and serving treats and warm drinks to those watching the parade.

Our annual Fall Family Carnival is a great opportunity to serve the children in our body, community, and those we are reaching out to.

Our annual Fall Family Carnival is a great opportunity to serve the children in our body, community, and those we are reaching out to.