Highlands Ranch, CO

Quick Facts

Church Attendance: 300

Current Curriculum: Life.Church

Affiliation: Non-Denominational


``Leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.``

3 Reasons People Come to

Life City Church

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What We're Looking For

Life City Church is a non-denominational church and affiliate of Life.Church located in Highlands Ranch, CO, a suburb of Denver. Life City is led by Lead Pastor Zack Harris, who launched the church in 2016. The church currently has two services offered at 9:00a and 10:30a. The two services are identical that offer a modern style of worship. Attendance currently runs around 300 in person and online each Sunday for their main worship services. The student ministry meets on Wednesday evenings currently and sees between 20-30 students on average.


The church is seeking the right candidate to take over as the new Student & Online Pastor to oversee the student ministry called Switch, as well as their online campus as a host for their virtual lobby. The right candidate will have a deep personal life in Christ and the character, have a passion for student ministry, and capacity that align with the church’s overall mission and vision. Below are the qualifications and responsibilities Froot Group and the church have identified for this role:


  • Oversee the middle school and high school ministry (grades 7-12) and create an engaging and relevant culture.
  • Recruit, train, disciple, and empower volunteers to serve and make an impactful difference in the lives of the students in the ministry.
  • Plan and execute biblically accurate, culturally relevant, and high energy experiences for Middle and High school students.
  • Lead and coordinate all aspects of the weekly student ministry service currently on Wednesday nights (games, music, media, small groups, etc.) and serve as the main teacher.
  • Create and nurture a great partnership atmosphere with student’s parents/guardians to combine efforts to help students take next steps.
  • Find and utilize appropriate curriculum that fosters spiritual growth and intimacy with the Father.
  • Identify and disciple a group of student leaders.
  • Spend time with students outside of scheduled events. (Find the students in our church and community who are not yet connected).
  • Oversee the church online host experience on Sunday mornings.


  • Easily builds relationships with young people and seeks opportunities to do so. 
  • Outgoing, engaging, and enthusiastic personality.
  • Excellent and effective verbal communicator.
  • Proven leadership skills as a team builder and team player.
  • High creativity skill set.
  • Strong skill set in use of technology (filming videos, using social media platforms for marketing events and connecting with students, etc.).
  • Education
    • A bachelor’s degree is preferred, though not required.
  • Experience
    • At least one to two years of experience in leading a student ministry. 


Reports to: Lead Pastor

A Little Bit About Us

Pastor Zack Harris:


My wife Nicole and I moved to Denver in 2013 to be the youth pastor at a local church. In February of 2015, we attended a Catalyst One Day event where Pastor Craig Groeschel was teaching on leadership. We both have loved Life.Church and the impact it was having to reach people for Christ, so it was an honor to take a day and learn about leadership from Pastor Craig. After standing in line to get a book signed by Pastor Craig, I stepped away and a woman I had never met approached me. She asked, “Are you a pastor?” I responded, “Yes.” She then smiled and said, “Do you want to start a Life.Church in Denver?” I was a little surprised by her boldness since I had never met her. I politely smiled and asked her name, talked for a couple minutes, and then we went our separate ways. God was up to something that day, but I just didn’t know it at the time.


During that year of 2015, I could tell God was stirring my heart to something. I even applied to work at Life.Church in Oklahoma, but then backed out of the process because I felt called to stay in Denver. I had a phone conversation with a leader Jeff Galley at Life.Church, he told me about the possibility of planting a network church of Life.Church. I had never considered planting a church, so this was a lot to process.


Fast forward to January 2016. Missy Novak, the woman who approached me a year earlier sent me a Facebook message and told me about some couples who had attended Life.Church who now lived in the Denver area. I met with each of them and told them how we were praying about the possibility of planting a network of Life.Church in Denver. Every one of them said they would help us. I was shocked that these people that I had just met were so passionate about seeing a network of Life.Church in the Denver area.


In March of 2016, Nicole and I went to Oklahoma, did a tour of Life.Church, and immediately felt like this is what God had called us to do. I remember hearing Pastor Craig say, “Sometimes to reach your destiny, you have to step away from your security.” At that time we were both working at our church, and decided we were being called to step away and begin the process of planting a church. My wife and I both got different jobs and God began to work miracle after miracle. We hosted vision nights in our basement and people started finding out about the church. We grew an incredible launch team of people passionate about reaching our community for Christ. Our launch team gave $90,000 so we could buy all the portable equipment to launch our church.


In Douglas County over 70% of people don’t go to church and we were so excited to introduce the DNA of Life.Church to south Denver. In our first three years we’ve seen over 100 people surrender their life to Christ and we believe we are just getting started! After averaging 100 people each Sunday in our first year, we now average around 300 people each Sunday. God has done great things! Currently, we meet at a school and are looking for a more permanent space where we can continue to reach our community for Christ.


We have two experiences. 9:00am & 10:30am. Our church started with two experiences because we have built a culture of attending one and serving one. We have 10 values that drive everything we do as a church. https://thelifecity.church/assets/files/thecode1.pdf


Our worship experiences are modeled after Life.Church. We do many of their songs and more current worship songs. Our services last one hour and are as follow
Pre-Service Countdown
Pre-Service Walk In Song-Something current
18 minutes of worship
3 minute stage time
1-1:30 Giving video
35 minute message
1:30 close & dismiss

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