The Story

How it all started...

Pioneered 23 years ago by founding pastor Tommy Schneider, our church started out as Calvary Chapel Vail Valley. While there were only 10 people present at the first gathering, over the years, that tiny seed of faith has grown into a powerful movement of God.

God called Pastor Nate and Jen Morris to lead  the church in 2017, and through their leadership and vision, God has expanded Mountain Life's  vibrant ministry in exciting new ways. Mountain Life's  heart  to reach those hurting and lost in our mountain communities has spilled over borders and is reaching people all across the country and world. Utilizing  radio, online broadcasts, apps, worship records, social media and international missions, Mountain Life's reach continues to grow. Under the leadership of incredible pastors and staff, the ministry of Mountain Life has reached countless residents, second homeowners and visitors to our beautiful mountain communities.

Expanding the vision...

As Pastor Nate stepped in to lead Mountain Life, God began to give him big vision and direction for next steps. God has placed an urgency on the leadership team's hearts to reach and disciple to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. With that comes an urgent need to spread hope beyond our small mountain community.  God has revealed that  we are to expand our reach by starting satellite campuses of our church. By launching satellite campuses of Mountain Life we can spread Jesus's love far beyond our walls of our church.  2020 sees the fulfillment of this vision as we seek to launch our first satellite campus in The Roaring Fork Valley, in  Carbondale, CO. 

Where we are headed...

We hope that the Roaring Fork / Carbondale Campus is just the beginning of a new era for Mountain Life that allows more and more people to be impacted with life-changing grace and mercy of Jesus Christ. We are here to see those stranded in darkness find freedom in Jesus.  We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory. Our doors are open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of where they are at in their journeys, and we hope all feel welcomed, comfortable and loved.

Be a part of the story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship at one of our 3 locations or online!
You can join us in-person in Edwards or Riverwalk in the Vail Valley or in Carbondale in the Roaring Fork Valley.