Chaplain Services at Christian Living Communities
As a faith-based organization, we foster an environment where each individual can express or explore spirituality and grow in their personal faith journey. We provide church and worship services as well as staff chaplains who can minister to personal and spiritual needs at our owned communities.
We pursue the highest standard of conduct, respect, and compassion in our communities. We are open to all faiths and perspectives and do not require residents and clients to exercise a certain belief.
Why “Christian” is in Our Name
CLC was founded in 1972 by a group of committed people from local Denver churches. Their vision for The University Hills Christian Nursing Home (our original name) was to create a caring community for older adults that would reflect deep Christian values of love, respect and compassion. Today, we still use the word “Christian” in our name because this founding vision remains at the heart of our organization.
Those who had the original vision for CLC were from the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) and the Reformed Church in America (RCA). While we are not, and never have been, a church-run organization, we still have an affiliation with our founding faith communities.
Who Lives at CLC?
It has always been the mission of CLC to share our faith-based values with anyone in need of our services. Therefore, we have never required that those who live in our communities belong to a church, or that they believe in a certain way.
Residents of CLC come from a variety of backgrounds, and there is a great diversity of faith and practice here. There will be no pressure to change your own religious/spiritual beliefs, but we will provide opportunities for residents to enhance their own spiritual journeys.
Our services include a professional Chaplain team. Part of their training is to help meet each person’s unique spiritual/religious needs. They are able to assist each person, no matter their faith background, to get connected to local clergy and/or faith community if desired.
Who Works at CLC?
CLC is an equal opportunity employer, so there is no faith requirement to work here. We look for associates with a true spirit of caring and a passion for making a difference in someone else’s life, as this aligns with our values.
We employ a very diverse group of people who have very diverse religious beliefs. It is our policy to respect and welcome those diverse beliefs, so we do not allow any evangelizing or proselytizing. We suggest that associates share their faith with others by practicing genuine caring and service. We believe that the very best way to share faith is by living it!