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A New Perspective On Worship

As worship leaders, we often think it’s our mission to cultivate experiences where the drums crescendo and the lights dance against the fog machine so the crowd is swept up in the moment and throws their hands skyward as they cry out about the majesty of God. This is how I always imagined a perfect worship set. But then again, the Lord seems to enjoy leading me to places I never imagined I’d go. You see, I grew up in church. I have been leading worship since middle school. At 20, I moved from my hometown of Seattle to New…

The Reassurance Of Chaos

It’s hard to forget the way I felt the evening of May 23, 2013. Growing up in church and surrounded for the most part by a safe and secure environment, I had grown to associate the safety of a decent upbringing that every child should experience with the way I thought everyone’s church experience should be: safe and secure. Yet here I was, about to stand in front of a cast of misfits: the neglected and forgotten of their families, the hurting and broken people of society that had become my friends. We were about to have church with a…

Fall Has Arrived, And With It Comes The Time Of Harvest And Thanksgiving!

Finally, the weather has cooled down, the leaves have turned color, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Not only is this a fun time to enjoy as a family as we look ahead to Thanksgiving, but it is also a time when we look forward to serving our neighborhood and teaching about all that we have to be thankful for all year long. And as the weather continues to turn, we have already given away loads of blankets, coats, gloves and sleeping bags, and it’s just the beginning! After a busy September that involved traveling the country from coast to coast,…

Christmas Outreach

On Saturday, December 8 we hosted 20 families at the UO Denver building and threw a huge Christmas party for them. There were a total of 43 kids, and with the parents and their kids, and volunteers, there was about 150 people crammed into our newly renovated sanctuary! We were grateful to partner with Grace Community Church in Centennial, CO, and Crossroads Victory in Montrose, CO. These churches provided teams to who came in and not only provided Christmas stockings for each child, but also a Christmas present for each child. We were privileged to serve the Early Excellence program, a school…