About

OUR FOUNDERS/DIRECTORS

Isaac and Jaime Olivarez met at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. Isaac is from Fort Collins, CO, and is a huge Denver Broncos fan. He also enjoys skiing, running and hiking Colorado’s 14ers. Jaime is from Springfield and loves the St. Louis Cardinals as well as enjoying Colorado’s beautiful mountains. They have been in ministry for 14 years and serve as founders/directors of UO Denver, and lead UO Denver’s weekly Community Dinners. They recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary and have three kids. Isabella (12) is a seventh grader, Abraham (8) is in third grade, and Nasya (5) is in kindergarten. The Olivarez family has a Goldendoodle named Rocky.

MISSION

UO Denver exists to connect people to God and to a community of support by caring for felt needs in the areas of food, clothing and essentials.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our core beliefs are intended to be a basis of fellowship. While there are peripheral doctrines that committed Christians disagree upon, we believe the core beliefs of Christianity are non-negotiable.

THE BIBLE 

The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Thessalonians 2:13 & 2 Peter 1:21).

GOD

God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent (John 8:54-59). God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1-2). While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares his virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23 & John 1:1, 14); His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26 & 1 Peter 2:22 & 1 John 3:4,5); His miracles (Acts 2:22 & 10:37-38); His substitutionary death on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21 & 1 Peter 2:24 & 1 Corinthians 15:4); His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:1-6 & 1 Corinthians 15:4); His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11 & Philippians 2:9-11).

MANKIND 

Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17), and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man in a fallen or sinful condition (Romans 3:23).

SALVATION 

The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (1 Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12).

BAPTISM 

The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19-20) in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).

COMMUNION 

The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and cup (1 Corinthians 11:23-29). Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. We believe those who partake of Communion should be born-again believers who have followed the Lord in baptism and are walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

THE CHURCH 

The Church is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27), comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe the Scripture commands Christians to gather together in local assemblies, called churches (Acts 2:42-47). The Church has a three-fold purpose: To evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13), and to equip the saints for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12). 

THE HOLY SPIRIT 

We believe the Holy Spirit was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ (John 14:16-17). The nine fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) are the by-product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (1 Corinthians 14:26-33) in the context of love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13).

THE BLESSED HOPE 

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (John 5:28-29).