Over the past month of planning the launch of Denver Chapel with our team, Crystal and I have daily grown more and more excited about the calling God has placed on our lives as church planters. One of the most inspiring parts of each morning is our drive from our home in the mountains down to our offices in Denver! Each morning during our commute, we get the opportunity to look over our amazing city as we descend down the hill. I spend each morning praying over the city asking for God to prepare the way for our launch team meetings this August, and our Lone Tree campus this winter. This time of prayer for our city has become a crucial part of each day in helping me to gain perspective on the expansive mission we have before us.
Over the past few years of doing church, it’s become easy to get caught up in the daily grind of church as “work”. Going about my busy schedule each day I can sometimes forget just how much our work is impacting people’s eternities. In recent days, it’s been easy to get caught up in the logistics of raising support, finding buildings, paying bills, and having meetings.
Today, I was with my wife at ADIO Chiropractic for her adjustment. I got to talking with Dr. Mike (our rockstar chiropractor) about the future of our church and God’s calling for us to remember the central motivator for everything we do: which is to reach the lost with the radical message of God’s GRACE! He poured into me some much needed encouragement reminding me how important it is to speak life over our work. Now I know this can sound a little hokey and TV evangelistic, but it really is SO important! When we speak God’s promises over our lives, cities, churches, and ministries we remind ourselves that we have an unstoppable force on our side. Our ministry is making HUGE impact on people’s forevers and it all starts with the way we talk, think, and pray about it in our preparation. As we continue to seek partners in our support, I’m asking anyone who might be reading this to commit daily to speaking life over our future at Denver Chapel. Would you commit to praying for us daily that we would be as effective as possible at reaching the lost across Denver?
If we have a strong team behind and our mission before us. . . I’m convinced we will see God do miraculous things in the lives of the people we impact this year!
I’ll leave you with this a message from someone who was at our Saturday night service this week. These messages are like rocket fuel for my wife and I. We’ll share these things with you so that you can know just what God is doing through your support of our ministry! THANK YOU for partnering with us in changing lives across our city!
I visited your church this past Saturday evening for the first time, and God really spoke to me through the pastor…I didn’t get his name, but it was as if God was speaking to me through him. I’ve never felt like I belonged or fit in any “church,” until now.