The Church in Denver, Colorado warmly welcomes you to come and meet with us. We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior. He is the most excellent and wonderful Person. We love Him and endeavor to give Him the first place in all things.
Here are some things you might want to know about our services.
What’s your Sunday service like?
It’s a Christ-centered spiritual feast.
From 10 to 11 a.m. on Sundays—or, as we like to call it, the Lord’s day (Rev. 1:10)—we meet to break bread in remembrance of the Lord Jesus, just as He instructed us (Matt. 26:26–30).
Following 1 Corinthians 10:21, we call this meeting the Lord’s table.
The meeting, like a family gathering, is informal and unscripted, full of congregational hymn-singing and spontaneous prayer and praise. Any and all are encouraged to participate, opening their mouths to worship God in spirit and truthfulness (John 4:23–24).
Who’s your pastor?
The short answer is—we don’t have one.
There are no official positions in our congregation. The church is a family, the household of God (Eph. 2:19). As in any family, among us there are both babes in Christ and more mature ones.
A group of more mature brothers—we (and the New Testament) refer to them as elders—take the lead to oversee the affairs of the church and “shepherd the flock of God” among us (1 Pet. 5:2).
Who gives the sermon?
The short answer is—we all do!
On the Lord’s Day from 11 a.m. to noon, we each have the opportunity to speak for 1–3 minutes, sharing what we’ve gleaned from our time with the Lord and in the word of God during the week, on a selected Bible topic or chapter that all the members have been studying.
This ministry meeting, which we call the prophesying meeting, is our endeavor to practice the kind of gathering that the apostle Paul describes in detail in 1 Corinthians 14.
The word prophesy in this chapter is not mainly used in the sense of predicting the future, but in the sense of speaking for the Lord—speaking to others what the Lord has spoken to us:
- “Desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” (v. 1)
- “He who prophesies builds up the church.” (v. 4)
- “Whenever you come together, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation….” (v. 26)
- “You can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged.” (v. 31)
Of course, there are times when a brother will share a longer message, but our default is “each one has.”
We need you!
According to 1 Corinthians 12, we all are members of the Body of Christ. Like the members of a physical body—a foot, a hand, an ear, an eye—each one of us has a specific function in the Body of Christ. No one can replace any one of us—we all are needed!
Hence, we encourage you to come join us to develop your God-given priesthood.
Although it may be a novel concept to many people that all believers can and should serve God as priests, it’s a concept that was clearly recorded in the New Testament centuries ago.
Revelation 1:5–6 says, “Jesus Christ … Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.”
A priest serves God by contacting Him and ministering Him to others. Originally, God wanted His people, the Israelites, to be a kingdom of priests (Exo. 19:6), but because they sinned by making an idol (Exo. 32:4), the priesthood was given to a special class of people.
In our meetings, translation is provided for Spanish, Burmese, Chinese and Russian.
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|Prayer:||Wednesday, 7 p.m.|
|Worship:||Sunday, 10 a.m.|
|Ministry:||Sunday, 11 a.m.|
|Bible Studies:||In various homes throughout the week|
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