We understand that we haven’t cornered the market on changing the world. In fact, we believe that God is raising up people all over the world to be his change agents. Check out the five partner ministries that we are passionate about coming alongside to help them with their mission to change the world.
- Blood:Water Mission
Blood:Water Mission is a grassroots organization that empowers communities to work together against the HIV/AIDS and water crisis in Africa. During this year’s Lenten season, we’ll be participating in their 40 Days of Water initiative and learning more about how we can partner to provide our African brothers and sister an essential element to life: clean water.
To find out more about this ministry, visit www.bloodwatermission.com.
- North Littleton Promise
Many children in northeast Littleton are trapped in generational poverty. North Littleton Promise (NLP) works with these at-risk kids to break this cycle by offering various programs to help build their character, raise their academic potential, and develop life skills. At risk kids do not only live in urban Denver or Aurora. Some live right next to us in suburban Littleton. In the northeast part of Littleton, families are struggling to make it. Parents work two or three jobs and have little time or energy to give their children the opportunities most of us take for granted. For these elementary, middle, and high school kids, keeping up in school is difficult and many eventually drop out. Discouraged and seeking acceptance, many fall into teen parenthood, gang activity and minimum-wage jobs, all elements of generational poverty. A lack of spiritual orientation keeps the children trapped and hopeless. North Littleton Promise is providing a ray of hope for the kids in the Promise Park neighborhood. We work with the local community to offer various programs to help build character, academic potential and life-skill development. To find out more about this ministry please visit www.northlittletonpromise.org.
- Homeless Ministry
Our youth group initiated this ministry last year with their trip to San Diego to serve the homeless people in that urban center. This year, we plan to expand this ministry to our local community.
- India Initiative
For the past several years our church has developed a relationship with a community of Dalits in Dharmapuri, India. At the bottom of the Hindu caste system, Dalits are considered sub-human, and unworthy of the most basic rights. Known as “untouchables,” they live at risk of discrimination, violence, and enslavement through human trafficking every day. Dharmapuri is located in a region that has one of the highest per capita AIDS infection rates in the world. However, Dalits infected with AIDS have no access to life-extending medical care. Our church has partnered with OM India to construct both an AIDS hospital and church building to serve the Dalits. We’ve also joined with an international humanitarian and development organization to provide English-based education and sustainable jobs.
- Prison Ministry
Every year more than 10,500 young people are incarcerated in Colorado. 50–60% of those will end up back in juvenile justice or prison within 3 years of their release. There is agreement among those who labor in this field that the only way for an incarcerated youth to truly turn from their life of crime is through the power and grace of God. Our church helps provide for this crucial need by conducting monthly worship services and building consistent relationships within the juvenile justice system.