The leadership of the Denver Church of Christ is pleased to announce exciting plans to celebrate and explore our diversity in honor of Black History Month the evening of Saturday February 18th and Sunday morning February 19th. We’re thrilled to have Scott and Thereasa Kirkpatrick of Columbia, South Carolina back again this year to lead our hearts toward a greater understanding of Jesus’ teaching on this timeless topic. This past year has seen some of the greatest tension among the many races, cultures and religions in our nation’s history. As Christians, all of us want to be “ready to give an answer” as to how to treat others unlike ourselves both in and outside the church. Scott heads up an initiative for the International churches of Christ to promote unity among the diverse membership in our U.S. churches.
In March 2016, the Elders and staff of the DCC (feeling moved by expressions of concern and need from our black brothers and sisters) decided to act in response to not only those voices, but in concern for all of our diverse members. After much prayer and dialogue, leadership asked the following respected members to serve on the DIVERSITY EXPLORATION TEAM: Tony & Terrye Chukes, Carlos & Dimitri Clarke, Alex & Gwen Haley, Lisa Mason, Mykl Gormley, Kalah Haley, Wade Cook, Michael Lovett, and Chris Jacobs.
We are all grateful to God for giving us John and Barri Lusk as our senior evangelist and women’s ministry leader. Since their return to Denver in 2009 (?), our church has seen continuous growth and many miracles. We are blessed with one of the most dynamic campus ministries in the US, a healthy and fruitful youth and family ministry, generous missions and HOPE worldwide support, vibrant sister churches in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, the baptisms of many new brothers and sisters in Christ, and much, much more.
We are collecting photos now for our Christmas slideshow. You may submit up to 3 photos but due to space, they may not all be included. Please upload your pictures here. You may upload your photos to social media using the hashtag #OurDenverChurch or email them to Hans Rasmussen. Please include your name when you send your photo(s).
I don't know about you, but I hated book reports as a kid. If I'm honest, I still do. But I've decided I need to read more and get more out of what I am reading. So I'm doing some book reports, and I'm going to blog about it. The accountability will help me. So I'm going to dig into Soul Keeping by John Ortberg.