Mission and Vision
Our mission: to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our vision: new lives, new Denver, new world. We want to be a community of faith seeking God’s renewal and transformation in our personal lives, in our city, and in our world at large. We believe God is in the process of making all things new (Rev. 21:5) and we join him in that vision for our world.
Regarding our beliefs, New Denver Church is a nondenominational community of faith that exists in the long tradition of Christian churches that have looked to the Bible as their authority for almost 2000 years. As a result, we affirm the central tenets of historic Christianity as expressed in one of the earliest and most universally accepted statements of faith:
The Apostles’ Creed (circa AD 220):
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
(* Note: “catholic” here refers to the worldwide or universal church)
The Apostles’ Creed provides a helpful summary of our core beliefs. However, we also think that what we do, how we live, and the kind of community we become illustrate our beliefs better than any list of statements on a website. So, we invite you to simply join our community and discover who we are from the inside: a group of people seeking to follow Jesus, love God, and love others.
Our five core values best summarize how we believe God transforms us as individuals and as a community of faith:
The Bible is not just a book of do’s and don’ts. It is a grand narrative of God’s creative and redemptive work in history. And it summons us to find ourselves in God’s story and live out the purposes for which he made us.
• Are we orienting our lives around the purposes of God as revealed in Scripture?
God’s mission for renewing and restoring our world takes place when we share his love with others. Specifically, we are called to share the love of Jesus in word and deed with those in our spheres of influence, with the poor and marginalized in our city, and with those around the world who have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ.
• Are we reaching out in mission to love the lost, the least, and the last?
We were made to experience community with others. Only through intentional relationships characterized by encouragement, authenticity, and sacrifice will we fully experience transformation in our lives.
• Are we cultivating authentic community with others?
The practices, rhythms, and habits of our lives shape what we love, worship, and value. In each season of our lives, God uses intentional practices to form us into the kinds of people who follow Jesus and live out his kingdom purposes.
• Are we pursuing practices that form us into a community of Jesus-followers?
God is at work in every place, relationship, and circumstance we find ourselves in. But busyness and distractions often fill our lives. We partner best with God when we are fully present to the people and opportunities around us and the voice of the Spirit leading us.
• Are we present to the Spirit’s work in our lives?