The aspen grove, a community of free standing trees with an interdependent root system, symbolizes our vision of organic, multiplying Christian Fellowships, all rooted in Jesus as the center of our life and mission, tying together small groups and congregations throughout Colorado. We value our ancient traditions and historic faith while reaching to love and serve those who are lost or hurting.
D– Divine Living: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind [and strength].” (Matt. 22:37). Jesus is the Lord of my life. I am filled with the Holy Spirit. Reflected in developing a personal life of prayer, worship and walking with the Lord.
N – Nurturing Relationships: “Love your neighbor as yourself,” and “…love one another as I have loved you.” (Matt. 22:38; John 15:12). I will be open with and accountable to others in leadership. Expresses itself by living in authentic Christian community through small groups and friendships.
A – Apostolic Mission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matt. 28:19-20). I am committed to being a missionary. Expresses itself by involvement in “middle space” events, engaging in spiritual conversations with others, and participating in outreach and evangelistic ministries.
We follow this vision to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments of God –
Jesus said: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I command you;” (Matthew 28:19-20).
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-38)
Other scriptures that form us are:
Jesus said: “Wherever two or three are gathered in My name there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20)
“They devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers………..Day by day they spent much time together in the Temple, and they broke bread from house to house……” (Acts 2:42,46)
The highest priority flowing out of this commission and these commandments is to love people so much, praying for them and with them and caring for them that they meet Jesus and grow to love Him.