Meet Our Faith Entrepreneurs


 
Dave Meserve

Millie Cline

Judy Bruce

Katy Owens



Ben Mercer

Aram & Ellen Haroutunian

Bobbie Jo Morrell

 

Are You a Faith Entrepreneur?

Are you a creative? An organizer? A people-lover? If you're interested in what Urban Skye is doing, let's talk!

Welcome to Urban Skye
a Home for Faith Entrepreneurs
   

Wednesday
Jul292015

The studies about Denver keep coming in. The percentage of "unchurched" residents is in the 90s, says one. Denver is one of the top 15 "post-Christian cities" says another. The response of the greater Christian community to these frightening statistics is predictable: "We need to plant more churches!" And so they come. They come from all over to plant churches. Some make it; many do not.  

For more than a decade Urban Skye has been addressing the "frightening statistics" in a different way. While the church-planting instinct will continue (and thank God it does), we seek to expand the Church's vision of how to grow the Kingdom of God in a city like Denver. Our response is to plant pastors, not just churches!

The reality is, most of our "spiritual, but not religious" friends and neighbors will not look to the church for guidance, at least not initially.  That does not mean they lack all faith; they just need trusted guides for their journey.   It is a new generation of these trusted guides that Urban Skye was created to serve.  

We are "faith entrepreneurs": non-traditional pastors, missionaries, disciplers, advocates and counselors. Urban Skye provides a home from which we can explore our creative calling as an extension of the Church for the sake of the Kingdom.   

Tuesday
Mar042014

Follow A Denver Book of Prayer month by month!

ADPB was the wildest project Urban Skye has ever initiated. In 2009, we decided that Denver should have its own common prayer book.  So, we "united the tribes" and invited twelve faith communities (ten churches and two missions) to collaborate on an original book of prayer, Denver style.  Together we discovered our theme, FAITH IN PARADOX, and then each community came up with their own word-pair around the theme.


Each month you'll meet a new Denver guide to offer you The Daily Office (morning, midday and evening prayers), Daily Readings and Weekly Spiritual Practices.

 

As this may never be repeated, enjoy this one-of-a-kind celebration of unity and diversity. May it help form your spirit, delight your soul, and remind you that you are not alone on the journey of faith.  

 

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AUGUST

Celebration Community Church

www.thepartychurch.com

Faith in Paradox: Wreckage and Refuse

Saint: Mother Teresa

Practices: Centering Prayer, Stillness, Hospitality, Retreat


Our August contribution comes from our friends at Celebration Community Church, an interesting amalgamation of EPC and DOC church located in southeast Denver.  It may be the friendliest church I've ever visited, making you feel welcome in so many ways.  They also have some talented writers as you will see combining reflections on quotes and scripture and adding meaningful prayers and poetry.

Download the August installment of ADBP here!