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 keep coming in about Denver.   The percentage of "unchurched" residents is in the 90's, says one.  Denver is one of the top 15 "post-Christian cities" (whatever that means) 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 the place to plant churches.  Some make it past a couple years; 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 trustedguides 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 us a home from which to explore our creative calling as an extension of the Church for the sake of the Kingdom.   

The studies keep coming in about Denver.   The percentage of "unchurched" residents is in the 90's, says one.  Denver is one of the top 15 "post-Christian cities" (whatever that means) 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 the place to plant churches.  Some make it past a couple years; 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 trustedguides 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 us a home from which to 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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JULY

Highlands Church 
www.highlandschurchdenver.org  

Faith in Paradox: Uncertainty & Faith

Saint: Thomas Merton

Practices: Meditating on Scripture, Gratitude, Balance (community and solitude), Sabbath Keeping
Highlands Church was barely a toddler (they didn't even have a website!) when we did this project, but you'd never know it by their contribution. It reveals the maturity of a community that has logged decades together. 

As their paradox suggests, they invite us to ask aloud our questions of faith while never releasing a great confidence in God.  They offer my favorite "morning prayer" which ends with Help me just stick on your heels as you walk through the world today.  And, of all our ADBP participants, no one does a better job of providing the "how-to" of suggested spiritual practices.  If you love language and extraordinary quotes this will be an especially nourishing month for you.

Download the July installment of ADBP here!