Meet Our Faith Entrepreneurs



Dave Meserve

Millie Cline

 Judy Bruce

Cari Jenkins

Asa Crow

Katy Owens

Ben Mercer
Matt & Tonia Hulst

Joshua & Tanisha Dembicki

 

Welcome to Urban Skye
a Home for Faith Entrepreneurs
   

Friday
Oct162015

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.   

If you would like to financially support Urban Skye or one of our faith entrepreneurs, you can DONATE HERE.

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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FEBRUARY
Urban Skye
www.urbanskye.org
Faith in Paradox: Ordinary & Wondrous
Saint: Van Gogh
Practices: Work, Rest, Play, Disruption

Originally, Urban Skye was not going to be a writing contributor being content to oversee the large project. However, as the publishing gods would have it, one church needed to back out and we gladly stepped in.  It was a group effort for sure.  Unashamedly biased, you will enjoy using our Daily Office prayers - I love the last lines of the Morning Prayer. They are imaginative and grounding all at once.  We divide our 28 day month cleanly into four weeks around our practices.  Each week you'll read about a particular Van Gogh painting and meet a representative saint (you've likely not heard of Scotsman Henry Drummond but you need to know him, see Feb. 19).  Both Jeremiah and Jesus weigh in on our four themes.  Jeremiah on "play" was a challenge but I think it works.  And, if you do nothing else, read our leap day contribution in which the ancient Celts help us discover the wondrous in the ordinary.  


Download the February installment of ADBP here!