Executive Director: Maureen Shannon
At risk kids do not only live in urban Denver or Aurora. Some live right next to us in suburban Littleton.
In the northeast part of Littleton, families are struggling to make it. Parents work two or three jobs and have little time or energy to give their children the opportunities most of us take for granted.
For these elementary, middle, and high school kids, keeping up in school is difficult and many eventually drop out. Discouraged and seeking acceptance, many fall into teen parenthood, gang activity and minimum-wage jobs, all elements of generational poverty. A lack of spiritual orientation keeps the children trapped and hopeless.
North Littleton Promise is providing a ray of hope for the kids in the Promise Park neighborhood. We work with the local community to offer various programs to help build character, academic potential and life-skill development.
Contact North Littleton Promise ("NLP") to get involved!
Ministry Partner: Sarah H.
Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) helps Christians around the world understand Islam and foster positive relationships with Muslims. Islam is considered by some to be the greatest challenge for Christians today. Sadly, Christians rarely reach out to Muslims – leaving 85% of Muslims without knowing a single follower of Christ who can share the hope of the gospel with them. Some feel Muslims are difficult to reach with the gospel, and others simply don't know how to share with their Muslim neighbors. Yet Muslims revere Jesus, and more Muslims have become his followers in the last 30 years than in the previous 1250 years!
EWI can help break down these barriers, empowering Christians to build friendships with Muslims, show compassion for their needs, and respectfully express faith in Christ. Anyone who wants to gain a broad Christian perspective on today's world should consider EWI! Here’s what some participants said about the course:
"EWI brought me from fear to respect to compassion. Reaching Muslims is not about us but about how big God is." - Shannon
"This course opened my eyes to an entirely different view of what it means to minister to anyone, not just Muslims. I have a new starting point for what I am being called to and where to begin. My belief that Jesus is the Christ and that God love us all equally was reinforced even more while contemplating Christianity from the Muslim point of view." - Tony
"I am challenged to view all of life as an integrated whole.... At the end of the day, it is vastly more important that I am abiding in Christ, filled with His Spirit and strength, loving Him, and allowing Him to love through me than any other specific technique, strategy, or knowledge I could have. I can’t convert anyone. I can’t build authentic, loving relationships with Muslims apart from God’s love in me." - Kim
Muslims in Southeast Asia
On the Indian Ocean in SE Asia lies a poor province that is home to more than two million unreached Muslims in seven different people groups. Perhaps one of these groups has a significant church planting effort at work among them but the others remain isolated from the church and almost untouched by the gospel. Our project in this region is seeking to build a business that would allow foreign and national workers with a heart to reach out to the Muslims there access to coastal villages. They would offer opportunities for economic development, business and character training, and learning to operate using sustainable practices as they seek long-term business relationships with villagers, and in the process have opportunities to share life and faith with local people.
Our partners building this project have experience working in this particular context and are looking to build a team of several families to work on this project and work toward a church-planting movement begin among several of the local people groups. They already have a a number of national partners who share their vision and commitment to the region and have built a foundation for an agri-business producing a native product for export to Asian markets. They are also founding members of LCC and partners with both EPC World Outreach and Pioneers .
Ministry Partners: Dusty and Kim Hill
Today about 180 million people do not have any Scripture in their language. Wycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships.
Dusty and Kim Hill are working with Wycliffe Bible Translators and are living in Uganda to bring God's word to the people of Uganda.
Contact the Hill family to learn more or to help support them directly.
Denver Institute for Faith & Work is an educational nonprofit based in Denver, Colorado, offering theological education on issues of work, calling and culture. Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding of work and professions in light of the Christian faith, and to use that knowledge to better serve organizations, communities and professions.
Learn more about their programs, vocation groups and events here.
The Life Center was created by Mission Hills Church and is now a primary partner of the Church with a vision to see transformed communities period.
They are always looking for people who are excited to serve with their gifts and talents. Learn more about how you can invest your time and talents at the Life Center, and about the services that are provided here.
Be part of something bigger than yourself.