Monthly Archives: July 2011

Did you know…we are TOGETHER in worship, prayer & service


Sixth Annual Buffalo Bill Days Worship Service!
Parfet Park 10th & Washington St. In Golden 9AM

Did you know…that the Together Church of Golden (bible believing churches from several different denominations) have been worshipping on main-stage annually every Sunday morning of Buffalo Bill Days for six years? Churches cancel their normal services and bring to the park. The biggest feedback I hear every year is, “isn’t that the way it is suppose to be, churches working together instead of fighting over their differences”! I say YES that is the truth and the way God intended it to be! Come join us this year as we worship in the park! This Sunday Morning.


Did you know…that Golden’s pastors pray together every Tuesday morning for their city? It is such a blessing to hear these men and women seek God on behalf of their city government, businesses, schools, churches and many other things! Prayer is truly the engine that drives the church forward into God’s mission verses man’s agenda!


Did you know…that Saturday September 10th, the churches of Golden will be serving together in the rehabilitation of one square block of homes in the Golden area? The offering received at Buffalo Bill Days will go 100% toward this project! We will have work for all skill levels, from light landscaping, feeding the workers and residents, all the way to skilled construction efforts! Come join us by signing up via email at !

Short thoughts…

When is the last time you looked at the Building Blocks Site?

What do you think about the NASCAR Prayer? Praying for my smoking hot wife

Check out the new features on “Exchange”

Have a great weekend!

Simplicity, community and transformation, what do they have in common?


Simplicity- state, quality, or an instance of being easy to understand; a freedom from complexity, intricacy, or division into parts.

Community- group of people having a common interests or living in one locality. Two part word “common/unity”. Common is belonging to or shared by all, widespread. Unity is a state of being united; oneness, agreement.

Transformation- act, process, or result of changing thoroughly or mapping mathematically, or transforming; state of being transformed; process or rule of converting deep structures into surface recognizable structures.

As I sat at our cabin in the mountains this past weekend reflecting on the “simple” life and the power of simplicity, I was wrestling with why is it so good to live simple and not overtask ourselves with the complexity of a busy burned out lifestyle? The Scriptures talk about this topic quite often, in the Book of Psalms chapter 37 we see the psalmist compelling the reader to not fret over those running and scheming, but to trust, do good, dwell in the land, feed on our Creator’s faithfulness and as we wait or intertwine our lives with His, He will give us the desires of our heart!

Those desires run deep within the soul of each person, and there are some things I have found in the heart of most individuals that seems to be very consistent. I hear people say all the time, I can’t wait to get away and just relax, I love the small town feel of our community, it would be great to go back about 100 years and live in that pace and so on. People long for a simple life where they can know others and be known! The old Cheers theme song, “I want to go where everybody knows my name and people are the same…”, this is the desire of our hearts!

This desire seems to be wrapped up in the definition of “community” we are looking for a common interest or desire to live into and unify around. I love the idea of being in a community and sharing a common unity that really makes a difference. It is such joy to be in the midst of a journey with a group of churches who genuinely love one another and want to work for the well being of the Golden community! It is good to see how these leaders care for the other leaders within the churches, government and businesses. It has been such a privilege to serve together and join with others throughout the Golden community to see transformational results and systemic change.

We have been involved in a process of moving our community toward a place where the deep structural values become simple surface values that is recognizable by all members of the city. This is transformation, and it takes time, it is a process, and it must be strategically thought through. How do we measure community transformation? It is measured in values, changed lives, peace and hearts coming alive as we experience together the beauty of simplicity and the living into what seems to be a God kind of call and life! This is why we involve ourselves in things like:

Being a good neighbor Building Blocks, rediscovering the art of neighboring

Caring for the poor and needy with food and resources Golden Cares 3c

Providing Chaplains for law-enforcement, fire fighters, and businesses. (new website coming to highlight these opportunities)

Praying for our community Golden Int. House of Prayer

Worshiping together in the park at Buffalo Bill Days July 31st 9:00am Parfet Park main stage

There’s some thoughts to chew on? Love to hear your thoughts back!