We believe God has called us to be a multiplying church that trains up and sends out leaders to share the Gospel. Chris and Alex Asmus are now serving in St. Paul, MN. Here are some updates from Chris and Alex about Vertical Church St. Paul.
Fervent Church - Falcon/East Colorado Springs
Vertical Church St. Paul
We have some HUGE news! This week, we become the official sending church of our first non-English speaking church plant! The North American Mission Board put us in touch with Pastor Jacob Christy, and after the elders met with him, we are convinced God wants us to support this great gospel work in every way we can.
Pastor Christy and his family (who you will meet soon) moved here from India to plant churches among the over 100,000 Indian people now living in the Twin Cities.
He has already planted one church in Minnetonka and, God willing, will be starting a second church in Maple Grove on June 30th!
Stay tuned as we communicate creative and helpful ways we can help see thousands of Indians in the twin Cities become saved and satisfied in Jesus.
Would you pray for Pastor Christy and his family right now? They just had their 3rdchild a couple of weeks ago, and Jacob is working night shifts to make ends meet. Pray that God provides enough financial support for Jacob to be able to pastor fulltime.
"And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus." - Phil. 4:19
Don't Be Late: The people of God, in the Spirit of God, gathering to worship the Son of God is the best 75 minutes of the week (and it’s not even close!). We get it, life is messy and Jesus loves late people, but let’s all seek to be on time so we can savor every minute of worshiping Jesus together.
Giving: So far this month, you have generously given $11,385 towards our monthly goal of $18,000. Don’t you want to become more like Jesus this month than last? While that will mean many different things practically; one thing that means is seeking to be increasingly generous. Today, would you prayerfully consider worshiping the Lord through increasingly generous, gospel-motivated, Christ-exalting giving?
Fervent Prayer for Upcoming events:
We are a church that believes in FERVENT PRAYER and so we ask that you would pray fervently for us and our up and coming events.
~ Pray for God's vision
~ People to commit to the core and launch team
~ God to be glorified
~ Provision and resources
~ Spiritual protection
~ And people to meet Jesus!
According to Jeremiah, God's Word...
...is powerful to burn away sin and crush hard hearts, “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?" But if we shy away from the word of God and preach a watered down Gospel or shirk the truth then people are ripped off from hearing the Creator God of the universe speak to them and change their lives. Especially in these times where people are not enduring sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, are heaping up for themselves teachers that are straying from the truth and power of God's word. Paul warns us not to preach the world's wisdom or our own precepts in Col. 2:8. Look how he cautions us, "Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ."
Friends, I believe sugar coated preaching is bad and dangerous for your soul. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then redeems, helps, restores and heals than falsehood that coddles and kills. It is God's Word that works mightily in our lives. After all, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man or woman of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
Also, Hebrews tells us that, "the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." If we do not preach the Word of God with power and boldness then truly we are doing a disservice to the people of God. We inhibit their growth and spiritual maturity and keep them from experiencing all the risen Christ has and wants for them. That is why Fervent Church will be committed to the Bold preaching of the Gospel and the whole counsel of God's Word. We believe God's power is unleashed as we proclaim His will, story, mercy, love, and goodness that we learn through His transformation Word! Such a wonderful message cannot and should not be delivered with fear, doubt, timidity, or hesitation. The preacher that preaches apologetically should not preach at all and is doing a disservice to God and God's people. He must speak the truth in love to those that God has brought to hear it! We, as a church, will be committed to the Bold Preaching of God's Word!
For the Fame of Jesus and the Glory of God, Garrett Graupner
Click Here to Watch Garrett's Message "The King Priest" from May 5th at Woodland Park Community Church. We hope you are blessed and grow from the Bold proclamation of God's Word!
Thank you for your continued belief and support in and of Fervent Church and its vision to reach Colorado Springs with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to give financially, please make your check out to BRAVE Global and put Colorado Springs in the memo line.
The address is: BRAVE Church, 3651 S. Colorado Blvd., Englewood, CO 80113.