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
Vertical Church St. Paul
Last weekend, over 30 women gathered together for our first ever women's ministry event! Testimonies of God's grace were shared, the gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed, sweet fellowship was had, and, Lord willing, ladies went home just a little more in love with Jesus as a result. Let's thank the Lord for continuing to weave this wonderful reality into the women at Vertical Church: "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."- Romans 8:1
While meeting at CSU has been such a sweet gift from the Lord, we want to begin asking God for a more long-term church home. Would you take a minute today to pray that the Lord would lead us to a space that we could call our own?
"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act." - Psalm 37:5
Location: We will be in the Buetow Auditorium for one more week!
Serving: The church gathering is less like a movie theater and more like a gym. It's not a place you go to be entertained; it's a place you go to exercise your spiritual gifts. God desires you to serve at Vertical Church
(1 Peter 4:10-11), so would you please take 5 minutes and confirm/decline all PCO invites for the month of June right now? Doing so helps staff tremendously plan and prepare for each weekend service.
Giving: Our giving goal this month is $18,000 and we have currently received $12,521.
It's typical for attendance (and giving) to drop during the summer months. Vertical Church, let's be different. Let's not run on the fumes of last month's generosity; let's be a people always receiving increasing grace to be increasingly generous. Today, would you prayerfully consider worshiping the Lord through generous, gospel-motivated 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. Please pray for our Vision meeting on June 23rd, from 5-7pm at Discovery Church in Colorado Springs! (See flyer below for address.)
~ 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.