The road was my home and the sky my companion last week. The first half was meeting and planning with student ministry leaders and church planters for my favorite organization to work with, PowerPlant. We took “vision tours” to see various parts of Fort Collins and Loveland, north of Denver, where we’d be holding ministry sites for students to connect people in the community with the local church plants in central Colorado.
They may just look like parks and city streets, but these places will be the setting in which a lot of people are served and loved. They will be where meaningful conversations about Jesus happen. The Denver area is a mission field, and this PowerPlant project will equip and send students and leaders to these places as missionaries.
The Pursuit Church is networking an a less-church area of Loveland, and will use sports fields to host sports camps to offer families a free service and community connections. Fort Collins Community Church uses a bicycle delivery system to bring roasted coffee beans to subscribers around the city, and will host an arts camp in a downtown park. InsideOut Church seeks relationship building with students around Colorado State University in FoCo, and will connect with local businesses and young adults at work in the area. Elevation Church loves families, and will use sports and activities camps to serve families in the neighborhoods of Loveland. Read more about these church plants here.
A couple church leaders and I also went to a Colorado Rockies game at Coors Field after our meetings concluded. Beautiful stadium, great game (later innings tensions rose), and the Rockies won 5-3! It was also the game in which Colorado’s Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a game in the MLB, at age 49. Kinda cool that I was present as a historic record was set.