Risen Savior’s Continuing Mission for outreach is taken from the words of Acts and Isaiah
[Jesus] He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:7-8 ESV
“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10
Supporting individuals in the Broomfield, Denver area who are living in poverty or struggling with basic needs through organizations such as Salvation Army, Broomfield FISH, Habitat for Humanity and Young Life
Fish is the Broomfield food bank that provides assistance to those in need in our community. Risen Savior receives food donations regularly at the church, and volunteers assist at the location by sorting donations and meeting with clients.
Risen Savior has a team that works with the Flatirons Habitat for Humanity chapter to schedule volunteer construction build events for our congregation. These builds allow us to help individuals with lower income build a house for their eventual use with their own participation.
The Salvation Army exists to teach children, to fight poverty, and to share God’s love. Risen Savior partners with the Broomfield Salvation Army to help low-income families throughout the year with their special needs and to care for children through after school care and summer programs. Red Kettle Bell Ringers volunteer at area grocery and retail stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas to receive donations for those in need. In preparation for Christmas, Angel Trees are placed in local businesses to allow families to make specific requests. Our volunteers help at the Birch Street location to greet the parent or guardian to get specific information to fulfill the needs of the children. Before Christmas we greet the parents to deliver the gifts for their family. All donations and collections throughout the year supply the needs of our Broomfield Salvation Army location at 1080 Birch Street.
Young Life’s mission is to introduce unchurched high schoolers (Young Life), middle schoolers (WyldLife), special needs kids (Capernaum), and teenage moms (YoungLives) to Christ. Risen Savior is seeking volunteers in our local communities to connect and develop relationships with unchurched students so they know the “Good News” of the Gospel.
Supporting individuals in the Denver Metro area who are living in poverty or struggling with basic needs through organizations such as A Precious Child, Denver Rescue Mission, Mile High Ministry, Sweet Dream in a Bag, Thanksgiving Meals through FISH
A Precious Child is a “Broomfield-based nonprofit organization that aims to help displaced and disadvantaged children throughout the Denver Metro area.”
The congregation provides 100 Christmas gifts for the children involved in this program.
Denver Rescue Mission’s Lawrence Street Shelter is the Mission’s most well-known and most recognizable location. It provides emergency care to the poor and homeless and is an entry point for many of our New Life Program participants. The congregation can help monthly by feeding the homeless at the Lawrence Street Shelter. Volunteers are adults and children over 14, accompanied by an adult.
Mile High Ministries (“MHM”)
is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on poor and disenfranchised families in the downtown Denver area. MHM provides affordable housing and counseling to help families break the chains of poverty and become self-supporting, productive members of the Denver community.
Sweet dream in a bag is a public charity that gifts children, living in poverty, with a new bedding package. One packing event is help each year. Each packing event is folding a twin comforter, sheet set, fleece blanket, adding a soft pillow, small stuffed animal, toothbrush and toothpaste, and a personalized fun and positive booklet into a clear, zippered vinyl bag. The children usually reside in a temporary home or attend a head start school as their family is attempting to rebuild their lives. Sweet Dream’s passion is to offer the entire family acceptance, love, encouragement and hope. The congregation can support the program by contributing financially for the items to be included in the bag or participating in the event.
Items for Thanksgiving Meals are gathered in November to be distributed to families through Broomfield FISH, who are financially unable to purchase ingredients for Thanksgiving. The congregation collects items gets them to the distribution Center at Broomfield FISH.