Behind the Scenes - July 2018

Behind the Scenes: Staff Summer Reads

This month for Behind the Scenes we thought we would change things up and give you a peek into the summer reading picks for our staff.

All of the staff were asked: “What are you reading? And Why?” Here are their answers:


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Duane

In the Bible: Chronological Study Bible (NIV)

Why?  I’ve been reading the Moravian Text for quite a few years and decided to change it up this year.  I wanted to read a chronological Bible just because I love reading scripture when it is organized according to an historical time line.  This Bible also has some wonderful study notes that are rich in secular history and places the events of the Bible in the broader context of world history. 

History: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. by Ron Chernow; Grant by Ron Chernow and Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas.

Why? I love reading history and in particular biographies.  You learn a lot about people and the times in which they lived and led.  Not to mention the fun of seeing history repeat itself, over and over and over! Nothing new under the sun!

Fiction: The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson.

Why? What’s not to like about gods, monsters and ships on the sea?

Ministry/Leadership Reading: The Sermon on the Mount by John Stott;  The Sermon on the Mount by Sinclair Ferguson; Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt; Jesus and the Eyewitnesses; The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony by Richard Bauckham; The Lost World of the Flood by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton.

Why?  I have to keep reading.  If I don’t everything gets old, stale and I get out of touch. Reading fills me with new information and new ideas that God uses to shape me and help me become who I need to be as a pastor and a leader.


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Tim

In the Bible: 1st Corinthians

Why?  I wanted a refreshing look at God’s grace and the teaching of the apostle Paul given to another church of people who aren’t perfect.

Science Fiction: Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection by Brandon Sanderson

Why? Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Non Fiction : At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Why? I love learning interesting facts and the history behind everyday objects and assumptions.  

Ministry/Leadership Reading: The list here gets pretty long, so I will just share some of what I am reading.

Why? The why behind these is all the same, I want to continue to improve as a leader and stay fresh in my field of work.

Multi-site Road Trip by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird

Multi-site Church Revolution by Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon and Warren Bird

Multisite Church Pitfalls: 7 Dangers You Cannot Afford to Ignore by David D'Angelo

Gaining By Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send by J.D. Greear

Hero Maker: Five Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders by Ferguson Bird

MultiChurch: Exploring the Future of Multisite by Brad House

How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity by Matthew Aaron Perman

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg


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Joseph

In the Bible: 1st Corinthians – 2nd Corinthians; a series of John Piper Devotionals through Bible Reading Plan; Philippians in my men’s small group

Why?  I love the local church, warts and all. Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church show us the ugliness of the church, the beauty of the church, and how fierce God’s love for the church is.  I want to learn to love DCC and the global church the way Jesus does. Additionally, I chose to lead a small group through Philippians this summer because I want to grow in both resiliency and gratitude. I think these are two attributes that will shape the father, husband, pastor, and man that I am for years to come.

For Fun:

Soldiers and Ghosts - JE Lendon

Why? History – particularly pre-industrial revolution history – has always been a favored subject of mine. This is a fascinating read because of Lendon’s insights into the socio-cultural norms that developed through warfare in the Greco-Roman world.   

The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Why? Brother’s K is one of the most insightful, challenging, and heart-wrenching novels of my youth. It’s an old friend that I’ve been meaning to revisit for a long time.

Ministry/Personal Development:

Why? We have 6 staff values. One is Make it Better (always be improving) and another is Stay Fit (invest into your personal life to be a better leader). My summer work-reading is geared around those two values:

Deep Work - Cal Newport

Planting Missional Churches – Ed Stetzer

Activate: Small Group Ministry Insights – Nelson Searcy

Crazy Busy - Kevin DeYoung


Josh

In the Bible:  Psalms

Why? I want to spend more time in worship in an authentic way, and for me reading through Psalms is a perfect way to engage in this.

For Fun:

That’s Not My Bunny… - F. Watt

Moo, Baa, La, La, La – S. Boynton

Curious George – H.S. Ray

Why? Joyana is a huge fan of the board book genre, especially those books that fit easily into her mouth. One might say she devours these reads. 

Ministry/Personal Development:

Why?  These are all resources that I’ve selected that are towards the goal of making the children’s ministry safer, more formative, and more fun as well as improve my skills and competencies as a leader.

Creating a Lead Small Culture – R. Joiner, K. Ivy, and E. Campbell

And Baby Makes Three – J. Gottman & J. Gottman

Volunteers that Stick – J. Wideman

Not Normal – S. Milller & A. Duckworth

Lead Small – R. Joiner & T. Shefchunas

Rescuing Ambition – D. Harvy

I Blew It – B. Dollar

Mindset – C. Dweck


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Trever  

In the Bible: Psalms and Proverbs

Why? I'm going through the Book of Psalm this summer, because after reading the Minor Prophets during the Spring, I want to mix things up and read from a book that I can get into a rhythm with. The book of Proverbs is great because it is a father writing to his son. Solomon is passing down his wisdom and faith to his son, which is a theme that has been on my heart lately. What type of wisdom and how do we pass that wisdom on to those we love and disciple.

Personal Growth:

"The Road Back to You" by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile.

Why? This book was suggested to me by a friend and it has been incredibly helpful. It has helped me understand myself better and it has put in perspective how other followers of Jesus function. We are one body made up of many parts and each part functions differently. This book has given me great insights on how to love and serve those who are different from me in the church and outside the church.

"The Four Loves" by C.S. Lewis.

Why? I really enjoyed reading "Surprised by Joy" by C.S. Lewis in the spring and this felt like a natural follow up to that book. And even though I'm just beginning this book, I'm excited to see it further my understanding of God's love for us and the different types of love that God has blessed us with as human beings.


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Brett 

In the Bible: Philippians and Psalms (back to front)

Why?  I learned so much from Philippians in my Discipleship Explored small group that I want to dive back in and go through it again.  Paul has so much to say about unity and humility in Philippians that, if obeyed, will radically impact the influence of the church in this world.

I am reading Psalms back to front, because I always start it with good intentions and never finish it.  I am very familiar with Psalms 1-109… 

History: A Colorado History by Ubbelohde, Benson and Smith

Why? This is my second book on Colorado history in the last couple of months. I love history!  I grew up exploring old mining settlements and ghost towns with my dad.  A bonus to reading this is that understanding the history of a state and city is vital to planting a church that will reach it.

Non-Fiction: Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

Why? I read The Imitation of Christ by Farrar who was a devout Christian and one of Darwin’s best friends.  Farrar was adamantly and publicly opposed to Darwin’s theories of evolution, but remained one of his best friends.  What a great picture of how we can interact with those who don’t share our same views.

 Ministry/Leadership Reading:

Why? Most of the Why behind these is to learn as much as I can about Church Planting, reaching the community with the gospel and caring for myself, my family, and others in the process.

No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im

Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im

A Better Way: Make Disciples Wherever Life Happens: by Dale Losch

Launch: by Searcy and Thomas

The Economics of Neighborly Love: by Tom Nelson

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

The Road Back to You by Ian Cron and Anne Stabile

Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton

Deep Work by Cal Newport

To-Do-List Formula: A Stress Free Guide to Creating To-Do-Lists That Work by Damon Zahariades

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg
 


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Aaron

 In the Bible: Exodus and Numbers

Why?  I want to grow in my understanding of how God made himself known to the Israelites during the Exodus.  I would like to discover what the presence of God meant for the Israelites then and what it means for us now when we gather to worship on Sunday mornings.

Non Fiction:

Vertical Church by James MacDonald

Why? This book is what inspired me to revisit Exodus and Numbers as the book is about our expectation and desire for God’s presence when we gather as the Church to worship.

Heaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth by Douglas Wilson

Why? I would like to develop a better understanding of the connection between Heaven and Earth as it pertains to the “right now”.

Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God And Changed The World By Eric Metaxas

Why? I am fascinated with the 16th century Protestant Reformation and I love learning as much as I can about Martin Luther.  This book came recommended by our very own Duane Cory. 

Behind the Scenes - April 2018

Update:

1) Name change from "Growth Track" to "Starting Point" for our next steps class.

2) Upcoming audio and visual changes in our sanctuary

Celebrate: 

1) Kaleo Grant given to DCC for 30K over 3 years to reach millenials

2) Eggstravaganza Event welcomed over 500 people to DCC 

3) Largest Easter in the 31 year history of the church

Introducing Growth Track!

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We are excited to announce Growth Track! This is a 4 week track that we host on the first 4 Sundays of every month, starting October 1st, to help you grow in your faith. We will talk in practical terms about what it looks like to Reach Up, Reach In and Reach Out. 

Watch this video to learn more:

You can jump in at any point in the 4 week process and finish up the other classes during the next month. If you miss one, no problem! You can take in the next time around. 

At the end of Growth Track you will understand more about Jesus, how to get connected in a small group, how to become a member, your spiritual gifts and ways to use those spiritual gifts to serve others. 

Join us Sundays at 10:45 in the downstairs cafe and start growing! 

You’re Way Too Busy to Read this Parenting Post

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Isn’t that the truth! You are so swamped with soccer practice, trombone lessons, and ballet rehearsal (and that’s just your 3rd grader) that you do not have time to read another post in the vast sea of parenting blogs. Well, I’m going to keep it brief as you read this standing in line at the grocery store, waiting for your food, or hiding in the bathroom from your kids (it’s okay, we all do it).

These are resources for you to help you be the excellent parent you’re striving to be. This isn’t one more thing to add to your already massive to-do list, but is something you can integrate into the things you’re ALREADY doing in order to make them better.

  • Parent Cue App: An app designed to help every parent do something each week to help move your child toward a deeper faith and a better future.
  • The Phase Guides: Each year is just a phase in your child’s life; here is a resource to help you make the most of it.
  • GO KIDS: A free weekly children’s program designed to partner with you to help guide your kiddo in a healthy direction toward smarter decisions, stronger relationships, and deeper faith.
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Alright, now get back out there, and continue being your child’s incredible parent!

6 Keys to Improving Relationships

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Our relational health is very important for our well being. In fact, lots of research has been done on this, some going back over 100 years. All the research shows that a person’s happiness and well being doesn’t depend primarily on money, success, popularity or power. Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley says that “We find that people who have strong social connections are happier. That’s number one.”

So is it really any wonder that the early followers of Jesus devoted themselves to gathering together in homes, studying God’s Word together, praying together and eating together.

I think we all recognize that relationships are important, but how do we make our relationships better?

6 Keys to Improving Relationships

These keys to improving relationships come from the NT book of Colossians. Paul was teaching the early church about how to have healthy relationships. He mentions some characteristics or qualities that each of us need to cultivate. If we do, the likelihood of our having healthy, satisfying relationships goes way up.

" Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each otherand forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."   Colossians 3:12-14

1. Compassion

Paul says “clothe yourselves with compassion.” Compassion has to do with how you view other people. It’s your predisposition toward others. Paul says we should have compassion toward them as opposed to judgmental attitudes, suspicion, condemnation and feelings of superiority. Paul says if you want to relate to people in healthy ways, you have to start from a place of compassion. 

2. Kindness

Kindness is not the same thing as just trying to be nice. Churches are often filled with people who think God's basic request for their life is to just be nice. Paul's use of this word kindness is something a little different. Kindness has more to do with the capacity to encourage or build up another person. So the real question here is, in your relationships are you an encourager? Are you authentically able to speak into someone's life and build them up? Kindness is something that God shows to everybody, whether people know Him or not. He is kind all the time, kindness is something the Spirit of God wants to work into our relationships.

3. Humility

Many people misunderstand this word. They think of “humility” as a need to think poorly about themselves. That is not humility. Actually humility in the Bible has nothing to do with self-deprecation. Humility is actually more about how you see others than about how you see yourself. The heart of humility is making sure your world is about more than just you. There is this direct relationship between  how much we focus on ourselves and whether or not we can be close to someone else. This is why when we describe ourselves as a church community…we say,”We are a community of people who aren’t perfect and don’t pretend to be.” We say that because we want to live in humility. That is at the core of our theology as a church. We all fall short, all of us have messy relationships. All of us have struggles and problems. All of us have stuff going on in our home that wouldn't want anyone to know about. None of us are perfect

4. Gentleness

Gentleness is being tender, even when you have to be tough. That’s what we need to be in each other’s lives. Our families, our work associates, our friends and our small groups all need truth with gentleness. Relationships can’t go deeper without truth. But truth served up harshly, truth spoken in anger and bitterness can damage a relationship beyond repair. 

5. Patience

Patience is what we expect from others, but what we think others don’t deserve. To be patient you have to be committed to a relationship. You have to be in it for the long haul? Even when it's not easy. Relationships are a mixture of good and bad, joy and sorrow, ups and downs. Ultimately we are called to be patient, because God is patient with us.

6. Forgiveness

The reason relationships are hard is because forgiveness is hard. We hurt each other. In fact, everyone in your life at some point is going to hurt you. When they do, you have a choice to make. Will you forgive or will you withhold that forgiveness? Will you forgive or will you cling to anger, resentment and bitterness?  The apostle Paul says “Forgive whatever grievances you may have against oneanother. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.“ In other words, forgive not because it's easy, not because they ask for it, not even because they deserve it. Forgive one another, simply because that's what God has done for you. This is not easy stuff. Having healthy relationships is not easy. It just so happens to be the key to human thriving and flourishing.

 

In all of this, it is important to remember that we don't go out and build relationships, because we have the capacity or capability. We go out and do it because of what God has done for us. The real key to healthy relationships, is knowing that we are God’s chosen people, we are holy and dearly loved, because of Jesus. This is not just a self-improvement list. This is about being loved by God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, and then turning that love around and showing it to other people in our families, work, church and small groups. 

 

To hear the sermon that this blog is based on, visit deercreekchurch.com/sermons

Visit an upcoming Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45 AM. More info at deercreekchurch.com/visit/

4 Indicators of Financial Health

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Part of what's so weird about where we live is that people look so successful. We live in nice houses, drive nice cars, wear nice clothes and we have good jobs. So we begin to think everybody around has their financial life together. That is…everybody except me. Everybody else understands how the economy works. Everybody has their house paid off. Everybody else can afford their lifestyle. Everybody else knows what their number is for retirement. Everybody but me! Truth is, most of us live with a sense of financial pressure. 

The price of rental properties is increasing about 3.4x faster in Denver than the national average. The median home price in metro Denver is $353,500. This is up 12.3% from the same quarter a year ago. Cost of living isn’t going down. Cost of education isn’t shrinking. Levels of indebtedness aren’t declining. Despite appearances….we still worry.

Believe it or not, God does not intend for you to live under financial anxiety or pressure. He actually wants us to be good managers of our finances.

Here are Four Key Indicators Of Financial Health:

1. A Realistic Budget

There is more in the Bible about this than you might think. Prov. 24:27 say “Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.” Here we see two categories and two consequences. Outdoor work and fields ready first. Indoor work and build your house second. Here's the idea behind this passage: there are two directions money can flow relative to you. Money can flow toward you (income) or money can flow away from you (expenses). If more is flowing toward you than is flowing away from you, you might be in pretty good shape. If more is flowing away from you, there’s a good chance you're in real trouble. To understand how you are doing, you must establish a budget and stick to it. A realistic budget helps you know when and where to spend your money. A realistic budget will help keep you from making bad decisions. There is no substitute for actually living by a budget. The writer of Proverbs says: Get your fields ready first; then build your house.

How are you doing on the budgeting? Can you say “I have a realistic budget.” “I know what my income is.” “I track my expenses.”  “I keep my expenses below my income.”?

2. Freedom from Debt

The Bible has a fair amount to say about debt, and none of it is good.

Proverbs 22:7 says “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant (slave) to the lender.” That picture of slavery or bondage to debt is powerful. There is a law practice in Castle Rock that does a lot of collections work. You can find them by googling Squeezebloodfromaturnip.com That’s what if feels like if you’re living under a cloud of debt. We live in a culture that encourages you to go there. The two big words when it comes to money in our day are “more” and “now”. We are bombarded by messages all the time that tell us the secret to happiness is just getting more. But more never leads to contentment. Between more and contentment is a chasm so vast, nobody has ever been able to cross it. 

So, how do you get out of debt? Pick one and pay it off. Some say, pick the one with the highest rate of interest. Others say, pick the smallest one and pay it off. Dave Ramsey wrote a book called The Total Money Makeover. He talks about what he calls the "Debt Snowball" He says, make a list of your debts starting with the smallest one and pay that off first.  There's something about when you take that first one out. It’s like a snowball rolling down hill, gathering speed. Once you pay off one debt, you get excited. You realize you can do that again. You can even do it faster. Suddenly there is hope.

How are you doing with debt? Can you say, “I’m free from debt! “I have a plan!”,  “I’m working my plan”?

3. Wise Saving

Proverbs 21:20 says: “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.” They lived in an agricultural economy, so food, crops, olive oil were the resources of the day. The point is, wise people save…fools don't. According to the Wall Street Journal, 70 % of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That is unsustainable. If you want to be wise, be sure you know how much you have set aside for an emergency, for the unexpected. Because if there's one thing you can expect, it's the unexpected! Be sure you know how much is in the 401(k). Be sure you know how much you are setting aside for your children's education.

How are you doing with saving? Can you say, “Yes, I’m saving what I should!”?           

4. Generous Giving

This is all about a life that's generous and openhanded and full of wise stewardship. The most important reason for you to manage your money well is that it is not your money. You didn't bring it into this world, and you're not taking it out with you. Psalm 24:1 says: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” We are the stewards, not the owners.

In the Bible, there are many key words. It's kind of interesting to look at how often they're used. Words like “Belief” or “Faith” are really important: 272 times. “Prayer” is really important: 371 times. “Love” is obviously huge: 741 times. The word “Give” is used 2,162 times. The most famous Bible verse is  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Generosity is at the heart of who God is. He is a giver. Our culture screams that it should be all about us, we should have more and now! But that is not how Jesus lived. 2 Cor. 8:9 says that “Jesus, who though he was rich yet for your sakes' he became poor.”

Money is just part of living in the kingdom and part of what God gives to us. It comes and it goes. When we use it for eternal purposes it makes eternal differences.

How are you doing with generosity? Are you living generously or hoarding for yourself?

 

To hear the sermon that this blog is based on, visit deercreekchurch.com/sermons

Visit an upcoming Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45 AM. More info at deercreekchurch.com/visit/

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4 Indicators of Spiritual Health

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I recently read an article about how people avoid going to the doctor. They do that because they afraid they’ll get bad news. Hello! Is it somehow better that you don’t know your health is bad or at risk? Do you think if you don’t know…it doesn’t count, it’ll go away? Your arteries will unclog themselves? The cancer will just disappear? The heart irregularities will just stop? 

The reason we go to a doctor is for a Check Up.  It’s so we can know how we are doing. We go to the doctor and he/she checks our temperature, weight, heart beat, breathing, blood pressure. All these are essential indicators of how we are doing physically

But, as important as it is to monitor our physical well-being, it is infinitely more important to monitor our spiritual well-being. Yet so many people never give their spiritual well-being a second thought. So by far the most important question about you is...What is your spiritual well-being? What is the state of your soul?

Let’s do a little personal Check UP on 4 Spiritual Indicators that are based on the early Christian church.

Acts 2:42 says "They [the early church] devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."

1.     The Apostles' Teaching (Reading Scripture)

When somebody is alive to God, they love the wisdom of the Bible. They love the comfort of it. They want the words of it to get so embedded in their minds, that when they're in trouble…they learn to think: “The Lord is my shepherd “(Psalm 23). When they wake up they think: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in this day” (Psalm 118:24)

Something is always going to be running through your mind. It happens automatically; we are constituted that way if it's not the thoughts and teaching of the Bible. What will it be? Where are you on this key indicator? Do you actually have a plan for regularly reading the Bible? And are you carrying that plan out? Do you meditate regularly on it?

2.     Fellowship (Relationships)

The question for us here is, is God transforming my relationships? Am I seeking reconciliation where I should? Am I growing in showing grace toward others? Am I practicing the art of “speaking the truth in love”? Or am I doing conflict avoidance, superficial relationships? When the Holy Spirit came He ushered the human race into a whole different way of doing relationship, a whole different way of doing Community.  One of Jesus' most famous teachings about relationships is so brief and so brilliant it became known as the Golden Rule . Jesus said “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  Matt. 7:12. How are you doing in this area?

3.     The Breaking of Bread (Hospitality/Sharing Life)

Here the question is: am I sharing my life with others? In the Acts 2 church, this was a radically different way of doing life from other people around them. Breaking of bread refers to the sharing of meals, sharing of hospitality. In the ancient world, generally people took care of themselves and their families.  But in the Acts 2 Church something radical happened; the Holy Spirit got ahold of people and began to prompt them to treat strangers like their family. People who had homes would open them up, share their food. They wanted to know their spiritual gifts and how to you them for the benefit of others.  People in the Acts 2 church lived like God was everywhere. God's love and care and power had become the foundation for their lives. So they lived and loved differently. Are you sharing your life with others? 

4.     Prayer  (Communicating with God)

The question here is: am I continually communicating with God? Even on a human level, the healthier a relationship, the more intimate a relationship, the more you communicate. In the Acts 2 church, people were devoted to prayer, which means they were devoted to having a continual, interactive, participative engagement with God. That's how we receive grace. That's how we live by grace.  In the Acts 2 Church, people prayed when they were together.  They prayed when they were on their own. They prayed to start the day. They prayed to end the day.

Why did they devote themselves to prayer? They were convinced that they were not in of control the Universe, but they knew who was! They were convinced…unlike people in our day, that self-sufficiency and self-reliance are not a good life strategy. They were convinced that God exists,  God responds, God listens, God is able, God cares.  People who are alive spiritually have a conviction that the greatest intimacy with God, comes uniquely through communicating with Him. It comes through Prayer. Are you continually communicating with God?

Hopefully this is a helpful checkup, but remember we don't have the power to change on our own. This is not a self-improvement deal. We can’t do this on our own. Jesus will help us. He is the one who started that church way back in Acts 2 and he is the one who sustains the church today. He’s the one who is at work in you and me. Ask him to help you take actions that will lead to spiritual health.

To hear the sermon that this blog is based on, visit deercreekchurch.com/sermons and click on Your Spiritual Health. 

Visit an upcoming Sunday at 9:00 or 10:45 AM. More info at deercreekchurch.com/visit/

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2017 Local Free Family Days

Check up these upcoming free days that are great for the whole family!

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Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO

720-337-1400

November 3, 6, 16

 

 

 

Denver Art Museum

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100 W. 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, CO

720-865-5000

Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2

**general museum admission free for kids 18 and younger every day**

 

Denver Botanic Gardens

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1007 York St, Denver, CO

720-865-3501

Days for York Street: Nov 10, 11

Days for Chatfield Farms: Nov 7

 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO

303-370-6000

Sept 17, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 10

 

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys

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1880 N. Gaylord St, Denver, CO

303-322-1053

Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3

 

 

Deer Creek Church Kids Ministry

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8131 S Pierce St, Littleton, CO 80128

Free every Sunday at 9:00 and 10:45!

Our children's ministry exists to provide a safe, fun and formative environment for kids and to partner with parents to guide their children in a healthy direction. Learn more here.