Storyline on Missions

From our Neighborhood to the Nations

Our strategy for missions is threefold: local, national and global. We believe that God is at work here in Colorado, in the United States and around the world. We want to join in the worldwide mission of God without neglecting our neighbors here in Arvada.

Local missions - Sports camp at Arvada High School

Local Missions: Across the Street

We encourage all of our people to be involved in the mission of God right here in our own community. Whether that is in connection with one of our non-profit partners (Colorado Homeless Families, Hope House, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Open Door Ministries and Royal Family Kids), by investing in a local school (like Arvada High School and Lawrence Elementary), or simply by getting to know their next-door neighbors, we want every person to be intentional investing time and energy for the Kingdom right here at home.

Another way that we do that is by providing what we call “The Impact Card“. Far from glamorous, this simple card offers an easy way to remember three people you hope to invest in over the next year. By signing this card, you’re committing to pray for those individuals over the next year, and to look for opportunities to talk with them about what God has done in your own life.

To see an updated list of local serving opportunities, visit the info desk in our lobby on your next visit!

National Missions - NAMB Send Denver

National Missions: Across the Country

Our church partners with an organization called the Send Network (an arm of NAMB) that works to equip and send pastors to start churches in under-served areas. NAMB has chosen 32 cities to focus on because “if you reach the cities, you’ll reach the nations.” Denver is one of those cities, and that’s a large part of why we’re here.

Our hope is to “pay it forward” by encouraging young pastors to plant churches—here along the Front Range and beyond. That’s why we’ve begun the Storyline Network Church Planting Residency. It’s a nine-month program designed to train pastors and their families for the work of starting a new church. Residents come and learn with us for a season, and then we push them out of the nest to fly on their own.

Global Missions - baptism in Belize

Global Missions: Across the Sea

Revelation 7:9-10 describes heaven as “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages” worshiping Jesus together. It is our dream to be a part of bringing the news of Jesus to the nations. We see global missions as more than short-term tourism, but an opportunity for long-term partnership with leaders around the world.

Storyline has even sent some of our own to serve in long-term situations in Cambodia and Thailand and partnered with church planters in London, England.

Ebersoles to Cambodia

The Ebersoles are engineers serving in Cambodia with Engineering Ministries International (EMI). Ian and Laura both hold degrees from Colorado School of Mines, where they met and found a common desire to use their skills to serve people in the developing world for God’s glory. As part of a new EMI office, they will be serving orphanages, churches, hospitals, and relief agencies among the poorest of the poor in Cambodia.

Crandalls in Thailand

Nathan, Stephanie, Isaac (7), and Grace (4) are church planters in Northern Thailand and the surrounding region. The Crandalls are Arvada natives that have been serving with The International Mission Board in Northern Thailand for five years. They are working among an unreached people group of 7 million people with less than .05% of whom are Christian.

Thomas and Elizabeth West

Thomas and Elizabeth West are from Montgomery, Alabama and currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with their two children, Perry Elizabeth and Shepherd. Thomas has served as a college pastor for seven years. The Wests are ready to lead the way in planting a church rooted in discipleship with the aim of renewing London’s culture, both socially and spiritually. Learn more about Redeemer Church of Queen’s Park here.