First Baptist Church of Denver is an Intentional Community.
We believe that community is God’s design for human relationships, a place where people know your fears, failures, and dreams, but love you anyway. In our increasingly fragmented and lonely world, community is God’s tool for life transformation. A community of faith is life-changing and healing. It’s in these sacred relationships and honest, loving communities that God transforms us.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Bridge Building Community.
Our core values are sometimes considered unique in that we desire to bring together the mainstream Christian church with those that have been rejected, outcast and written off. We value togetherness, unity, and healing wounded hearts.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Welcoming Community.
We realize that everyone is at a different place in his or her spiritual journey. God has not called us to judge others, but to accept them and welcome them. Jesus modeled this during his earthly ministry. We believe that life is lived best when experienced together, learning, growing, celebrating, and spending time with one another, and that widening our circle to include everyone is an important core value.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Grace Community.
We believe that the emphasis of the Divine is one of love towards us as humans. We believe that grace — unfailing, life-changing love — is the most empowering element of our faith. We avoid legalism and remind people of Jesus’ unconditional love.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Healing And Healthy Community.
We believe that our respect for one another is paramount to our success as a faith community. We are to be a hospital for hurting and wounded people who are loved, nurtured and encouraged by an accepting, non-judgmental community.
First Baptist Church of Denver is a Mosaic Of People.
Since community is about grace, labels are not part of our paradigm. At First Baptist Church of Denver, we have tied ourselves to the story of the Divine found in Jesus, but we gladly welcome anybody among us regardless of creed, race, sexual orientation, or any other division that we humans like to divide ourselves into. We do this because we believe that this story is the most beautiful story possible, and that Jesus’ message of love is bigger than our petty human divisions. You will find a diverse community here that values each others’ differences as strengths.
First Baptist Church of Denver is founded upon Relationships.
Relationships are the most important asset that any faith community can nurture. Because they have an eternal dimension, relationships with others are infinitely more valuable than programs and materials. Relationships should always take precedence over busyness, numbers, and noise.
First Baptist Church of Denver is committed to Jesus’ Ethic Of Love.
Sacred texts of our Judeo-Christian heritage, as well as sacred texts from other traditions can lead us in the way of love. So, we are committed to loving all people, and model that at First Baptist Church of Denver regardless of where people are on their life journey. We do not insist upon an exact theological, political or social stance in our members other than being true in our following of the teachings of Jesus.
First Baptist Church of Denver is committed to Authenticity.
Striving always to be authentic Christians, we are willing to be open about our strengths and weaknesses. In life, we recognize that real people experience real problems, and, as authentic human beings, we strive to embrace each other and provide love and acceptance rather than judgment.
First Baptist Church of Denver believes that Every Person Has The Capacity To Serve.
We practice the truth that everyone is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place to serve whether its within the organization of our church or within her or his own communities of influence.