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Historic note-burning highlights Colo. meeting

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (BP)--Messengers at the 49th annual meeting of the Colorado Baptist General Convention celebrated a historic note-burning following the final payment of a significant debt.

Colo. Baptists’ land sale to preserve retreat center

THORNTON, Colo. (BP)--At their 48th annual meeting, Colorado Baptists ensured the future of the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center by selling 577 acres as a conservation easement. Messengers also celebrated with the International Mission Board as nine couples were commissioned.

SBC house churches popping up across Colorado ski country

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (BP)--Residents of the Summit Cove community near the Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colo., don't have to get dressed up to go to church. They don't have to drive far at all. In fact, many of them walk to church. They don't go to a building with a steeple on top. Their church doesn't even meet on Sunday mornings.

Seeing with Christ’s Eyes

In many ways, Colfax Avenue could be considered Main Street as it cuts across the downtown areas of Denver and Aurora. But it's also one of the city's meanest streets. Colfax is synonymous with crime, drugs, gangs, prostitution, and other vices. Colfax is a magnet for the homeless of Denver and Aurora. They live on […]

Renewal, commitment fuel Colo. convention sessions

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP)--Colorado's Southern Baptists continued a recent tradition of worship and prayer taking precedence over business at their 47th annual meeting Oct. 22-23 at Vista Grande Baptist Church in Colorado Springs. Messengers conducted necessary business swiftly and efficiently and experienced extended sessions of preaching, worship, prayer and testimony.

Come-and-go 20-somethings stirred toward faith in resort fellowship

FRASER, Colo. (BP)--For a group of mostly 20-somethings in the Fraser Valley of Colorado, church has taken on a new and fresh meaning. They don't have a building and they don't gather for worship or Sunday School on Sunday mornings. Yet they're passionate and visionary in their efforts to encourage one another and reach their valley for Christ.

Church in cattle country stays busy year-round in cutting-edge ministry

   GUNNISON, Colo. (BP)--Members of Trinity Baptist Church and the rest of the community began to notice them about three years ago.
   Migrant farm workers are not uncommon in Gunnison, Colo., and the surrounding cattle country. The town's year-round residents, however, at first didn't notice the Kora people among the migrants who provide much of the area's ranch labor.

After tragic loss of 4-year-old, parents gain new passion for God

ORDWAY, Colo. (BP)--Brett and Stephanie Rusher could've known an unprecedented kind of despair and hopelessness.

Southern Baptists respond to wildfires with hot meals & hugs

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A Colorado Springs-area family displays hand-painted posters of thanks for those helping battle the Hayman Fire in a visit with Oklahoma Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers stationed at Monument Hill Church, SBC, in Monument, Colo. The team took time to give the kids a tour of their operation, where they prepared about 1,000 meals a day for firefighters, evacuees and others. Photo by Allen Spencer
      DENVER (BP)--Fire season came early to drought-stricken Colorado this year, sparking major wildfires across the state in recent weeks. As towns and communities have been thrust into crisis, Southern Baptists have been on hand to offer help. From hot meals to hugs, Baptists from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas have joined with Coloradoans to minister through disaster relief efforts.
      In communities across Colorado, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army have been coordinating disaster relief efforts for evacuees, firefighters and others involved in the crises. And in Canon City, Castle Rock, Monument and Bayfield, Southern Baptists from other states have joined forces with the relief agencies and local churches to meet needs and minister.

Homeless ministry helps church see people ‘like Christ would’

AURORA, Colo. (BP)--In many ways, Colfax Avenue could be considered Main Street as it cuts across the downtown areas of Denver and Aurora. But it's also one of the city's meanest streets. Colfax is synonymous with crime, drugs, gangs, prostitution and other vices.