Progress Toward Ministry Outcomes

Progress Toward Ministry Outcomes

We have made progress through one-third of the 2021-2 ministry year and a report on ministry outcomes may give some indication of where God is at work and what wins can be celebrated. The following is an initial report on such outcomes. In the area of SEEK, we measure...

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. - Proverbs 18:21  What is the talk of the town in your town? By “talk of the town” I don’t mean the movie star spotted walking down main street or the guy running through your...

Look Up

Look Up

Friends, During the weekend of January 8 & 9 (2022), Aspen Ridge Church will begin a new series on the Book of Revelation entitled “Look Up.” I am convinced that such a teaching series is needed and will provide great value to our church and community. It is...

Beauty & Courage, Part 2

Beauty & Courage, Part 2

As a supplement to your normal small group routine or family discussion, perhaps you could read this story and then discuss the following questions as a family or group:  COVID-19 has ushered in disease, death, division, and fear. Despite the evils surrounding the...

Christmas Worship Schedule

Christmas Worship Schedule

Aspen Ridge family, Aspen Ridge Church will hold Christmas Eve candlelight services on December 24 for the whole family at 3:00 and 4:30 PM. These will focus on Jesus who says, “I am the Light of the World.” We will then have no service on Christmas Day, December 25....

Christmas Greeting 2021

Christmas Greeting 2021

Dear Friend of Aspen Ridge Church, It is with gratitude that my family and I send Christmas greetings to you. Since this picture, we are pleased to welcome Haven Rose Clark (born July 31, 2021) to our growing family. What a blessing we find in our children and...

A God of Dogs, Part 2

A God of Dogs, Part 2

For the first “A God of Dogs” see the blog post from May 7, 2021  Today I brought my dog, Gracie, (pictured above) down to my office in Lakewood to get some ministry and legal work done. It is a quiet space where I can concentrate well.    She was a hit with office...

Aspen Hollow Trunk-or-Treat

Aspen Hollow Trunk-or-Treat

Mark your calendars for an Aspen Ridge outreach on the afternoon of October 31 from 2:00-4:00 PM. We will transform our parking lot into an outdoor event with decorated vehicles, candy and entertainment, featuring the Salida Circus performing aerial acrobatics in the...

What’s your style?

What’s your style?

My truck’s where my money goes. Got buck blood on my Sunday clothes. And directions to a honey hole that I’ll never tell. (Song by Hardy, Country Music Singer)    Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness...

Returning to 3 Weekend Services

Returning to 3 Weekend Services

Just a reminder that Aspen Ridge Church will return to three weekend services beginning the first weekend in October. These include Saturdays at 5:00 PM and Sundays at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM. Some have asked why we are doing such since we do have space and room to...

The Kingdom of Evergreen

The Kingdom of Evergreen

“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, in Evergreen as it is in heaven...”  --A portion of the Lord’s Prayer (modified) “It’s good to be king and have your own way. Get a feeling of peace at the end of the day.”--Tom...

Plan for Disciple-Making

Plan for Disciple-Making

Mission After his resurrection from the dead, and just prior to his ascension, Jesus gave his disciples a mission.  He said, “while you are going, make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:19).  This is sometimes called the Great Commission and surely becomes...

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