One of the things I appreciate the most about Mountainview is that it has always been a forward-looking church.
When we met in the grade school, we looked forward to having our own building. When we built our current building, we once again looked forward to reaching beyond these walls and that gave birth to our vision of starting churches and campuses.
At our recent Vision Night, I had the pleasure of announcing that we have added our third church planting partner and they will launch on February 21. Michael Winnakur has been the Junior High Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Parker and he has been commissioned by them to start Cross Culture Church in Green Valley Ranch.
In addition, we are still praying for God’s guidance in discerning when and where to start a second Mountainview campus. Our recent Christmas Eve service at the Lone Tree Golf Club was a part of this discernment process. We had over 100 people join us for that service!
In addition, we are continuing to reach out to older, declining churches that represent kingdom assets that might be reclaimed and revitalized. (If you know of such a church that might be open to a partnership in South Denver, please let me know).
On the technology front, we want to begin streaming our services by the end of the first quarter. This will give us an online campus and provide a wider front door for people to learn about us. The truth is, for many of the younger generation, the virtual door is the new front door to churches.
We are anticipating another great year at Mountainview!