Nathan Caldwell, Associate Pastor
Hometown: I grew up in Mexico as a child of parents who were missionaries!
Interests/Passions: I am most passionate about people and discipleship, because I grew up in a third world country, I see the world a little bit different. I love letting others see perspectives other than their own. Powder days I will be out of the office, but if you want to join me on the mountain you are more than welcome. I would love to get to know you!! (Nathan was a youth pastor for 7 years before graduating from Denver Seminary and taking the Job here at SCF as Associate pastor. He also runs a non-for-profit camp organization called Camp Duffel which helps churches in Latin America start and run there own camps.)
Social Media: @instantgramcrackers
David Meurer, Executive & Worship Pastor
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Interests/Passions: Jesus, My Family, and Pointing people to the Creator of creativity. All Colorado Sports Teams: (Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche, and even the Rapids I guess) Orlando Magic are my heart. Coffee makes me smile.
Social Media: @davidmeurer
Michelle Burcham, Children's Director
Hometown: Denver, CO (I’m a native!)
Interests/Passions: I am passionate about my faith, my family, and finding new ways to make learning exciting! If I’m not working on some sort of home improvement project, you will probably find me hiking, biking, camping, or dancing in the kitchen with my kids.
Social Media: @elleb_15
Kelly Bolin, Russ Burcham, Tom Keyes
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT TO EXPECT
Spirit-filled & Christ-centered worship
A biblically-based message that’s helpful
Communion that’s engaging
A place where you can make new friends
The coffee is local
Your kids will have a blast
Before service starts, please stop by the cafe for a cup of coffee or tea, or see the Welcome Center to get more information about our ministries, events, and church as a whole.
If you have any questions, our Hospitality Team or someone wearing a red lanyard will be happy to point you in the right direction. Want a tour? Anyone at the Welcome Center would love to show you around.
Dress is "Colorado Casual" - jeans, shirt, and shoes.
If you're a nursing mom, there is space created just for you downstairs equipped with a couch, chairs and changing table.
WHAT WE VALUE + HOLD PASSIONATELY
Pursuing Jesus out of a deep love that leads to passionate following.
We commit to help you understand what the Bible teaches no matter how tough it is to hear, but to always do that with respect and love for you.
Engaging worship that is worthy of who God is and what He has done and is doing.
A grace-based culture centered on Jesus and His teachings. All people are invited to come just as they are and let Jesus change each one of us from there.
People who see the church like a family where we serve each other, fight with and for each other, but who are always there for each other.
Sacrificing what we have so that others can have what they are missing.
Enjoying life, inspiring others and not taking ourselves too seriously.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is God’s record of what happened from the beginning of time. It helps us see who God is, who we are, what we were made for, how this world got the way that it is, and God’s plan to make things right. We are comforted, convicted, challenged, and changed by what it contains. We believe it is 100% true and 100% accurate, and that it will change our lives for the better if we will let it.
God is our loving creator. He is active in our world today and is the preserver of all truth. He has gone to incredible extremes so that we can have a great relationship with Him and one day He is going to take His followers home, where we will spend the rest of eternity with Him. We understand from the Bible that He created all that there is and that He is the ultimate source of power, truth, and freedom in life, and that God is ON OUR SIDE. God is the best Father we could ever hope for.
Jesus is God’s one and only Son, who was personally willing to leave the perfection of heaven to come and live on Earth as a man and then to willingly give His life as a sacrifice to pay for our sins. His life was so pure and holy that death couldn’t hold Him in and He came back to life (was resurrected) three days after He died on the cross. The next time Jesus comes, it will be with power and to set all things straight and heal what is broken. Jesus’ teachings are the most important tool for us in navigating this life in a way that pleases God and ends up with us winning in the end.
The Holy Spirit is the help that Jesus promised to send to us after He left earth. The Holy Spirit is part of God and actively works to lead us back to Him and help us stay on track seeking and honoring God. He empowers us to do things we couldn’t do on our own, like forgive, love, believe, and serve.
Getting Right with God
We were made complete, but we got broken when we chose to do life apart from God. That brokenness is called sin and it separates us from God and messes up our lives both now and in the future. No matter how hard we try to fix things on our own or how good we try to be, there is no way for us to make things right with God on our own. God was the One who did what it took to fix things. He and Jesus agreed that Jesus would die to take the penalty for our sins and restore us to God. When we accept Jesus as our replacement and commit ourselves to living for Him, God sees us as restored to the way He made us to be.
While God offers this gift of salvation to everyone, it requires a choice on our part. We see the first Christians responding to God’s solution to our sin problem by:
Developing an active faith in God, His Son (Jesus), and the Bible that endures for the rest of our lives
Confessing that we really are sinners and Jesus really is our much-needed Savior and Lord
Changing the way we think and turning away from the way we once lived (the Bible calls that repentance) and living for Christ from now on
Identifying with Jesus by being baptized as our own personal choice. Our baptism unites us with Christ and the church and communicates that we are giving up on our own way of living and instead living for God’s purposes
Desiring to be known by everyone as a devoted follower of Jesus (which the Bible calls a disciple)
The Church is Jesus’ idea for gathering all those who believe in who Jesus is and what He did so that we can strengthen each other and help more people get right with God. It is a family of imperfect people serving a perfect and holy God. The Church is the body of Christ on the earth and God's design is that all followers of Jesus are a committed part of a local church.