[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e started the refuge in 2006 with a pile of dreams for an inclusive, healing, faith community that valued generosity, equality, justice, and beauty. i always say we’re “part-church, part-social-service-agency, part-family”.
here’s a little taste of our invitation to community, what we read when we gather, that gives a sense of who we are and what we care about.
// The Refuge’s Invitation to Community
The Refuge is a mission center and Christian community dedicated to helping hurting and hungry people find faith, hope, and dignity alongside each other.
We love to throw parties, tell stories, find hope, and practice the ways of Jesus as best we can.
We’re all hurt or hungry in our own ways.
We’re at different places on our journey but we share a guiding story, a sweeping epic drama called The Bible.
We find faith as we follow Jesus and share a willingness to honestly wrestle with God and our questions and doubts.
We find dignity as God’s image-bearers and strive to call out that dignity in one another.
We all receive, we all give.
We are old, young, poor, rich, conservative, liberals, single, married, gay, straight, evangelicals, progressives, book-smart, street-smart, certain, doubting, hurting, thriving.
Yet Christ’s love binds our differences together in unity.
At The Refuge, everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable.
if you’re ever in denver, come hang out with us! we have all kinds of different things going on each week.
we are also always in need of outside support to keep doing what we are doing; half of our support comes from within our community and the other half comes from friends and supporters who believe in what we are doing. we operate on a shoe-string budget and the needs far outweigh the resources. if you’d like to contribute to our work, you can send a check to the refuge at po box 6805, broomfield CO 80020 or donate one-time or monthly. know that every donation is tax-deductible and is such an encouragement to us!