The mission of the Church Cooperative of Denver is to maximize kingdom impact by creating an interdependent network of relationships among like-minded church leaders to facilitate ongoing collaboration and multiplication among churches in the city.
In post-Christian America, leaders and churches are being pushed to find new (or reclaim ancient) ways of engaging people with the good news of Jesus and his kingdom. The evidence of the decline of Christendom and the rise of a secular and pluralistic age in America has been well-documented and attested to by rise of the ‘nones’ – those Americans who claim no religious affiliation and make up the fastest-growing segment of religious identification in our society. This changing landscape is forcing church leaders to operate differently and face the failure of old organizational and ecclesiastical paradigms to navigate this new reality. In the midst of this shifting cultural landscape, the Spirit is working through the creativity and courage of leaders to initiate new communities of faith and kingdom-oriented enterprises to share the good news of Jesus. Often these organizations function in isolation and without networks of support.
How CCD Faces This Challenge:
We believe one of the greatest strengths of the church in our time is found in this diversity of expression and in the faithful entrepreneurial and apostolic spirit of its leadership. Our goal is to bring unity out of diversity by committing to cultivating relationships of interdependent cooperation and collaboration among leaders in the city. We accomplish this by inviting leaders and their organizations into a collaborative relationship of mutual submission and mutual benefit with one another around six key distinctives: