OUR PARISH MODEL
Articles are constantly written about the changing landscape of our Denver. The population is swelling, housing is becoming a challenging resource, transportation is a constant concern, and the overall economic growth and cost of living in every corner of Denver is rapidly increasing. We believe the parish model is a valuable and viable model now more than ever for the city of Denver.
Beyond the cultural changes, we hold the conviction that it is in geographic proximity and vulnerable relationship that we tangibly practice Jesus’ command to love and serve one another. The celebrations are sweeter, the tears of suffering are shared, and the burden is lighter within a family of churches. This is why we are establishing a family of parish churches.
FAMILY We believe that the truest expression of the church is family. It is a generative metaphor that Jesus established and invites us to participate in. The importance of family forms the culture and systems of our worship gatherings, small groups, and overall organizational structure.
PARISH We believe taking spiritual and social responsibility for a specific geography forms us. Every place is sacred if we have eyes to see. The hidden beauty of parish life is in the overlap, where we share unplanned moments which deepen the connections of our life and faith.
CHURCH We believe in the value of the historic practices of the local church. We exist to see people grow in their spirituality through following the way of Jesus. It is through the consistency of the practices of the church, both corporate and personal, that we believe we can be a light to the city of Denver.
TUESDAYS AT 6:3oPM
Since our beginnings in 1993, our primary gatherings have been on Tuesday nights. We meet right in the middle of our week, our faith intersecting with everyday life. We meet to reorient our hearts and reorder our lives around following the way of Jesus together. At TNL you are accepted just as you are.
SUNDAYS AT 5PM
Whether you live, worship, work or play in Englewood, our hope is to help you follow the way of Jesus in every area of your life. We do this together through shared rhythms of prayer and worship gatherings (UP), table groups and community dinners (IN), and opportunities to serve our schools, city, and neighbors (OUT). We would love to have you join us and be a part of establishing a neighborhood church in Englewood.
SUNDAYS AT 5PM
Our newest parish is being established on East Colfax in the 2 square miles west of the Anschutz Medical Campus and south of Stapleton in North Aurora. As the world converges on East Colfax, we desire to be a church that disciples people in the way of Jesus. Our prayer is to see God's Kingdom come to the neighborhoods of East Colfax and North Aurora as it is in heaven.
In 2015, The Sacred Grace was established as a family of parish churches. It was built on the foundation of TNL’s 20 years of ministry history in Denver. It was an answer to the call to love our actual neighbors out our front door.
In 2016, The Sacred Grace Englewood was founded on South Broadway. The Englewood City Manager, Englewood City Council, the Englewood Chief of Police, and the Englewood School Superintendent all have affirmed the positive impact The Sacred Grace has had in Englewood in two years.
In 2018, The Sacred Grace East Colfax began cultivating the patient work of planting a parish church on East Colfax in North Aurora. We are establishing the rhythms of prayer, service, and hospitality and committed to the renewal of this culturally diverse and dynamic neighborhood.
To see God’s Kingdom come to every neighborhood in Denver as it is in heaven.
We are a family of parish churches growing UP - IN - OUT together
UP Spiritually rooted in the abiding love and grace of God.
IN Personally healthy emotionally, mentally, and physically. Relationally honest and vulnerable with others.
OUT Vocationally joining God where we live, work, and play.
SACRED Believing all of life, every domain and every person, is sacred.
GRACE Trusting grace as the defining attribute of the character of God.
We believe in the historic Christian faith expressed in the Apostles Creed.
We believe in the authority of the Christian Scriptures for our life and practice.
We believe how we live, lead, and love others is the true test of our beliefs.
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To function as a family, the required foundation among leadership is trust. Parish Pastors invest regular time praying, supporting, learning, and leading each other. The Sacred Grace Board of Trustees holds the fiduciary responsibility and final authority for the organization. The Parish Pastor, along with Parish Elders and Parish Staff, have the authority and responsibility of leading each parish church.
Phil Owen | Pastor, The Sacred Grace TNL
Nathan Hoag | Parish Pastor, The Sacred Grace Englewood
Joe Lloyd III | Parish Pastor, The Sacred Grace East Colfax
Jared Mackey | Executive Director & Lead Pastor, The Sacred Grace
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Andraé Alexander | Automation Engineering Supervisor, Samuel Engineering
Dr. Bobby Rinehart | Civil Engineer, US Bureau of Reclamation
Carol Willis | Writer, Editor, & Communications Trainer
Dave Meserve | Founder, Urban Skye
James Abeler III | Founder & Director, Firecore, LLC
Jared Mackey | Executive Director & Lead Pastor The Sacred Grace
Jason Janz | CEO, Cross Purpose; Pastor, Providence Bible Church
Kimba Langas | Co-Founder, Free The Girls
Pam Smith | Director & Co-Founder SCP Foundation