Deut. 6:4-9 reads: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
We are committed to instructing our children in the way of the Lord; greeting and loving them as if they were Christ (Matt. 18:5, Mark 9:37, Luke 9:48). Our children’s ministry is shaped by a desire to show the love of Christ and teach and proclaim the good news .
We read in Psalm 119:9-10, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. | With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!”
We have partnered with YoungLife and other churches in our community in order to reach youth for Christ. By modeling godly living and pursuing opportunities for mentorship and discipleship we hope to offer the grace of Christ to youth through companionship, relationship and Scriptural instruction. Whether we are playing frisbee with the local middle and high schoolers on a Sunday afternoon, offering a free meal at LunchBunch on Thursday, or inviting them to our homes for fellowship or study, we are committed to proclaiming the Gospel in our relationships with the youth of our church and community.
Psalm 29:2 reads: “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.”
One of the core values of Ouray Christian Fellowship is to develop and nurture a heart which longs to worship the Lord. This desire to see our beings shaped in worship extends further than the doors of the church. We at Ouray Christian Fellowship long to be formed into ministers whose hearts long to worship God in everything we do, everywhere we go.
Jesus says in Luke 24:47 that “Repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”
We strive to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ (Matt. 28:18-20) by supporting evangelistic efforts both internationally, nationally and locally. We are committed to proclaiming the Gospel and supporting specific efforts that collaborate with our local church’s mission and purpose as a part of the universal Church of Christ.
James teaches (1:27) that “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” Hebrews also says in 13:2, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
We at Ouray Christian Fellowship are committed to realizing the call to Christian hospitality in our community by identifying and ministering to needs, first in the church and then also in the community. By offering food, monetary assistance, counseling and hospitality to those in need we hope to reveal our love for Christ, and, in turn, his love for others.
Psalm 119:14-16 reads: “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in riches. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.”
At Ouray Christian Fellowship, we are committed to growing in our knowledge and love of the Lord through careful communal study of the Bible. We believe our relationship to the Lord depends upon active and consistent discipline in order to grow, develop and be nourished in health. God calls us to pursue him through his creation, through his Word, through the sacraments of the church, through fellow believers and through our gifts so that he can interact with, grow and shape us into the vessels he has called us to be in Christ Jesus.