What is Mission Arvada?


About Mission Arvada

Mission Arvada is a ministry that seeks to minister to the poor, hurting, addicted, marginalized, and homeless of our community.  We take seriously the teaching of Jesus and the command to help those in need.

Matthew 25:31-45

The current ministries of Mission Arvada:

Gloria Pruessner Memorial Food Bank

Gloria Pruessner Memorial Food Bank

Our Food Bank is open to all in need of food. We currently serve approximately 8,000 people a year and this number is growing. The Food Bank is open Saturdays and Mondays from 10-12a

Clothing ministry

Clothing Ministry

Donated clothing is available for free during the hours the food bank is open.

Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

A Christian based twelve step program for all dealing with hurts, hangups, and habits. Large group meetings are Thursdays at 6:30p. Men’s and Women’s step studies are Wednesdays at 6:30pm.


Homeless Day Shelter

Monday through Friday from 9a through 1p, the homeless of Arvada are invited into the church for encouragement, food, and help. Showers, activities, and service opportunities are offered. As relationships are developed we seek to discover the current situation and needs of each individual person. We then seek to work with each individual to find their path to housing. We help obtain IDs, identify the developmentally disabled and those with substance or mental health issues. We connect veterans with the VA. We job coach. In all situations we guide and help based on the person’s own ability to help themselves. We offer Bible Studies for the homeless population and invite them to be part of our church and worship services. We believe relationships are a key to ending homelessness. As a society we have to stop just depending on impersonal “agencies.” Homeless people need love, acceptance, and people to walk with them on the path to a better life and to find housing.


Homeless Winter Supplies

Through the generous support of the Arvada community we gather winter bedding and clothing supplies. We also purchase arctic rated sleeping bags and needed with donated money. We are able to then provide them to the Arvada homeless who are in need of Winter supplies to survive the Colorado Winters.

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash


Severe Weather Shelter

In the Winter of 2016-2017 The Rising was the only church in Arvada to provide emergency severe weather shelter for homeless men and women. This year three other churches (The Arvada Vineyard, Arvada Covenant, and Cornerstone Church of God) have offered to help in sheltering. Through the Jefferson County based Severe Weather Shelter Network, the three churches will offer shelter from November 2018 through March 2019. The Rising Day Shelter will be open  7:30 – 1:00 when the SW Shelter has been open during the week. The three churches will each rotate a week. The Rising will also provide emergency severe weather shelter in October, and April as needed.


The Blessing Box

The Blessing Box located on our property is for anyone to give or take as they have need. People fill the box with non-perishable food and hygiene supplies. People are encouraged to take from the box what they need.

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Educational Classes

This coming year we hope to offer classes in English as a Second Language, basic financial management, computer, as well as tutoring for GED.


Multi-housing Ministry

A future goal of Mission Arvada is to begin ministries that will focus on the spiritual and material needs in lower income apartment complexes and mobile home parks.

Health & Legal Clinics


The church organizes and hosts periodic clinics which are available to the homeless and poor.

Provided by Branaugh Law Offices

The Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver and the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic are partnering with The Rising Church to launch a Legal Triage Clinic in our community.  Since 2000, the Christian Legal Society of Metro Denver, a local chapter of the national Christian Legal Society, has planted and nurtured volunteer legal aid clinics in the metro Denver area.  Founded in 2006, JAMLAC provides full-service legal assistance to low-income people including victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and immigration services.

The Rising Church in Olde Town Arvada serves poor and homeless individuals and families.  The all-volunteer legal aid clinics provide clients with up to one-hour of free legal advice to those who cannot afford to pay a lawyer.  Legal matters range from family law matters, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, immigration, criminal law, social benefits and other poverty law matters.  Clinic are consultation only, not full representation.

The legal clinic located at The Rising will be the first one of its kind in Arvada.

For more information contact George Mueller at 303-547-8290 or gwmarbiter@gmail.com


Preston & Jessica Branaugh

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How you can help

Our desire is that Mission Arvada grow as people and churches come forward to participate in these current ministries or begin new ones.

  • Become involved in one of these ministries.
  • Pray with us for these ministries.
  • Donate Winter supplies to the church.
  • Volunteer to help with meals or as an overnight host for Severe Weather Shelter Nights.
  • Give financially
    • Gifts to Mission Arvada go 100 percent to ministry.
    • Gifts to The Rising Church partially fund ministries but also help cover some of the fixed and overhead costs of Mission Arvada.