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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This coming year we hope to offer classes in English as a Second Language, basic financial management, computer, as well as tutoring for GED.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our desire is that Mission Arvada grow as people and churches come forward to participate in these current ministries or begin new ones.