At Fellowship Denver we believe God to be the creator and redeemer of all things. He is the first artist, and the first to declare anything good. We see this pattern of creation and redemption magnified most fully in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through which, by faith, we were recreated and redeemed to God. We also believe that we were made in God’s image to be creators, and it is because of this belief that we see God’s glory to be art’s highest goal. As Christians we want to be the first to celebrate creative works of beauty and excellence whether they are for the individual, church, or the city in which we live.
Every week when we gather on Sunday mornings we sing songs of worship as a church. We understand singing as a gift that God has given us as a way of expressing our deepest and purest affections for God Himself. As a church we see that singing glorifies God by expressing the unity we enjoy in The Gospel. Singing songs about what God has done for us helps us to be focused on Him as we gather each week.
What kinds of songs?
We sing songs that are rich in theology and connected closely to scripture. Sometimes that means our songs can be a little wordy, but our hope is that we are singing songs as a church that speak to who God is and how He has given us life in the Gospel. We understand the Bible to be God's word, holy and inspired. For this reason we want to the words of our lips to be closely connected to the words of scripture. We want God's word to inform and shape how we know God and how we should respond to Him. We sing a mix of original songs, old hymns, and contemporary songs as a way of trying to serve the vast group of people that make up Fellowship Denver Church.
We know that as a ministry there are a million different ways to lead a church in singing songs and worshipping God. As artists, we also identify with the chemistry and beauty that is found when small teams of bands work together to create something. Here at Fellowship Denver most of our musicians have had great experiences at one point or anther playing in a band as a way of creating music. We think one of the best ways we can create art for the church is by placing like-minded musicians in bands togehter where interests overlap so creativity can flourish. Each band at Fellowship Denver Church is encouraged to write, record, and share original worship music for the church. The current bands leading at Fellowship Denver Church are:
Our hope is to share the work of God in our midst through video storytelling. God is at work in so many different ways here at FDC, and we don't want those stories to get lost in the shuffle. This ministry exists to share the work God is doing, and to celebrate the Gospel at work in our city. Watch here.
As a church our hope is to fill Denver with disciples of Jesus. It’s with this idea in mind that we want to celebrate the work that God is doing in all areas of the church. Our hope is to capture and share these moments with our church as a way of remembering the saving power of the Gospel and celebrate God’s love and grace for us. All photos can be seen over at the church's facebook page.
From time to time, we commission artists at FDC to create works that accompany the current sermon series. These creative works can be seen on display in the auditorium during the sermon series, online, and on our church-wide communication bulletin (The Weekly).