Last Sunday, Pastor Jason used Ephesians 4:2-6 to talk about unity and alignment. He reminded us of the powerful Colorado River, that started as the small stream known as La Poudre Pass. As other streams joined in the flow, the might Colorado was formed, which helped form the magnificent beauty of the Grand Canyon.
On January 1st, we will officially rebrand our Aspire Church campus as “Saint Joseph at the YMCA.” This is an intentional effort to better align ourselves with our churches purpose and picture, positioning ourselves to more effectively make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is a small change with the potential for a powerful impact!
And, in reality, it’s truly who we are. We are one church in two locations. We have a shared mission and purpose. We have a shared staff. We have a shared budget. We are one! So, what we’re really doing is naming ourselves in a way that better reflect who we are. We live in a day and age where there are so many things that seek to divide us. By making this adjustment in our name, we are communicating to our community and world that we really are in this together! Seeing the church united in mission and purpose is a powerful witness and testimony to our neighbors!
As we align ourselves together in mission and purpose, can you begin to imagine what kind of powerful forces God is shaping and forming to transform our lives, our church, our community and our world as we focus on being for the fort, for families and for you?
Some of you may be asking, “So, what else is changing?” That’s a great question and we’re glad you asked!
Essentially, all that is changing our name! We will still worship at 10am in the gym at the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA. We will still have the same great worship team. We will still have the same great coffee and cookies! We will still have the same ministries and opportunities for children, students, Bible studies, service and more! And, Jason will still be the primary preaching pastor for our YMCA campus.
So, as you begin to see some of these name changes, remember that it’s all about being united in our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. I hope you will join us at Saint Joseph as we aspire to be for the fort, for families and for you!
Ephesians 4:2-6, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”