Service, Outreach, and Mission
cultivating Christ-empowered ministry in the way we live
Outreaches are an important part of our program, providing a practical way to allow Christ to live His life, through His people, in His world. Weekly, students participate in local outreaches to different people groups such as internationals, teen mothers, senior citizens, homeless, and street kids. These outreaches take place here in Grand County and in the Denver area. Students are also encouraged to incorporate outreach and evangelism into their daily lives. Time is spent reflecting on what we learn about God, ourselves, and the world through these experiences.
Throughout the winter months, Timberline opens its doors serving as a Mountain Adventure Ministry to a variety of youth and other guest groups. Second semester students begin hosting these guests several hours each guest day in the areas of kitchen assistance, housekeeping, maintenance, or guest activity programming. Also, students begin to plan and lead a nondenominational mountain top Sunday service at the ski resort. Opportunities may be found for meaningful interactions as the life of Christ within finds expression in service of others.
Each fall students participate in a one week urban mission trip serving either in Denver or New York. (There is an added transportation cost for those serving in New York.) The urban mission trip provides opportunities to interface with the homeless and other inner city groups both in service and evangelism. In the spring, students travel to Dzan, Mexico to share the gospel with groups of children and townspeople, to support the local churches, and contribute to various work projects.