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    The following information was received from Payroll for Pastors regarding new tax laws that will impact many churches.  If you have questions about this article or the new tax law, please contact Doug Lohrey, Colorado Baptists’ Associate Executive Director/CFO, 303-771-2480 ext 224 or Dear Church Leader, We continually monitor changes in the payroll tax

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Executive Team

  • Colorado Baptists Value Prayer

    Colorado Baptists Core Values: Prayer by Mark Edlund, Executive Director This kind can come out only by prayer.  Mark 9:29 In a previous article I began a review of Colorado Baptists’ core values.  In that article we looked at Leadership Development.  With this article we’ll look at Prayer. Over the years this verse has come toRead more →

  • Stephen & Janice Hoekstra honored for service with HMB/NAMB 1981-2014

    Stephen & Janice Hoekstra honored for service with HMB/NAMB 1981-2014

    How do you show thanks and appreciation to people like Steve and Janice Hoekstra? The list of ways they have served God and the people living in and traveling through Colorado is endless. You may have met them at a mountaintop worship service.  Maybe you saw Steve as he came running and hollering into aRead more →

  • Colorado Baptists Day of Prayer & Fasting – May 3, 2015 Prayer Conference – May 4th

    by Mike Routt, Colorado Baptists Executive Board Member SBC President Ronnie Floyd has issued a call to Southern Baptists for repentance, extraordinary prayer, revival, and spiritual awakening.  At you can access “Pleading with Southern Baptists: To Humbly Come Together Before God in Clear Agreement, Visible Union, and in Extraordinary Prayer for The Next GreatRead more →

Finance & Operations

  • Financial Facts: Benevolence Programs

    By Doug Lohrey Benevolence programs in churches stem from the church’s desire to help others, extend kindness, and to show charity to those in need.  This program is there to identify and meet the needs of under-resourced individuals or families.  This program sometimes fails to meet the standards set by the IRS and even sometimesRead more →

  • Foundation Helps Church to Hear

    Foundation Helps Church to Hear

    By Doug Lohrey On March 15th, First Southern Baptist Church-Canon City celebrated the arrival and installation of a new audio and video system in their sanctuary. The new system replaced a twelve-year old failing one. Thanks to the Baptist Foundation of Colorado, FSBC-Canon City worshippers enjoyed a crystal clear sound and amazing video resolution forRead more →

  • Foundation Surpasses $4 Million in Church Investments

    By Duffy Deardorff Colorado churches have invested more than $4.4 million into The Baptist Foundation of Colorado (BFC).  At the end of 2013, BFC stood at $3.9 million. However, soon after the first of the year around $500,000 more of additional investments came, moving the Foundation to a new record.  Hitting the $4 million markRead more →

Church Planting

  • Meet the Parrishs

    by Church Planting Team Kelly and Brandi Parrish moved to Timnath, Colorado to start Living Rock Church with their kids Zachary, Noah, Joshua, and AnnaFaith. “We believe that God called us out of the Bible Belt to plant a church in a significantly unreached population,” said Kelly.  “We continued to pray and fast and over time,Read more →

  • A New Work in a New Community

    by Amber Cassady Huddling around a campfire with neighbors, sipping on hot chocolate and passing out candy to eager trick-or-treaters on October 31, 2013 seemed like a happy Halloween night with old friends. But for Kelly and Brandi Parrish and their four children, it was their sixth day living in the budding town of Timnath,Read more →

  • Retired School Teacher Plants Church and Baptizes 60 in Two Years

    Retired School Teacher Plants Church and Baptizes 60 in Two Years

    By Tobin Perry AURORA, Colo. – Mike Alexander never attended seminary. He had never pastored a church. He didn’t even know what a church planter did. That is, until he became one. Now, about two years after arriving in Aurora, Colo., and about 23 months after he discovered what church planters do, the church AlexanderRead more →

Prayer & Evangelism

  • Short Stories: How God uses Hunger Ministries

    Short Stories: How God uses Hunger Ministries

    No One But God By Ellen Barham, Submitted by Sherri Haynes, Open Bible Baptist Church Food Pantry, Colorado Springs I consider myself a Christian and believe in God. I’ve been praying for a friend of mine for a few months and haven’t felt like any help was forthcoming for his health issues. While at theRead more →

  • A Cup of Coffee in Jesus’ Name

    A Cup of Coffee in Jesus’ Name

    by Alan Briggs It started as a crazy idea. Over time it has developed into a sacred tradition. The longer I spent time around elementary school parents the more I saw a very basic need; sleep. If that first one doesn’t work out coffee is a close second. After a year of living right nextRead more →

  • Perseverance in Love Outreach

    Perseverance in Love Outreach

    By Barb Coffan, East Boulder Baptist Church East Boulder Baptist Church, north of Denver, has had the privilege of mentoring a young man. He came to us from Myanmar (formerly called “Burma”.).  His family was brought here to Colorado by the U.S. government during a war there 10 years ago, and his mom is aRead more →

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