A community of people who
Are not perfect
and don’t pretend to be. Bringing the real and lasting hope of Jesus to Centennial and beyond.
Elevate Hope Centennial is a place where anyone at any point on their faith journey can come and feel welcome. Whether you are unsure about who Jesus is and why that matters, are ready to jump right into worship and community alongside us, or somewhere in between—you are always welcome here!
Brett grew up in Aurora, CO and Erin is a Colorado native from Littleton, CO. We met in college at Colorado State University and served as missionaries in East Asia for the first decade of our married life. We have six kids aged 16 to 2. Brett graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando in 2016. We are happy to be back in Colorado following God’s leading to plant a church that connects people in Centennial and the surrounding Denver Metro Area to God, to each other and to our community. We are here to show and share the love of Jesus through Elevate Hope Centennial—a community of people who are not perfect and don’t pretend to be.
We believe that God is both real and personal. That life, therefore, has meaning and purpose.
We believe that the world is not the way it’s supposed to be. That shame, loneliness, addiction, and every kind of pain begins in the heart and creeps outward, but that goodness and glory nevertheless still surprise and delight us.
We believe that God spoke and is speaking. That God has communicated consistently to his people throughout history, and that communication is recorded in the book we call the Bible.
We believe that God was and is encountered in Jesus of Nazareth. He is humanity’s savior and champion. Fully God and fully man, he faced evil in its fullest form for us on the cross. By letting it crush him, he broke its power. Now he brings hope that one day evil will be vanquished completely.
We believe in the reality and the power of grace. Though we are worse than we could possibly fathom, because of Jesus Christ, we are more loved than we could ever imagine. We call this the Gospel.
We believe that every person is created in the image of God. No matter how messed up we are, there is something good and true and beautiful and valuable about everyone. This transcends race, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation and creed. Thus, everyone (without exception) deserves our respect and love, not because of who they are or what they do, but by sheer virtue of being human.
We believe that the Church is the heart of Christian community. The Church doesn’t save, but functions as our adoptive spiritual family and the primary and essential means by which we experience His grace through relationship.
We believe that God cares for our broader community. Together with other churches and organizations serving the Denver Metro Area, we want God to use us to love our community sacrificially, to revitalize its institutions, and to renew its neighborhoods and culture.
We believe that the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), are reliable and helpful summaries of biblical, historic Christian teachings subordinate to Scripture.
We believe that denominational affiliation, rather than being a source of division or exclusion, is a thoroughly biblical means of being tangibly connected to the ancient, global church, leveraging combined resources for the good of our community, and holding ourselves accountable to God’s Word. Elevate Hope Centennial is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America, a denomination committed to seeing the Gospel transform all of life from the inside-out. We are a church plant of Deer Creek Church in Littleton, and a member church of The Gospel Coalition and the Acts 29 Church Planting Network.
Elevate Hope Centennial exists to reach our community by bringing the hope of Jesus into real situations our community is facing.
We want to have widespread impact by giving our resources and time to strategic local and global partnerships that show and share the love of Jesus to Centennial and beyond. Elevate Hope Centennial exists to be a church that plants more churches.