Nestled in the snowy slopes of the Colorado Rockies, Denver is known for being a prosperous and culturally diverse state capital. The city’s population of nearly 3 million is only expected to grow in the coming decade—especially as it continues to serve as a sanctuary city to newly arriving refugees.
As Denver expands, however, so does its need for the gospel.
Send Relief’s Denver Ministry Center is surrounded by international communities who speak more than 65 different languages representing over 50 countries. The center is strategically located to serve these families with ESL classes, after-school programs and ministries focused on achieving basic needs.
By building intentional, long-lasting relationships in these neighborhoods, the ministry center, local churches and partner organizations are creating a community of meaningful, invested friends and neighbors who are inviting others to come sit at a table in the name of Jesus.
What We Do
The Denver Ministry Center is committed to serving its large refugee population, helping families navigate the adoption and fostering processes, and supplying residents with food, clothing and the hope of the gospel.
By partnering with local non-profits, resettlement agencies, public school systems and churches, the ministry center team focuses their efforts on providing:
Immediate relief for refugee new arrivals through clothing and groceries
Personal development, like English acquisition and job skills, for refugees
Building pathways for relationships through community meals and shared spaces
Though the refugee community is the ministry center’s main focus, they also partner with local organizations serving those experiencing homelessness and poverty and recovery efforts for children in the foster care system.
Denver Ministry Center Director Jason Tipton and his wife, Mindy, have been a part of the kingdom work in the greater Denver area for more than a decade. They have one son, Jonathan, who is in high school. Jason has served with the North American Mission Board since the summer of 2016 and strives to be a resource to all Send Relief ministry centers located in the West. He also serves as Send Network’s Church Planter Assessment Director for the Mountain West and as an ambassador to pastors of existing churches, providing him with the unique opportunity to encourage pastors and planters in their journey while connecting them to the work of Send Relief.