the refuge throwing parties. sharing stories. finding hope. practicing the ways of Jesus.

all are welcome.


the refuge is a community of practice. a home for spiritual orphans. a place to gather hope. we meet most sunday evenings at the refuge space, and at houses and places of refuge during the week. we are now in our new home at 6900 w. 117th avenue #200, next to the habit for humanity restore and the north denver cares food pantry in broomfield. we are excited about this new chapter in our story and would love for you to be part!
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your journey matters. our journey together matters. together we are justice. voice. healing. love. beauty. community. generosity. click the navigation links above to find out more. 

at our sunday evening gatherings we have a simple dinner at 5pm and a refuge kids program for babies-elementary.   see below to check out what's happening this week. 

invitation to community

the refuge is a mission center and christian community dedicated to helping hurting and hungry people find faith, hope, and dignity alongside each other.

we love to throw parties, tell stories, find hope, and practice the ways of Jesus as best we can.

we're all hurt or hungry in our own ways.
we are old, young, poor, rich, conservative, liberals, single, married, gay, straight, evangelicals, progressives, over-educated, undereducated, certain, doubting, hurting, thriving.

yet Christ's love binds our differences together in unity.

at the refuge, everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable.
we're at different places on our journey but we share a guiding story, a sweeping epic drama called the bible.

we find faith as we follow Jesus and share a willingness to honestly wrestle with God and our questions and doubts.

we find dignity as God's image-bearers and strive to call out that dignity in one another.

we all receive, we all give.

here's what's happening

sunday, september 7th, 2014

memorial day

weekend gathering, back to school

join us for our sunday night gatherings in september, a mix of teaching, music, conversation, and challenge. for 5 weeks we'll be exploring the basics of our Christian faith in different ways. come at 5:00 for a simple dinner together.

the latest on the refuge blog:


8.5.14
check out mary's latest post:
shake the dust

this is one of my favorite poems, which could mean different things to all who read it. to me it’s about not being defined...by the world, by the government, your boss or your third grade teacher….

read more at the refuge blog.

this week in the refuge community:

  • tuesday, 9.2.14, 8:30am- advocates kick off for 2014-15
  • tuesday, 9.2.14, 10am-2pm- open space hours & free lunch
  • wednesday, 9.3.14, 7am- men's group
  • wednesday, 9.3.14, 11:30am- place of healing open group fall kick off
  • wednesday, 9.3.14, 6pm- house of refuge at the escobars in arvada kick off
  • sunday, 9.7.14, weekend gathering, back to school fall series, 5pm simple dinner
  • monday, 9.8.14, 6pm- basic yoga
see details here.

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the little mission that should - help us make it over this next hill!

we are so thankful for this past year and moving into our first space in broomfield after 7 years in portable ones. it’s been an amazing year for us. we are in the process of raising year 2 rent so we can sign the lease and move forward on our second year and continue the work that we love the most—people. we’d love your help. if you haven’t read it yet, here’s our story:
click here to download the pdf version to read and share.
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can you help us make it up this hill by donating to our year 2 rent? $135 per day keeps our doors open. sponsor a day, a week, a month.



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or send checks to:
the refuge
p o box 6805
broomfield, CO 80020
you can always join our facebook page for updates, too.
hear our friend, barb's, story: