Known as the Mile High City, Denver is the 15th largest city in the nation. Much of the Denver area along the I-25 corridor is referred to as The Front Range. Of the nearly 5 million people who live in the state of Colorado, over 4 million live in the metro Denver area. While our population growth is far above the norm of most of the country, church growth trails far behind. The SBC church-to-population ratio for SEND Denver is 1 to 19,397. Thus, there is a desperate need for strong, evangelistically passionate churches to saturate The Front Range and beyond.
Northern (Longs Peak) Region:
The Northern region of the Front Range is known as the Longs Peak region. It has Weld & Larimer counties and part of Boulder County included.
Four Major communities define this region:
– Fort Collins (1 to 19,000 SBC church to population ratio)
– Loveland(1 to 24,000 SBC church to population ratio)
– Greeley (1 to 12,500 SBC church to population ratio)
– Longmont (1 to 45,000 SBC Church to population ratio).
Pikes Peak Region:
South of Denver is known as the Pikes Peak region with the major city in this region being Colorado Springs. Metro Colorado Springs has a population of over 645,000 people. There two counties El Paso and Teller counties that make up the region.
Colorado Springs is the 2nd largest city in Colorado. 20% of the population is employed by the military with Fort Carson and four Air Force installations. High Tech, Defense, and tourism are the top three industries in the region. (1-to-12,000 SBC Church to population ratio.
SEND Front Range Coalition:
The SEND Front Range Coalition is a pastor- and Associational-led partnership with representatives from all along the Front Range. These leaders collaborate to pray for a movement of God, develop Gospel strategies, pool resources, network, develop training centers and seek partners for reaching Colorado.
They have adopted the following goal and vision: Our goal is to plant churches that plant churches which bring both gospel-telling and gospel-showing into their communities. We see a day when God creates a movement that causes the spiritual landscape of this city and region to one day reflect the physical landscape of God’s incredible creation.