October Open Door Fellowship Sign Up

The first Sunday of each month we head to Open Door Fellowship (ODF) to prepare and serve a meal to some of Denver’s poor and homeless.  Our next scheduled day is Sunday, October 7, 2018.  If you’d like to attend and serve or help prep an item for the meal, sign up here or on the MVF App.


  • We're working on October's menu and will post the sign-up link here as soon as it's ready!  Please check back! 



    Scroll down for more information on our Missions Philosophies and Program! 

Trunk or Treat is right around the corner and we’re planning on making this year’s event the best one yet! We’ll decorate cars and pass out candy as usual, along with adding a petting zoo, a cell phone photo booth, adult greeters stationed around the circle to welcome and chat with the attendees, and a Cider Stop with some baked goodies and warm drinks for the grownups. We’re looking for lots of  adults willing to help out!  Bagged Candy donations are also appreciated, as over one billion children attend each year- just drop them off in the kitchen!  Check out the sign up right here or on the MVF App to help out!  


Missions

We believe missions, whether in our own neighborhood or on the other side of the world, is what the Body of Christ is called to focus on. It can be intimidating trying to share your faith for the first time, so we have designed a tiered Missions Program at MVF.


We recommend that everyone start by serving at least once at Open Door Fellowship - our partnership with a church in downtown Denver (it’s addicting, though… no one can serve just once!) The first Sunday of each month we serve a meal to some of Denver’s poor and homeless  at ODF. We strive to serve a restaurant-quality meal and make each person feel valued and loved. In the colder months, we have coat drives and set up a “department store” so that as they leave, they can go through the items and take whatever they might need. 


The second step in our missions program is taking an urban missions trip somewhere in the US or traveling across the border to Mexico.  We have been to the City of Angels Orphanage in Tijuana twice, and to the inner city of Los Angeles several times. These trips are life-changing as you come to realize that these folks aren’t so different from you.  They need Jesus too… and they need our help and love.


Finally, for those who are able, we highly recommend taking an international trip. We've taken several teams to Guayaramerin, Bolivia to work with Love In Action Ministries at Andrea's Home of Hope and Joy.   This special place is an orphanage for children who have been abandoned by their parents due to extreme poverty or death. We've also taken teams Jamaica and the Philippines.


If you aren’t physically able to serve, financial support for those who do is always appreciated. Whether assisting through monetary or food donations at Open Door Fellowship, supporting one of our church missionaries, or supporting someone who is taking a trip.  It takes everyone's help to accomplish great things... and the Great Commission. 


For more information on MVF mission teams & trips, call the offices at 303.622.9600

or click here to email Pastor Ryan.

Open Door Fellowship

Open Door Fellowship (ODF) serves the poor, oppressed, and disregarded in the heart of Denver as a church and partner with other non-profit ministries. ODF has been meeting the spiritual and physical needs of many in their community through a multitude of ministries; we have the pleasure of being involved monthly with one- called The Table.   


The Table is a meal that is prepared and served to the homeless who attend their Sunday evening service, including women from the Women's Homeless Initiative. It is a humbling opportunity to serve and foster relationships by listening to their stories and just loving on them. You can sign up to attend and serve at ODF, prepare an item for the meal, or donate money towards the meal under the Next Steps/Serve tabs.  


To donate online and help with the monthly meal expenses, visit the Next Steps/Give Tab and designate your gift as "Missions."

Hurricane Relief

Last October, MVF sent a team of nine to Houston, Texas to partner with New Hope Church in their efforts to restore/complete homes devastated by Harvey. They spent the week preparing homes so a contractor could follow behind to install sheetrock and texture. 

Love In Action

Love in Action International Ministries (LIAIM) has a desire to establish orphanages throughout Latin America. Through personal ties in our church body, MVF is involved with Andrea's Home of Hope and Joy in Guyaramerin, Bolivia. LIAIM invites churches to partner with them in the development of each location through short term mission trips, which involve construction projects on the orphanage, dairy farm, and dairy processing plant all while fostering relationships with the children and house parents. LIAIM endeavors to display the love and power of Christ as each home is built and filled. MVF helps to support LIAIM's international work.  

International Experience

International Experience encourages families to host foreign exchange students as a way to learn about other cultures, languages and customs. Hosting a student is a form of being a missionary from home. Hosts have the opportunity to display the love of Christ through making their home and lives available while fostering relationships with their student. Its amazing to think about what God can do through these students as they return home. MVF has multiple families hosting students throughout the year.