Dr. Jeff Schwarzentraub with his wife Kimberly, sensing the Lord was calling him to plant a church in Denver, left the Midwest in 2010 and quickly formed a small core group committed to reaching the greater Denver area with the good news of Jesus Christ. The first service was held on November 7, 2010 at Cherry Creek High School. In 2013, through an incredible work of the Lord, BRAVE was able to purchase the building where the Englewood Campus currently resides. In April of 2016, the Broomfield Campus was launched as part of a larger vision to plant multiple campuses throughout the front range. Today, nearly 2000 worshippers call BRAVE their home and together they strive to “…glorify God through the fulfillment of the great commission, in the spirit of the great commandment!”
MAKING AND MULTIPLYING DISCIPLES
The path of authentic discipleship is a lifetime of following Jesus Christ more consistently and closely. Growing disciples go through a continual process called sanctification, which simply means becoming more and more like our Lord.
When we become intentional about seeking to honor God we can’t help but become “mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28), growing deeper in our relationship with God and our relationships with others. Disciple-making is to be worked out together in ministry to one another. It’s not about one or a small number of pastors bearing the total responsibility to care for the entire congregation. Rather it’s about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry to build each other up, all in the context of a vibrant and strong local church (Ephesians 4:11-12).