Our Story

Injustice is rooted in our disconnection from ourselves, from one another, and from God. This separation leaves people feeling stuck, disillusioned, powerless, and the world a mess. As Project Renew, we are inspired to become everyday peacemakers by cultivating partnerships and curating immersive experiences that thoughtfully and compassionately move toward the brokenness in us and the world. This journey activates imagination, nurtures hope, and inspires our participation with God’s ongoing work of renewal and our world becomes more just and whole.


WHY WAS PROJECT RENEW STARTED?

The leadership at Denver Community Church have envisioned Project Renew as an opportunity to accelerate and deepen the service and justice work locally and internationally (formerly Serve Denver and Serve Global).

WHAT DOES PROJECT RENEW DO?

Project Renew creates and facilitates pathways for learning, serving, and fundraising for peacemaking work locally and internationally.  Locally, these activities look like leading neighborhood walks, forums and panel discussions on critical topics in our city, immigrant detention center visits, or providing micro grants for a specific need in our city. Globally, this looks like facilitating trainings and retreats for indigenous leaders.

WHY SHOULD I GIVE?

We identifying opportunities where a small amount of money makes a big impact in our community.  Because of the generosity of Denver Community Church, we are able to keep our staff and overhead costs low (about 15%) and therefore the majority of your gifts will go directly toward our partners and experiences that foster peacemaking.  We will also offer targeted funds where 100% of your gifts will go toward direct services, a partner, or a specific need.  All gifts are tax deductible.

IS PROJECT RENEW ITS OWN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?

Project Renew is an initiative of Denver Community Church (DCC) and they both share the same 501c3.  By sharing the same financial and administrative services with DCC, our work goes further by reducing overhead costs.

WHO LEADS PROJECT RENEW?

Project Renew employs a few staff who are dual-employees with Denver Community Church.  Project Renew is ultimately overseen and accountable to the Elder Team of Denver Community Church. 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

There are several opportunities to participate in learning, service, and generosity with Project Renew.  Email us to get started.


OUR TEAM

Meet our team of Peacemakers who help carry out the vision for Project Renew

JOEL CARLMAN

Director of Global Engagement

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Amy Colón

Program Coordinator

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DAVE NEUHAUSEL

Executive Director

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