Y7: In humility, value others above yourselves – Philippians 2:3

Small group workshop presenter

Pastor Paul Biedenbender


One of the most beautiful truths we cling to is who we are in Christ. The identity of being loved, being treasured, having belonging, never being alone, and so much more empowers us with peace, security, and joy. It also empowers us to view others differently. The same value in Christ we see in ourselves is the lens we use to see others. This workshop will challenge and equip you to see the value in others by taking a look at the real-life case of a mission congregation in the middle of Denver, the Venezuelan migrants knocking on their doors, and how God has blessed this compassion ministry effort on so many levels.

Pastor Paul Biedenbender has served at Christ Lutheran Church in Denver since his assignment from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2005. The congregation offers worship and Bible studies in both English and Spanish with much of its outreach coming through community service projects. Paul and his wife, Teresa, are blessed with four children—Jazmine, Camila, Emma, and TJ.