At Defiance Church we believe no church should be island on its own with no connections to the larger body of Christ. With this in mind, we have two partners who support us in mission and being the people of God in the Roaring Fork Valley and Colorado. One partner, Ecclesia, is where we go for missional movement and relationships that push us into the being an outpost of the kingdom. Our other partner, Mountain States Mennonite Conference, is our historic affiliation that grounds us in a tradition that birthed the original congregation and functions for us with benefits that a larger denomination and conference can have.
Ecclesia Network is a relational network that seeks to equip, partner and multiply missional churches and movements. Ecclesia believes that the church is a catalyst for the kingdom, the network should be a catalyst for the church, so that it might be a catalyst for the kingdom.
Mountain States Conference encourages Mennonite churches in Colorado and New Mexico to pursue God’s dreams by the power of the Holy Spirit in the way of Jesus Christ. MSMC is also our connection to Mennonite Church USA, a national body of Anabaptist churches joined together in seeking to model the lordship and saving grace of Jesus Christ, yearning to grow more like Christ, and guided by the belief in the triune God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit.