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Brad Baker
Colorado Springs, CO
follower of Jesus, husband, father, pastor, teacher, adventurer
Interests: My wife, my kids, marriage ministry, books, exploration, adventure, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, soccer, writing, tea, travel, skiing, mountain climbing and hockey.
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As most of you know Carrie and I are slowly coming out of a very challenging season. My Mom lost her battle with cancer 3 weeks ago and entered a glorious pain and disease free eternity. She was an amazing woman who loved well and left us with a priceless... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Renewed Marriage
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In 2014 we’ve set aside the 3rd Thursday of each month for ‘Young Couple Connect’ (YCC for short). Getting married and raising kids can be isolating. Throw in a move or a job change and you can very easily find yourself wondering where all your friendships have gone. That’s why... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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Join us this Christmas Eve as our main and downtown campuses combine for a candle-lit evening of worship, music, and the story of Christmas. Worship and Carols will be led by the New Life Worship team. Also, special musical guests, The Brilliance will perform followed by a message from Pastor... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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Hi Friends… Merry Christmas! I just looked at my calendar and realized we are less than 2 weeks away from the ‘big day’. If you’re anything like me, you have more than a few things that need to get done between now and then. If I may steal your attention... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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Dear New Life Groups Leaders! As we enter the holiday season, we’re looking ahead towards what is in store for Groups in 2014 and wanted you to make sure you were aware of some important dates coming up! Groups Spring Semester – January 12 through May 10 Dream Team Appreciation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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by Brad Baker As a parent we want to affirm everything our children do. Things like eating broccoli and putting potty in the appropriate location are often reason for huge celebration. Making a big deal about developmental milestones helps kids feel seen, validated and encouraged. However, if we’re not careful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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For those of you who couldn't make it to the first 'Young Couple Connect' last Friday, here's a little snap shot of the evening. Aside from enjoying hot drinks and some amazing homemade 'fall desserts', we talked through what ministry to young families will become in 2014. The content below... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
Getting married and raising kids can be isolating. Throw in a move or a job change and you can very easily find yourself wondering where all your friendships have gone. That’s why here at New Life we want to make it easy for young couples/families to connect with each other.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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I don’t know any parents who lack good intentions. There are very few who don’t want the very best for the children. I wish noble intentions was the only ingredient for raising healthy, vibrant kids that love God and serve his purposes on the earth. We all know it takes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
Have you ever wondered why marriage often seems challenging? Why there is conflict? Why two people in love can be shocked at the baggage that shows up soon after the wedding ceremony? Maybe it is because those challenges are meant to make us more like Jesus. Starting in September, Terence... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
by Brad Baker I love being busy. It makes me feel effective, productive and useful. The problem is I can get addicted to how I feel when I'm running through life at breakneck speed. The rush of a packed schedule is like a drug that fuels me to cram in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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Raising kids that love God and serve people is a goal that all parents share. Join Pastors Dave & Becky Grothe & special guest speakers for four Thursday evenings in October as we discover God's ideas and practical advice for "training up a child in the way that they should... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
By Bob Baker (Special Guest Blogger--Brad's Father) From my earliest memory, I heard the term “baker’s dozen” and knew that it meant 13 of something. As a kid, I thought it was really cool that someone would name a dozen of something for our family. It really came alive for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
by Brad Baker My infatuation with technology isn’t going away. I would tell you how many different devices I own but to be honest I’m a little embarrassed by it. What’s even more embarrassing is how much time I spend staring at a screen when I could be connecting with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
New Life Church is one big family and this Sunday we want to celebrate life together by providing opportunities to create and sustain meaningful connections with one another through small groups and dinner groups. Of course, no gathering is complete without food, that's why we're having our annual Connect Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
by Brad Baker When it costs us more than it benefits us we throw it away and find something that does a better job of catering to our every want and need. I wish I were only speaking of the rusty old toaster that burns bagels and sets the fire... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
Most of us have way more to offer than we realize! We are constantly selling ourselves short. Thankfully God meets us in that place and invites us to something new. In addition to welcoming us into his family, God longs for us to join him in his work of healing,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
by Brad Baker Self-awareness is a journey few embark on because the realizations are often just too hard to swallow. Seeing yourself more clearly can feel like coming out of a nice cozy slumber only to face a glaring light pointed directly into your eyes. Although uncomfortable, self-awareness is a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
by Brad Baker Becoming more self-aware is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and those you love. One of the simplest ways to increase your self-awareness is by learning to put your emotions to words. I feel ___________ (insert word here). You can’t use good, fine... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
Why wait until trouble comes to evaluate and strengthen your marriage? The Bible teaches us to prepare in seasons of plenty for seasons of suffering and desolation. This principle can clearly apply to our marriage and family. When things are going great we often kick back and unconsciously assume they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
Sometimes the crisis originates outside of our home and marriage. Other times it's the relationship itself that seems on the brink. Regardless, New Life's Ministry to young couples and families is here to help! Going through a crisis of any kind is extremely difficult, but going through it alone is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! As you are probably well aware, there is so much time, energy, thought and especially MONEY that goes into preparing for the wedding day. The irony for most couples is far less time, energy, thought and money go into preparing for a life-time of marriage.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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I haven’t met most of you and that needs to change! My name is Brad Baker and I am the new Pastor to Young Families and Professional. My wife Carrie and I are thrilled to serve you and your spouse in the coming weeks and months. We have 4 young... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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by Brad Baker This week I sent an email to a couple dozen married people that my wife and I know and love. I asked them a simple question: What do you wish you knew about marriage before you said “I do”. We received some 35 responses. I think so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2013 at Renewed Marriage
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