ABOUT US
theflow

“Our delight in God overflows in service in our Church, Neighborhoods and Around the World “(based on 2 Cor. 9:12)

 

Our Mission

We empower the local church to reclaim its holistic, healthy and relational missional identity.

Our Vision

A Western church transformed in heart, mind, and soul so that it embodies God’s love both locally and around the world.

Our Core Values


Our core values are what we look for in ourselves, churches and others we serve alongside to ensure we are doing outreach in a healthy manner.

Dignity and Empowerment

 

We value the intrinsic worth of every individual in such a way that they experience respect, responsibility, and control over their own tools so that they can begin to create and innovate new life for themselves under the guidance of God.

"Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other". (Romans 12:9 NLT)

Discipleship

Life-on-life relationships, where individuals help each other grow closer to God which leads to whole life transformation

"Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness". (Colossians 2:7 NLT)

Relational

Built on love, collaboration, and forgiveness while choosing trust and mutual voluntary submission which leads to unity in pursuing God’s vision.

"Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works". (Hebrews 10:24 NLT)

Evangelistic

Share the message that the entire world is invited to glorify God, for the reign of the Kingdom is at hand.

“With joy you will drink deeply

   from the fountain of salvation!

In that wonderful day you will sing:

   “Thank the Lord! Praise his name!

Tell the nations what he has done.

   Let them know how mighty he is!

Sing to the Lord, for he has done wonderful things.

   Make known his praise around the world.”

(Isaiah 12:3-6 NLT)

Spirit Lead

The Spirit of God actively teaches and leads us to make wise and spiritually informed decisions individually and corporately.  This can occur only when we are in a right relationship with the Triune God.

"Pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit" (Ephesians 3:16, NLT)

 

 

The Team

 

About Tamara - Founder/CEO

Tamara Ramirez is married with 2 adult daughters. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University and served as a hospice nurse for nearly 20 years. In addition to working and caring for her family, Tamara maintains her passion for seeing lives transformed by God by actively engaging in missions locally and around the globe. She has served as a team leader, missions director and on the board of directors for Evangelical Friends Church Southwest missions, Acacia Medical and Hill Country Hope for Mental Health. Her greatest desire is to see the Body of Christ regain its true missional identity and develop healthy, relationship-focused outreaches across the street and around the world.

 

About Ken - President

Ken Ramirez has served in a variety of capacities at the local church and as a business executive. He currently heads up strategic partnerships and donor engagement for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, as well as serves on the board of Riverside Community Church Hill Country. Evangelism and church multiplication have always been a passion of Ken’s. He’s helped establish multiple church plants, held a number of lay leadership roles, and been blessed to organize, lead and serve on several local and international missions. His business experience includes 20 successful years as general manager of a leading healthcare eLearning company.  Ken holds a Bachelors in Marketing and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University.

 

About Liz - Director of Curriculum and Content

Elizabeth Mendoza has been working in ministry since 2010 when a yearlong church internship turned into a life-long career of caring and advocating for the most vulnerable. Her heart to see individuals transformed through cross-cultural ministry has led her all over the world. She served full time as the Missions Coordinator at Riverside Community Church where she equipped leaders and led trips into Haiti, Uganda, Hungary, and the Rio Grande Valley to invite people into the story God is telling around the world. Her passion for empowering the local church to take part in God’s global story eventually led her to World Vision, where she serves as Texas Area Director for Endurance, inviting the local church to care for the most vulnerable through tangible action. She currently resides in Houston, TX.

 

About Kalyn - Director of Strategic Planning

Kalyn McDaniel first visited Haiti at 15 years old and it was this trip, and the face-to-face confrontation with the deeply diverse experiences of people in this world, that led her to know God. Her heart for change at systemic levels led her to study Development Economics at Colorado Christian University where she has conducted graduate research on the link between poverty and terrorism in Gaza, the orphanage industry in Haiti, and the unique role of Faith-Based Organizations in the world of sustainable development. Her research and missions experience has granted her the opportunity to develop curriculum and teach about poverty in the US, South Africa, and Australia. She is married to Logan and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where she is continuing research. 

 

About Niaya - Creative Director

Niaya Ramirez is a student, currently studying graphic design at Colorado Mesa University. She is passionate about the outdoors, art, and her faith. For her, being raised in the church means she has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of church life. As much as she appreciates and values the experiences she was blessed with by her church community- there are many that she looks back on and cringes because of how unhealthy and/or painful it was for everyone involved. She is ecstatic to be apart of a vision that aims to help raise up, educate, and empower the church so we can empower others instead of bringing more unintentional harm to those we are trying to help.

 

About Logan - Theology Contributor

Logan McDaniel is studying to be an engineering student at Colorado Christian University. His understanding of Christian ministry and missions has come through various church outreach and education in places like Haiti, the Philipines, Nepal, Australia, and New Zealand. His like has been deeply impacted by his time spent with leaders, pastors, and friends from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. They taught him that God’s church is much more complex, more strange, and much more beautiful than he ever imagined. His heart is for the whole church to realize the value of their brothers and sisters of different traditions and backgrounds.

 

About David - Contributor

David Wilcox is a student at Colorado Mesa University. He has a passion for rock climbing, nature, art, and evangelism. His missional experiences have been focused on doing life people through athletics while sharing God's love.  

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