Our Vision

We inspire and serve our local and global community in spiritual evolution. We support individuals in their personal growth and spiritual transformation.

Our Mission

To serve the principle of living “Oneness” compassionately and to honor inclusivity and diversity. We promote self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.


Dr. Ras Smith
Ministerial Director
Make-a-Difference Ministry

See Bio

Rev. Joshua Reeves
Associate Minister
Make-a-Difference Ministry

Dr. Robert "RAS" Smith

Associate Minister

Dr. Robert A. "RAS" Smith is an architect of the heart, helping people build powerful lives. As an Associate Minister at Mile Hi Church, Dr. RAS, as he likes to be called, is also the Dean of the Denver Region School for Spiritual Leadership. He has an undergraduate degree in Sociology, a Master of Divinity degree and is a licensed architect.

Dr. RAS' passion for recovery comes from his 22 years of sobriety and his dedication to those still suffering from addiction. He is a sought after speaker and presenter at recovery retreats and conferences, treatment centers and has anchored the annual Recovery Month since 2002 at Mile Hi Church. His experience, strength and hope along with the wisdom of New Thought teachings are a great mix for what he calls Re-Creating Your Life, One Thought at a Time. He established the Spirituality in Recovery Ministry at Mile Hi more than 10 years ago.

In addition, Dr. RAS leads our powerful Outreach Service Ministry that involves our Community in outreach service project, including Habitat for Humanity, the Harvest of Love Food Drive, our Giving Tree providing thousands of gifts each Christmas, and many projects throughout the year to support students and families of Lumberg Elementary.

As a speaker, trainer and minister, he facilitates the Inner Child workshop, and classes at Mile Hi Church. RAS is married to his wonderful wife Tina and has two incredible sons, Zach and Tyler. In August 2015, he became a grandfather for the first time.

Dean of School of Spiritual Leadership; Core Education; Make-a-Difference Ministry; Spirituality in Recovery Ministry

Make-a-Difference Ministry

Blessing Bags

We are creating Blessing Bags!
So, what is a Blessing Bag?

The Make-a-Difference Ministry was called to assist those in the greater Denver area who are shelterless or living below the poverty line. A Blessing Bag includes hygiene related toiletries and snacks to help ease the challenges of daily life for these folks.

These bags will also be given to community service organizations and can be kept by congregants to give to anyone they see who might need support or simply to lighten up their day.

We are collecting sanitizing wipes, shampoo, tampons, lotion, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, chewy snack bars, mouthwash and sunscreen. If you have a surplus of any of these items, you can donate them to Mile Hi Church to help our efforts.

We are accepting donations! We have an Amazon page to make it easy for you to donate.

On Sunday, April 22, 29 and May 6, you can drop off your donations at the Community Center. There will be donation bins with signs.

Another super easy option is to purchase these items on our Amazon page and have them shipped directly to Mile Hi Church.

Donation Drop-off Dates:
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., April 22, 29 and May 6, Community Center

And on May 6, visit the Community Center after service, and help assemble the Blessing Bags! Collectively, our efforts will make a difference!

Blessing Bags Assembly:
After each Sunday service (9, 11 a.m., & 1 p.m.)*, May 6, Community Center

For any questions, please contact Eva Thoemke, Make-a-Difference Assistant, at ethoemke@milehichurch.org or call 720-974-2246.

*Keep in mind that depending upon on how many people assemble, there is a possibility that all the Blessing Bags may be completed after the 10 a.m. service. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

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Make-a-Difference Team

We are grateful and honored that you are called to serve our community through this ministry. The Make-a-Difference team is dedicated to compassionately serve our world. We work with several agencies throughout the community, including The Action Center, Lumberg Elementary School and Habitat for Humanity.

Congregants have opportunities to help in community projects at various times of the year. Please check back here periodically for the latest programs that are unfolding, and join us at one of our next planning meetings from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Sanctuary Production Room. 

For more information, please email makeadifference@milehichurch.org.

Monthly Make-A-Difference Ministry Meeting

6 - 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of the month, Sanctuary Production Room

Contact the Make-a-Difference Ministry at 720-974-2235 or makeadifference@milehichurch.org.

Mile Hi Church will be creating blessing bags to support those in need in the greater Denver area. These bags will be given to local community service organizations, and can also be kept by congregants to give when they meet someone in need. We are collecting sanitizing wipes, shampoo, tampons, lotion, razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, chewy snack bars, mouthwash, and sunscreen.

After each service, May 6, Community Center

Help The Action Center by providing school supplies for the low income students in Jefferson County. Our intention is to provide for 500 students.

Summer 2018

Make a difference in the lives of one or two low-income students by being a volunteer in the Lumberg Reading Club. You don’t need to be a reading specialist to help. The students in the club just need practice reading and help with improving their vocabulary. It requires meeting with your students for an hour twice a week. Last year’s program was a huge success!

Starts late September through May

More than 90% of the families who we support through the food drive are struggling financially. 

Proceeds benefit students and families of Lumberg Elementary, five other economically challenged schools, and the residents of Edgewater Senior Center.

Nov. 11, 2018

Turning pumpkins into homes. Through October, we sell pumpkins on the corner of Alameda and Garrison with all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. In addition to purchasing your pumpkins here, we have a lot of opportunities for you to volunteer your time since this is a month long event.

October 2018

Last year, the Mile Hi congregation donated more than 1,500 gifts and coats to children and families in need through our Giving Trees!

These are a few of the organizations we support: 

  • Lumberg Elementary School
  • Child Rescue Foundation
  • Rosebud Reservation

Visit our beautiful trees in the Sanctuary lobby, grab a tag and know that your donations will be going to a great cause!

Nov. – Dec. 2018

The Make-A-Difference Ministry teams up with The Action Center to help the hundreds of families in need that they see each day. Last year, they were experiencing a serious shortage of TP and asked for our loving contributions. As a Mile Hi community, we contributed 25,000 rolls of toilet paper which would be 25,000,000 million sheets of TP! We also raised $600 in cash.

This year, we are supporting The Action Center through our Feminine Products Drive. Many mothers and teenaged girls who visit the center are in great need of feminine hygiene/personal care products. Sadly many women go without simple and costly necessities to help them thrive. Our drive will help make a dent in this important cause!

Feb. 4, 2018

The Make-A-Difference Ministry heads up this wonderful annual Easter event. You can honor a loved one and at the same time, help decorate our beautiful sanctuary for Easter by purchasing an Easter plant in memory of a loved one who has moved into the greater beyond, or simply honor someone who holds a special place in your heart. All proceeds assist local economically challenged kids by providing nutritional lunches through a summer lunch program sponsored by the organization, Denver Kids.

Mar. 11, 18 & 25