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Walking for a Purpose

Posted by Laura Mueller on

It is an honor to share our building to provide a home for families experiencing homelessness, even if only for four weeks out of the year. While there are only four more nights for the Interfaith Hospitality Network families in our building this summer, we will have one more full week to share...

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Tags: ihn, family promise, city engagement monthly focus

Life Groups Can Be a Lifeline

Posted by Tim McConnell on

We want to invite you to try Life Groups. There’s a saying floating around in church leadership: “We learn in lines, but we grow in circles.” I think there’s some truth to that. We learn sitting in worship and in large classes, but so much of our growth as a disciple...

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Tags: life groups, e-blast, great question

Meet the Fellows: Lindsay Kooy

Posted by Floyd Sebald on

Lindsay Kooy Hometown: Metamora, Michigan University: Hope College Field of Study: Business with an English minor Internship: Crossfire Ministries More about Lindsay: Awarded first prize in the Vienna Summer School Creative Writing Competition for a historical poem she wrote. Hope College...

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Tags: first pres fellows, meet the fellows

Where We Go, the Lord Is There

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Fifty years ago, the world was gathered around televisions and radios, watching and listening as two American men bounced around on the surface of the moon. Apollo 11 successfully landed the lunar module on July 20, 1969. Commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin touched down in the lander...

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Tags: e-blast, great question

Nurses Get Continuing Education Credits for Attending GLS

Posted by Bob Stephens on

All nurses can earn 11 contact hours of nursing continuing education by attending our Global Leadership Summit at First Pres on August 8 and 9. In celebration of this approval by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, GLS...

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Tags: training, global leadership summit, first pres

Join Us for GLS Leadership Training

Posted by Bob Stephens on

  We are thrilled to again be hosting the Global Leadership Summit! The highly anticipated two-day event is August 8 and 9 in the Worship Center at First Pres. In fact, First Pres is the only place in Colorado Springs that is hosting the Global Leadership Summit. Tickets are still...

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Tags: training, global leadership summit, first pres

Encouraging Talk Set for Monday

Posted by Tim McConnell on

This week, a friend in the church sent me a link to yet another report indicating a decline in Christian faith in the United States over the last 10 years. It is generally understood among pastors that it’s a hard time to grow a church. The vast majority of churches are shrinking, some are...

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Tags: e-blast, great question

The Adventures of an Old Man in Mongolia

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Don Wallace, member of First Pres, shares about his recent experience visiting Mongolia, one of our Global Engagement Partners.    When I retired from being a junior high principal I asked the Lord “What should I be doing?”.   He said share what you have learned...

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Tags: mongolia

Heart Behind His Help

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Brad Gillispie, IHN Coordinator for First Pres, shares about why he serves with Family Promise.  When you’re newly married, you don’t expect to both be unemployed and struggling to make ends meet within two years. That’s what my wife and I experienced. By the third year...

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Tags: ihn, family promise, city engagement, city engagement monthly focus

World-Class Leadership Training

Posted by Bob Stephens on

First Pres is the only place in Colorado Springs that is hosting the Global Leadership Summit August 8 and 9. Tickets are still available for this highly anticipated two-day event that features world-class leadership training. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day in the Worship...

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