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Helen Hazelton - Get Set Director

Posted by Angela McKibben on

  Helen shares a favorite Scripture: When thinking about the Get Set children, I am often drawn to this verse. I believe what it says wihh all of my heart. I know that God has special plans for each of the children that have come through Get Set Preschool all of these many years! "For I...

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Tags: family ministries month, get set

The Goodness in Community

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High School Ministries at First Pres is the place for High School students to experience the goodness and love of God through community. Everything we do is about developing relationships between students as well as our fantastic volunteer leaders while growing in our relationship with God...

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Tags: high school, family ministries month

Bethany Hanson - Associate of Children's Ministry

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  Bethany shares a favorite Scripture: "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp, how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to...

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Tags: children ministries, family ministries month

Angela McKibben - Program Coordinator for Family Ministries

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Angela shares a growing-in-faith moment from her life:   Over the course of my life, the times I would consider turning points are those seasons in life when someone came alongside me as a mentor. Whether it was a youth pastor, family member, co-worker or teacher, their investment of...

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Ruth Zschoche, Associate for MOPS

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Ruth shares a growing-in-faith moment from her life I grew up in a Christian family as the daughter of Missionaries to Japan.  I gave my life to Jesus as a young girl, but as is often the case with this type of story, my faith didn’t become personal until I was an adult.  As I...

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Allen Hunter, Lead Associate of Children’s Ministries

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Allen shares a growing-in-faith moment from his life My church had a vibrant children’s ministry and a very impactful Vacation Bible School program each summer. I remember that each summer our senior pastor would lead us in the morning. He was an old man and always wore a suit...

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Growing Little Learners

Posted by Angela McKibben on

First Pres provides two preschools to help nurture, support and grow kids ages 3 to 5.  Get Set  We’re in our 50th year of offering high-quality free preschool for families who qualify financially. Get Set is for children ages four to five. Get Set offers...

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Tags: preschool, first pres preschool, family ministries month, get set

Helping Kids Live for the Long Haul

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Children’s Ministry is here to guide families toward a life-long faith in Jesus. We believe that the family is the lifeblood of the church and when families thrive, churches thrive. Caring adults create vibrant programs and engage with kids to leave them with memorable experiences, so...

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Tags: family ministries month, childrens

Nathan Richards, Associate of High School Ministry

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Nathan shares a growing-in-faith moment from his life I grew up in Kansas City and during late elementary and middle school attended a Nazarene church. I remember a lot of things about my time there, but what stood out the most was the volunteers in the student ministry and the feel of family in...

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Jennifer Ellis, Nursery Coordinator

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Jennifer shares a growing-in-faith moment from her life:   When I moved to Colorado Springs and First Pres, I did not know Jesus. I knew some things about Him but I did not understand His self-sacrificing, unending amazing love for me. I was longing for unconditional love, true freedom...

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