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Childrens Ministries

Bethany Hanson - Associate of Children's Ministry

Posted by Angela McKibben on

  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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Allen Hunter, Lead Associate of Children’s Ministries

Posted by Angela McKibben on

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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Helping Kids Live for the Long Haul

Posted by Angela McKibben on

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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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

In the October 2018 issue of First Pres Magazine, Aaron and Heather Zimmerman take some time to talk about money, giving and priorities. This post is a continuation of that interview.  First Pres Magazine:  “How have you tried to impart to your kids lessons about money and...

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74 Years of VBS: Rufina Holstegge's Story

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> On Sunday we'll celebrating this week's Vacation Bible School and hear from our VBS kids, so today we share a story that appeared in our May 2018 magazine. Rufina Holstegge had a 74-year run as a VBS volunteer across the...

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Meet Tom Pipkin, Part 2

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

New Pastor of Family Ministries Tom Pipkin, his wife Dawn and their daughter Hope have arrived in Colorado Springs. Beginning this Sunday, you'll see Tom on the platform leading in worship services. Here's Part 2 of an introduction to the our newest pastor: Read Part 1 >> First Pres...

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VBS 2017: God is on the Move!

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

VBS 2017 was simply wonderful. Nearly 180 four-year-olds through 4th graders started off each morning in worship, and the sounds of "God is on the Move" and "Every Move I Make" could be heard loud and clear from the Worship Center (and all week long in the kids' homes, likely). Thirty adult...

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Not by Accident: Confirmation Sunday 2017

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

"The gospel doesn't move from generation to generation by accident." - Pastor Tim McConnell 24 fifth through twelfth graders were received into the life of the church after completing Foundations of Faith classes this spring.  Meanwhile, second graders received personalized...

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Care Portal: Meeting Children's Needs in Colorado Springs

Posted by Beth Morrison on

  When families are in crisis, sometimes simply having a physical or relational need met can bring stability.  El Paso County's Child Welfare system has reached out to churches to meet the needs of vulnerable children who are at risk of being removed from their biological...

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Nursery Schedule Beginning March 26

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Our Nursery provides children from birth through kindergarten with a safe, nurturing environment and loving care. We partner with parents to support the spiritual growth of children and their families. The nursery is open for all four services on Sunday mornings. It opens at 8:15 (15 minutes...

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