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Life and Safety Ministry

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." – Matthew 5:16

Life and Safety Ministry has the great privilege of being an extension of grace in downtown Colorado Springs!

First, Life and Safety is the hands and feet of Jesus to the less fortunate in our community. We are told in Deuteronomy 15:11, “be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land." We are called to provide hope for the less fortunate!  

Life and Safety also follows the model found in Nehemiah 4:9—“But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day & night.” We watch out for the safety of the Father’s children.

Life and Safety Goals
  • Approach people experiencing homelessness with a smile and the warmth and love of Jesus. Remember that everyone has a story!
  • Provide homeless and transient neighbors with information about downtown partners who are prepared to care for the less fortunate.
  • Strengthen relationships between First Pres and these service providers.
  • Create a safe environment for members and guests at First Pres.
  • Be a transparent vision of our Savior.
  • Through our service, become disciples of the Most High God.
Life and Safety Training
  • Understanding the homeless community and addressing the real needs of each soul God sends our way.
  • Intimate knowledge of emergency procedures.
  • Techniques and procedures for church-specific safety and security.
  • Professional training in conflict mitigation, emotional and physical.

If you're interested in serving, we only require a humble heart and that you love Jesus. Our needs are many! If your heart is touched by this new vision, let's pray and discus how you can be involved. Once you submit the form below, Life and Safety will contact you with a date and time for our next information session. 

Questions? Contact Mike Ellis (mellis@first-pres.org or 884-6118)

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**In the "Comments or Questions" field, let us know your current occupation, previous security and/or ministry experience and the reason for your interest in this ministry.

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