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Did I make a difference?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

First Pres' decision to prioritize worship and embark on a new worship schedule has caused change to reverberate through many aspects of our life together as a church. Student Ministries, for example, has re-imagined both Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, with the students themselves...

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Urging the Children

Posted by Tim McConnell on

One of the privileges of being your pastor is the honor to represent you at events around our city. Thursday, I attended the Pikes Peak Southern Christian Leadership Conference prayer breakfast, where Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer spoke. The Colorado Springs National Day of Prayer luncheon...

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Tags: e-blast, embedded, worship

A Shining City on a Hill

Posted by Susan Buenger on

guest post by Matthew Soerens In his farewell speech to the nation, President Ronald Reagan described the United States as a “shining city on a hill” for those seeking freedom from persecution and deprivation, a place “teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and...

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Solidarity for Stay at Home Dads

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Walt Loevy was a stay at home dad for 20 years. So he gets it when people don't get it. In his two-decade run caring for his six children, he found that Christians are often put off by what they perceive as a role reversal. Frequently, his story challenged onlookers' assumptions about family...

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Connecting the Generations through Growing Young

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Earlier this week, members of our Session Ministry Leadership Team met with our Growing Young Team, a group from various areas within First Participating in a Fuller Youth Institute-led cohort studying core commitments that help churches to grow young, and, in the process grow in both energy and...

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Tags: fuller youth institute, growing young

Global Leadership Summit Speakers

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

On August 10-11, 2017, First Pres will be the downtown Colorado Springs site for Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit. Bring your team and invest yourselves together in two days of world-class leadership training.  2017 Summit Faculty Experts from every sector deliver...

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Tags: global leadership summit, gls, speakers

Special Times at Camp

Posted by Danny Shaw on

What's so amazing about summer camp?  Camp gives us the space to step out of our regular routine and step into a special rhythm. When that happens, we see things change. Our world has so many distractions—computers, tvs, tablets, phones, YouTube. They bombard us continually...

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Always Faithful

Posted by Tim McConnell on

You are nowhere by accident. For everywhere you go, and everyone you meet, there is a purpose. Your presence is God’s purpose. You are Embedded! I am having a great time watching pictures pop up and seeing all the places our church is touching the world, reaching into the city and just...

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Tags: e-blast, embedded, worship

Embedded Video Intro

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

This film was created to introduce the Embedded sermon series, a study in 1 Thessalonians, in which we learn that our presence in the world is God's purpose for us. By living as His disciples where He has embedded us, we make a difference in the world around us. This is true of us as...

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Tags: embedded, video

The Global Leadership Summit is Coming to First Pres

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Everyone has influence. Do you believe that? Whether your ability to lead others is formal or unofficial, wide in scope or very specific, you influence others in every sphere of your life.  On August 10 and 11, 2017, First Pres will be the downtown Colorado Springs site for the...

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Tags: global leadership summit, gls

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