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What's happening - Week of July 29

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar All Week First Pres has the privilege of helping families experiencing homelessness to have a safe place to sleep for the next two weeks. Several volunteer positions are still open to make these IHN hosting weeks a success...

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Life Groups: Pray For Each Other

Posted by Katie Fowler on

So, what exactly is a Life Group? I get that question a lot. Here’s how we talk about Life Groups: they are smaller communities where we are known by name, pray meaningfully for one another, trust one another enough to speak Scripture into each other’s lives and live...

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Tags: me to we, life groups, prayer, small groups

Global Leadership Summit: The McCormick Brothers' Story

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

How has the Global Leadership Summit inspired those who have attended? The McCormick brothers are young business owners whose regular attendance at the Summit has given rhythm and direction to their work and provided momentum to push them beyond their peers in fulfilling their calling. Watch...

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Tags: gls2018

Mission Engagement Partner - Family Life Services

Posted by Laura Mueller on

Family Life Services -  A Safe Harbor for Transformation Family Life Services is now full swing into their 76th year of continuous service.  Founded as the Christian Home for Children in 1942 in the Ivywild neighborhood, they now provide a safe, faith-based community to pursue healing...

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Tags: city engagement, mission engagement, fls, family life services

Life Together

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my heroes of the faith. Born into a thriving Germany at the height of its cultural, intellectual and economic influence, Bonhoeffer and his family watched their nation pitched into warfare and decline during World War I. Then they watched in terror as the country...

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Tags: e-blast, me to we, worship

What's Happening - Week of July 22

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Here's what's coming up next week at First Pres: View the full calendar All Week First Pres has the privilege of helping families experiencing homelessness to have a safe place to sleep for the next two weeks. Several volunteer positions are still open to make these IHN hosting weeks a success...

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Life Groups: Known by Name

Posted by Katie Fowler on

You want to go where everybody knows your name. That’s what we want right? Well, maybe not everybody knows your name, but at least some people. I remember when I first moved to Colorado. I was in the grocery store and someone yelled, “Katie!” Of course, my instinct was to...

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Tags: me to we, life groups, small groups

Urgent Need - IHN Hosting Weeks

Posted by Laura Mueller on

In just a few days we will begin hosting families experiencing homelessness that are a part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) through Family Promise in our very own building. We are still in need of people to help this week become a success. Here are some of the ways you can...

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Tags: family promise, ihn, serve, volunteer

Throw It Out

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I like spring cleaning. I like throwing stuff out or, better, giving it away. Sometimes I tell the staff here it’s time to find five things to toss out. There’s never any shortage of church detritus lying around! Throw it out. My church in Georgia had a slight sewage challenge. The...

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Tags: e-blast, me to we, worship

How Effective is the Global Leadership Summit at Growing Leaders?

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

Wondering whether the Global Leadership Summit can be useful to you as a leader? Here's what past attendees have reported: 79% felt that improved teamwork had increased their job satisfaction and productivity. 68% said their organization was more effective because of the clear vision they...

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