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First Pres and the First Pres Foundation: What's the Difference?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

When you give to First Pres, you really have the choice of giving to either of two separate 501(c)(3) entities: First Pres and The First Pres Foundation. Generally speaking, giving to First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs means supporting the daily ministry of the church, and giving to...

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Giving Changes the World Around Us

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

"We give to change us, and in changing us, God changes the world."  - Lead Pastor Dr. Tim McConnell What is God Doing Through Our Gifts? This video introduces nine stories (among dozens!) of how the generosity of the First Pres family is making a difference in Colorado Springs and...

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Giving Changes Us

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Each October, our congregation takes time to prayerfully consider how we will give of our finances in the coming year. Our giving is not primarily about funding the church—rather, we give to allow God to reign in our lives in one of the areas where it's hardest to do so: our wallets. What...

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Belief is the Fundamental Issue

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Posted by Pat Hartsock on

Dear Men of First Pres, Belief is the bottom issue! Belief is fundamental to human order. Without belief business would collapse. Take trust and belief out of life – what do you have left? Fear – Suspicion – Doubt – Uncertainty – Insecurity It would be the end...

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Tags: discipleship, men

CityServe 2016

Posted by Laura Janca on

CityServe began on Thursday, October 6, when more than 100 Pastors attended a luncheon with Mayor John Suthers, asking, "What can we, as followers of Christ, do to serve our City?" The luncheon was followed on Friday night by a high energy, multi-church Worship service where we took up a...

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Faith in a Great God

Posted by Pat Hartsock on

Two weeks ago we looked that the person of Christ as God in the flesh, one in whom we can place our faith. This week we look at faith itself. Faith in faith equals nothing! It is like adding zeros to zeros…zero times a billion equals zero. Zero plus zero equals zero no matter how many...

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Tags: discipleship, men

Aswan Evangelical Church Building Project

Posted by Susan Buenger on

One of our two partner churches in Egypt, Aswan Evangelical Church (AEC) is located on the Nile River in Southern Egypt, close to the border with Sudan. Situated in a primarily Muslim community, the Aswan church is home to an extraordinary outreach of love to its neighbors.  In Need of a...

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A Christian Man's Perspective on Life

Posted by Pat Hartsock on

Dear Men of First Pres,Jesus Christ is the final and absolute incontrovertible ground for Christian faith.If Jesus Christ can be discredited – Christianity can be discredited.If Jesus Christ is wrong – Christianity is wrong.If Jesus Christ can fail – Christianity will...

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Tags: discipleship, men

Amazing Food and Second Chances

Posted by Matt Fox on

First Pres is rooted in downtown Colorado Springs, and has been since our founding on August 17, 1872. Part of that identity of being a downtown church is being passionately involved in the needs of the city. One of the ways we make an impact in the city is through our partnerships with...

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Tags: first pres magazine, food, mission

Serving Our City - Michelle Swanson

Posted by Matt Fox on

At First Pres we’re committed to Preparing All Generations to Impact Lives for Christ. It is that commitment to doing all that we do For Christ that lies at the heart of the vision for the church, and for members of the church in the city. Many in our church work passionately to honor the...

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Tags: first pres magazine, city service

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