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Retirement With a Purpose: Bill and Beth Bennett

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

First Pres retirees Bill and Beth Bennett are answering God's call to serve in the nation of Albania.

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An Empathy-Building Challenge

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Posted by Allen Hunter on

Learning to empathize with emerging adults is one of the Six Core Commitments made by churches that are building strong relationships with young people. It's one of the major keys to helping young adults discover our church and feel cared for here. I want to offer a challenge and a way ...

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Tags: fuller youth institute, growing young

Tell Me More! Growing Young at First Pres

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

“We’re going to adapt. We’re going to thrive. We’re going to find our way into the next generation and be used of Christ to reach the lost and spiritually darkened of our times. This church is going to flourish in Jesus’ name. And one day long from today, we’re ...

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Connecting the Generations through Growing Young

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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

The Gift of God's Word

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Posted by Scott Boss on

God is up to something big in the lives of our teens. One of my great passions in youth ministry is calling students to return to the Scriptures in order to hear God's voice in their lives. We only have so many minutes with students throughout the week, but kids who are immersed in Scripture ...

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The Importance of Empathy

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Posted by Allen Hunter on

As we seek to connect young people to Christ, First Pres continues to benefit from excellent research done by the Fuller Youth Institute on factors that help churches to "Grow Young." (If you missed it, you can read the intro to this Growing Young blog series.) One of six elements common to ...

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What Will First Pres Look Like in 10 Years?

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Posted by Tim McConnell on

A Church in the City We love where God has planted us—right in the middle of downtown—and we want to see our city flourish. Our doors are wide open, offering shelter from the storm. We’re investing in the peace and prosperity of Colorado Springs, pouring ourselves out for our ...

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The Best Is Yet to Come

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

On Sunday Night, January 29, 2017, more than 500 gathered to celebrate what God did in our midst in 2016 and to move forward purposefully into 2017. We recognized leaders who were completing their terms of service, and we elected and affirmed new Elders and Deacons to lead through prayer, ...

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Growing Young: Helping Emerging Adults Discover and Love the Church

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Posted by Allen Hunter on

Is My Teenager from a Different World? If you’ve been hanging out with teenagers or have teenagers of your own, as I do, you are well aware that their lives are fundamentally different from how ours were growing up. Today's teens and young adults are different in the ways they ...

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Thanks from Our Seminarians

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Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The First Pres Foundation is committed to building the Church of the future by underwriting seminary education for students working toward ordained ministry.    In 2016, the First Pres Foundation supported six seminarians at four different universities in three different ...

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