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The Story of Martin Luther

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! Bulletins have been posted here.  The Anniversary of ... What? When we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation this Sunday, exactly what are we celebrating? Here's a fun little bit of history... The Story of Martin Luther Martin...

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Using Influence Wisely

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

If you have never attended the Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit before, you may wonder what the content of the event is like. This portion of a 2013 Summit session gives a taste of the practical, inspiring ideas delivered by the Summit Faculty. Joseph Grenny: Mastering the...

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Tags: global leadership summit, gls

Fuller Seminary Intern Partnership

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

A Partnership for the Kingdom In fall 2017, First Pres and Fuller Theological Seminary will launch a joint venture to embed seminarians as First Pres interns, giving them an opportunity to connect what they've learned in seminary to hands-on ministry.    "One of the things we've...

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Celebrating 35 Years of Ministry (And Counting!)

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

This morning our church family enjoyed the privilege of honoring Minister of Music, Jim DeJarnette, and his wife Barb for their 35 years (and counting!) of ministry at First Pres.  Lead Pastor Tim McConnell honors Jim and Barb in the 8:30 worship service.  A painting by Colorado...

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When Our Friends Meet Jesus Through Us

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Five Thresholds  from "Christ to the Lost," February 26, 2017 In his book I Once Was Lost, my friend Don Everts describes what he's observed from talking with thousands of postmodern skeptics who have come to faith in Christ. Their stories aren't cookie-cutter, they're not often...

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Highlights from the 2016 Global Leadership Summit

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

Each year, the First Pres staff attends the Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit as a key piece of our professional development. The quality of the event is so high that we have brought it to our own campus as a way to equip our own congregation and offer a valuable leadership...

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What is the Global Leadership Summit?

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

The Global Leadership Summit is hosted each year at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., and broadcast to 1375+ cities in 60 languages. The summit is a 2-day world-class experience for serious-minded leaders who want to get better. It is... Intellectually...

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Care Portal: Meeting Children's Needs in Colorado Springs

Posted by Beth Morrison on

  When families are in crisis, sometimes simply having a physical or relational need met can bring stability.  El Paso County's Child Welfare system has reached out to churches to meet the needs of vulnerable children who are at risk of being removed from their biological...

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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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The Power of Remembering

Posted by Lindy Keffer on

For forty days, Lent looks forward to Easter. And last Sunday morning, our anticipation burst open into celebration. For a whole day, our hearts swelled. We sang, we rejoiced, we feasted.  This week, it would be easy to barrel right into the next thing—to look forward to the end of...

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Tags: life after death sunday

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