Creating Space for Teens in Church Ministry » Campion Church and Campion Academy are working together to "encourage the growth of a generation that knows how to connect with a local church, become involved, and join in the mission," explained Campion chaplain Rob Carlson. The church encourages students to be involved throughout the year by identifying at least ten possibilities for church participation. They've provided students with contact information for church members who can get them involved in everything from greeting, to music, to ushering, to welcoming families with the parking team (the freshman parking ministry greets and directs new visitors and helps carry potluck food and provide umbrellas when needed).
"I love this church. They let us be involved," says senior Celine Lumowa who leads one of the praise teams for the academy's weekly chapels and vespers. She also helps with the church praise teams.
"It's exciting to be where there's a desire for the church and school to work together," says Carlson. He works with the spiritual life committee, made up of school principals from Campion and HMS, church pastors, and Bible teachers who meet together each month to vision and implement the spiritual goals on Campion's campus. Together, they have focused on providing opportunities for students to get involved in church and other spiritual activities.
On the academy campus, students attend chapel, vespers and Sparks--a student-led, co-ed evening worship usually featuring testimonies given by students--each week. Not only do students get a chance to share at Sparks, but they're in charge of planning it, too.
An additional gathering called Fusion meets once a week to provide students the chance to pursue a particular topic of study, whether it's learning about spiritual disciplines, reading Beautiful Outlaw, practicing sermons, or learning about time management and devotions from church members Sandy Eickmann and Dick Stenbakken.
"The biggest thing right now is Fusion," says student chaplain Diana Miranda. Over the last three weeks, her Fusion group has been reading through Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge. "It was a really nice time to read about who God is and have teenagers interested in a book that is understandable." Perhaps more than anything, Carlson is excited about the teamwork involved in leading students to know Christ.
Not only are adult leaders involved, but many students--the dorm chaplains, class pastors, and others--meet for supper once a week to discuss ministry. "We talk about what we struggle with, what we want to change, and what awesome spiritual things are happening in the student body," says senior Celine Lumowa. No one has to struggle to lead alone, they are joined by a team passionate about helping others in their Christian walk.
[Jenny Sigler; photo by Erik Stenbakken]
Boulder Adventist Church Participates in Mapleton Hill PorchFest » Friends and neighbors filled the sidewalks of Boulder's Mapleton Hill on Sunday, September 18 for the fifth annual Mapleton Hill PorchFest, enjoying music from 20 different musical acts from a variety of genres, including the Chapels & Cathedrals, the worship collective at the Boulder Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The inaugural Mapleton Hill PorchFest was held in 2011 and has seen steady growth with each consecutive year. With an estimated 700 in attendance, this year's event marks the second year the Boulder Church has participated in the event, with growing support from the neighborhood.
One neighbor remarked that it was "nice to see that the Seventh-day Adventist Church was a venue too!" Another added, "I was thrilled to see the Church participating--as a venue and on the [planning] committee. They are a wonderful part of our neighborhood. I am so grateful for this!"
Worship pastor Elia King notes that, "this is such an exciting way for us to interact with a neighborhood where our church has such deep roots. It's great to hear and share stories with our neighbors about the role our church serves in this community, and it's really fascinating to see and hear what God is doing in the lives of people right outside our church doorstep." [RMCNews; photo by Dom Nozzi]
Daystar Christian School Holds Pizza Ranch Fundraiser » What's the connection between pizza and playgrounds? Daystar Christian School in Pueblo partnered with Pizza Ranch, a pizza buffet, to raise money for new playground equipment.
"It's always a pleasure to have young, energetic groups in the restaurant," said Glen and Bambi Grady, owners of Pueblo Pizza Ranch. "We are so happy for the kids and we hope this goes a long way towards the new school playground set." Having met an employee from the Pizza Ranch at a Chamber of Commerce event, Daystar principal Michelle Velbis realized the mission for Pizza Ranch, "To glorify God by positively impacting the world," was very similar to Daystar's mission.
"It's so wonderful to meet other organizations in the community that share the same vision," said Principal Velbis. "It was a great experience for the students to interact with the community members that came out that night. They were bussing tables, refilling drinks and giving out a lot of smiles. Customers were so impressed with their manners and hard work that they generously donated for new playground equipment."
After five hours of hard work, combined with the support of church members and volunteers, Daystar was able to take home a check for almost $900.
"The experience really excited me," said Audra Bennet, a 6th grader. "I really liked that it was an active experience. I really liked helping the customers."
[Text and photo by Michelle Velbis]
Reaching the Hurting--A Biblical Guide for Helping Abuse Victims: A Word From the Author » Following the aftermath of abuse by a spiritual leader, I began taking courses in counseling through the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) through which the Lord gave healing from the devastation and led me into His Word and a stronger relationship with Him.
My search for answers took me through coursework that eventually led to a degree and gave me (and my husband) a platform for helping hundreds--now thousands--of victims around the world.
That difficult, yet special, time was the crucible that brought into existence The Hope of Survivors in 2002.
God has led through it all, orchestrating events leading to the establishment of The Hope of Survivors and placing many wounded souls in our path.
Realizing the need for victims to be led to a deeper faith experience with God, I felt impressed to write Reaching the Hurting--A Biblical Guide for Helping Abuse Victims, praying for guidance through the entire process of writing.
This book is written to minister to the hearts of victims, to help them grow in their walk with the Lord. It is not intended to replace psychological counseling.
Do you feel like you're at the end of your rope? Does the thought of telling yet another person about your experience cause you distress? Do you feel beyond help or hope? If so, then I plead with you to linger over the pages of this book, allowing the Lord to speak to you through His Word as He begins a healing process in your life.
"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6) My hope and prayer is that you will be blessed and healed as you draw closer to the Lord.
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Vista Fellowship » Prophecy seminars in both English and Spanish begin at Vista Fellowship at 7 p.m. September 9 and continue each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through October 7. Tim Jones will present in English while Carlos Munoz presents in Spanish. Vista Fellowship is located at 701 Kimbark Street in Longmont. For more information, contact Allan Christensen at 303-548-8601.
Worland Church » Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will be held weekly at 6:30 p.m., beginning September 21 and continuing through November 16. If you are looking to improve your financial situation, eliminate debt, plan for retirement or your children's college, buy a house or make any type of financial transaction, this class is for you. The church is at 660 South 17th Street, Worland WY 82401. For more details or to register, visit https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classes/1026568/atid/_In or contact Kathy Weigand at 816-872-5619 or [email protected] It's not too late to sign up or attend!
Franktown Church » International speaker David Asscherick is leading studies from the Bible that give hope in the midst of a world in chaos. Held at 6:30 p.m., September 23 through October 1 at the Franktown Church, 905 N. Highway 83, Franktown, CO. Children's programs held each evening with singing crafts, games and stories.
Colorado Springs Central Church » An International Sabbath celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m., October 1, at Colorado Springs Central Church. Malcom Tayler of Oakwood University and Breath of Life is the guest speaker. Musical guests include Central International African Singing Group, RMC's Indonesian-American Church Choir and Embajadores de Cristo (Hispanic group). A Taste of Nations International Lunch at Springs Adventist Academy will follow the service. Colorado Springs Central Church is at 1305 N Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. Springs Adventist Academy is at 5410 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs. For more information, email [email protected]
Prison Evangelism Certification and Training » All lay persons and pastors interested in learning best practices and cutting-edge, Christ-centered methods for evangelism behind bars are invited to attend the certification and training program September 30 through October 2 at the Rocky Mountain Conference office. The first meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. To register, call AdventSource at 800-732-7587 or register online at www.adventsource.org. Click here to view entire schedule.
Hispanic Women's Retreat » September 30 - October 2, Sara Bullon will be speaking at the Hispanic Women's Retreat. Location: Glacier View Ranch - 8748 Overland Rd, Ward, CO 80481. For additional information, contact Patty Rivera at 303-910-3548.
Cheyenne Church » A five-session Connections seminar will be held from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. The seminar will help individuals determine their spiritual gifts and how to use those gifts for your local church and community. A fellowship dinner will be provided at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lee Steele at 307-220-0532.
The Great Health Controversy » Colorado Indonesian-American Church is holding a health seminar at 7 p.m. Friday, September 30, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Sabbath, October 1, and 10 a.m. Sunday, October 2.
Hear health revivalist and evangelist Rico Hill speak on the role food and health play in the Great Controversy, the 10 laws of health contained in Genesis, hope for heart disease, and what animals could say if they could speak. Enjoy a hands-on session on natural remedies and a nutrition demonstration/lecture on disease-fighting nutrition.
Colorado Indonesian-American Church is located at 2241 S Holly Street, Denver CO 80222. For more information, call Farrah Lolowang at 407-924-3842.
Eden Valley Institute » Annual Mission Convention, September 30 to October 2. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at 9325 World Mission Drive, Loveland, CO. Theme: "The Good News in the Coming Judgments of God." The program includes mission reports from around the world. Housing will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Call Sonya at 970-667-1770.
Campion Church » "No More Fear," is coming to the Campion Church Fellowship Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. October 7 and continuing through October 22. Each night will begin with free, light supper at 6 p.m.
This free series of community seminars and conversations about how to live without fear will be led by Pastor Nestor Soriano and will present answers to the many fears we face today.
"No More Fear of the Future": is the opening night topic through which you'll discover a prophecy that reveals our future.
These interactive seminars will provide many Bible answers. Invite your friends, neighbors and former members to enjoy Bible answers and inspirational music. Study materials and childcare provided. Pre-register at RelevantSeminars.org/Loveland or call 855-972-9127.
Grand Junction Church » Calvin Taylor, gospel music recording artist, will present a piano concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 13 at the Grand Junction Church, 730 Mesa Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Give Them Hope Health Summit » Join us in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado October 13-16 for a health training program that will change your life and your ministry. Learn how to prevent and even reverse Type 2 diabetes. Many are calling Alzheimer's Type 3 diabetes because of its close link to insulin resiswtance, the main cause for Type 2 diabetes. Learn more on our website at rmcsda.org/hope. It is not too late to register, but you must contact us soon to save your place. You are welcome to join us for the weekend, but we must know if you plan to eat with us. Call Rick at 530-521-7429.
Financial Peace University » If you are a young adult interested in gaining relevant financial guidance and connecting with other young adults in the Denver area, Rocky Mountain Conference's Youth Department is holding a nine-week class at the conference office for you. The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning October 18 and continuing through December 13.
The cost is $93 for materials and membership and the first 15 people to register will receive a 50 percent discount. For more information and to register, email [email protected] or for an overview of the class, go to www.daveramsey.com/fpu/preview. The office is located at 2520 S. Downing Street, Denver CO 80210.
Campion Church » The Larimer Chorale of Fort Collins, a 110-voice group with four Adventists, presents their first concert, Sergei Rachmanifoff's All-Night Vigil, an a capella masterpiece, at 7:30 p.m. Sabbath, October 29, at the Campion Church, 300 42nd St SW, Loveland CO 80537. For discount tickets and group rates, contact Roxanne Goodrich at 970-222-8930 or [email protected] before October 1.
La Vida Mission Supply Drive » A non-profit mission to the Navajo Nation with the goal of reaching the Navajo children for Jesus, La Vida Mission is dependent on the generosity of caring people to supply their needs. A truck heading to La Vida Mission with donations will stop at churches around the conference to pick up your donations. See the schedule here.
Mile High Academy Positions are open at Mile High Academy as a part-time receptionist. The receptionist's weekly schedule will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Receptionist applicants should have a high school diploma and a minimum of three years of relevant experience. Interested individuals for any listed positions must be Seventh-day Adventist members in good standing, and possess current authorization to work in the U.S. Please send your resume to Jocelyn at [email protected], and visit our website at http://www.milehighacademy.org/employment-opportunities/ for more information on the requirements and qualifications for these positions.
Daystar School in Pueblo is looking for a part-time aide for K-3 for the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested in finding out more about this position, you can contact Michelle Velbis by email at [email protected] or call 719-561-9120.
Voice of Prophecy: The Voice of Prophecy is looking to fill three positions: gift planning departmental assistant with accounting experience, digital content specialist/webmaster, and a donor relations coordinator. For more information, visit http://vop.com/jobs.
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