Partnership

Partnership is a way for people who consider missio Dei to be their home church to assume greater ownership of the vision and mission. Our next partnership classes will be September 16th and 23rd from 1-3p.

If you have questions about what partnership is please feel free to email us at info@www.missiodeifalcon.org, or if you would like to sign up for the class, please RSVP here.

Elder Leadership Team

One of our theological distinctives as a church is that we are elder-led. This means that our understanding of Scripture is that the church is to be led by a group of men who are called to serve the church by modeling servant leadership after the example of Jesus.

In May we introduced three new elder candidates to the church, and we are now excited to say that each of these men is now fully functioning as an elder in our church. Please continue to pray for our elders and their wives as they shepherd and lead us in faithfulness to the Gospel-call Jesus has placed on our church. The elders (and their wives) are:

  • Chad Mondragon (Melody)
  • Jeff Otero (Jill)
  • Mark Schultz (Desiree)
  • Kolburt Schultz (Kellie)
  • Don Ziel (Cathy)

 

You can find the recording of the announcement of their candidacy period below.

Volunteering at missio Dei: Falcon

In order to have our weekly gatherings in an elementary school we need of volunteers for coffee, worship, missio: Kids, tech, set up, and tear down.  If you aren’t currently serving it’s a great way to use your gifts and get connected to other volunteers!  You can sign up by clicking here.

Discipleship Collectives April 2018

We are excited for the launch of our next quarter of Discipleship Collectives starting in April. Discipleship Collectives include the 3 main ministries offered this quarter; Missional Communities, Men of the Word, and Women of the Word. These DCs, as we are calling them, will start up the week of April 1st and we will be offering 6 Missional Communities, 5 Men’s groups, and 4 Women’s groups. Below you can find the information about these DCs. Please sign up for these DCs by clicking on the links provided.

Missional Communities Include:

  • Wiggers: Tuesday PM
  • M. Schultz: Wednesday PM
  • Davis/Goodman: Wednesday PM
  • Sandmore: Thursday PM
  • Turner/James: Thursday PM
  • Renaud/Klabon: Friday PM

To sign up for a Missional Community please click here.

All DC groups will now be studying the same thing. This quarter we will be studying Galatians. If you plan on committing to a DC you will need to order the study guide – Galatians: Gospel Matters. The link to buy it can be found here but can also be found on others sites for purchase.

If you have spoken to your DC leader(s) and have committed to your DC there is no need to sign up. Please sign up if you haven’t ever been a part of a DC before.

Men’s Groups Include:

  • Lyle: Monday PM
  • Matt W/Tim: Wednesday PM
  • Jeff: TBD AM
  • Jon: Saturday AM
  • Matt: Saturday AM

To sign up for a Men of the Word please click here.

Women’s Groups Include:

  • Kellie/Elyse: Wednesday 9a
  • Cathy/Debi: Thursday 9:30a
  • Kendra: Friday 9a
  • Karen/Jill: Saturday 9a

To sign up for a Women of the Word please click here.

We are pushing smaller groups so as to better be a vehicle for discipleship. The target goal for a disciple is to be mature in Christ (Col. 1:28), and equipped for ministry (Eph. 4:12).

Our discipleship collectives exist to create spaces where men and women can gather and ENCOUNTER Jesus through the transforming study of his Word, EXPERIENCE Jesus through the love of His people, and ENGAGE the work of Jesus through missional discipleship.

It is our deepest desire that one of these above ministries fits your schedule and will provide both opportunities of growth as well as missional training for discipleship.
Please email us if you have any questions.

Discipleship Pastor

On February 25th we were blessed to be able to introduce missio Dei: Falcon’s new pastor of Discipleship, Chad Mondragon. Chad is a Colorado native from Denver.  He has 12 years of ministry experience, having planted two churches in Lexington, KY and Centennial, CO.  Chad has been part of the Acts29 church planting network for the past 8 years and has helped coach and disciple church planters across multiple networks.  He is passionate to welcome not-yet-believers into community and desires to bring other believers into that mission.  Chad married his wife Melody in 2004, and together they parent Juliana (10), Adeline (9), Breckinridge (8), Knox (6), and Zion (5).  Listen to his introduction at church and get to know him a little better.  Over the next few months he will be getting to know as many people as possible, so make sure to introduce yourself and welcome he and Melody to the missio Dei Family.

Christmas Eve Service

Join us this Christmas Eve as we gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

There will be no 10:00am service on the 24th, instead we will meet at 5:00 for a candlelight service. We’ll read the Christmas story, sing traditional carols, and focus our attention and affection on Jesus, Immanuel (God With Us). Childcare will be provided for 0-2 year olds. Make sure to bring a friend!

Neighborhood Halloween Parties

As we approach the end of October we are gearing up for our annual Falcon neighborhoods Halloween parties.  This will be our 4th year doing this event as a church, and it is turning into one of the most defining ways we connect with the community of Falcon.  Every year we try to get Halloween parties into as many neighborhoods in Falcon as possible, this year we will have 3 Falcon locations and 1 eastern Colorado Springs location. All of the parties will have cotton candy, music, warm drinks, and lots of candy for trick-or-treaters!

Since this activity is a little different than what many Christians are used to doing on Halloween, we’ve included a blog post below from last year’s event. It explains the vision behind this event and we hope it will encourage you to join us in serving this year!

 


If you observe the habits of American churches you’ll notice a peculiar trend every October. While the rest of the nation is gearing up for Halloween, evangelicals are planning harvest festivals, Reformation Day parties, and trunk-or-treat events. While stores are overflowing with items to decorate homes and neighborhoods, and seasonal costumes and candy, Christians are preparing to create separatist gatherings away from the clamor of this cultural holiday.

In many ways this reaction to Halloween is understandable. Halloween is primarily directed at children and we have long been told—rightly or not—that the chief goal of raising children is to protect them from the evil that exists all around. Furthermore, the current cultural iteration of Halloween does in fact celebrate many sins that the Bible rightly condemns.

However, as followers of Christ we have never been given a pass from engaging any culture or system. Rather, we are told to go into all the world to make disciples of Jesus. There is no culture or people who we are exempt from loving in the name of Jesus. Furthermore, we are told to go into all the world to do this loving and disciple making. We don’t throw our message into the world from a separatist enclave, instead we live among the people we are told to love.

Obviously there is no better example of this principle of going into all the world than Jesus Himself. He came to us by taking on human flesh and entering into humanity’s existence. He also went to all types of people in His ministry. Tax collectors and prostitutes, Pharisees and religious hypocrites. There is no type of person for whom Jesus’ love is not good news.

And thus we return to the topic of Halloween for the Christian in general and our church in particular. Harvest festivals, Reformation Day parties, and trunk-or-treat events are not wrong in and of themselves, but they are less than helpful for our church community if we view October 31st as an opportunity to embody the loving ministry of Jesus. Church events are notorious for attracting church-people. And while it is important for us to be understand that we church-people need to be reminded of Jesus’ love as much as anyone, we cannot allow ourselves to be quarantined from the people who would not consider themselves to be the “church-going type.”

Therefore, for Halloween we have chosen to not host an event for our church but instead go into our community as a means of loving people who would never attend a church event. On Halloween night we will put ourselves where we have the greatest chance of interacting with people who do not go to church on a regular basis: the streets of our neighborhoods. We will have four different homes where we give out cotton candy, hot cider and candy as a way of engaging our neighbors. We will go into all of our community as people who love Jesus and are therefore called to love others. The best way to share the Gospel with our neighbors is by loving our neighbors and we can’t love our neighbors without first being among them.

So rather than viewing Halloween as an evil thing that Christians must avoid we are trying to encourage one another to view Halloween as an opportunity to interact with people who you wouldn’t normally meet on a Sunday morning. And by showing a little bit of love and grace on Halloween night we pray we will have the opportunity to show more love and more grace as we build relationships with our neighbors in the months and years ahead.

Discipleship Collectives

We are excited for the launch of our next quarter of Discipleship Collectives starting in April. Discipleship Collectives include the 3 main ministries offered this quarter; Missional Communities, Men of the Word, and Women of the Word. These DCs, as we are calling them, will start up the week of April 1st and we will be offering 6 Missional Communities, 6 Men’s groups, and 5 Women’s groups. Below you can find the information about these DCs. Please sign up for these DCs by clicking on the links provided.

Missional Communities Include:

  • Wiggers: Tuesday PM
  • M. Schultz: Wednesday PM
  • Davis/Goodman: Wednesday PM
  • Sandmore: Thursday PM
  • Turner/James: Thursday PM
  • Renaud/Klabon: Friday PM

To sign up for a Missional Community please click here.

All DC groups will now be studying the same thing. This quarter we will be studying Galatians. If you plan on committing to a DC you will need to order the study guide – Galatians: Gospel Matters. The link to buy it can be found here but can also be found on others sites for purchase.

If you have spoken to your DC leader(s) and have committed to your DC there is no need to sign up. Please sign up if you haven’t ever been a part of a DC before.

Men’s Groups Include:

  • Lyle: Monday PM
  • Chad: Tuesday AM
  • Matt W/Tim: Wednesday PM
  • Jeff: TBD AM
  • Jon: Saturday AM
  • Matt: Saturday AM

To sign up for a Men of the Word please click here.

Women’s Groups Include:

  • Kellie/Elyse: Wednesday 9a
  • Julie: Tuesday 7:30p
  • Cathy/Debi: Thursday 9:30a
  • Kendra: Friday 9a
  • Karen/Jill: Saturday 9a

To sign up for a Women of the Word please click here.

We are pushing smaller groups so as to better be a vehicle for discipleship. The target goal for a disciple is to be mature in Christ (Col. 1:28), and equipped for ministry (Eph. 4:12).

Our discipleship collectives exist to create spaces where men and women can gather and ENCOUNTER Jesus through the transforming study of his Word, EXPERIENCE Jesus through the love of His people, and ENGAGE the work of Jesus through missional discipleship.

It is our deepest desire that one of these above ministries fits your schedule and will provide both opportunities of growth as well as missional training for discipleship.
Please email us if you have any questions.

Women of the Word: Fall Bible Study

Ladies, please join us at one of our five Women of the Word home groups this fall as we dive into a study of Psalm 107 together. We will be using Lauren Chandler’s Steadfast Love curriculum to guide our 8 weeks. The studies will run from September 6th-October 28th. The semester cost is $25 and checks can be made out to missio Dei: Falcon, memo: Women of the Word.

To sign up for one of the groups click here.

Don’t forget to stop by our table on Sunday, August 27th, and September 3rd where you can pick up your book, register, pay, and just hang out with some amazing women! We look forward to a transforming journeying together!!!

 

Wednesday

Leader: Louise Bettelli

Co-Leader: Julie Cucco

Location: Falcon

Childcare Provided

 

Wednesday

Leader: Kellie Schultz

Co-Leader: Jessica Renaud

Location: Falcon

Childcare Provided

 

Thursday

Leader: Cathy Ziel

Co-Leaders: Jenessa Davis and Debi Newton

Location: Colorado Springs/Cottonwood Creek

Childcare Provided

 

Friday

Leader: Angie Swanson

Co-Leaders: Katy Marshall and Mekenzie Thompson

Location: Colorado Springs/Cordera

Childcare Provided

 

Saturday

Leader: Hannah Wiggers

Co-Leader: Karen Henderson

Location: Monument

No childcare

Resources on Finances

After yesterday’s sermon on giving it might be helpful to share a few additional resources on finances and generosity.

  • Joby Martin, Multiply Resources (video from an Acts 29 conference, his jokes are better than anything you’ll hear at mD:F…).
  • The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn (A short, easy read with a good theology of generosity).
  • Crown Financial Ministries (A Christian ministry that helps with personal financial management, a registration fee is required for full-access, but they have a lot of helpful free resources as well).
  • Budget Worksheet (This is part of the pre-marital counseling curriculum we use, to complete spend a month tracking all of your expenses and fill in the appropriate columns, then set a budget moving forward in the column on the right. It’s best to pair something like this with an app on your phone to track expenses such as GoodBudget).

This is such an important aspect of our discipleship, so if you have any other questions don’t hesitate to Kolburt. Also, if you have questions about how the church handles finances you can email our finance team lead, Jessica Renaud.