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 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.

Pre-Service Prayer

As a church we have always sought to be a place that is prayerfully dependent upon God.  To that end, we are opening up a pre-service time of prayer for anyone and everyone who is interested in seeking God and asking for His blessing upon the upcoming worship gathering.  So, every Saturday whoever is available will gather at 5:30 in the gym to pray over the church service.  We would love to see you there!

Boot Camp

The mission of every Christian is to be a disciple of Jesus who makes disciples of Jesus.  Unfortunately, the term “discipleship” has come to be associated, in many Christian’s minds, with an optional activity that only certain A-team Christians engage in.  The reality, however, is that if you are a follower of Jesus you are a disciple called to make more disciples.  The question, though, is how well are we doing at this task?

 

After a lot of prayer I feel that it is time for us as the men in our church to step up and become more intentional about how we engage in our own discipleship, as well as become more intentional about how we make new disciples of Jesus, how we go about mission in our spheres of influence.  So to that end, here’s the plan (because we are men and we like plans)…

 

Beginning Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00am the men of the church will be gathering every other week (on the weeks that community groups don’t meet) to focus on becoming stronger men of faith and becoming more confident in how we share our faith with others.  Notice that I said the “men of the church” will be gathering, because the boys will still be at home sleeping off their video game induced hangovers…

 

Wow, that sounds offensive! You bet, because we’re men and we like to be challenged, right?!  Men need a cause to fight for, and without a worthy cause we become passive, lazy, and lethargic.  Satan is pretty good at convincing us that pursuing pleasure is more important than pursuing holiness, that Bible studies are something our wives do, and that if we talk about our faith at work we’ll look like a gigantic weirdo.  Meanwhile, God is using, and has always used, men who are aware of their weakness before Him to make a difference in their families, communities, and workplaces.  This uncharacteristically abrasive email is hopefully a challenge for all of us to be those men, not the boys who leave the work of discipleship to their wives worried that Jesus might ask us to be less obsessed with football and more obsessed with Him.  The reason you are receiving this email is because I know that you are up for the challenge!

 

We’re calling this morning gathering Boot Camp, because we want to make sure we realize that this training is for the spiritual war we are in, and because those of us who haven’t gone through a real boot camp like to use the phrase to make us feel more masculine than we really are (to all our service men, I sincerely apologize).  By signing up for Boot Camp we are committing to a 15 week (8 morning meetings) process where we will read a chapter of the Bible everyday, study in depth the book of Titus to see how it challenges and equips us, commit to praying missionally every day, and look for opportunities to take what we are learning and disciple others.

 

So if this sounds like something you want to sign up for just let me know by responding to this email or calling me (719.216.2612).  I firmly believe that this could be a catalyzing time for us as men and as a church, and am excited to see what God does through those who are humble enough to seek Him and hard working enough to make it a priority.  Feel free to pass this on to anyone else outside of our church who may be interested.

 

 

Acts 29 Membership

This past March we were officially approved for full membership in the Acts 29 church planting network.  Acts 29 is a network of like-minded churches committed to seeing new Gospel-centered churches planted around the world.  The network chooses to emphasize the following distinctives:

  1. Gospel centrality in all of life.
  2. The sovereignty of God in saving sinners.
  3. The empowering presence of the Holy Spirit for all of life and ministry.
  4. The fundamental moral and spiritual equality of male and female and to men as responsible
    servant-leaders in the home and church.
  5. The local church as the primary means by which God chooses to establish his kingdom
    on earth.

Additionally, the guiding values for Acts 29 are:

  1. Plant Churches that Plant Churches
  2. Be Known for Holiness and Humility
  3. Become a Radically Diverse Crowd
  4. Be Serious about Evangelism and Conversions

We are greatly blessed to be a part of a network that strives to see the Gospel take root in communities like ours.  Our prayer is to see this partnership flourish for years to come as missio Dei: Falcon becomes a church that plants churches!

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