This is Pastor Appreciation Month. I hope every church will honor their pastors and let them know how much they love them.
-DS Dave Ralph
Examining Our Christian Heritage 1
This ministerial class will be held November 4 and 5, plus November 18 and 19 at Colorado Springs First Church.  Rev. Miles Trumble will be the class teacher.
The historical method is congenial to the Wesleyan’s understanding that God works dynamically, by the gentle promptings of grace, and with human response rather than by manipulation. The voluntary cooperation of human beings to God’s intentions is the way in which God interacts with creation. Wesleyans possess a philosophy of history that sees God as the great Persuader. Wesleyan historians will note the many human and even environmental variables and contingent factors that go into the making of history, and not ascribe all that has been solely to God. The Wesleyan theological framework puts emphasis on the human response to God. There is a dynamic interrelationship between the graciously given human freedom to respond to God’s luring and persuading. With freedom, God has granted an open-endedness to the events of history. For Wesleyan historians, it is not necessary to understand culture as a dichotomy of sacred and secular. The Wesleyan concepts of the preveniency and universality of grace erase the difference.
ReVi Retreat #2 Year 2 – November 2016

20 Revitalized Churches in Colorado by 2020!

The 4 topics for this next session of ReVi are the following;

  1. Knowing and detecting Plateau Barriers
  2. How Pastors Break Thru Personal Barriers
  3. How to build a winning team and church champion
  4. How to break conflict Barriers


I would HIGHLY encourage you to bring a laymen with you. The more key laymen at the retreat, the better effectiveness you’ll have to take the message back to your church boards to effect change.

For those who have taken the Place Assessment, Kevin will be giving you the specifics on how to read that yourself.

If you did not take the Place Assessment, he will assist you in knowing how to assess yourselves and your churches in one of the sessions..

If you would like to come at 4:30 because you missed the last session, or you would like to do Coaching & Consulting on Plateau barriers, we will have that available again.

PowerSurge 2016

November 11 – 13

YMCA of the Rockies

Information and registration materials are now available by clicking here.

Our speaker is Brian Carlucci. Brian grew up as a teen on our Colorado District and will challenge us to AWAKEN ourselves and others to God’s work in our lives.

Click here to go view the AWAKEN promo video.

Join us in Estes Park, CO at YMCA of the Rockies for Powersurge 2016!

Date: November 11-13, 2016

Cost: Register by November 2 for $115 ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

Register between November  3-10 for $150 ($50 non-refundable deposit due at registration)

NO WALK-UP registrations

Questions: Contact Ben Beckner ( or

Mickey Cox (