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around the world

Around the world many things are broken. Our vision at flatirons is "To bring the awesome life of Christ to a lost and broken world." As followers of Christ, it is one of our tasks to share the love God has for us with words and with our actions. We know that the needs in this world can, at times, be overwhelming. However, we must not let this sense of being overwhelmed drive us to despair. Rather it must drive us to engage. At flatirons we have chosen to engage with the world by developing a limited number of deep and meaningful relationships with organizations based on the following principles:

  • Shared Values
  • Focus on community-owned, sustainable models
  • A mutual desire for close involvement
  • Alignment of our giftedness as a church with opportunities and passions
  • A strong sense of stewardship

Our desire is to partner with like-minded organizations in order to be used by God in His work of transforming lives... including our own. It is our hope to develop partnerships in which we are:

"...delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8.

 

 

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Afghanistan

Since 2007, flatirons has been in partnership with an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that focuses most of its attention on community development in Afghanistan. This organization focuses on transformational and sustainable solutions through initiatives in health care, education, and economic development.  Flatirons has helped fund three key infrastructures in a new community made up of around 4,000 former IDPs (Internally Displaced People): a school, a clinic, and a water system that provides safe drinking water. Flatirons also helps to support education for children and other vulnerable people in the capitol city of Afghanistan.

For trip opportunities check here.

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.

 

 

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ConeXion Mosaico

At the end of 2009, flatirons entered into a partnership with an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that works in slum communities in and around Mexico City. The ConeXion Mosaico team has worked with community leaders to develop a number of initiatives aimed at effectively transforming life in the slums of Mexico City.  While all these initiatives are aimed at the communities where they work, each initiative is being carefully evaluated and documented in order to develop templates that can be effectively used to transform slums around the world.

Download the ConeXion Mosaico Portfolio. (pdf)

For trip opportunities check here.

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.

 

 

iEmpathize

iEmpathize

Flatirons has been in partnership with an organization called iEmpathize (iE) since it first formed in 2009. iE’s main focus is the eradication of sex trafficking and child sex exploitation.  The organization is global in nature but based locally in Boulder, Colorado.  iE hosts many events in our local community that provide ways for people to engage with their work.  Flatirons has sent teams in the past to come alongside iE in their work to end sex trafficking and aid in the recovery of victims in Mexico City, specifically.  Flatirons also hosts a group called Friends of iEmpathize, for individuals who have the desire to partner with the organization on a more long-term basis.

For information about iEmpathize and how to help, visit iempathize.org

For trip opportunities check here.

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.

 

 

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GlobalScope England May 17-25

Flatirons is sending a team of 10 college students to England to work with Globalscope (GS) cmfi.org/globalscope an international campus ministry who works on university campuses around the world. During our time in England, we will work alongside the GS staff at the University of Birmingham in their efforts to connect this generation with God. This will be the very first team Flatirons has sent to work with GS and we are very excited to take our relationship to the next level.

Cost $2500
Information Meeting January 25, after the 6:45pm service, in the West End at flatirons Lafayette campus.
Applications Applications are due February 13. Apply here.

 

Study Abroad Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 with Globalscope

Interested in Studying abroad, serving as a missionary, while getting school credit towards your degree? If so, then this is the opportunity for you. We currently are offering study abroad options at the following locations: England, Scotland, Germany, Spain, Chile, Mexico, and Thailand. Join us January 25th after the 6:45pm service in the West End for the interest meeting.

Cost Varies by location. Fundraising is available for part of the cost. Also, tuition you are already paying at your local University may be able to cover some of the costs.
Information Meeting January 25, after the 6:45pm service, in the West End at flatirons Lafayette campus.
Applications Applications are due February 14 for the Fall 2014 semester
Appications are due May 31st for the Spring 2015 semester.
For more information about applying, ontact Jordan Terrell at jordan_terrell@flatironschurch.com


For more information, contact Jordan Terrell, College Pastor, at
jordan_terrell@flatironschurch.com

 

 

Outside the Walls

You have heard about flatirons people serving in our community and around the world and maybe you wondered why we do that or how to get involved? Jim Burgen explains why we move outside the walls of flatirons, Ron Barnes shares about our involvement with international partners and Andy Wineman details our involvement with local community partners. Watch Jim's video above.

More Video from Outside the Walls

Andy Wineman - Local Community Partners (watch video here)

Ron Barnes - International Community Partners (watch video here)

 

 

Flatirons now has a multi-faceted platform for managing upcoming opportunities both around the world and right here in our community.

You can now sign-up to volunteer in our community, apply for a short-term trip, and give a trip donation all in one place. Check it out! To access our new portal, click here.

To make a donation, just click on the trip you would prefer to support and click on the green donation button.

We are now accepting applications for the following trips

Click "Info & Application below, then click ‘Sign Me Up’ to apply

Merge (College-age) Team
July 30 – August 10

Info Meeting: Saturday April 26 8:00pm in West End Auditorium, Lafayette Campus

Applications Due: Sunday May 4, 7:00pm
Afghanistan Info & Application

Teacher Training Team
July 31 – August 10

Info Meeting: Thursday April 10 @ 6pm in West End Auditorium, Lafayette Campus

Applications Due: April 17, 7:00pm
Uganda Info & Application

Women's Census Team
August 31 - September 10

Info Meeting: Thursday May 8 6:00pm in West End Auditorium, Lafayette Campus

Applications Due: May 15, 7:00pm

Afghanistan Info & Application

If you have questions, contact missions@flatironschurch.com

Contributions to a Flatirons Community Church short-term missions trip are tax-deductible so far as the law allows. While we attempt to honor the specific wishes of all donors, Flatirons Community Church maintains complete discretion and control over the use of the donated funds and is authorized to redirect funds within the missions department.

 

 

Musana Community Development Organization

Beginning in November, 2011 flatirons entered into a partnership with Musana Community Development Organization in Iganga, Uganda. Musana is a multi-faceted organization that started as an orphanage and has now grown into a full-fledged community development organization.  In addition to the school at Musana, there is a fish project, dairy farm, chicken farm, craft and micro-lending projects, as well as various agricultural projects.  Musana also runs a local café, managed and employed by Ugandans.  The organization is focused in the direction of 100% sustainability, where all funding is locally generated and injected back into the community.  Musana is not just providing education and a loving home for vulnerable children it’s impacting a community for generations to come.

For trip opportunities check here.

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.

 

 

Life in Abundance International
In the spring of 2012, flatirons entered in a partnership with Life in Abundance International (LIA) in South Sudan.  LIA works in several East African countries, each with a customized focus for local ownership of initiatives.  In South Sudan, there are critical needs related to the ending of civil war and becoming a new nation. There is very little infrastructure such as roads, schools, and healthcare and the systems to put these things in place.  The communities in which we work are incredibly remote and very hard to reach, limiting our ability for direct involvement.  We look forward to learning and growing together with the people of South Sudan as we continue to understand God’s Truth and Grace.

For trip opportunities check here.

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.

 

 

Perspectives

Perspectives is a 15 week course that flatirons has hosted in the past.  The course examines the big picture of what God has been doing over the past thousands of years. But it is much more than that. The course is also designed to help us find our place in the Story God has been writing – really to help us get closer to seeing things from God’s perspective and joining with Him where He is at work.

There are currently no Perspectives classes being offered at flatirons.  To find a class nearby visit: perspectives.org

For more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.