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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 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 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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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.


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

 

 

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.

 

 

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)

 

 

Click here to go to the short-term team blog.

 

 

We are accepting applications for the following trips:

Musana Teacher Training Team | February 12-23

Informational Meeting:

Tuesday November 4, 6:00pm | Guest Services Room | Lafayette Campus

Application deadline:

Sunday November 16, 2014

This team will spend time observing the Ugandan teaching staff at Musana. Then, based on observations, work with the teachers there to enhance classroom instruction. The team will assist in the development of teachers at Musana as well as spend time interacting with the students. Teachers and those with teaching experience are a huge advantage to have on this team. While teaching is a huge advantage, it is not a requirement – those with the ability to organize large groups of kids for fun activities will also be needed. Mostly, anyone will a fun and positive attitude and the ability to be flexible is the type of person most needed. We encourage all to apply if they are interested.

Download the schedule and required meeting dates here.

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The following teams are currently raising funds:

Construction Team to Mexico City | November 9-16

This team will visit our partner in Mexico City, ConeXion Mosaico to work on the construction of their retreat center – Centro Renovar. ConeXion Mosaico staff have been working with burned-out pastors and other "Christian workers" for several years and the completion of this retreat center will expand their capacity to serve those who are serving the Lord in and around Mexico City.

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Merge Trip to Afghanistan

A college-age team from flatirons will travel to our partner in Afghanistan to visit the various projects. The team will work alongside the staff of our Partner to build relationships with the local communities and dig deeper in our partnership with them.
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Musana Teacher Training Team

This team will spend time observing the Ugandan teaching staff at Musana. Then, based on observations, work with the teachers there to enhance classroom instruction the week of August 3-8. The team will assist in the development of teachers at Musana as well as spend time interacting with the kids at Musana.
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Women’s Census Team to Afghanistan

A team of women from flatirons will travel to our partner in Afghanistan to assist the staff in conducting a census. The team will visit homes of students at a school for street working children in order to get a sense of family size and dynamics as well as assisting in any other action items required to carry out the census.
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Men’s Team to Uganda

A team of men from flations will come alongside the staff at Musana to host a men’s conference for fathers, sons, and husbands in the community surrounding the school. Teachings will be held on various topics such as biblical marriage, stewardship, and leadership.
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West Campus Team to South Sudan

Originating from flatirons West Campus, this team will travel to our partner in South Sudan to continue to build relationships with the people there. This team will visit projects in Juba and in Yambio, as well as come alongside the staff of Life in Abundance to host pastoral trainings.
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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 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 more information, email missions@flatironschurch.com or call the church office at 303-664-5524.