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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.

 

 

afghanistan

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.

 

 

cmf globalscope

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.

 

 

Each year at flatirons, we offer handmade items from our international missions partners for a suggested donation. We donate the proceeds from all items back to these organizations to be able to continue the work they are doing around the world.

We have re-usable shopping bags and beaded necklaces from Musana Community Development Organization in Uganda where they train women in various sewing and crafting skills so that they can earn an income to support their families. From Afghanistan, we have hand-embroidered chadors (scarves) and purses. In South Sudan, we partner with an organization called Life in Abundance (LIA). LIA has provided us with some picture books to share more about the work they are doing.

Items are available this weekend and next at both campuses.

Email missions@flatironschurch.com with any questions.

 

 

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:

2015 Short-Term Teams to Globalscope Campus Ministries
In 2015, five young adult (Merge) teams from flatirons will visit various Globalscope campus ministries around the world. To learn more about Globascope and the work they do, please visit their website. To learn more about these trips, please attend the informational meeting on January 22 at 9:00pm in the West End Auditorium at flatirons Lafayette campus.

Merge Team to Birmingham, UK | May 9-16, 2015

Informational Meeting:
Thursday January 22 | West End Auditorium | 9:00pm
Application deadline:
Sunday February 1

A team of young adults will travel to the University of Birmingham to come alongside Canvas, a campus ministry there, to assist them for a week hosting events and building relationships with students while exploring the similarities and differences of college ministry in Birmingham vs. college campuses in Colorado.

Download the schedule and required meeting dates here.

Apply
Merge Team to Edinburgh, Scotland | May 9-16, 2015

Informational Meeting:
Thursday January 22 | West End Auditorium | 9:00pm
Application deadline:
Sunday February 1

A team of young adults from flatirons will come alongside ‘Roots’ – Globalscope’s newest campus ministry, to experience this new community. Edinburgh is a city of half a million with four major universities within the limits of the city. Very few Christian ministries are available to students living and studying in Edinburgh, the team will assist this new crew of missionaries in laying the ground work for their ministry in Edinburgh – assisting in hosting events and conducting local outreach to the university campuses.

Download the schedule and required meeting dates here.

Apply
Merge Team to Tubingen, Germany | June 1-8, 2015

Informational Meeting:
Thursday January 22 | West End Auditorium | 9:00pm
Application deadline:
Sunday February 1

A team of young adults from flatirons will travel to Tübingen, Germany to explore "Unterwegs," a college ministry located in the south of Germany. The team will assist with whatever the ministry may need the week of their visit – hosting events, building relationships with local students, and encouraging the local missionaries. German language skills are a plus, though not required.

Download the schedule and required meeting dates here.

Apply
Merge Team to Santiago, Chile | June 4-16, 2015

Informational Meeting:
Thursday January 22 | West End Auditorium | 9:00pm
Application deadline:
Sunday February 1

A team of young adults from Flatirons will travel to the heart of Santiago, Chile to come alongside ‘El Oasis’ campus ministry. The team will assist with a retreat that the El Oasis team is having for their ministry as well as lend a hand in whatever events are happening the week of their visit. Spanish proficiency is required for this trip.

Download the schedule and required meeting dates here.

Apply
Merge Team to Puebla, Mexico | June 21-28, 2015

Informational Meeting:
Thursday January 22 | West End Auditorium | 9:00pm
Application deadline:
Sunday February 1

A team of young adults from Flatirons will travel to Puebla, Mexico to visit ‘El Pozo’ or ‘la casa verde’ campus ministry. This ministry is located adjacent to the campus of la Universidad de Las Americas Puebla. The team will assist with any events happening the week of their visit as well as encourage the local staff in their role as missionaries. Spanish speaking skills are a plus for this trip, though not required.

Download the schedule and required meeting dates here.

Apply

The following teams are currently raising funds:

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 team will assist in the development of teachers at Musana as well as spend time interacting with the students.

Donate

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.
Donate

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.
Donate

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.