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Shadows

In life we often confuse what we think we need the most with what we really need the most. These perceptions are just shadows of reality. Jesus is always focused on our real needs.

Shadows - The Past is a Shadow of the Future (Trust)
If we are faithful with what God has given us, He will be faithful to give us more.
April 9-10, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen and Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Shadows - The Unexplainable and the Undeniable (Faith)
How much do you have to "know" before you can believe?
April 2-3, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Shadows - The Cure
As we move beyond treating symptoms to diagnosing our disease we've discovered that sin separates us from God. What is the cure?
March 26-27, 2011
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Shadows - Treating Symptoms, Ignoring the Disease (Forgiveness)
In life we often confuse what we think we need with what we really need.
March 19-20, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

 

messages from march 2007 - december 2008

messages prior to march 2007

Flatirons Ink: Marked

Tattoos tell a story. They reflect moments and experiences in our journey. Not everyone has tattoos but we've all been marked by something. Marked by our past, fears and failures. We've all been left with the permanent imprint of things we've done or things that have been done to us. In this series we will walk through the Old Testament book of Jonah and learn about how God uses the things that have marked our lives.

Flatirons Ink: Marked - Jonah Chapter 4
We're all in the same boat.
March 12-13, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Flatirons Ink: Marked - Jonah Chapter 3
God is a God of second chances, so pay attention.
March 5-6, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Flatirons Ink: Marked - Jonah Chapter 2
Salvation comes from the Lord, but it might not always be what you were expecting.
February 26-27, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Flatirons Ink: Marked - Jonah Chapter 1
Whether it's because of things we've done or things that have been done to us, we are all marked by our past. How do we make sense of the things that have marked us in life?
February 19-20, 2011
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

   

Serial Killers

Few things terrify us more than the idea of a serial killer running around in our neighborhood. Just the thought makes us leave the lights on, double check our doors, windows, closets and double check under the bed. But, Jesus warned that "killers" come in many shapes and forms. What if the killer is already in your life? What if it's already moved into your home? What if there is already a plot being executed to steal, kill and destroy everything in your life? And, if so...what can we do?

Serial Killers - Life Sentence (Forgiveness)
Non-forgiveness locks you in a prison cell and locks God out.
February 12-13, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Serial Killers - Killer Clowns (Pleasure)
What happens when good goes bad?
February 5-6, 2011
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Serial Killers - A Foolish Way to Die (Greed)
If you want a different future, you have to make some changes.
January 29-30, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Serial Killers - Bait and Switch (Idolatry)
What if the "killer" is promising one thing, but delivering something very different and leaving you with...nothing?
January 22-23, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Serial Killers - In Disguise (Lust)
There is a serial killer that most of us have invited into our homes. How do we get him out?
January 15-16, 2011
Teaching Pastor, Scott NIckell

 

 

Serial Killers - Neighborhood Watch (Pride)
What is it that is keeping you from doing what needs to be done? Why is that?
January 8-9, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Serial Killers - Serial Killers in the Dark
(The Truth will set you free)

Sometimes, when the light comes on, it reveals "killers" that we didn't know, or want to know, were there.
January 1-2, 2011
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   

COAL - Christmas on Another Level

Christmas is coming. It comes every year. In some people, that brings excitement. In some people, it brings dread. Regardless of what Christmas has meant to you in the past, is it possible that, this year, it could become something different? Something better? What if you could experience Christmas On Another Level?

COAL - COAL Burns Bright
You cannot shine light if you don't have light.
December 18-19, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

COAL - The Unopened Gift
If we have any hope of following Jesus consistently throughout the year, there is a gift from God that we have to make sure we open.
December 11-12, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

COAL - Don't Stop There, Keep Walking
What if experiencing Christmas on Another Level is simply the first step in living Life On Another Level?
December 4-5, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

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COAL - Don't Be Mean
"Mean" means "average, typical, right in the middle." What would it look like to take a step towards something better?
November 27-28, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   

God the Bounty Hunter

In this series, we are going to take a look at two "bounty hunters." The first is a man named Paul. The second is Jesus. Both hunted people down for very different reasons. But then, Jesus decided to "hunt down" Paul and it changed his life forever. What if Jesus is and has been hunting for you? Not to put you in jail, but to set you free?

God the Bounty Hunter - Hunted Becomes the Hunter
Every time I remember you, I thank my God.
November 20-21, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

God the Bounty Hunter - Set Free
How should we respond to God's grace?
November 13-14, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

God the Bounty Hunter - Your Day in Court
What happens when a person has their "day in court"? Guilty? Not Guilty? Or something else?
November 6-7, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

God the Bounty Hunter - Apprehended
Making changes in your life is hard. Don't give up!
October 30-31, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

God the Bounty Hunter - Wanted: Dead or Alive
No matter what you've done in YOUR life, God still wants you in HIS.
October 23-24, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   

Grow a Pair

Contrary to popular opinion, Biblical manhood is not defined by the level of a guy's tesosterone, the size of his bank account or the length of his résumé. No, the people that God used or couldn't use in the Bible can be traced back to the presence or absence of two things in their lives. In this series, we will be taking a look at both of those things.

Grow A Pair... Honorable and Protective

We are all moving in a direction with our life, the question is are we moving in the right direction with each choice we make? Are we honoring and protecting what's most important?
October 16-17, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Grow A Pair... David, pt. 2

While God will always forgive the humble man, unless that man learns from his mistakes, he is condemned to repeat them over and over.
October 9-10, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Grow A Pair... David, pt. 1

What does it take for God to describe a person as "a man after my own heart"? Here's a clue: it doesn't mean "mistake-free."
October 2-3, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Grow A Pair... Strength and Wisdom

Strength without wisdom is dangerous. When we allow our strength to be guided by wisdom we can look a lot like Jesus.
September 25-26, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Grow A Pair... of Who and What?

Because we have been listening to the wrong voices, the two things missing from many of our lives is a correct definition of who we really are and what we were meant to do.
September 18-19, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Grow A Pair... of What?

In this introduction, we will look at the idea that two things must be in place in our lives.
September 11-12, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   

Where We've Been, Where We're Going

This weekend, we take a step back to look at where we've been and where we're going.

Where We've Been; Where We're Going

This weekend, we take a step back to look at where we've been and where we're going.
September 4-5, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen and Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

   

There's an App for that

Jesus taught over and over that faith which leads to a better life is not simply a matter of believing the right set of religious facts or information. Life changing faith is about taking what you believe to be true about life and about God and APPLYING it to your daily circumstances. In this series, we are going to be looking at several of those key truths that, when applied, can actually make a difference in our lives.

There's an App for That - Money

There are few things in life with more potential to be used for good or evil than money. How do we ensure that money serves the purposes of God as opposed to us serving money?
August 28-29, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

There's an App for That - Pay Attention

Sexual sin is different than all other sin. God warns, "Pay attention" and run.
August 21-22, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

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There's an App for That - Guard Your Heart

We have a certain cliché in our country that sounds good: "Follow your heart." But where has that led us? Where is it leading us? Where will it lead to?
August 14-15, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

There's an App for That - Making Wise Choices

Just because something is "not wrong" doesn't make it the wisest thing to do.
August 7-8, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

There's an App for that.

There's an App that you can use for every decision of your life and know that you made the wisest decision possible.
July 31-August 1, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   

Tracks

Each summer, we take a "time out" to go back and do some evaluating to see if we are "on track", as individuals and as a church community. What's that mean? It means this...everyone of us is on a journey. The "track" of our past has led us to where we are today and that same track will lead us into the future. The question we will be asking is this…"Is this where we want to go?" If things continue, if nothing changes, if we keep going the way we're going, where will we end up? Second question: "Is that where you want to end up?" Or, maybe, there’s a better way—to do life, to do love, to do relationships, to do church.

Tracks - All Aboard (Value #6 - Relational Evangelism)

No matter where this train is going or how great the ride, most people will never get on board until they hear one phrase, "Come and see".
July 24-25, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Tracks - First Class (Value #5 - Excellent Environments)

What would it look like to create a safe place where people can bump into Jesus?
July 17-18, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Tracks - Freight Train (Value #4 - Gifted Service)

For this "train" called Flatirons to accomplish its mission, each part must help carry the load".
July 10-11, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Tracks - Train Cars (Value #3 - Authentic Community)
Our chances of experiencing truth and grace increase greatly depending on our ability to connect with others pursuing the same truth and grace.
July 3-4, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Tracks - Back on Track (Value #2 - Relational Intimacy)
While holding to God's truth sets us free to have a better life, God's grace protects us when we fall short of that truth.
June 26-27, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Tracks - A Better Way (Value #1 - Biblical Authority)
Jesus taught that if we are willing to put ourselves under the authority of God's Word, it can lead to a better life.
June 19-20, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Cannonball

Summer is here! School is wrapping up and the pools are opening. Summer brings back a lot of memories. Most of us have a memory of the first time we jumped off a diving board, or better yet, a high dive. There is nothing like that feeling of letting go, of going all in. To jump requires ALL of you, Mind, Body and Soul. What would it look like to live our lives in the same way? Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your mind and with ALL your strength.

Cannonball - Jumping
This week we are going to watch as Abraham finally jumps and the story is not an easy one to digest. What if one of the most offensive stories in the Bible, was meant to offend us?
June 12-13, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Cannonball - Looking Over the Edge
We live in a culture that values independence and self-sufficiency perhaps above all else. Yet when we look at the Bible we see an emphasis on the importance of recognizing our dependence on God.
June 5-6, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Cannonball - Getting in Line
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your mind and with ALL your strength.
May 29-30, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

   
All My Life

All my life, I've been searching for some really big answers to some really big questions, like "Who am I...really? Why am I here? How much am I worth? What's the point of my life? How does God fit into my life? If I want God in my life, why do I need Jesus? Is it even important that I search for answers?" Those are great questions. Here's one more..."Would the rest of my life be different if I finally discovered the answers to the questions that I've been trying to figure out All My Life?"

All My Life - God's Promise
Jesus knew that we would need more than "good teaching" to change our lives...so, He delivers on His Promise.
May 22-23, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

All My Life - Searching For Help
Jesus promises to send us a "helper". What does that look like?
May 15-16, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

All My Life - Searching For Someone Worth Listening To
So if we can talk to God, does He talk back to us?
May 8-9, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

All My Life - Searching For Someone To Listen
If broken people call on the name of the LORD and He answers them, then how do I do that? How should I talk to God?
May 1-2, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

All My Life - Searching For A Purpose
Real faith (confidence that God really is good and keeps His promises) makes a difference in the way we live our life.
April 24-25, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

All My Life - Searching For A Way In
How do we get to have a relationship with God?
April 17-18, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

All My Life - Searching For A Better Life
What would a better life look like if I follow Jesus?
April 10-11, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

All My Life - Searching For Something
All my life I've been searching for something or someone to tell me who I am, what I'm worth and why I'm here.
April 2-4, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Big Questions About Christianity

For many of us there are some major roadblocks to buying into this whole Christianity thing.  Often those roadblocks come in the form of questions that we feel need to be answered.  Big questions like, "If there is a God and He is good, why does He allow evil and suffering to continue?” This four week workshop seeks answers to that question and several other "Big Questions About Christianity".

Big Questions About Christianity - Week 4
How can you believe that the Bible is God's Word?
April 27, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Big Questions About Christianity - Week 3
How can you believe in a God who would send people to hell?
April 20, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Big Questions About Christianity - Week 2
How can you reconcile Christianity with science?
April 13, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Big Questions About Christianity - Week 1
If God is good and all-powerful, why does evil exist?
April 6, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
 

 

 

   
Habitat

A Habitat is a place where something or someone lives. It might be a house, a hut or a palace...but, bottom line, it's where you live your life. Houses may be made out of different materials and look very different, but all houses have one thing in common. If they aren't built on a solid foundation, when a storm rolls in, the house will fall apart. Jesus said houses...and life...are very similar. In this series, we are going to find out what he meant.

 

 

Habitat - Habitat For The Life You've Always Wanted
We're building on truth, covering everything with love and getting rid of the junk. Now is the time to start filling up the house with good stuff.
March 27-28, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Habitat - Habitat For Hoarding
With a foundation of truth below and a covering of love above, now is the time to start cleaning house.
March 20-21, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Habitat - Habitat For Love
If building a good life can be compared to building a house, then what's the equivalent of putting the roof on? What is it that provides shelter and protection from the storms that will come?
March 13-14, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Habitat - Habitat For Stability
The first question is not, "What kind of life do you want to build?", the first question is, "What do you want to build it on?"
March 6-7, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Habitat - Habitat For Life
Everyone is building something and everyone wants to build something good: plans, goals, relationships. The problem is, many of us have no idea what good looks like, let alone, how to build it.
February 27-28, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
In The Margin

In this series, we're going to be looking at the concept of having "margin" in your life? What does that mean? It means arranging your life so that you have some space to be available for what God may want to do in your life.
If you have more things to do than you have time to do them, that's called stress. If you spend more money then you make, that's called debt. But, if you intentionally rearrange even the small parts of your life, your time and your money, you will surprised to not only find margin...you'll also
find...peace.

In The Margin - Medal Ceremony
If you watch the Olympics you will see people who have worked harder, gotten up earlier, spent more time and effort than anyone else in the world get rewarded for their efforts. That is the way many of us approach God. Many of us believe that the harder we work to be good, the more God owes us His acceptance. Is that what Jesus taught?
February 20-21, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

In The Margin - Welcome Home Party
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. We all get lost at some time in our life, for different reasons. But, there is nothing better than being found. That...deserves a party!
February 13-14, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

In The Margin - Wallflowers
Do you have anyone or have you ever had anyone in your life that you just don't like? You may have really no reason at all or you can't count all the reasons, but you know one thing 'I DON'T LIKE THIS PERSON'. What does Jesus have to say about those we marginalize because we don't like them?
February 6-7, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

In The Margin - Party Crashers and Party Poopers
Jesus welcomes everyone to the party. Why can't His followers?
January 30-31, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

In The Margin - Margin for the Marginalized
As people, we have a strong tendency to be exclusive—to circle up with people like us and push others away. Jesus lived and taught something very different. He was incredibly inclusive. Jesus came for the sick, the hurting, the broken and the marginalized. He was also very clear that if we want to follow Him, we must do the same thing.
January 23-24, 2010
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell (feat. Jim Burgen)

 

 

In The Margin - Creating Space
Creating Space in our lives means to intentionally do things today to be available to be used by God tomorrow to care for the things that He cares deeply for...the poor...and...the Gospel.
January 16-17, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

In The Margin - Priorities
Everything in your life is important. Some things are more important than other things. Our "priorities" reveal what is important and what is more important.
January 9-10, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

In The Margin - Spare Change
In God's economy, everyone doing a little, goes a long way.
January 2-3, 2010
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Just Christmas

Once again, it's that time of year where we decorate our homes, rush around buying presents for people that we care about (trying not to think about next month's credit card statement), hit some parties, drink some "egg nog" and...oh yeah, remember that it's the birthday of Jesus. Why do we do all of this? Because it's Just Christmas. That's what you do, right? Maybe.But, maybe, there's something more...something overlooked, something that Jesus doesn't want us to forget in that little word..."Just."

Just Christmas - It Matters
In spite of our reasons and excuses, God can use anyone and everyone to make a difference that matters.
December 19-20, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Just Christmas - Lights Shining in the Darkness
There has to be more to life than trying to stay safe until we die. There's darkness that needs to be invaded by light, bullies that need to be stopped, hurting and helpless people that need hope and lost and broken people that need to be rescued.
December 12-13, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Just Christmas - So What? Now What? For What?
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, lived, died, rose from the dead. Three questions for us today: So What? Now What? For What?
December 5-6, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
PB&J

Some things were just meant to go together. They’re fine on their own, but when combined with something else...wow...it’s a whole new experience. That can be a good thing or it can be a disaster. If one complements the other, it can be awesome—we’ll go back for more. But if the two things were never meant to be together, or if one tries to overpower the other, the results can be nauseating. What’s true with food is true with people, especially when it comes to love and respect.

PB&J - Is PB & J Really Possible?
What is standing in the way of PB & J ("very good" relationships) becoming a reality in your life?
November 28-29, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

PB&J - Fatherhood
A lot of us have different experiences with this thing called "fatherhood". Some of us have great fathers, some of us have terrible fathers and some of us have never even known our fathers. With fatherlessness being an epidemic in our culture the question becomes, does the quality of our relationship with our father have any lasting or significant impact on our lives?
November 21-22, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

PB&J - Building a Better Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Jelly don't just happen. It is a long process of decisions, choices and hard work. Relationships are the same way.
November 14-15, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

PB&J - One
We were meant to be ONE. The greatest enemy of our marriages and families is not affairs, addictions or mistakes. It is isolation from and independence of one another.
November 7-8, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

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PB&J - The Fallout of Sin
Now that we know what God intended when He made us male and female, and what He intended when he created marriage, we are all painfully aware that things are not that way. The question is Why?
October 31 - November 1, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

PB&J - Marriage
What does God intend for two equal but different people when they come together in marriage?
October 24-25, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

PB&J - Key Ingredients
Love and marriage were designed to be a complimentary relationship. Too often though, it ends up in a food-fight.
October 17-18, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Bible 101

Whether you’ve been studying the Bible your entire life, or have never cracked it open, this Bible study is for you.  A great study for your Community Group or if you just want some helpful pointers for your own personal study.

This session studies the book of Galatians.

 

Bible 101 - Week 4
November 4, 2009
Andy & Janet Wineman
 

 

 

Bible 101 - Week 3
Week 3 was cancelled due to snow. Feel free to download Scott's study (below) and go through it in preparation for Week 4.
October 28, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
     

 

 

Bible 101 - Week 2
October 21, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Bible 101 - Week 1
October 14, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

   
House of Cards
Everybody has faith…in something. Regardless of religion, philosophy or “this is how I think life works”, we are all trusting in something to be true and we lean or build big chunks of our lives on that truth. The problem comes, though, when what we thought or believed to be true (our faith) takes a big hit. If our faith isn’t leaning against something solid, it will all come tumbling down…like a house of cards. So, pay attention…the stakes are really high.
House Of Cards - Get In The Game
Faith is confidence that God is who He says He is and will do everything He promises to do...and asking Him if you can be a part of what He's doing.
October 10-11, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

House Of Cards - All In
What would going "all in" look like when it comes to Faith?
October 3-4, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

House Of Cards - Winning and Losing and Winning
What are your options when God says "No"?
September 26-27, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

House Of Cards - What Happens In Vegas...
God doesn't promise to give us everything we WANT, but he does PROMISE to give us exactly what we NEED the most.
September 19-20, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

House Of Cards - Place Your Bets
The definition of faith is very simple and exactly what you need it to be...you can bet on it.
September 12-13, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

House Of Cards
 
September 5-6, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Praise & Worship
Praise And Worship
Praise and Worship: There aren't two more "churchy" words than those. What do they really mean? Does praise and worship only happen inside of a building? Is it only singing songs? Or could it be that worship for a very big God is a lot bigger than that?
August 29-30, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen & Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

   
Colorado Trail

Whenever you are hiking, running or riding on a trail it's important to know where you are going — and to recognize markers along the way that will get you there. Our goal is to be the kind of church Jesus had in mind when He thought it up. In this series we will explore the markers — or values — along the way that keep us heading in the right direction.

Colorado Trail - Come and See
When you find something good in your life...the view from a mountain top or
a better way to live...the natural response is to invite someone in your
life to "come and see" for themselves. That's all Jesus tells us to do.
August 22-23, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Colorado Trail - Trail Life
Our mission is to create space and opportunities for people to "bump into Jesus" so they can work out their stuff together.
August 15-16, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Colorado Trail - Service Road
Gifted service is seeking God's will by using what you have and what you can do to serve the needs of others.
August 8-9, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Colorado Trail - Hiking Together
This trail called life is too difficult to travel alone.
August 1-2, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Colorado Trail - Mount of the Holy Cross
No matter what disconnected you from God, Jesus is the only path to reconnect with Him.
July 25-26, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Colorado Trail - Trail Map
Like any map, the Bible is only as effective as our willingness to put ourselves under its authority and follow its lead.
July 18-19, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Locked Up

The Bible says that Jesus came to set us "free". But, what happens when people start (mis)using what Jesus had in mind and find themselves all locked up with a new set of rules, chains and cages? This month, we're going to try to break free from some of these prisons that have caused some of us to be locked in...and some of us to be locked out.

Locked Up - Appearance
Followers of Jesus can get caught up in being obsessed with outward appearance as much as anyone else. The problem is Jesus was always interested in living life from the inside out.
July 11-12, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Locked Up - Wisdom: too much or too little
There are two extremes to Wisdom and Knowledge: Ignorance and Pride. We can be locked up by both.
July 4-5, 2009
Student Ministries Pastor, Aaron Thomas

 

 

Locked Up - Sexual Bondage (part 2)
What does the Bible say about homosexuality? What are Biblical options for sexual expression for an unmarried person?
June 27-28, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Locked Up - Sexual Bondage
Many Christians mistakenly lock God out of the most intimate parts of their lives and find themselves in bondage to sexual bondage.
June 20-21, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

Note: This message contains adult subject matter.

 

 

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Locked Up - Addicted (to the wrong stuff)
Self-righteousness is more intoxicating than alcohol...and more addictive.
June 13-14, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Green Thumb

Spring is in the air and things are starting to turn green and grow. Lawn mowers have replaced snow shovels and gardeners and farmers are dusting off their equipment to get ready for the spring planting. In this series, Jesus is going to teach us that what is true for the garden is also true for our lives. It doesn't take a green thumb to make things grow -- it just takes good soil.

Green Thumb - Thorny Soil (part 3)
What do we do when God's truth falls on the "thorny soil" of our lives.
June 6-7, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Green Thumb - Thorny Soil (part 2)
What do we do when God's truth falls on the "thorny soil" of our lives.
May 30-31, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Green Thumb - Thorny Soil (part 1)
What do we do when God's truth falls on the "thorny soil" of our lives.
May 23-24, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Green Thumb - Rocky Soil
What do we do when God's truth falls on the "rocky soil" of our lives.
May 16-17, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Green Thumb - Hard Soil
What do we do when God's truth falls on the "hard soil" of our lives.
May 9-10, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

 

 

   
Waste Management

There is no worse feeling than coming to the end of something and discovering that what you were counting on, depending on or looking forward to couldn't—or wouldn't—deliver what you had hoped for. You've spent money, time and energy that you can't get back. Sometimes it's no big deal; a few dollars here, a couple of hours there. But, what do you do when you realize that you're wasting your life?

Waste Management - Wasted Pain
You'll waste your pain if you don't start with one important truth: "God is good and you can trust Him" even when life hurts.
May 2-3, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

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Waste Management - Wasted Time
The way we think determines how we spend our time, and there is a way of thinking that will inevitably lead to wasting time and a wasted life.
April 25-26, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Waste Management - Wasted Talent
An "unwasted" life is understanding that everything (talent) we have has been entrusted to us by God and that one day there will be accountability for what we did with it.
April 18-19, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Waste Management
Everything we have and do is given to us for a purpose. Jesus said there are two ways to live your life. One leads to total loss...waste. One leads to eternal life.
April 11-12, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

 

   
Operation

Almost everybody remembers the game "Operation" where the goal was to remove different parts of the patient's body without setting off the buzzer. In real life, many of us are carrying around some "parts" that we wish could be removed, fixed or replaced that easily—but it's going to take more than a giant pair of tweezers. It's going to take someone who really knows what they're doing to perform this kind of "operation."

Operation - Broken Heart
The most important organ in the body is the heart. If we get everything else right but miss the heart, the whole body falls apart. How does God "fix" our hearts?
April 4-5, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Operation - Bread Basket
So we've seen that God can use our past for good. But what does it take to get through each day? What can sustain us no matter what today or tomorrow brings? Jesus gave us the answer.
March 28-29, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Operation - Wish Bone
Our past is our past. Now, what do we "wish" or hope that our future looks like? Is it possible that God can take whatever is in our past and use it FOR us instead of against us?
March 21-22, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

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Operation - Adam's Apple
Many of us have "inherited" traits and tendencies from our past. Some good. Some not so good. How can we use the good—and allow God to use the "not-so-good"—for something good?
March 14-15, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Life: Interrupted

Nobody likes to stay home sick with a 24-hour bug, get a flat tire on the way to work or school, or miss a flight to an important business meeting. It interrupts our plans and throws our busy schedules into chaos. But, flat tires and missed appointments seem like nothing when something "really" big interrupts life. What do I mean by "interrupts"? Simple. Everything goes on "hold" until you figure out the big stuff...like your marriage, your family, your health, your financial security. What do you do when the big stuff–your life–gets interrupted?

Life: Interrupted - What Am I Going To Do Now?
When life looks uncertain, Jesus tells us what to do FIRST. This truth that He teaches applies to all of the other "most" important areas of our lives, including, our finances.
March 7-8, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Life: Interrupted - I'm Not OK
What do you do when your life or the life of someone you love is interrupted by depression?
February 28 - March 1, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

Note: This message contains subject matter and language that some may find offensive.

 

 

Life: Interrupted - Anything But This...
There are interruptions in life that are fast, intense and scary. Then there are those that change the direction of your life. How do you live when life has been interrupted from here on out?
February 21-22, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Life: Interrupted
"Life Interrupted" asks the question, "what do I do now?", especially in the area of my most important relationships...my marriage, my romance, my best friend, my family. What do you do now when you get that 2 am phone call that changes everything you counted on for life? (Psalm 119:25-32)
February 14-15, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
John Breaux Memorial Service
John Breaux Memorial Service
John Breaux was a fixture in the Lafayette/Louisville area. His smile and wave were welcoming, his selfless acts inspiring and his joy infectious. This memorial service honors John’s life and legacy.
February 7, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen
Childrens Pastor, Scott Downing
       

 

 

 

   
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek. When you're a kid, it's a fun game. But, one day you realize that what you're hiding from...and what you're seeking...is much more serious than a game. Let's take it to another level. The stakes get even higher when you realize that certain things have been hidden from you...and...there's something, or someone, out there...searching for you.

Hide and Seek - Doubt
February 7-8, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Hide and Seek - Failure
January 31-February 1, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Hide and Seek - Shame
January 24-25, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

   
Bible 101

Whether you’ve been studying the Bible your entire life, or have never cracked it open, this Bible study is for you.  A great study for your Community Group or if you just want some helpful pointers for your own personal study.

This session studies the book of Ephesians.

Bible 101 - Week 4
February 4, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Bible 101 - Week 3
January 28, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Bible 101 - Week 2
January 21, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

Bible 101 - Week 1
January 14, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell
   

 

 

   
Panic

What are the things in your
life that lead you to hit the panic button?

Panic - Part 3
January 17-18, 2009
Lead Pastor, Jim Burgen

 

 

Panic - Part 2
January 10-11, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

Panic - Part 1
January 3-4, 2009
Teaching Pastor, Scott Nickell

 

 

 

   
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