The Pikes Peak region is home to four major military bases — the United States Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base. We are blessed to have Service Members from across our country and around the world as a part of our congregation at Pikes Peak. Many Service Members are with us for only a few years but many choose to make Colorado Springs and the church at Pikes Peak their home. The significant military and veteran influence in our congregation brings a positive fellowship dynamic that draws from Christian experiences in the Lord's Church from all across the globe.
Sponsoring a Cadet
We're blessed to live in Colorado Springs for a lot of reasons - beautiful scenery, nice weather, and outdoor activities galore. But have you ever thought that an Air Force Academy Cadets could be a blessing too? Well, if you became a sponsor of an Academy Cadet, chances are you'd feel even more blessed than you already do.
World Bible School
For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that who ever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
This passage from John 3:16, perhaps the most memorized verse in all the Bible, is the cornerstone of the World Bible School ministry. God's love is powerful. This same love motivates God's children to share His gospel - the good news of a promised home in Heaven.
World Bible School began in the 1950's as a way to encourage members of the armed services stationed overseas. Along the way, these free correspondence courses have gained popularity and are now sent to 141 countries around the globe. Access is no longer limited to postal mail, but students can now study God's word via e-mail and through the WBS website, www.wbschool.org
The Encouragement Ministry provides a framework for regular communication with members who have been absent for more than eight days. Cards, letters, e-mails, text messages are provided by ministry workers to keep open the lines of communication, determine and meet needs, and most of all, provide encouragement to those who are in a time of difficulty.
The Encouragement Ministry also assign mentors or buddies to new members placing membership from other congregations to enlarge the new member's circle of friends and integrate them within the congregation.
We believe that the first 60 seconds inside our building are critical in determining a visitor’s impression of the congregation. To help make that first minute a positive experience, we have greeters that extend a warm welcome to all our visitors as soon as they cross the threshold! It’s a great ministry that reflects a genuine, Christ-like love for all.
When that first positive impression is made, the next job is meeting needs and answering questions. "Where can my daughter go to class?" "Where can we sit?" Greeters know the answer to these questions and many more. They know what it's like to visit an unfamiliar congregation. They want all our visitors to know that Pikes Peak is a warm and welcoming congregation!
Churches of Christ among the Navajo
The Navajo are among the most numerous Native American people, and the Navajo Reservation covers over 27,000 square miles in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. The Navajo are a good and honorable people with a long and noble history.For the past 50 years, there have been many efforts to bring the Gospel to the Navajo. In the late 1950's missionaries of the Churches of Christ came to the Navajo lands to share the story of Jesus with the native peoples. They met with some limited success, and there were few baptisms. However, the missionaries soon stumbled across an important work that had to be done. Increasingly, their time was spent caring for children left with them by families who could not care for them. This service led to the establishment of the Manuelito Navajo Children's Home, located to the west of Gallup, New Mexico. The Home became the first permanent establishment of the Churches of Christ on the Navajo Reservation.
Church of Christ at Calhan, Colorado
The church of Christ at Calhan has made great strides in recent months toward the completion of their meeting place. Most recently, the church has met in one of the buildings at the El Paso County fairgrounds. Those days are over! In early June, 2007, the church began to use their new building on the north side of town on US highway 24.