Monthly Archives: September 2014

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City Transformation: political process

  • Pray that the best candidates would be heard regardless of financial resources and media connections

It’s that time again when the political ads are ubiquitous and  special interests groups on the march.  We are praying this week about effectively navigating the political season we are in.

“For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” Romans 13:1b

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Political Process

City Transformation: political process

  •  Pray that the truth would be known about our local and state candidates and the kind of leaders they would be.

It’s that time again when the political ads are ubiquitous and  special interests groups on the march.  We are praying this week about effectively navigating the political season we are in.

“How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!” Proverbs 16:16

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City Transformation: External Identity

  • Pray that our city would be rightly viewed as one that is intelligent*, honest, thoughtful and compassionate in its political views and actions.

*Colorado Springs was ranked the 9th most educated city in the US.

Branding, “best of” lists, and political posturing are all on the rise.  Colorado Springs has been more mindful lately of its image, continues to appear on best of lists among U.S. cities, and is a target demographic for politicians. As we noted last week, our city’s external identity has many facets–some positive, some not so positive, some deserved and some not so deserved. We continue to pray this week that we will be seen as God sees us: “a city set on a hill” that draws people to His Kingdom.

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City Transformation: External Identity

  • Pray that we would live up to our recent ranking as the 8th best city for “wallet wellness,” so that good fiscal habits leading to emotional and physical well being will help draw others looking for that kind of life to our city.

Branding, “best of” lists, and political posturing are all on the rise.  Colorado Springs has been more mindful lately of its image, continues to appear on best of lists among U.S. cities, and is a target demographic for politicians. As we noted last week, our city’s external identity has many facets–some positive, some not so positive, some deserved and some not so deserved. We continue to pray this week that we will be seen as God sees us: “a city set on a hill” that draws people to His Kingdom.

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City Transformation: External Identity

  • Pray that improvements to our attractions and infrastructure will help people see us as a hospitable, fun and comfortable place to visit.

Branding, “best of” lists, and political posturing are all on the rise.  Colorado Springs has been more mindful lately of its image, continues to appear on best of lists among U.S. cities, and is a target demographic for politicians. As we noted last week, our city’s external identity has many facets–some positive, some not so positive, some deserved and some not so deserved. We continue to pray this week that we will be seen as God sees us: “a city set on a hill” that draws people to His Kingdom.

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City Transformation: External Identity

  • Pray that how people see our city will help draw the people who will help fulfill God’s plans and purposes here.

Branding, “best of” lists, and political posturing are all on the rise.  Colorado Springs has been more mindful lately of its image, continues to appear on best of lists among U.S. cities, and is a target demographic for politicians. As we noted last week, our city’s external identity has many facets–some positive, some not so positive, some deserved and some not so deserved. We continue to pray this week that we will be seen as God sees us: “a city set on a hill” that draws people to His Kingdom.

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City Transformation: External Identity

  • Pray that how people see our city will align with God’s purposes and plans for our city to be a place of refuge where His Kingdom and life can be found.

Branding, “best of” lists, and political posturing are all on the rise.  Colorado Springs has been more mindful lately of its image, continues to appear on best of lists among U.S. cities, and is a target demographic for politicians. As we noted last week, our city’s external identity has many facets–some positive, some not so positive, some deserved and some not so deserved. We continue to pray this week that we will be seen as God sees us: “a city set on a hill” that draws people to His Kingdom.