Welcome to Our Military Ministry.

Our vision is to see the military and veteran community of Colorado Springs impacted by the Gospel and transformed into fruitful disciples of Jesus. We seek to do this by embracing, supporting, and transforming the service members, veterans, and families of Colorado Springs through bible study, worship, prayer, and fellowship in the love of Christ.
We understand the unique pressures placed on military families, from repeated deployments, strenuous training schedules, and the stress of moving away from friends and family to a new community.
So if you are a service member, veteran, spouse, or other family member in the Colorado Springs area; we want to make you feel welcome, loved, and supported.
If you have any questions, please email or call us, or just stop by for our weekly bible study.
Check in with Pastor Jerry Scroggins at jscroggins@springsfirst.org or call 719.596.5119
 
Appreciation From Our Troops –
 
 
“Hi! I got my care package! Thank you SO much! I am very blessed to have such an amazing support group in SFC! I miss you all very much and am counting the weeks as they’re seeming to fly by rather quickly!:)” – Robert in Afghanistan.
 
“I appreciate it a lot. Please let them know I read the letters and that I appreciate them and their gifts.” – Clayton in Okinawa.
 
“I received a care package today. Thank you so very much. Know that your actions are highly appreciated by myself and my men. I picked through it and grabbed a few items, but the mass majority I shared with the guys.
The package actually arrived about a week ago. The mail came in on the same flight that took me out. My job requires me to go back and forth between two locations. I returned today to find your package and several letters from my wife. What a pleasant surprise that was.
In the letter you ask if there was anything I need or perhaps just wanted. I actually have all I need, for I have the advantage of going back to KAF every couple weeks where there is a small soldiers store. As for my guys, they’re stuck here at Tarin Kowt with nothing of the sort. In fact they got the showers up and running here only just yesterday, so amenities are extremely limited here at Tarin Kowt. With that being said any and all hygiene products would be greatly appreciated, including toilet paper. We always seem to use it faster than they supply it. I have also noticed guys asking around for envelopes and paper to write to their families, so writing materials would also be nice. And for my final request,… There is a checker/ chess set a couple soldiers made out of water bottle caps and a peace of cardboard. So a few board games would really bring on some smile’s among the guys.
Thank you again for all that do. Most of all thank you for your prayers. May the Lord Jesus bless you and yours.
Sincerely, Joshua”
 
This one is from the Command Chaplin.
“I wanted to let you know that we received your care package! Thank you so much to all those who took time to do that for us. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, and it’s nice to know we are on your mind and in your prayers.
Daily highs hit 105-110 these days, with an occasional 115. It gets down to around 80 at night, which actually feels pretty good!
Thanks again for your thoughtfulness. Appreciate your faithful support of our great Soldiers and Families!
Blessings,
Pat Devine”
 
 
 
 

Our Military Ministry continues to grow and expand into our community. Praise the Lord! But we need your help.

We currently have several deployed military members from our church stationed around the world. We are in the process of sending care packages to these overseas military members as well as providing gift cards to their spouses who remain here in the states. If you would like to help us with these care packages stop by our Military counter and pick up a list of items to purchase. If you don’t have time to pick up the items yourself, you can contribute by, check, cash or online. Please designate contributions to “Military Ministry”. We’ll do the rest.

Additionally, Fort Carson has asked us to come on Post and provide a dinner, fellowship, and icebreaker for approximately one hundred spouses and the families of deployed soldiers. We will also have the opportunity to talk about our church. This event is scheduled for April 18, 2018 at approximately 5:00 pm. Again, we need many volunteers to help with this event. Ladies we really need your help with this one! Sign up at our Military counter in the lobby. Or email me at jscroggins@springsfirst.org.

You don’t need to be in or have been in the military or have any experience to volunteer. Everybody is welcome.

Future dinners we will support:  May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, 2018.
 
 
 
 
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 JAG Facebook page click here.
 
Here are the upcoming Jesus and Guns (JAG) activities. 
 

July 14 – Shooting Test Drive.  We’ll meet at the Penrose range and have a variety of rifles and handguns for you to try out.  If you’re looking to purchase a handgun or rifle, or are just interested in trying some of the variety of different types of guns (pump action, lever action, bolt action, semi-auto, revolver, etc.) this is an opportunity to see if you like a certain type of gun.  

September 8 – Archery and fishing at the Farish Recreation Area.  Details to come.   

If you have ideas or suggestions for guest speakers, classes, or topics, let us know.  

For details and updates on other meetings, visit us on our website at http://jagministries.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/JAGMinistries.