Summer Outpost!

Written by duncan on June 18th, 2013

Hey everyone!

We hope you are enjoying your summer! If you are around this summer in Fort Collins, come join us every Thursday night this summer for Summer Outpost. We meet every Thursday night at 7pm at Rolland Moore Park in Fort Collins, unless it’s raining. If it does end up raining, be sure to check our facebook fan page for an updated location!

We will meet every Thursday through July 25th. Invite your friends, and we’ll see you there!


The Father Heart of God Seminar

Written by duncan on January 31st, 2013

Father Heart of God Seminar
Saturday, February 16th, 10Am to 8Pm

Where: Timberline Church, Address: 2908 S Timberline Rd Fort Collins, CO 80525, Room 213.
Note: 213 is located upstairs – if you go in the main entrance (west entrance) and go up the stairs by guest services – turn right at the top of stairs it will be the first room to your left – as you walk towards the missions display on the wall.
Price: $5
Bring: Your completed Family Evaluation sheets (download below). Please take an hour or so to fill out these sheets out before you come on Saturday. Plan to stay the entire day to receive the full benefit of the seminar, the evening ministry time is the best part of the day. If you can’t attend for the entire day, the seminar will be offered again in the future. We will take frequent breaks for pop, coffee and worship! Come with an open heart ready to receive a big hug from your Heavenly Father.
Note: Dick Schroeder helps people understand and experience the love of God the Father in their lives. Through the Seminar he explains how he found his own yearning for a father’s love satisfied in his relationship with God the Father. Through poignant testimonies and practical biblical teaching, he extends an invitation to follow the footsteps of Jesus into the presence of the Father. “This is and has been the Father’s work from the beginning – to bring us into the home of His heart. This is our destiny.” – George MacDonald

Father Heart of God Schedule.pdf
Family Evaluation Sheet.pdf
Forgiveness Checklist.pdf
What Shame Looks Like.pdf


Fall is here!!

Written by duncan on September 26th, 2012

Hey Outpost!
Fall is upon us. There’s alot of cool stuff coming up to do with the Outpost this fall! Check it out!

Thursday, October 4, 2012
4th Annual Agape Feast – 7pm – Foothills Assembly (305 W. Swallow Rd.)
Tons of food, fellowship, and friends! Talk to your small group leader about what to bring.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Outpost Missions Night – 7pm – Lory Student Center 228
We will be having a missions themed Outpost meeting, where we will hear from missionaries from around the world, and we will be announcing our 2013 Outpost Mission Trips. If you are interested at all in missions, come join us!

Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28, 2012
Men’s Retreat and Women’s Retreat! – Ask your small group leader for details.

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Worship Night – 7pm – Location TBA
Come join us for a night of Spirit-Filled worship! We will explore many forms of worship including art, writing, communion, and music.

We love you, and hope to see you soon!


Breakaway Retreat

Written by duncan on August 25th, 2012

Hey Rams!

We hope welcome week was as much fun for you as it was for us. If you weren’t able to make our first Outpost meeting of the semester, don’t worry! We meet every Thursday night in the Lory Student Center – room 228 at 7pm.

At the meeting, we announced our 3rd annual Breakaway Retreat! We will be meeting at Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je near Denver, along with the Chi Alpha groups from Colorado Springs and Wyoming. It starts Friday, September 14th at 7pm and will go through Sunday, September 16th around lunch time. The cost is $50 a person, and covers all meals and campground fees.

We will be having sessions every morning and night. Our Outpost worship band will leading worship, and we will be hearing some awesome, challenging messages from Glen Davis, Chi Alpha campus pastor at Stanford University. During the day, we will be having tons of fun with new friends from 3 different universities!

Please RSVP here! See ya soon!!


Welcome Back, Rams!!

Written by duncan on August 14th, 2012

Welcome back to Colorado State University!

And, a special welcome to all you first time Rams! We are so excited for this new school year to start. And, if you’re looking for a new place to belong and to meet new people who will be the best friends you’ll ever have, the Outpost at CSU is for you! Come check us out during all the CSU welcome week events, as well as the awesome events we’re putting on…

Saturday, Aug 18th
We will be having a huge “Bring your own Meat” party. 7:00 pm at 430 Larkbunting in Fort Collins. Bring a piece of meat to grill. We’ll be hanging out, throwing a frisbee, playing guitar, and meeting tons of new students.

Sunday, Aug 19th
CAPTURE THE FLAG!! 9:00 pm at the CSU Oval. Wear dark colors and get ready to run for your life!!

Tuesday, Aug 21
The Outpost 2012 Mayan End of the World BASH!  Live music, free food, frisbee tournament, games and prizes! It will be at 6:30 pm at City Park. If you need a ride, or want to follow us on your bike, meet in the Lory Student Center parking lot at 6pm, and ride with us over there! Come hungry.

Thursday, Aug 23
Come join us for our first Outpost meeting of the year! Live music, great message, and tons of new friends. 7:00 pm in the Lory Student Center, room 228. And, bring your friends!


Tell as many people as you can, and we’ll see you this week!!


Idaho State XA Missions Team Calendar

Written by duncan on March 8th, 2012

Hey Outpost!

If you didn’t already know, during the last week of March, a missions team from Idaho State University Chi Alpha will be visiting us for the entire week! They will be here to help serve us as a ministry and to minister on our campus! Josh Nitcholas has put together a calendar for the team for the week, and all of you are encouraged to join in any or all of the events listed! Check it out!

Saturday, March 24
ISU team arrives at 8pm in Fort Collins
Possibly a steak night!?

Sunday, March 25
9:15am – Sunday School @ Foothills Assembly
10:30am – Church @ Foothills Assembly
12:30pm-1:30pm –  Diane Curry’s birthday party @ Taylor Hall
2:30pm-4pm – Hang out @ CSU campus (frisbee, volleyball, etc.)
4pm-4:30pm – Nate will give the team direction for the week
4:30pm-5pm – Tyler will teach on prayer walking
5pm-6pm – Prayer Walk @ CSU Campus
6pm-7pm – Dinner on your own
7pm-8pm – Prayer @ The Prayer House
8:15pm-11:30pm – Hang out with everyone!

Monday, March 26
8am-10am – Devo time & breakfast @ Taylor Hall
10am-12pm – Campus Outreach @ CSU campus
12pm-1pm – Lunch @ CSU Dining Halls
1pm-3pm – Outreach @ Intramural Fields (sports, etc…)
3:30pm-5pm – Class: “Serving the Church” w/ Steve Curry @ Foothills Assembly
5:30pm-7pm – Dinner @ (TBD)
6:30pm-9pm – Girls on team go to Mariah/Kelsi’s small group
8pm-10pm – Guys on team go to Garrett’s Small group
10pm-11:30pm – Debrief  @ Taylor Hall

Tuesday, March 27
8am-10am – Devo time & breakfast @ Taylor Hall
10am-12pm – Campus Outreach @ CSU campus
12pm-1pm – Lunch @ CSU Dining Halls
1pm-3pm – Outreach @ Intramural Fields (sports, etc…)
3:30pm-5pm – Class: (TBA) @ Timberline Church rm. 214
5:30pm-7pm – Dinner @ (TBD)
6:30pm-9pm – Girls on team go to Danielle/Rebecca’s small group
8pm-10pm – Guys on team go to Mikey’s Small group
10pm-11:30pm – Debrief  @ Taylor Hall

Wednesday, March 28
8am-10am – Devo time & breakfast @ Taylor Hall
10am-12pm – Campus Outreach @ CSU campus
12pm-1pm – Lunch @ CSU Dining Halls
1pm-3pm – Outreach @ Intramural Fields (sports, etc…)
3:30pm-5pm – Class: “Missions” w/ Duncan Chance @ Wild Boar
5:30pm-7pm – Dinner @ (TBD)
7:30pm-10pm – Girls on team go to Leslie’s Resource Group
7:30pm-10pm – Guys on team go to combined guy’s Resource Group
10pm-11:30pm – Debrief  @ Taylor Hall

Thursday, March 29
9am-11am – Devo time and Breakfast @ Taylor Hall
11am-5pm – Free Time (TBD)
5pm-7pm – Meet with new students for dinner @ (TBD)
7pm-9pm – Outpost Meeting @ LSC rm 228
9pm-11:30pm – PostPost @ (TBD)

Friday, March 30 
8am-10am – Devo time and Breakfast @ Taylor Hall
10am-12pm – Service Project @ Foothills Assembly
12pm-1pm – Lunch @ (TBD)
1pm-3pm – Finish service project/ hang out @ CSU Campus
3pm-5pm – Class: A teaching by Dick Foth @ Timberline Church rm. 214
5pm-6:30pm – Prepare for Big Outreach Event
6:30pm-11:30pm – Guys on team go to Man Night @ JNick’s House
8pm-11:30pm – Girls on team go to girls hangout @ (TBD)

Saturday, March 31
8am-11am – Pack up/ Breakfast/ Testimonies from the week/ Debreif @ Taylor Hall



Water Baptisms

Written by duncan on March 4th, 2012

On March 22, 2012, we will be having a baptismal service instead of out normal Outpost meeting! If you have not been baptized in water, this would be a great time to get baptized!

What is baptism? The following is taken from an article written by Dr. Earl Creps entitled, “Water Baptism and Communion: Two ordinances, three tenses.”

While Jesus himself did not baptize anyone, He immediately delegated this responsibility to His followers (John 4:2) who continued the practice under His direction (Mathew 28:19) as a way of initiating new believers into the faith (Acts 2:41). For 2,000 years followers of Jesus have made three powerful statements in the act of water baptism – one past, one present and one future.

Past tense: I have chosen. At various times in history, misguided Christians have attempted to coerce others into baptism as a way of forcing them into their religion. These campaigns hardly accomplished Jesus’ original mission for the church to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19, NIV). Obviously, being a “disciple” is meant to come first, and that by free choice. An Ethiopian who came to faith by way of Philip’s witness asked him, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” (Acts 8:36).
This is the attitude that baptism represents: a desire to announce that I have chosen to follow Christ. [We] endorse water baptism of those believers who are old enough to understand the experience. Understanding is needed in order to fulfill the biblical emphasis on voluntary choice and saving faith.

Present tense: I can identify. Baptism is a way of telling the world that I identify with Jesus in every respect. When a believer enters the water, he or she is being “buried with [Christ] in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead” (Colossians 2:12). In this sense, every baptism is a funeral for the old self, a way of saying that sin and death no longer own me, “because anyone who has died has been freed from sin” (Romans 6:6,7). But it is much more. The grave could not hold Jesus any more than the water can hold us. At Christ’s return, the grave will be unable to hold us as well (Romans 8:11).
Christ’s death and resurrection are the great universals of the Christian faith, accessible to anyone who believes. Despite some differences in theology and method, all Christian traditions practice water baptism in some form, telling the world that their faith is not a set of beliefs, but a life lived out in Christ. [We] practice water baptism by immersion to reinforce the symbolism of burial and resurrection and to reflect the practice as found in the New Testament.

Future tense: I will be faithful. Scripture records baptisms taking place in public settings. Since church buildings were not used until the third century A.D., the public nature of the ordinance most likely persisted for generations. Thus, to be baptized as a Christian in a largely pagan culture was to make a very public statement of total commitment to Christ, and to face the consequences of that commitment.
Public baptism makes it impossible for Christians to practice a “secret” faith concealed from a possibly hostile world. A baptismal service, especially when accompanied by the new believer’s retelling of his or her spiritual journey, is a powerful witness to the risen Christ and a statement of commitment to the Savior that cannot be retracted. It is a way of saying that I have counted the cost and decided to serve God with all my heart (Luke 14:25-33).
[We] follow the historic Christian practice of baptizing “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). In addition to being Jesus’ only instruction on the matter, this wording reflects the triune God’s total commitment to the believer. The Father’s love sent the Son to the cross. The Father and the Son sent the Spirit upon the church (Matthew 3:11; John 15:26).

If you are interested in being baptized in water at our service on March 22nd – talk to your small group leader! We would love to celebrate with you!


Father Heart of God Intro – By Dick Schroeder

Written by duncan on February 8th, 2012

The Father Heart of God

One of the subjects that I enjoy teaching on is The Father Heart of God. First we come to know Jesus as our Savior, rejoicing over the brand-new beginning that his forgiveness brings us. Then, through the Holy Spirit, we come to know and understand the presence and power of God in our lives. No longer is God far away, but through the Spirit, He dwells in our hearts. We enjoy a closeness and intimacy with the Master because His presence is with us. But in order to attain to the full stature that belongs to us as “Sons of God” we must have a revelation of how much the Father loves us. We can only properly function as a son if we know the Father.

John proclaims the divine offer this way: “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12-13) We’ve been given the right to become sons, younger brothers of Jesus all serving the same Father, reflecting His eternal glory to a lost and dying planet. That is what this seminar on The Father Heart of God is all about.

I received this letter from a student who attended a retreat where this teaching was given. Here is what he wrote:

Thank you so much for your ministry on the Father’s love at the retreat. God did a great deal of healing in my life. For years I have been subject to feelings of rejection and some resulting shyness of getting into relationships with others. But that has changed. I forgave many people that I’ve held resentment toward and now, to my knowledge, hold nothing against anyone. I feel very free! As you suggested, I pray prayers of blessing on those who have hurt me and what a difference that makes.
I’m glad that you mentioned that healing is a process, and not a one time event. Along the road to healing, a couple of times I got hit pretty hard with thoughts of condemnation. What helped me was refocusing again on Father’s love, and I was lifted out of the depression.
The results of my healing seem to be a bit contagious. My parents are listening to tapes on healing and God is working on them. Some of my friends want to listen to your tapes, and doors keep opening for me to pray for others.
I just want to thank you for the help you extended to me and I pray you will be blessed. The Lord is good!
Your younger brother in Christ,


First, broken-hearted people end up hurting others, especially those close to you, such as your parents, spouse, and children. If you have a clear grasp of the love of the Father, you will be secure in that love. Failure to experience his love in an ongoing way will leave you intimidated and competitive in all of your relationships. You will bring pain and heartache to those around you instead of healing and blessing. Hurting people hurt others, whole people heal others.


Second, your choice of a marriage partner, whether they will benefit you or hurt you, depends on how much you let the Father heal you. Hurting people are attracted to others who will perpetuate the pattern of pain. After marriage, the familiar patterns of hurt and pain can continue. The good news is that Jesus can change the patterns and heal our pain! Ben heard this teaching five years ago. Although he forgave others and was touched by the Father, he was skeptical about the idea that the same patterns that he disliked in his father would be present in his own life. While talking to his brother several years later, he realized how much he acted like his father in romantic relationships. That understanding has helped him become more aware of his deficiencies and HELPED him work toward maturity and wholeness.

The Father desires to heal all places of brokenness in our lives so that love will flow from our hearts, rather than resentment and bitterness. In Luke 4:18 Jesus defined his ministry as one coming to “bind up the brokenhearted.” Jesus does not come to condemn, but to bring wholeness and healing to the wounds that we all have experienced.

The Father Heart Seminar

A conference where you’ll find the love you’ve been looking for all your life…


Rescue Arts Training

Written by duncan on January 24th, 2012

Title: Rescue Arts Training
Location: Timberline Church
Link out: Click here
Description: Rescue Arts’ first conference – a 2 day training event- to train men and women to use the creative and performing arts for healing with trauma survivors. Check out our latest blog for more info! The event will be held at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, CO and hosted by UCount Campaign. All are welcome, but you must sign up and send registration fee by Jan 15, 2012.
Start Date: 2012-02-03
Start Time: 9:00
End Date: 2012-02-04
End Time: 17:00


Outpost Missions Summit Schedule

Written by duncan on October 7th, 2011

Hey Outpost!!

Coming soon will be our Outpost Missions summit! This is a 3 day period where we focus on missions and international ministry. Our friends, Scott and Crystal Martin, will be joining us on October 18 – 20. If you have been thinking about missions, have a heart for international ministry, or are just interested in learning more about it, you should definitely hang out! Below is the weeks schedule.

Tuesday, October 18
5pm – Staff meeting / dinner with the Martin’s – 305 Mae St.
7pm – XA Missions INFUSION (open to everyone) – Clark Building room C146

Wednesday, October 19
7pm – Guys hangout with Scott – 3019 Rustic Ct.
7pm – Girls hangout with Crystal – 305 Mae St.

Thursday, October 20
12pm – Lunch with the Martins (open to everyone) – LSC food court
2pm – Staff meeting with Martin’s – Chance’s House
4pm – XAi info meeting (open to everyone) – The Wild Boar
7pm – Outpost Meeting with the Martins – LSC 228

We hope to see everyone there!!