Join Us for Our Inaugural Event!
As one of the 2017 Outreach 100 fastest growing churches, you and a guest are cordially invited to the first annual Outreach 100 Gathering in beautiful Colorado Springs. This intimate, invitation-only gathering will allow you to rub shoulders with other fastest growing church pastors, learn from one another, and make new ministry friends. The Summit will begin at 5 pm on September 26th with an unforgettable trip to the Broadmoor Seven Falls, said to be "The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado", followed by dinner at the historic Briarhurst Manor. The morning of September 27th will provide a time to meet each other and collaborate with one another. The Summit will conclude with lunch at the Outreach headquarters next to the Marriott. View Agenda
Outreach Summit Option: at the same location from 3pm on September 27th until the evening of September 28th you can join the Outreach Summit. The Outreach Summit will be a gathering of church leaders who want to grow in their outreach effectiveness and learn from some of the fastest growing churches. Stay Friday to explore the aspen covered mountains, Garden of the Gods park or drive to the top of 14,000 foot Pikes Peak! Learn more about the Outreach Summit
Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s most captivating natural wonders. This magnificent series of waterfalls is situated in a 1,250-foot-wall box canyon. During the short hike along a beautiful river you’ll see stunning vistas of verdant valleys, striking rock formations and golden prairies as we climb a challenging 224 steps of hiking trails together along the banks of the glistening streams that feed Seven Falls, and its 181-foot drop of falling water. For those who don’t want to climb the stairs there is an elevator that goes up the inside of the mountain.
The Briarhurst Manor is located in Manitou Springs. The stately Victorian Manor House was built in 1876 by the founder of Manitou Springs, Dr. William Bell, of London, England. The finely grained pink sandstone Tudor Manor displays the architecture and landscaping of an English Country House and offers an unrivaled view of Pike's Peak.Guests should experience a Victorian ambiance and menu with regional ingredients infused with modern touches.
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Tuesday, September 26
5:00 pm - Broadmoor Hotel Seven Falls scenic short hike and get acquainted time
7:30 - 9:30 pm - Celebration dinner at Briarhurst Manor
Wednesday Sept 27: At Outreach Headquarters
7:00 - 8:30 am - Breakfast on your own at the hotel
8:30 am - Outreach 100 church introductions
9:15 am - Purpose of the Outreach 100 list and where the list is going in the future
9:30 am - Break
10:00 am - Round table discussions and sharing on the 12 biggest challenges facing large churches
12 Noon - Outreach open house and lunch
Cost: $99 per person and includes a three course dinner, entrance to Seven Falls and the interactive learning session and lunch.
The Marriott is conveniently located next door to the Outreach headquarters. Get the special $159/night hotel rate (normally $209/night) which includes two gourmet breakfast buffet vouchers per day! - click here
OPTIONAL: Stay To Learn From Other Top 100 Church Leaders
Extend your stay and join us for the inaugural Outreach Summit 2017 on September 27 and 28! The Outreach Summit will be a gathering of church leaders who want to grow in their outreach effectiveness and learn from some of the fastest growing churches.
Stay through Friday to explore the aspen-covered mountains, Garden of the Gods park or to drive to the top of 14,000 foot Pikes Peak!
The cost is only $99 ($149 after August 1st) and includes the conference, lunch, two dinners and a networking dessert reception. Space is limited to the first 250 registrants.,
Information to help you plan your trip
The closest airport to us is Colorado Springs Airport (COS) which is 19 miles away or a 30 minute drive from the airport to the Marriott Hotel and our office. Denver International Airport is the next closest airport to us. It is 82 miles away or a 1 hour & 15 minute drive from there to our office.
With regard to ground transportation, if you prefer not to rent a car, Front Range Shuttle could be a nice alternative. They will pick you up from whichever airport you decide to fly into and drop you off at the Marriott Hotel. They also provide transportation from the hotel back to the airport when you are ready to return home. If flying in/out of Denver, the cost for shuttle service is $40 per person each way. If flying in/out of Colorado Springs, the rate is $30 per person each way and $10 for each additional person booking together.On the Front Range Shuttle website you can see their pick up / drop off schedule and determine if it will work with your flight arrival and departure times. If you would like to use Front Range Shuttle, please email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 719-237-2646 and be sure to mention you are with "Outreach" to get the rates mentioned above.
Stay And Explore:
Explore Garden of the God's Park
Garden of the Gods is the top geological wonder in Colorado with incredible rock formations and an activity playground that lets people hike, bike, horseback ride and explore this free attraction in Colorado Springs. In 2016, TripAdvisor users named Garden of the Gods the Top Thing to do in Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods is truly awesome!
See the Changing Colors of the Aspens
The beautiful aspen is the quintessential Colorado tree. We've named towns, streets, and dogs after this glorious tree. The month of September is the ideal time to witness a gilded aspen spectacle on a scenic drive in Colorado.