Colorado: On January 25, 2012 I am pleased to announce the formation of a fundraising, marketing and public relations co-op we are calling Cause Central. We are the digital publishing firm for Friendship Fellowship; Ancient Paths House Church, Mission Coffee Roasters and Church Coffee as well as the organizer of mission fundraisers for churches, ministries and foundations. Some of the fundraising areas that we work in is through coffee sales, Wiffle Ball Leagues and Tournaments and affiliated advertising for websites and for broadcasting. We are also have a speaker’s bureau and consultant team that will have experts available to speak at churches in a coffee house setting complete with coffee sales that benefit our ministry interests and missionaries.
Founder Richard Beattie remarked, “I have had enough of business of ministry and I think it’s time we bring the ministry of business to the people who want to reach others through house churches, through intimate worship, and to raise funds to reach out to people who are considered the least of these” in our neighborhoods. Our mission and vision comes from Jesus Christ who was the advocate to the least of these, who trained and equipped people to be advocates to the least of these.” What I see is a need for support raising, education and training, friendship and fellowship and people using their God given gifts to reach people with the Gospel.”
Friendship Fellowship is a church for people with special needs, their caregivers and family members. There is an existing church in Denver that meets at Washington Park Chapel at Pearl and Tennessee on Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Coming this Spring there will be two new churches for Friendship Fellowship in Colorado Springs meeting on Wednesday nights on the east side and Sunday evening near Old Colorado City. For more information e-mail Friendshipfellowship@juno.com . Cause Central for Friendship will be at the Summit at Mountain Springs Church in Colorado Springs. This will be the training ground for leadership and mentors, workshops and will produce two new Friendship Fellowship Chapels a year. There are thousands of people with intellectual disabilities along the Front-Range of Colorado living in group homes. Our vision is to have a place where they can participate fully in church and experience the love of Jesus. We also are reaching out to caregivers and to family members of people with intellectual disabilities. http://friendshipfamilychapels.wordpress.
Mission Coffee Roasters/Church Coffee: Fair Trade means supporting coffee farmers and helping fight the war on human trafficking and slavery, all this from drinking a better cup of coffee. For churches and missionaries coffee sales is one of the best fundraising and sponsorship things you can do. Church coffee consults churches on having a world-class coffee house or coffee bar at your church. Call Brett Bixler at 888-673-4069.
Ancient Paths: is a network of house churches in Denver that reaches out to communities through summer missions projects. The summer mission project is a major source of outreach for this church that care about the urban poor of Denver. Led by Bruce Duell there are mission trips for youth and adults in three weeks this coming summer. June 4th-8, June 11th 015 and July 23rd-27. For $350 this includes food, housing and special events.
Wiffle Ball 5 Tournaments: This is a fun raiser and a fundraiser. Teams of 5 including family, church and school groups take the field and get to name their teams. It is inexpensive and it helps foster team work and fellowship. Call Richard Beattie at 719. 210.9935 to schedule your group today. We have a special arrangement with the Wiffle Ball Company in Connecticut for equipment. All funds go to the charity we promote and to one you are promoting as well.
Mission Coffee House: Message, Music and Mission are the three main areas that we cover and the fact that a Barista is nearby, hand-crafting your coffee drink makes the message even more profound. Cause Central and Triology are the main digital publishing areas to help you enjoy message through digital publishing; music through intimate worship and mission from a great roaster with a mission. E-Mail Friendshipfellowship@juno.com for a complete list of speakers and resources and book a Mission Coffee House at your church or community center today. Each lecture and interview as well as new song will be distributed on social media and websites.
National Prayer Examiner: The Minister of Leadership and Communications is Richard Beattie who writes a nationally syndicated column for examiner.com and a daily column as the Denver Evangelical Examiner. Richard Beattie reaches over 500 readers a week through these columns that are based on prayer and evangelical ministries and lifestyle in metro areas like Denver. http://www.examiner.com/evangelical-in-denver, http://www.examiner.com/prayer-in-national
For more of what we do please e-mail Richard Beattie at Friendshipfellowship@juno.com or call him 719.210.9935 or directly at his office 719.268.4821.
Cause Central is not a corporation but an organized group of people taking their tools and ministering, leading and communicating the love of Christ in their communities. If you’d like to learn more please e-mail Friendship Fellowship@juno.com.
Richard Beattie is a minister of leadership and communications and is Pastor of Friendship Fellowship in Colorado Springs. He is on staff with Ancient Paths Evangelical Free Church in Denver, is a church planter with the Word and Spirit network based in Colorado Springs, and is the East Coast, European, and Canadian Media Representative at Briargate Media and Focus on the Family.