Welcome to your one stop spot for all things Huddle 2023! See the schedule, key info, Huddle booklet, pics, and a whole lot more below.
Marriott Bonvoy, Colorado Springs – (719) 260-1800
5580 Tech Center Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Parking is open and standard. You will have access to your car at all times.
Scroll down to see good food and things to do in Colorado Springs below.
Welcome! Feel free to check on the availability of your room at the front desk prior to the official 3:00 check in time. Some rooms will be available Monday morning depending on the previous night’s occupancy.
MONDAY, JUNE 12TH
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Arrival and Registration
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch – Asian Trek Buffet
1:00 – 2:15 pm Welcome Session
2:15 – 3:00 pm Break & Check In
3:00 – 4:30 pm Session 1 – “Our Father”
4:30 – 6:00 pm Break & Check In
6:00 Dinner – Tuscan Buffet (at the Pavilion)
TUESDAY, JUNE 13TH
7:30 – 8:30 am Traditional Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:45 am Regional Updates
9:45-10:00 am Break
10:00 am – 11:30 am Session 2 – “Your Kingdom Come”
Group Picture In the Courtyard Immediately following the Session
Prayer Walk or Free Time
12:15 – 1:00 pm Grab & Go Salad or Sandwich
1:00 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Regional Connect
3:00 – 6:00 pm Free Time
6:00 pm Charcuterie Extravaganza! at GOLDEN HILLS PARK (tap for directions)
Golden Hills Park is 1 Mile from the Hotel. Feel free to walk or meet up with others at the front of the Hotel for a ride over starting at around 5:30. Our food for the evening will be prepared and served by Chef “Z” Kent Cottle of Adventure Chefs. You’re in for a TREAT!.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH
7:30 – 9:00 am Traditional Breakfast Buffet
9:00 – 10:00 am International Updates
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 12:00 Session 3 – “Give us, Forgive Us, Lead Us”
Prayer and Dismiss – Lunch on Your Own
Things to do Nearby
UTE Valley Trails – Good easy to moderate hikes in Colorado Springs. The main park/trailhead entrance is just blocks from the hotel and some of the trails connect immediately adjacent to the property out the back and past the pool area. You’ll see a map in the hotel lobby as well.
Garden of the Gods: Absolutely incredible geologic masterpieces and demonstrations of God’s creativity. Plenty of paths/hikes for a free afternoon and park is free.
The Broadmoor: Stunning hotel grounds and open to the public. Fun to walk around the lake.
Cottonwood Creek Frisbee Golf Course: Borders a great park that’s fun to walk around.
Air Force Academy: Varying degrees of open to public for security reasons, but if you have a few hours free, definitely worth a check out. Amazing grounds, with life-size replicas of aircraft dotted all over the place. USAFA cadet chapel is incredible to walk through.
Old Colorado City: Near downtown, kinda the equivalent of Old Town in Fort Collins, Colorado (for those of you who know it). Shops, restaurants, etc.
**IF YOU WANT AN EXERTION CHALLENGE** – Manitou Incline. 2000 vertical feet in less than a mile. 68% grade. Olympians use this to train on. Reservations required for the hike.
Manitou Springs Another interesting town to visit with lots of history, views, caves, falls, and hikes as well. One of those cool towns to walk around in for a short while!
Olympic Training Center: Team USA trains here to get used to altitude. Tours are available.
Red Leg Brewing Company: Spacious indoor/outdoor brew pub with lots of hang out space, outdoor games, and great views of the mountains. Only 10 minutes from the hotel and just a few minutes further to Garden of the Gods. The Colorado Region will be heading here during Tuesday’s Regional Connect time!
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.: Amazing craft brewery in Colorado Springs, and great food as well.
Flying W Ranch: This place a lot of fun for a group dinner. It includes live music and a country western show.
The Omlette Parlor: Iconic hole in the wall spot for Colorado Springs breakfast.
Rudy’s BBQ: Their banana pudding is 10/10
Jose Muldoon’s: In Downtown Colorado Springs. Mexican restaurant right on a main drag near a popular park (Acacia Park). Very good.
Jake & Telly’s Greek Cuisine: Opa!
Marigold’s: Very popular and delicious French-inspired bistro near Garden of the Gods.
Pray for Crossway Network Churches
Check back for prayer updates all the way through the Huddle. If a church does not have prayer items listed, it simply means they have not submitted them quite yet. Pray without ceasing!
Majak Network (Czech Republic) – Please pray for the Ukrainian church. It has been very dynamic year. New people are coming all the time. At the same time people are moving on to different countries and it is quite difficult when leaders are leaving. Pray or our summer camps and outreach. We have more than 10 different camps and outreach retreats this summer. Pray for new leaders – as churches are growing and the network is growing we are constantly looking for new leaders to join and help us.
Camino De La Cruz (Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca Mexico)
Evangelical Church of Vlore (Vlore, Albania) – Can you pray and give thanks at the same time for the church focus on Mission? In this moment we are united more than ever on reaching this city with the gospel. Please pray that everyone can be bold and share the gospel in their workplace. And pray for the pastors of the church in this new season with more to do and more need of time in church and on discipleship.
Binay Church and Church Plant (Pokhara and Chitwan, Nepal)
Crossway Burgaw – Pray for God to raise up another pastor to serve with Jason in plurality. Pray that God would provide a worship leader. Pray for wisdom and clear direction from God on our stewardship of the Matthew 25 Center (prison ministry whose building we use, currently we use this building far more than anyone else).
Crossway Fox Valley
MOUNTAIN PACIFIC REGION
Creekside Community Church – Pray that we would be able to see significant growth in how we identify, inspire, and equip leaders here at Creekside. Pray that each member of Creekside would engage their sphere of influence with the gospel in a clear way this year and that we would see gospel fruitfulness in our city
Mountain View Bozeman – Pray for assimilation and follow-up for a lot of new people who have visited our church so that we can help them get connected to the community. Pray for our volunteers in the student ministry who have made a big sacrifice in serving and have been such a blessing. Pray for more volunteers and that our current volunteers would be sustained by God as they juggle many things in life. Please pray for conversions and baptisms and for our entire body to be evangelistic and to serve where they are planted.
Sheridan Bible Church – Pray for growth in the body and their desire and calling to be missionaries to Sheridan, to neighbors, co-workers, etc. Pray that God would incorporate new people who have been coming into authentic community. Pray for wisdom on how and how not to partner with local ministries and churches.
Summit Christian Fellowship –
Kaleo Aberdeen (Soon to be adopted!) – Pray for wisdom to minister to the homeless in a responsible way that prioritizes gospel transformation, and that balances safety for our church family and boldness to welcome people in a radical way. Pray for God to send or raise up a couple that is passionate about serving him and that can bring life to the ministry of our church. Pray for both spiritual and numeric growth for our church body.
High Plains Harvest Church – Pray for the new formation of the High Plains Harvest Youth Group. Pray for the leaders and those who would come alongside and assist. Also pray for the youth in the area as we reach out over the summer to start this ministry. Pray for our Vacation Bible School going on this month and that we will be able to reach new children and bring them to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Mountain View Community Church – Pray that we would as a church be about making disciples…who are making disciples. Coming out of the last 3 years, it is time to get about His mission! Pray for a few key hires we are trying to make – a student ministry director (leader of leaders over all student ministries at MVCC) and a high school director to lead a growing High School Ministry. We are sending out a lot of key leaders to be part of the Denver Church Plant, Planting in Serbia, and other missions endeavors. Please pray that Lord would back fill these leaders as we step out in faith.
Redemption Greeley – Pray for God’s provision and kindness in our next meeting location. Pray for God to continue to cultivate a heart of discipleship within His people and for God to continue to raise up more leaders to multiply His church.
Skyline Church (Church Plant 2023!) – Pray for maturity and health for our launch team, pray that God starts leading us to people to befriend, share the gospel with, and invite into our community of faith!
The Crossing Church
Windsor Community Church – Pray for clarity on the timing of Pastor Dan’s transition from his current role and for clarity on who will fill the void he leaves. Pray for unity and joy in this local body as this transition unfolds.