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Beyond RMC Events

(Wider church, ecumenical, or events held within the Conference boundaries that are sponsored by other entities)

  • Creating a Culture of Renewal three-track program
  • Center for Courage & Renewal hosting program for young United Methodist ministers
  • Path 1 Coach Training event at Hilltop UMC Salt Lake City - July 28 to 30
  • School of Congregational Development 2015 Satellite Event at First UMC Missoula - Aug. 15
  • LaHYPE (Latinx American Hispanic Young Peoples' Ecclesiola) in Denver - Aug. 27 to 30
  • Clergy Renewal: Cultivating Compassion Through Art - Aug. 28 and 29
  • Revitup! For a Lifetime in Ministry sponsored by General Board of Pension & Health Benefits - Oct. 5 to 7
  • Rocky Mountain UM Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Oct. 14
  • Do No Harm 2015 sponsored by General Commission on the Status and Role of Women - Oct. 15 to 17
  • 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions at Salt Lake City - Oct. 15 to 19

Conference Events

  • Buckhorn United Methodist Camp Summer Happenings
  • Youth Water World Day - Aug. 2
  • Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies - Aug. 22 to 30
  • New Clergy Orientation - Sept. 15
  • Young Adult Fall Retreat - Sept. 18 to 20
  • Fall 2015 Residence in Ministry event - Sept. 25 to 27
  • Candidacy Mentor Training at Grace UMC - Sept. 30
  • 2015 Clergy Orders Retreat in Steamboat Springs - Oct. 13 to 15

District Events

  • Mile High Pikes Peak Pathways to Discipleship - Aug. 26
  • Western Colorado Lay Servant Ministries - Aug. 28 and 29
  • Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Class - Sept. 12 and 13

Local Church Events

  • Music & Arts Camp at Hilltop UMC, Utah - Aug. 3 to 7
  • Ethical Education training at First UMC Colorado Springs - Aug. 15
  • Ethical Education training at St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch - Aug. 29
  • Mission project for Attention Homes in Boulder - Aug. 29 and 30

Beyond RMC Events

Creating a culture of Renewal Three-track program

Led by Rebekah Simon-Peter, Creating a Culture of Renewal has a three-track program that is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. Using emotional intelligence, you will master the vital interplay between group dynamics, congregational culture and communication to bring new life to your congregation.

Track 1 Culture and Communication - Reduce the hidden messages and unintentional dynamics that keep your church stuck.

Track 2 Leadership Smarts - Become the kind of leader who builds up other leaders while gaining support and trust.

Track 3 Culture Shift! - Lead with a bold, kingdom-oriented vision that gets others on board and ushers in a new era in your congregation.

Learning takes place through a rich mix of face-to-face retreats, podcasts, paired sharing, collaborative learning, live webinars, field work in your church, a mentor for support and accountability, and a workbook designed especially for the experience. Check out what leaders have to say about the program in this video! We’re currently taking registrations for all three tracks. Questions? Contact Rebekah at 307-320-6779 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we’ll get you on the right “track”!

Courage to Lead for Young United Methodist Ministers - June to October, Nov. 11 to 14

The Center for Courage & Renewal is hosting a six-month intensive program called "Courage to Lead" to help young United Methodist ministers build a sustainable leadership. Following the first retreat in May are monthly peer learning calls from June to October. Then a closing retreat will be held Nov. 11 to 14 also at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs. For more information about the "Courage to Lead" program, click for the brochure. For more information about the Center for Courage & Renewal, go to www.couragerenewal.org.

Path 1 Coach Training event at Hilltop UMC Salt Lake City - July 28 to 30

A Path 1 Coach Training event for clergy and lay leaders will be held from July 28 to 30 at Hilltop United Methodist Church, 985 E. 10600 South in Sandy, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City. Three sessions will be offered: Basic Training for Coaches, Facilitation Training for Coaches and Coaching for Congregational Vitality. Cost for each session is $198. Presenters include Sam Rodriguez, Director of Hispanic/Latino New Church Starts; Emily Reece, New Church Strategist at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church; and Phil Maynard, Director of Path 1 Coaching Network. Download this brochure for more information. Click here to register online.

School of Congregational Development 2015 Satellite Event at First UMC Missoula, Montana - Aug. 15

This event will be a full-day experience focusing on Crossroads and Community Reach & Outreach. The Satellite Event on Aug. 15 at First UMC Missoula will feature two outstanding leaders: the Rev. John Edgar, founding pastor of a multicultural, multi-class congregation in Ohio; and Dr. B. Kevin Smalls, a leader in guiding congregations to create innovative worship experiences. The event is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at First UMC Missoula, Montana. The cost is $29 and includes lunch. Register at www.scdsatellites.org.

LaHYPE (Latinx American Hispanic Young Peoples' Ecclesiola) in Denver - Aug. 27 to 30

LaHYPE 2015 will be held from Aug. 27 to 30 in Denver, Colorado. The event aims to gather Hispanic/Latino young people from the Western Jurisdiction to be trained as community organizers and change makers in our communities - within and beyond the local church. Accommodations and registration information will be available the last week of July. Download this flyer for more details.

Clergy Renewal: Cultivating Compassion Through Art - Aug. 28 and 29

A clergy renewal retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 centered on the theme: "Cultivating Compassion through Art." The cost is $50 for the two days and includes lunch and supplies. Early registration recommended through www.lifeandcare.org. For questions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This unique daytime format does not require overnight lodging and invites you to come away for awhile to renew yourself and your ability to minister compassionately with others, no matter what your clergy role. Activities include presentation, sharing, personal reflection, small group interaction, time and space for rest, relaxation, renewal and connection. We will use the art and life of Rembrandt as a touchstone for cultivating compassion, no art appreciation or experience necessary! Download the brochure. Retreat Leaders are the Rev. Schawn Kellogg and Rev. Kelby Cotton.

Revitup! For a Lifetime in Ministry sponsored by General Board of Pension & Health Benefits - Oct. 5 to 7

Do you have student debt? Do you wish you had a clergy tax consultant? Are you wondering about your financial future? Then you just might want to register for revitup! to be held Oct. 5 to 7 at the Chicago Hilton/Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale, Illinois. This event sponsored by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits. Besides important financial learning, you'll be inspired by Mike Slaughter's keynote address and music led by Chuck Bell, plus lots of networking opportunities with other young clergy. There's an exciting incentive offer for the first 50 clergy to register. All clergy ages 25 to 39 are invited to revitup! Click here for more information and to register.

Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation Endowment Ministry webinars begin Oct. 14

Under the financial management of the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation, your church can achieve financial strength and establish a heritage for future generations through a permanent endowment. The Foundation’s next 12-month series of Endowment Ministry webinars begins Oct. 14, and is available to congregations who wish to create and grow an endowment. If your church has an existent-but-idle endowment, consider participating in the marketing portion of the current Endowment Ministry webinar series. The 6-month series of marketing-only webinars begins Oct. 13.

Download the Endowment Ministry packet, call 303-778-6370, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive more information and registration materials. Register online at www.rm-umf.org. Registration deadline is Sept. 30.

Do No Harm 2015 sponsored by General Commission on the Status and Role of Women - Oct. 15 to 17

"Do No Harm 2015" is a sexual ethics summit addressing the most recent developments and challenges in prevention of and response to abuse, misconduct, and harassment of a sexual nature, particularly by persons in ministerial roles (both lay and clergy) within The United Methodist Church. Topics will address the cultivation of healthy ministerial relationships at all levels and settings of the church. "Do No Harm 2015: Best Practices for Health, Accountability, and Wholeness" is taking place from Oct. 15 to 17 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, go to www.GCSRW.org/DoNoHarm2015.

2015 Parliament of the World's Religions at Salt Lake City - Oct. 15 to 19

The Parliament is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. If you care for religions and nations working together in harmony with each other for the good of humanity, you should attend. You will also find:

  • Trainings in dialogue, interfaith activism, fundraising, and organizing
  • World-class religious music, films, exhibits and performances
  • And shop ethnic, international, religious books & things

More information about the 2015 Parliament can be found online. More information about registration, including rates and deadlines can be found by clicking here.

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Conference Events

Buckhorn United Methodist Camp Summer Happenings

Have summer plans figured out yet? Join us for a week this summer! Buckhorn has such an incredible variety of programs lined up for summer 2015. Come on your own, with friends or as a family and join us for fun, faith and fellowship!

Current featured camps and programs:

  • Eclipse – Want to go to summer camp, but still enjoy the joy of sleeping in and staying up late? Come to Eclipse where the activities don’t stop when the sun goes down. July 26-31 for grades 6-12.

If you would like to receive a brochure, please call us at 970-484-2508 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also check out our website at www.buckhorncamp.org. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Youth Water World Day - Aug. 2

It’s Water World time again. This year, we are set to get wet on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (we've got the wave pool again this year after closing!). The cost for the afternoon is $30 and proceeds will go toward scholarships for conference youth events. Everyone is welcome at Water World Day. For more details, go to the RMC Youth page. For your church to register a group (and to give us a rough count of who is coming) please email Debra Juarez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the name of at least one leader who will be accompanying your group as well as how many total adult and total youth tickets you will need. Please provide this information by Friday, July 24. See you Aug. 2!

Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies - Aug. 22 to 30

The Local Pastor Licensing School of the Rockies will be held from Aug. 22 to 30 at Golden First United Methodist Church in Golden, Colorado. Tuition is $525 and the deadline to register is July 1. Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. For more details, contact Jim Marshall at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 303-908-9016.

New Clergy Orientation - Sept. 15

The Rocky Mountain Conference is hosting a New Clergy Orientation from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the conference office, 6110 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., in Greenwood Village, Colorado. This event is for new local pastors, student pastors, probationers, deacons in a church setting, newly ordained, transfers from other conferences, or those serving from another denomination. You will hear from or meet the Bishop, the Dean of the Cabinet, the Conference Staff, the Chairperson of the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Board of Stewards, various Conference Finance and Benefits personnel, and the United Methodist Foundation. There is no cost, but you need to register by Aug. 15. To register or get more information, contact Liwliwa T. Robledo by cell at 719-465-9259, by home phone at 719-742-3241 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Young Adult Fall Retreat - Sept. 18 to 20

The Rocky Mountain Conference will sponsor a Young Adult Fall Retreat from Sept. 18 to 20, 2015 at Buckhorn United Methodist Camp. All young adults 18 to 35ish (who are no longer in high school) are invited for a weekend of fellowship, faith, and fun. We’ll do some rock climbing again this year and other outdoor activities as well as hear from a variety of speakers about their service in the cause of justice.

The cost of the retreat is $85 and partial scholarships are available. Details are still in process and information will be sent out as soon as possible. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and share this information with any young adults you are in contact with. If you’d like the conference office to contact young people directly, please forward their contact information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Fall 2015 Residence in Ministry event - Sept. 25 to 27

Candidates for Ministry are invited to attend a Fall 2015 Residence in Ministry (RIM) event from Sept. 25 to 27 at the Loretto Center in Denver. The theme will be around "Conflict Management" and the keynote speaker will be Steve Felt. For more information, go to the Residence in Ministry section under "Ministry Resources." Also download this brochure for details.

Candidacy Mentor Training at Grace UMC - Sept. 30

Candidacy Mentor training will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Grace United Methodist Church in Denver. The Rev. Sandi Dillion, member of the Rocky Mountain Board of Ordained Ministry, will present the training. Current mentors as well as new mentors are encouraged to attend. Anyone from the Mountain Sky Area is welcome! Sponsored by the Mile High/Pikes Peak and Metropolitan Districts. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.

2015 Clergy Orders Retreat in Steamboat Springs - Oct. 13 to 15

The 2015 Orders Design Team is excited to share plans for the 2015 Retreat at the Grand Hotel Steamboat Springs, which will be held from Oct. 13 to 15, 2015. Registration details will be available in August. For details, go to the Clergy Orders page online.

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District Events

Mile High Pikes Peak Pathways to Discipleship - Aug. 26

The Mile High Pikes Peak District is hosting the event “Pathways to Discipleship” from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Castle Rock. This is open to anyone interested in increasing their church's capacity for making disciples who change the world for Jesus Christ. Download this brochure for more information. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Aug. 17 if you will be attending.

Western Colorado Lay Servant Ministries - Aug. 28 and 29

The Western Colorado Lay Servant Ministries course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker St. in Delta, Colorado. The course will be led by Pastor Carol Rhan and Aaron Clay. The fee is $35 and includes "Guidelines: Small Group Ministries" course booklet and lunch. Partial scholarships may be available. Download this registration form for more information or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 970-497-8152.

Northeast Colorado Lay Servant Ministry Class - Sept. 12 and 13

The next Lay Servant Ministry Class for Northeast Colorado will be held at the Sullivan Hills Camp in Lodgepole, Nebraska, on Sept. 12 and 13 from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to after lunch on Sunday. The Advanced Class will be "From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon" by Rev. Keith Hudiburgh. There will also be a Basic Class. Cost will be $50 per person, which includes four meals and lodging. Please order your own books. For more information, please call Janet at 970-520-5692 or Joyce at 970-466-1016.

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Local Church Events

Music & Arts Camp at Hilltop UMC, Utah - Aug. 3 to 7

Hilltop United Methodist Church, 985 E. 10600 S. in Sandy, Utah, is hosting a Music & Arts Camp from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to 7 for children in grades 1 to 6. A fun week of exceptional learning experiences led by professional instructors, featuring art, movement, music (singing and games), and drumming! The cost is $40 per child and additional siblings are $25. Snacks are included. Register online at www.hilltopumchurch.org by July 31. For details, download this flyer or call 801-571-5777.

Ethical Education training at First UMC Colorado Springs - Aug. 15

An Ethical Education training will be held at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Forty (40) spaces are available. To register and for details, contact Melissa Williams, Director of Hospitality at FUMC, at 719-471-8522, ext. 237 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or contact Rev. Chuck Stephens, facilitator, at 719-471-8522, ext. 208 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More information about Ethical Education can be found by clicking here.

Ethical Education training at St. Andrew UMC Highlands Ranch - Aug. 29

An Ethical Education training will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Colorado, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 29. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Fifty (50) spaces are available. To register and for details, contact Andy Dunning, facilitator, at 303-794-2683, ext. 153 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More information about Ethical Education can be found by clicking here.

Mission project for Attention Homes in Boulder - Aug. 29 and 30

Attention Homes at 1421 Spruce St., in Boulder, Colorado, is a safe resource for youth in crisis in Boulder. It was founded by United Methodists and community members in 1966 to provide attention not detention for troubled youth. This home needs some cleaning, painting, and sprucing up to serve its clients better. A hands-on mission project for Attention Homes will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 (18 and older) and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 (all ages). Please let Frances Saxon know by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 303-666-9130 if you are interested. This project is sponsored by Boulder United Methodist Missions Partners (BUMMP) and First United Methodist Church in Boulder.

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