The mission of The United Methodist Church is to “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.” Vital ministries and strong local churches help carry out the mission statement. Congregational Development focuses to provide support and resources for existing churches in the Rocky Mountain Conference assisting them to become or remain vital and strong.
In addition to supporting already established churches, the Rocky Mountain Conference is committed to creating and cultivating new church developments throughout the conference. Our hope is to share the love and grace of our denomination with new communities. In that process, we also seek to learn from these communities new ways in which to engage the world as a whole in love and grace. For more information on New Church Developments, check out the Bishop's Initiative, "New Places for New People".
Rev. Jeremy Scott, Vital Congregations Developer for the Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church, will be sharing semi-regular reflections on church vitality at the Whole Church Initiative website. Here's a link to his most recent post:
Past blog posts:
NEW CHURCH DEVELOPMENT
Bishop Elaine Stanovsky invites you and your congregation to fulfill our call to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ by partnering with your sisters and brothers throughout Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana to New Places for New People. This campaign will enable our conference to grow, by sharing the vibrant, loving news of our faith to people throughout the Rocky Mountain Conference region. We are all enriched and blessed by these efforts: both the new communities and existing congregations.
Learn more about New Church Development.
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