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".

Church Vitality

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:

It Takes Diet and Exercise to Change a Church

Past blog posts:

Money vs. Paper: 21st Century Giving

How to Kill "New" Things in Church. A Step-by-Step Guide

Keep Taking Attendance


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.

Legacy Fund Application

At Annual Conference legislation was passed that created The Legacy Fund Standing Committee(AC11). This committee was formed to advise and make recommendations to the RMC Board of Trustees. This committee has formed, developed guidelines, and is ready to receive grant requests.  The grants will be available to both existing and new ministries throughout the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC).  The intent of the Legacy Fund is to provide critical funding for projects and encourage ministries that will make a difference and enhance vital congregations through new professions of faith, increased worship attendance, enhanced small group development, and active outreach in mission to the local community and world. High impact, innovative, and creative ministries are encouraged.   Measurable results are expected in a timely manner.  Grants for under $10,000 will not be considered. Please see the Grant Guidelines and Application for more information.  Contact Rev. Stephanie Munoz with questions This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Legacy Fund Exhibit A
Legacy Fund Exhibit C
Final Report of the Legacy Fund Standing Committee