Each year there are several churches that consider becoming part of our fellowship, but only one or two that meet all the qualifications. Last year we welcomed Little Chapel of the Hills in Divide, CO into our fellowship. This year your support to the Rocky Mountain District has been a part of assisting Ouray Christian Fellowship while they have been working to join the EFCA. They have worked hard to qualify for membership in our fellowship and will be voted on by our conference in April. Your partnership has assisted them in working through organizational changes, leadership training and their present search for a new pastor.
Did you read the issue of People magazine that hit the newsstands the first of February? There was a four page feature on Living Rock Church in Gillette, WY. This church was planted by your district support half a decade ago and is now in the news as they are serving the community by helping the less fortunate on a weekly basis, feeding hundreds of children every weekend.
Our church plant in Rye, CO is also strengthened by your fellowship. They just purchased their first building which they will be using as a community center to serve and reach their culture. They will worship in this building, but also have plans to open a coffee shop, auto repair education facility, and much more. By having a place for the community to meet and recreate, they hope to also speak into the spiritual needs of their culture.
So many leadership teams have been trained in the past several months through the Rocky Mountain District. Steamboat Springs is receiving coaching on connecting with their community, in Rapid City help is being offered as they develop safety for their community of believers, five churches are presently being helped in their pastoral search, and so much more is happening as a direct result of your district participation and support.
Thank you for being a part of keeping our existing churches healthy and starting more healthy churches throughout the Rocky Mountain District. I appreciate the privilege in serving you, your church and Lord through the RMD.
Rocky Mountain District Superintendent