In the Rocky Mountain District, we are open to multiple models of church planting. Our goal is to establish healthy church plants that will reach full maturity, becoming autonomous, self governing churches in the fellowship of the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Several of our church plants have followed the Mother/Daughter model. Grace Evangelical Free Church in Longmont, and Cañon City Evangelical Free Church currently are planting churches in cooperation with and under the supervision of our Rocky Mountain District Church Planting initiative.
We currently have one pioneer church planter in our district who started a church in his community simply by building relationships which led to starting a church. There are hundreds of communities representing scores of different cultures throughout our region that need a solid, healthy evangelical church. Maybe you would identify with and fit in one of these towns or cities.
If you believe you are called to church planting, contact us for an interview and assessment. We have had many church plants in the early 21st century begin in our district with this pioneer model.
We will, in the interview process, help you to identify a community and culture that fits your passion. There are scores of different cultures in our district which covers 237000 square miles, everything from inner city to rural, professional to ranching, mountains to suburban, etc.
Some of our healthiest and strongest church plants have arisen from our Church Planting Residencies. In this model, a planter works with a host church that also has several other neighboring churches partnering with them for a one year mentoring relationship.
When the residency is completed, the planter is then placed in a community that fits his personality, style and passion, with ongoing support of the residency churches and the district.
Below are a few of our current host churches looking for a church planting resident:
1. Southern Hills EFC in Hot Springs, SD
2. Table Mountain EFC in Rye, CO
3. Cornerstone EFC in Johnstown, CO
4. Grace EFC in Cortez, CO
5. Cathedral Rock EFC in Monument, CO
6. Faith EFC in Fort Collins, CO