At the meeting of the Regional Executive Directors in Denver on June 29th, 2015, Dr. David Whitaker led the board in a discussion of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. The following was adapted from an earlier statement created by Dr. Whitaker and is the board’s official response to that decision:
CBAmerica’s Statement Here
Here is the update from Christianity Today: Supreme Court: States Can’t Ban Same-Sex Marriage
Here is a statement from Al Mohler: Mohler Responses to Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision
Here is a statement from NAE: Supreme Court Redefines Marriage and God Defined Marriage
Here is a statement made by a diverse coalition of evangelical leaders assembled by the ERLC: Here We Stand: An Evangelical Declaration on Marriage
Here is a Christianity Today Editorial written by Mark Galli: Six Things To Do after the Supreme Court Decision on Gay Marriage
Here is a statement by Ray Ortlund about Marriage and the Gospel: What is Marriage, According to the Bible?
Here is a summary of the decision by Joe Carter: Explainer: What You Should Know About the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Here is a statement from John Piper: So-Called Same-Sex Marriage: Lamenting the New Calamity
Here is a statement by Erik Stanley, Alliance Defending Freedom, for churches to consider: What Your Church Needs to Know – And Do – About the Court’s Marriage Ruling
It is an honor to have been appointed as the Executive Director by the board of the Rocky Mountain Church Network. I want to thank Dr. Paul Borden for the partnership in ministry we have shared and will continue to share as he stays connected with the RMCN in church and associational coaching role.
Having served in RMCN churches in Colorado and Wyoming for nearly all of my 35 year ministry career, and having now served both the regional and national association for the last 10 years, I have a passion to see the local church thrive in the Gospel ministry to which it has been called.
In the days ahead we will continue to focus on the core values that both the regional and national office share of Church Health, Leadership Development and Church Multiplication. Over the next couple of months we will be revealing new strategies for helping churches fulfill their mission.
I would love to connect with you, the pastor, and your church to discuss how we might best serve you. Please feel free to shoot me an email – Stan.Rieb@RMCN.org, send a text (303) 746-8844 or even give me an old fashioned phone call to set up a time to connect. Additionally, you can follow the happenings of the RMCN on multiple platforms such as our recently updated website at www.RMCN.org. You may also Like our Facebook page, join our Google+ page and follow us on Twitter @connect_rmcn.
I look forward to hearing from you on ways we might connect.
The Rocky Mountain Church Network met last week to appoint a new executive director for the region. Rev. Stan Rieb will assume the position beginning June 1, 2015. Dr. Paul Borden, who was the previous executive director, is stepping down and will stay on in a coaching capacity for the region.
Read Paul’s Letter to the Region Here
Photo: Rev. Stan Rieb and his wife, Heidi