FBC Basin Installs New Pastor

First Baptist Church of Basin, Wyoming held an installation service for their new Lead Pastor, Aaron Gesch on June 26th. Aaron lived 7 years in Peru (ages 5-12) with his parents who served as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Before moving to Wisconsin to pursue a MA degree in Christian/Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, with an emphasis in …

New Book on Becoming a Turnaround Leader

RMCN Board Member, Gordon Penfold, and co-authors, Bud Brown and Gary Westra have written a new book, Pastor Unique: Becoming a Turnaround Leader.  The publisher hasn’t given a firm release date yet, but they are hoping that it will be available around August 15. You can read the Introduction by clicking on this link. The authors are also working on additional resources …

An Introduction To Interim Ministry Training Event

  Interim Pastor Ministries will be holding a training event in Longmont Colorado on August 22 & 23, 2016. This training is for Pastors interested in serving as an Interim, or exploring future ministry possibilities and denominational leaders wanting to learn about IPM’s unique, intention 5-stage process. Attendance is a prerequisite for all interested in membership and serving with IPM. …

The Missional Church

Brother Stan Rieb and I had the privilege of sharing lunch together recently, and in the course of conversation, the comment was made that a certain municipality in Colorado now denies all church applications for building and expansion. I was struck with the fact that as I work overseas in Egypt, Iraq and Turkey, the very places where the Church …

A Heart For Commerce City

Good News Community Church has a heart to reach people apart from God in North Denver.  With a mission to “be and make disciples of Jesus Christ who love God, love others, and serve the world.” Their multi-campus ministry focuses primarily on impacting Broomfield and Commerce City.  Lead Pastor Matthew Fite and Commerce City Campus Pastor Ryan Whitson lead a …

Why have we grown?

Recently, we have enjoyed a period of growth.  Twelve people have joined our church since the first of the year, ranging in ages from 10 – 65 years old, and four more are considering joining. For our small church this has resulted in a 10% growth in membership and a 9% growth in attendance.  Plus, this Sunday we will be …

One Day Conference 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, One Day Conference: The View From Here will be in Denver, Colorado from 8:30-4:30. Two key questions remain at the forefront of every leader’s mind: Where have we come from? Where are we going? After recently celebrating their 20-year anniversaries in ministry, Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel are sharing The View from Here by reflecting on the leadership …

A Letter to the RMCN Family

Dear Rocky Mountain Church Network Family:   As chairman of the RMCN board I’m writing this letter on behalf of our Regional Executive Director, Stan Rieb, and the RMCN.   The RMCN supports regional churches in many ways.  The RMCN vision is: We envision a network of vibrant churches empowered by God and mobilized by passionate spiritual leaders, living out …

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Changing Your Church’s Name

Over the last few weeks, I have been asked a couple of times about churches changing their names, specifically removing “Baptist” from their name. Many churches are doing this and I believe that the trend will continue for some of the reasons that I will share. From the personal experience of having led a name change, I can tell you …