Reasons To Believe

  Why would a good God allow suffering? Is it reasonable to believe God exists? Has science disproven God?   Questions like these can pique curiosities, stimulate thinking, and challenge faith in God. Reasons to Believe, a new book by RMCN pastor Ryan Whitson (along with six other authors), provides thoughtful, easy-to-understand responses in one concise resource. The book, endorsed …

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Why We Cancelled Christmas Eve Services

For years we’ve done a Christmas Eve service… in fact, we’ve generally done multiple Christmas Eve services, trying to meet the needs of busy people with full schedules. And every year we’ve encouraged our people to invite their friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who aren’t Christians. We gave them invite cards and yard signs to help in their efforts. And …

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Christmas Gift from the RMCN

The Rocky Mountain Church Network greatly values pastors and church leaders. Their roles are crucial to church health, ministry effectiveness and Kingdom advancement; all of which bring glory to God. This is one reason for our investment in the Pastor Clusters, Learning Communities and Ministry Retreats. President Harry Truman once said “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are …

The Great Christmas Light Fight

Lights are a popular Christmas celebration component. No doubt the majority of Americans, if not everyone regardless of nationality, will have some connection to lights in the celebration of Christmas. Heidi and I have been amazed at the innovative use of lights in ABC’s, The Great Christmas Light Fight. If you have not seen this show over the last couple …

How To Build a Total Online Church Presence

At DayByDay Church Marketing, we believe every local church is uniquely gifted in its ability to share the gospel and multiply disciples who make disciples. There is a distinctive audience who is waiting to hear that message as only your church can tell it. In this context, church marketing’s purpose is to help you reach those who will best respond …

Ethnic Church Planting in the Rocky Mountain Church Network

Ismael and Esmirna Lopez are missionaries working with Missions Door in the Rocky Mountain Region. Since their appointment with Missions Door in 1997 they have established two churches, the first in Holyoke, Colorado and another one in Imperial, Nebraska. In Imperial they have Worship services every Saturday with an attendance of fifty people. Every Tuesday a ministry called “Pastoral Care” …

Simplifying Organizational Structures

By Stan Rieb Last month we noted James Emery White’s blog Ten Steps to Immediate Church Renewal and Growth (that most churches will refuse to take). As I said, I would like to highlight a couple of those points that I have seen in the churches I have been working with through Ministry Mappings, leadership trainings and pastor coaching. Let’s take …

Sharing Christ with Halloween Costumes

On Saturday, October 17th of this year we sponsored a free kids Halloween Costume Exchange for our community. We had three goals in mind and all were met. First we desired to reach out to the needy in our community and of the nearly 100 people who participated, most were needy. One young mother told us, “If you had not …

New Pastors

We would like to welcome two new pastors to churches in the Rocky Mountain Church Network. In late June 2015, First Baptist Church welcomed Jeremiah Krieger as its new pastor. Jeremiah Krieger graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Spring 2012 with a Master’s in Theology (ThM) in Pastoral Ministries. He served for over two years as the pastoral intern for Lake Cities …

Virtual Learning Community

Leadership Learning Communities are a vital way of engaging in thoughtful and strategic conversations about church health, personal leadership skill development and effective Gospel ministry engagement.  The Virtual Leadership Learning Community (VLLC) breaks down the barriers of distance and time management that might make attending one of the area LLC’s difficult or impossible. The best way to experience the VLLC …