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
The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast live from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to more than 300 satellite locations in North America. It exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an injection of vision, skill development, and inspiration for the sake of the local church.
The Summit is designed for your entire leadership team’s staff and volunteers, key influencers and innovators within the community, emerging leaders, and students with leadership gifts. Churches and organizations are encouraged to bring large teams to experience the learning together.
CBAmerica has secured special discounted pricing for members of CBAmerica and associated regions:
$139/registration good until the Summit.
Priority Code: GLSCRFT15
With summer getting closer, we start thinking about our favorite outdoor activities. As we fire up our backyard grills, we anticipate the fun, food and fellowship this entails. Good News Church has decided to add a twist to this summertime tradition. They see it as an opportunity to reach their neighbors for Christ.
The plan is to encourage everyone in the church to throw a BBQ party and invite their neighbors. This is an easy, low-key way to get to know the people that live in their area. Many people today are so busy with their lives that they don’t even know who their neighbors are. This may be the first time they actually have a conversation with one another.
The bigger goal of these parties is to make a connection to the people in their neighborhoods. As these relationships develop, they progress into a natural flow of inviting them to church and into a saving relationship with Jesus.
Please join Good News Church in praying for a huge turnout of participation, open hearts of neighbors and lots of people meeting Jesus.
The church is also looking at the possibility of starting a new outreach program for their community. They would like to provide a night out once a month for parents of special-needs children. There is nothing like this in the North Denver area. The church is working with a non-profit called Night Lights. Please pray as they explore this new opportunity.
Good News Church has had several people make a commitment to Jesus, however, they are not following in obedience of baptism. Please pray for hearts to be changed.
The church is also working with a dozen other churches to do a Youth Ministry event. Pray for the necessary strength and guidance as they are leading out on this project.
Pastor Matthew is taking a sabbatical for the month of June. Pray for it to be healthy and beneficial for both him and the entire church.
As submitted to the May 2015 issue of Military Officer by Chaplain Andy Meverden
Through his quick thinking – and his knowledge of military lore – a chaplain in the Army National Guard is able to keep a Vietnam veteran’s burial honors on track.
At the height of the war on terrorism, most military funeral honors for Army veterans were performed by the National Guard. As a Colorado Army National Guard chaplain, I often served as detail leader, folding and presenting the flag to the next of kin.
One day I arrived, per regulation, an hour before the inurnment of a Vietnam veteran. The funeral director pointed out the site of the columbarium and shared specific details of this ceremony. The decedent, a Denver native, had only one surviving brother, who was homeless and mentally ill. The funeral home had helped the brother prepare for the service with a shave, a haircut, and a new suit.
Read the full story here
by Chaplain Jon Uyboro
This past April, over 200 Vietnam Veterans gathered at Camp Pendleton to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the involvement of Reconnaissance Marines in Vietnam. It was a bittersweet time for many of these men as they were able to reconnect with old friends, but were also reminded of their brothers-in-arms who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Read the full story here
Most Christians want to leave a gift to their church from their estate. The trouble is they don’t know how to do it, and they are afraid of being pressured into something different or more than what they are comfortable with.
You can help your church people and constituents overcome the barriers to estate planning. With EXCEL’s Estate Planning for Christians you can help replace ignorance, fear and confusion with knowledge, confidence, and clarity.
This two-hour seminar explains why it is important for Christians to have a will and start planning the stewardship of their estates.
Every participant will . . .
- Discover that estate planning is simpler than they thought
- Be motivated to take the next step in wise stewardship of their estate
- Learn how they can leave something for their children and grandchildren while helping God’s kingdom, too
- Receive references to Christian attorneys and other professionals in their area dedicated to helping them make good decisions that are biblical, practical, and tax-wise
The Estate Planning for Christians seminar and package includes one-hour follow-up appointments for every attendee who wants to take the next step and work with a Christian Stewardship Professional in a confidential setting.
Discover . . .
- Estate Design Process
- Biblical Priorities of Estate Planning
- Five Biblical Principles of Estate Planning
- Five Basic Types of Property
- Five Ways a Steward Holds Title to Property
- Ways Property is Distributed at Death
- Priority in Property Transfers
- Reasons Every Christian Needs a Will
- How to Choose a Personal Representative/Trustee
- How to Choose a Guardian
- Trusts for Minor Children
- Other Estate Planning Documents
- Living Trusts
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Basic Estate Tax Rules and How to Save Taxes
- Business Estate Planning
- The Four “P’s” of Estate Planning
Every seminar package includes printed information and promotional helps for the church, detailed handouts for all seminar attendees, and a Confidential Estate Inventory for individuals making appointments.
Personal, Confidential, One-on-One Follow-up Appointments
include a review of the 11-page “Confidential Estate Inventory” with each person covering the key areas of
Your church or organization will reap the benefits of your members’ generosity, if only you will take the first step to help them. Contact EXCEL now through this web site or call 1 866-EXCEL today for pricing information. There is no obligation.
Does your ministry have a social media presence? Whether you’re just getting your feet wet or you’re fully immersed, there’s always something to learn. Brotherhood Mutual’s next FREE webinar will cover social media best practices, as well as ways to avoid common missteps.