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Plea se interact with God about these important prayer issues:
Praise

-Record numbers of people flooded our churches for Christmas festivities. Hundreds entered into a new relationship with God, through Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit was at work. Now let's continue to pray that these new believers plant themselves in churches and continue to grow in their faith.

-Mission Hills Church partnered with Catalyst Church, a young church in Canon City, to do a community gift distribution.  Many families were touched with Christ's love.  That's the power of working together! 

-There is interest by two ministries in the Gering Baptist property. Please pray that God will lead us to the right buyer, and that we use the funds wisely to plant more churches.

- Mission Hills Church finished their building expansion just in time for Christmas services.  Their new chapel, "The Grove," was used for Bud Peterson's Memorial service.


Petition

-Pastor Len Browning's mother Helen passed away December 26th. She was ninety three years old and was peacefully listening to great hymns of the faith with her family by her side when the Lord called her home.  She was the oldest member of The Journey Church in Craig, Colorado.  Please pray for Pastor Len and his family.

- Pray for the sale of two properties that CRM has on the market. Proceeds from these building will enable our movement to continue to push ahead with our vision to start 100 churches in 10 years.  

-Pray for ministry families that are facing health issues, some very serious.  Ask the Great Physician to bring miraculous healing according to His will, 

-A cultural pastor needs to finish the process for his green card as soon as possible. Pray that God will expedite the process.

Churches looking for Lead pastors:

Bethel Baptist Church
Greeley, CO

The Ridge Church
Broomfield, CO

  
100 in 10 Initiative

-100 in 10 Summit taking place January 23rd.  Pray for vision and God's strategies to be put in place.

-Two established congregations are exploring affiliation with Converge  Rocky Mountain.

- Five planters are in the Utah pipeline and five locations have been identified for new churches!  

For Executive Minister Paul Mitton
 
-Preparing for TTT 2019

-Fine tuning pastor placement process

-Attending Micro Church conference

-Building LEAD Missions and LEAD Prayer teams of district leaders to give focus to these critical areas.

-Recruiting planters for WY and New Mexico.

-2019 Spending Plan development

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It's Baseline Numbers Time!
Our family of churches is not all about numbers, but numbers do help us identify key factors concerning our health and growth as a movement.  We appreciate the time you will invest in taking a short survey and also your ongoing ministry partnership with Converge Rocky Mountain. Thanks for completing this survey by January 21, 2019.  We are better together!


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Together To Transform 2019
"DEEP: Embracing and Unleashing The Power of God's Word"
March 15-16, 2019
Mission Hills Church

God's Word is life. The ultimate source of wisdom and inspiration for every believer. The ultimate ministry guide for every pastor and church leader.  You and your team are invited to learn and grow together at "DEEP: Embracing and unleashing the power of God's Word."  There is no better way to activate your ministry and the ministries of your volunteers than by plugging into the power of God's Word and then letting that power flow out through a congregation "on mission."   
Dr. Mark Strauss from Bethel Seminary will challenge us to utilize God's Word to navigate the most pressing issues of our day.  Exploring the scriptures, and then activating God's truth into all we say and do.
Session One: 
"A Biblical Response to the Ethical Issues of Our Day"
Session Two:  "A Biblical Response to the Polarized Politics of Our Day"

Saturday Spanish Track:
Dr. Juan Hernandez, Bethel Seminary


Pastor/Spouse Lunch Speaker
and Breakout Leader:
Dr. David Nelms, Timothy Initiative


Break Outs:
1) Preaching with integrity-Dr. Mark Strauss

2) The On-Mission Christian - Practical Keys to Unleash the Church
Dr. Craig Smith, Lead Pastor, Mission Hills Church
 
3) Growing In Grace-
Dr. Marshall Shelley, Denver Theological Seminary
 
4) Disciples Making Disciples-
Dr. David Nelms, Timothy Initiative
 
5) "God's Justice in Action:  Defending the World's Most Vulnerable"
Jon Good-International Justice Mission  

6) Women's: Personality Collisions
Lillian Dehn, Care and Women's Director, The Rock Community Church

7) Children's: "The In-beteens" 
Ariel Meyers, Children's Ministry Director, Stapleton Church

8) Communicating Scripture to Students 
Rebecca Jacobson, Rocky Mountain Director, Youth Ministry Consultants

For more information or to 
 register go to TogetherToTransform.org




Former RMBC Executive Minister Bud Peterson Is Home With The Lord
Rev. Wilbur "Bud" Peterson, 91, former Executive Minster of Converge Rocky Mountain and most recently a staff member at The Rock of Southwest, passed away on December 11, 2018 after a life well lived in the service of his Lord. He was preceded in death by two wives, Donna (44 years) and Sue (21 years), one son, John, and one grandson, Thomas. He is survived by too many children, step-children, in-laws, and grandchildren to list here.

Pastor Bud led the district through a season of transition and exploration of new frontiers.  Meadow Dale Camp, Estes Park, was purchased one day before he took office. Bud also invested himself in planting and strengthening struggling congregations in Utah and New Mexico.  It is Bud's vision and his passion for the lost that continues to drive our efforts to plant healthy churches in Utah, New Mexico and throughout the Rocky Mountain West.  Pastor Bud was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
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Job Opportunity-Young Adults Pastor
Cross Wind church is looking to hire a part-time young adults pastor. (College and early career). They should have the skill sets to effectively engage them both on Sundays and during the week. If you are interested or know of someone who would be a good fit, call the Cross Wind office.  877.566.2430.  

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CRM February Benevolence
One of the many ways that CRM strengthens partner churches is through caring for ministry couples. Sometimes we need to help with medical bills or counseling costs. Other times we have supplied grocery money or a scholarship. The CRM Benevolence Fund to cover those "care" costs. Once a year we ask partner churches to take a special offering for the fund, often after a communion service. Usually the offering is taken in February as we think about loving others. You can also give individually by clicking the link below.  The more funds we have, the better we are able to care for our churches and ministry leaders. Thanks for your help.


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Executive Minister: Rev. Paul Mitton  

Mobile: 303-518-9726 

 

Office Coordinator: Joelle den Dulk

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