CRM Ascent February 2023
Converge Rocky Mountain is a movement of dynamic, Christ-centered churches. We seek to transform lives and communities by strengthening and multiplying Jesus-filled believers and congregations
in the Rocky Mountain West.
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Prayer, Children, Preaching, Evangelism, Social Media, Worship, Volunteers, Safety
Together To Transform 2023
Pursuing Jesus First
in Life and Ministry"
March 3,4 2023
Featured Speaker: Dr. John Jenkins,
Converge President
Host: Pastor Matt Wolf and Arise Church

Friday Leader Lunch: "Jesus: Prayer First" Dana Olson, Chairman Emeritus, National Prayer Leaders Network
Friday Seminar: "Building Your Volunteer Network", Doug Fagerstrom, former Converge VP, and author of, The Volunteer.

Look At These Equipping Opportunities!
Saturday Breakouts-Designed To Equip Volunteer Leaders For More Effective Ministry
  • Solving Your Volunteer Problem
  • Your Church CAN Do Social Media
  • Healthy Desperation: Prayer As A Way Of Life
  • Preaching in the 2020s
  • Customizing Kids Curriculum for Your Church
  • Developing Quality. Heart-Engaged Worship Experiences
  • Safety Team Foundations

Powerful Worship, Friends, Fun, Annual CRM Business Meeting
This is your family's leadership conference. Don't Miss Out!
Two More CRM Couples Recommended To Plant Churches!

At a recent Converge National Planter Assessment, two CRM couples were put through their paces and did an excellent job. The planter assessment is used to determine if couples have the necessary building blocks to be the Lead Pastor in a church plant. The planter preaches, describes their new church, does group projects, and is involved in a couple of interviews. Then the accessors collaborate and decide if the couple is ready to plant. Our two couples did very well.

David and Katie Elijah are planting New Hope in Lehi, UT. They started a couple of years ago, but are beginning the Converge planter pathway to pick up on some of the training they missed out on. They are a dynamic couple and worth your investment.

Eugene and Judith Saunders, have been approved to plant and are now seeking God's direction on where and when to start. They have a heart for a church that will reach both Jews and Christians and together pursue a deeper, relationship with God through the saving work of Jesus. Please pray for the Saunders as they explore the Rocky Mountain region and discern God's direction for their new church.

The next assessment is in June and we have five more couples signed up to attend. These are exciting days for CRM church planting!
CRM Featured Church
Love Collective,
Loveland, CO
Love Collective Church is the result of a total ministry remodel. With the goal of inspiring others to follow Jesus we have, by Gods’ grace, created an amazing fellowship of believers who love one another, love their community and serve others selflessly. Located in one of the biggest neighborhoods in Loveland, Love Collective is beginning to truly be, not just a church located in the neighborhood, but are becoming “the church” in the neighborhood...
The Madness of Motherhood
March 11
9 AM to 4 PM
Harbor Church

MOMS! You are invited!

Moms, we are on the front lines of parenting every single day – leading, encouraging, and raising the next generation that God has entrusted to us. Motherhood is a miraculous gift and one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. It can also leave us feeling wildly inadequate and sometimes very isolated.

The Madness of Motherhood is just for you.

We want you to know these foundational truths to your core: you are not alone, you have incredible worth, and your story absolutely matters.

This one-day event has general sessions packed with valuable resources, encouragement, and break-out intensives for areas where you need additional support. We will base the day on Psalm 62:1-2 and speak to living our lives with an unshakeable trust in God.

We will have local and national speakers, worship, food, gifts and giveaways, and much more. We will have opportunities to connect with other moms and space for you to breathe and connect with God.

Madness is open to moms of any age and stage of parenting, so invite your friends, co-workers, sisters, and moms.
CRM Ministry Leader Benevolence Fund Needs You

One of the most important things Converge Rocky Mountain churches do together is care for ministry leaders who are facing difficult times. The CRM Benevolence Fund has been used for pastor counseling, medical bills, buying groceries, utility bills, and much more. Sometimes a church can no longer pay its pastor and they look to CRM to supply critical expenses.

The Benevolence Fund is dependent on voluntary contributions. We try to keep a balance of $5,000 on hand, but recently a couple of large care expenditures have used up all the available monies in the fund. We need to replenish.

We would like you and your church to consider making a special gift to the CRM Benevolence Fund. You can send a check to the CRM office or make an electronic contribution by clicking the link below. Some churches take a special communion benevolence offering once a year and donate those funds. Your contributions will be used 100% to care for hurting pastors and their families. Please make a contribution today

Last Call For CRM Baseline Survey
Our CRM movement is not all about numbers, but numbers do help us identify factors concerning our health and growth as a region of churches. Church leaders are asked to click the link below and complete the short baseline survey if they haven't done so already. We appreciate the time you will invest in making our movement better, and your ongoing ministry partnership in Converge Rocky Mountain. 

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Let's Pray!

  • Pray that many will attend Together To Transform 2023 as we focus on staying Centered on Jesus in Life and Ministry.
  • Pray that may will learn and grow during the training times at TTT 2023
  • Pray for President John Jenkins as he inspires us aa the Keynote speaker at TTT 2023.
  • Praise the Lord for the two CRM planting couples approved to start new churches.
  • Pastor Loren Pankratz is now CRM’s part-time VP of Church Starting. Pray for Loren as he gives focus to our planting efforts.
  • Pray for churches pursuing loans for building projects.
  • Pray for Crow Hill Bible, First-Shoshoni, Mosaic, and First Baptist-Idaho Springs as they look for a new pastor
  • Pray for those preparing for the Nordic-Baltic Mission trip
  • Ask the Lord to heal those battling physical or emotional illness.
  • Continue to pray that God will provide the people and financial resources needed to build effective ministry through CRM churches.
  • Pray for churches as they prepare for Easter outreach

Pray for Regional President Paul Mitton
  • Lead Teams and Pastor visits
  • Prep for TTT 2023
  • Nordic-Baltic Planning
  • Church Planter-Sending Church Recruitment
  • Pastor Placement with four churches
  • Prayer for our family of churches
  • Spiritual Warfare Situations