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We are Church.
Better Together.

The Rocky Mountain Synod is 165 congregations, together. Being church together allows us to make things happen that we could never do on our own.

The ELCA Rocky Mountain Synod is seeking 425 people to set aside at least one dollar a day ($365 in 2015) to be shared evenly between our wor together as Synod and our Churchwide ministires.

We have over $27,000 in gifts and pledges towards our goal of $155,000. Read more about the campaign.


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"Prayer Partners" yoke congregations to share in "our life together"

Read Bishop Gonia's letter about Prayer Partners in the Rocky Mountain Synod, including the list of partner congregations.

Fall Conference
Gatherings Resources

Link to Bishop Gonia's presentation on Spiritual Practices from the 2014 Missional Gatherings.

 

 

Theological Conference is September 21-24 in Estes Park

Information about the annual leadership retreat in the Rocky Mountain Synod is posted, including registration information. Registration deadline is August 20. Information.


2015 Synod Assembly

The Assembly was in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 1-3. Download the assembly Landscape summary. Visit the assembly webpages for information.

NEW Compensation Guidelines approved for 2015

A new webpage provides links to the new compensation guidelines recently approved by the Synod Council of the Rocky Mountain Synod. Go to the Compensation Guidelines page.

2015 one-page Rocky Mountain Synod summary for annual reports

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Office of the Bishop

Mailing Address & Location:
7375 Samuel Drive
Denver, CO 80221
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PHONE: 303-777-6700 / 800-525-0462
FAX: 303-733-0750

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

General Email:
rmsynod@rmselca.org

 

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In ministry together

The Rocky Mountain Synod links 175 congregations together in mission and outreach. The relationships we have in ministry together are a sign of our common mission together.


Children and Family

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Outdoor Ministry

Communication

In addition to the synod website, the congregations of the Rocky Mountain Synod stay connected through a weekly email newsletter, a semi-monthly reprodicible printed newsletter called "Landscape," and a quarterly synod supplement to The Lutheran Magazine. Read synod publications.

 

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Called to serve

As Lutheran Christians we believe that all of us are called into Christian vocation and ministry through our baptism. All the baptized are gifted and called to serve in the church and in the world. How we respond and live out that calling is expressed in a great variety of ways.  Learn more.

Annual Discernment Retreat

Contact the synod office to be placed on a list for the annual Discernment Retreat which is typically held in April.

To assist you with discernment, you are invited to contact Ron Roschke for a telephone conversation or appointment.

Our faith in action

Every day, in countless ways, members of the Rocky Mountain Synod are making the world a better place. In far reaches of the globe, and right here in our neighborhood, you’ll see that Lutherans aren’t folks who simply talk about their beliefs. We put them into action.


Global Mission


Hunger

Advocacy

Servant Corps

Calling a leader

The call process is the way synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America engage their congregations, church-related organizations and rostered leaders in a time of thoughtful assessment and spiritual discernment of the way God may be drawing each toward the other for mutual ministry.


Congregations seeking rostered leaders

employment opportunities
in congregations (not rostered)

ELCA call process forms

Mission Outreach

New Congregations
Four congregations are under development in the Rocky Mountain Synod.

Mission Partners
The Mission Partners program invites you to support and encourage these new ministries with your prayers, your presence, and your presents.

 


The Mission Endowment Fund
The Mission Endowment Fund will make it possible for new congregations in the Rocky MountainS ynod to receive financial support in the important years following organization. The Fund will also provide short-term financial support for existing congregations that are initiating new outreach ministries. How to give.

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Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA
7375 Samuel Drive + Denver, Colorado 80221+ phone 303.777.6700 or 1.800.525.0462 + fax 303.733-0750
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