Congregations

ELCA congregations are centers for evangelical mission, where people of faith celebrate, learn and connect with one another and others around the world through service and weekly worship. The Rocky Mountain Synod includes 159 congregations across Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, TX.

Congregational Resources 

The congregational resources page is intended to provide resources and support for congregational leaders. Contact the Office of the Bishop: 303-777-6700 if you are unable to find the information you are looking for.

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Congregational Resources Page

Mission Support Intent

Your faithful investment in our life together allows this vision to become reality. As you finalize your congregational spending plans for 2021, we ask you to give prayerful consideration to your congregation’s mission support for 2021, knowing that your generosity not only funds our work as a synod but contributes to the impact made by our vast churchwide ministries. Our goal next year is to share 47.5% of all congregation support with our ELCA Churchwide organization. Please utilize these resources to share about our life together and commit as a worshipping community your mission support intent for 2021.

Mission Support Intent page

Transition

Transitions are a part of life, filled with both challenge and opportunity. For communities of faith, transitions are fertile ground for God’s transformational work. When a congregation begins this journey of transformation, the Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop accompanies congregations and rostered ministers. Congregational transitions are incredibly significant in the life of the whole church. They offer a rare opportunity for renewal and a time to reflect on the ministry and future of each congregation in unique ways. Entering the transition process intentionally and thoughtfully allows the Holy Spirit to move and breathe new life into the ministry of your congregation. 

Congregations in Transition page

Prayers

Each month we pray for the rostered ministers, congregations, and ministries throughout the Rocky Mountain Synod and our Churchwide expression. We encourage you to print the prayer listings in your bulletins or newsletters and pray for them during the prayers of the people.

Prayer Cycle Listing

Safe Gatherings

Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.

Safe Gatherings page