RMD News: April 2023


Ignite 2023 will be September 25-29th

The Ignite Conference is designed to be a time of encouragement and refreshment for all RMD Official Workers and spouses. Ignite 2023 will be held at First Alliance Church in Great Falls, MT. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Shawn Kennedy, Lead Pastor at Church at the Shores located in Gulf Shores, AL. The cost is $25.00 per person, $50.00 per couple. Registration and hotel information will be coming soon!

Deadline to Register for General Council 2023 is April 14th

Just a few days left to register for General Council to be held in beautiful Spokane, WA from Monday, May 29–Friday, June 2, 2023. This location makes it an opportune year to attend as it has never been closer to most of the Rocky Mountain District.

It’s True, $17 for RMD Turkey Dinner at Council! Join the 120 others who have registered for the RMD dinner Tuesday night at Council. There is still time to register. Even if you have already registered for council you add the dinner to your registration.

Grant Funds Are Available
A grant in the amount of $1,000 will be provided for each official worker who attends Council. In addition, a grant in the amount of $750 for one accredited lay delegate (not a spouse of an official worker) is also available.

Lay Delegate Forms are Due Now!
All attendees must register as a delegate: official, lay, or corresponding. Learn more below.

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New Alliance Workers: Don’t Miss Resonate 2023!

Resonate is the annual national gathering of new Alliance workers designed to care for and invest in our new workers as followers of Christ. Attendees will learn more about the work of The Alliance locally and globally.  You will have the  opportunity to network with National Office staff and other new workers.  This year’s event will be held at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio, from July 31–August 3, 2023. Later this month the National Office will be sending out important details on registration, travel, and lodging.

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Peaceful Bay Condo Available for Pastor’s 

If you are a Pastor and need a break, The District has a condo available free of charge at Peaceful Bay Resort.  The unit is available May 21–May 28 and is located on Flathead Lake in Lakeside, MT.  Check out Peaceful Bay by clicking on resort info below. Please contact Scott Thorson for more information.

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YAA’s Latest Update

YAA’s Spring edition of their newsletter, Canyon Echoes contains opportunities to serve and give along with information about upcoming events.

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Wyoming Area Ladies Retreat

The Wyoming Area Women Ladies Retreat is approaching fast!  All Rocky Mountain District Women are invited to the Retreat held April 14–16 in Casper, WY. This year’s theme will focus on Christ alone being  the solid rock upon which we stand. The deadline to register for this retreat is April 7th.

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IWs Touring

This month we have the following IWs on tour in the RMD. Please keep them, their families, and the churches they are visiting in prayer. May God use this time to call young leaders, encourage faithfulness, and ultimately draw hearts more to God’s.

Peter & Laura (Uruguay) – Missoula, Hamilton, Ronan, Plains, Kalispell, Columbia Falls
Tim & Penny (Taiwan) – Hardin, Ashland, Richey, Savage, Fairview
Chad (Guinea) – Green River, Evanston, Pocatello

Mexico Trip Report

Recently a short-term mission team returned from serving with our Mexican Alliance partners in north-central Mexico. Please take a minute to read this short report which is full of great updates and one urgent opportunity to engage. Due to an unexpected mechanical issue, a new tractor needs to be purchased at a cost of $18,000. Would you consider making this need known and have a conversation about how you and your church might come alongside our brothers and sisters in this way? More details and instructions can be found in the update below.


Great Commission Day

When you give to the 2023 Great Commission Day Offering you send new workers and support existing ones as they launch gospel presence among marginalized, displaced, and unreached peoples in some of the world’s remaining hard places.  Learn more about Great Commission Day by clicking the more info button.  

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Free Resources for Treasurers

The Alliance has been a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 1988 and continues to enjoy a growing relationship with them. The EFCA provides a free ChurchEXCEL subscription to Alliance church leaders to help equip you, as a treasurer, in your church’s financial administration. ChurchEXCEL is essentially a website with a host of resources that your church can access.  See Scott’s article this month for more information. 

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District News


Pastor Zach (Sara) Kenyon accepted a call to serve as Lead Pastor at Real Life (Alliance) Church in Bigfork, MT. Zach previously served at River of Life (Alliance) Church in Idaho Falls, ID.

Pastor Robert (Loralei) Legg announced his resignation as Lead Pastor of River of Life (Alliance) Church in Idaho Falls, ID effective April 16, 2023.

Name Change

Bozeman (MT) Alliance Fellowship is now Gallatin Valley Church.

Churches Seeking

Lead Pastors
— Idaho Falls, ID
— Greybull, WY

Associate Pastors
— Missoula (Discovery), MT
— Plains, MT
— Ronan, MT

District Events

May 29-june 2, 2023

Alliance Council

Spokane, WA

Sept 25-28, 2023


Great Falls, MT