RMD News: April 2024


District Conference 2024

District Conference is less than two weeks away and we look forward to seeing everyone here in Billings. We will be meeting at First Alliance Church. Registration opens at 4:00 pm on Monday, April 8th, with worship and our first session beginning at 7:00 pm. This year we are pleased to have a number of special guests joining us for conference. If you would like to arrange time with any of these guests, please reach out to them directly using their contact information found below.

Col. Kevin Pies
Alliance Chaplain Ministries

719.649.4280 cell piesk@cmalliance.org

Bill Kuhn
Crown College

952.232.7237 cell  kuhnb@crown.edu

Jeff Gilpen 

530.414.9497 cell  jeffg@awana.org

Leah Broach
Alliance Kids

843.601.1275 cell  broachl@cmalliance.org

Rich Brown
Interim Pastor’s Ministry

530.524.2078 cell  rich@interimpastors.com

Joseph Padilla 
Orchard Alliance

719.268.7214 cell  padillaj@orchardalliance.org

Scott Wakeley
Alliance Youth

412.841.8033 cell  wakeleys@cmalliance.org

2024 Breaking the Barriers Grant Info & Application

Barriers to ministry growth are present in every ministry context, whether that is an existing church, a redevelopment church, or a church plant. The RMD has a history of working directly and indirectly with all three types of churches. Much energy and financial support has been poured into all three areas.

The Breaking the Barriers (BTB) grant specifically allows existing accredited RMD churches to apply for a two-year grant in the amount of no more than $20,000. This grant would provide supplemental funding enabling existing churches to break through ministry, staff, or facility barriers.

Get more information by clicking the link below. Applications are due by July 15th.  

more info application form


YAA Summer Opportunities

Yellowstone Alliance Adventures is a camp and retreat center that is designed to be a place of refreshing hospitality where people gather for meaningful experiences and lasting connections.  For information about summer camps and family camp see the buttons below. 

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DLBC Summer Opportunities

Dickey Lake summer camps are filling up fast. For information about camps and opportunities to serve and minister at DLBC, use the buttons below. 

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Last Call for Retreats

Opportunities for worship, inspiration, and fellowship abound in the Rocky Mountain District in April. In addition to District Conference, please see information about four retreats below.  Act fast to register as deadlines are approaching! 


April 12 – 14
Casper, WY

more info


April 19 – 21

more info


April 26 – 28
Bozeman, MT

more info


April 26 – 28
Camp Bethel

more info

Curriculum or Hard Pass?

In the most recent episode, Ben and Harry chat through some of the numerous types of curriculum to choose from. There are subscription-based curriculums, shorter series that run 4-8 weeks or longer, video series, and more! They share some pros & cons of each, how to discern and choose with wisdom, and then give some points for how to develop one yourself for your youth ministry!

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RMD IW Need!

Stephen and Anna are returning to the States for a shortened Home Assignment this summer. Their plan is to arrive sometime in May/June and return in January 2025. In past home assignments they have lived with friends in Cut Bank, MT and have driven a vehicle that they owned prior to their departure to the mission field. This year, however, they find themselves in need of housing for the second half of their Home Assignment as their friends are selling their house, as well as looking for a vehicle as their car has finally bit the dust.

If you know of an affordable housing situation and/or a reliable vehicle option, please email or call Chris. Feel free to share this need with your church, however please do not post anything on social media or in other online formats.

email Chriscall 406-647-2764

Mexico Trip Report

Thank you for praying for the missions team recently in Chihuahua, MX. Please read the trip report from Jim Stumbo.  

trip report

District News


Dr. Jason (Julie) Taylor announced his resignation as Lead Pastor at CrossBridge Alliance Church in Cheyenne, WY effective April 30, 2024. Jason has accepted a call to serve as the Lead Pastor at Mercy (Alliance) Church in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Churches Seeking

Lead Pastors
— Evanston, WY
— Greybull, WY
— Richey, MT
— Chinook, MT

Associate Pastors
— Plains, MT
— Ronan, MT

Associate Youth Pastor
— Belgrade, MT

Worship Leaders
— Rapid City, SD
— Havre, MT
— Billings, MT 

District Events

APRIL 19-21, 2024

Youth Leader Weekend

Bozeman, MT

APRIL 26-28, 2024

RMD Women’s Retreat

Bozeman, MT