RMD News: February 2023


Don’t Miss General Council 2023!

Council Grant Available
The next Alliance Council will be held in Spokane, WA on Monday, May 29–Friday, June 2, 2023.  Council has never being closer to most of the Rocky Mountain District.  RMD is providing a grant in the amount of $1,000 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). 
RMD Fellowship Dinner at Council
The District will be serving a turkey dinner on Tuesday evening during Council. Price is $17 per person. This is a steal for a full turkey dinner! Join the RMD family for the dinner by indicating on your council registration form. 

council info & registrationgrant info

Breaking the Barriers

There is still time to apply for the 2023 Breaking the Barriers Grant. This $20,000 grant, payable over two years, is available to accredited churches to overcome facility, staffing, or ministry barriers. Application deadline is March 15, 2023.

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Pastor Prayer Retreat

 Mar 14-16 at YAA
 To reserve a spot email the district office.

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Wyoming Area Men’s Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2023 Wyoming Area Men’s Retreat. This year’s event will take place April 21-23, 2023 just outside Shell, WY. For more information, please contact Bill Robertson at (307) 921-0631‬ or wardenwillie@yahoo.com.

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Wyoming Area Ladies Retreat

The Wyoming Area Women’s Retreat will be held April 14-16 in Casper, WY. Over the course of the weekend, women will consider Christ alone is a solid rock to stand upon.

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NEW: Youth Ministry Resource Page!

The RMD Youth Leader team has been working to compile a variety of resources to assist youth leaders in their ministry and is happy to announce the launch of the youth ministry resource page! Can you please make sure that your youth team is aware of this material? Since it’s inside the Member’s area they will need login credentials. If they don’t presently have those, have them email Chris to get set up.

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Youth Leader Weekend

Registration is now open for the 2023 Youth Leader Weekend March 10-12, 2023 at YAA in Bozeman, MT. This event is designed to encourage and equip anyone in the RMD who works with Jr. and Sr. High School students. The cost is only $75 and covers all lodging, meals, and materials. Check out the event page for more into and get registered soon!

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Women’s Retreat Registration is Live!

Women’s Retreat this year will be in Billings, MT, on March 24-26. Hotel rooms will cost $112 + tax. The speaker this year is Bobbi Quiggle, a women’s ministry director from Minnesota. 

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Impact Giving Report

Please take a few minutes to read the Alliance Impact Report which highlights some of the breakthroughs enabled by your financial giving in 2022. May these stories encourage and remind you of God’s enduring faithfulness and the vital role you play in carrying out His plans and purposes. Together we are making an eternal difference in lives within our own communities and in the farthest corners of the world as we bring Christ’s love and presence to the unreached and overlooked.

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Short Term Missions Opportunity

The Mexico short term mission opportunity is around the corner in March! The focus of this trip is to enlarge the kitchen at Rio Chico mission base camp. Cost for the trip is $900 plus the cost of your travel to El Paso, TX. If interested, email Jim Stumbo soon.

email Jim


SMART Board Giveaway

The District has a SMART Board available to donate to a church. If you have an interest and would put this technology to good use, please contact Scott Thorson.

A SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that is receptive to touch, which allows you to write and move things around. SMART Boards work by connecting to a PC via an HDMI cable. The SMART Board displays what’s on the computer and allows you to see what’s on the board.

SMART Boards grant you the ability to tap things with a finger, and they also come with special-coloured pens to write with. This can save teachers time from buying EXPO markers when it comes to writing on a whiteboard.

email Scott

Travel Expense Forms Updated Again

The IRS has again increased the mileage reimbursement rate. Our travel forms have been updated and you can access them by clicking the link below.

CMT formPGG form

Annual Reports Due 2/28

This year’s annual report is easier than ever!
An email was sent about January 9th with the subject line “2022 Local Alliance Church Annual Report is Ready!”from annualreport@cmalliance.org.The deadline to complete reports will be February 28th. Use the individual Annual Report link that was emailed to you. Enter the information requested and submit your report.

Last Call-Continuing Education Report

If you have not submitted your 2023 Continuing Education Report, please take a few minutes to complete this.  By way of reminder, all licensed official workers must complete this form unless you 1) hold a retiree license, or 2) are active in working through the MSP or LO&CC process. 

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District News

Home Goings

Christian sympathy is extended to the family of Rev. Del McKenzie who passed on January 7, 2023. Del previously served as a district superintendent in our district. A memorial service will be held at Moses Lake (WA) Alliance Church on Monday, Feb 27 at 1:00 pm.


Congratulations to Rev. Ryan (Alicia) Case, Lead Pastor of Lewiston (MT) Alliance Church who was ordained on January 8, 2023!


Rev. Bryan (Laura) Faltynski transferred to the Central District C&MA effective  February 1, 2023.  Bryan accepted a call to serve as Lead Pastor at West Side Alliance Church in Cleveland, OH. Bryan previously served on Special Assignment in France as Lead Pastor at Toulouse International Church. 

Rev. Jim (Beth) Davey announced his retirement as Lead Pastor of Adventure (Alliance) Church in Kalispell, MT effective no later than June 30, 2023.  Jim began his ministry at Adventure Church in September, 1992.

Rev. Aaron (Heidi) Hoffman announced his resignation as Lead Pastor of Greybull Alliance Church, Greybull WY, no later than June 30, 2023

Churches Seeking

Senior Pastors
— Nampa, ID
— Bigfork, MT

Associate Pastors
— Hamilton, MT
— Missoula (Discovery), MT
— Plains, MT
— Ronan, MT
— Evanston, WY

District Events

March 10-12, 2023

Youth Leader Weekend

Bozeman, MT

March 24-26, 2023

Women’s Retreat

Billings, MT

March 27-30, 2023

LO&CC School

Billings, MT

May 29-june 2, 2023

Alliance Council

Spokane, WA