RMD News: June 2024


Save The Date

Coming In September is Ignite 2024! Mark your calendars!

This year Ignite will be held at Gallatin Valley Church in Bozeman. The dates are Monday, September 30 – Thursday, October 3rd.

Tom Flanders
keynote speaker

Tom has served since June 1, 2021 as the District Superintendent of The Alliance Southeast District which includes the Bahamas and all but the extreme west end of the panhandle of Florida. Prior to that Tom served as the District Superintendent in The Alliance New England District (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) for eleven years. Tom has served Alliance churches in Foxboro, MA; Sidney, NY and Port Crane, NY. Tom was elected to a four-year term on The Alliance Board of Directors in 2023. Tom, and his wife, Christina (Chris), who will be joining us, have three adult children and live in Winter Haven, FL.

Preaching Rountdable

As was mentioned at District Conference, this fall we will be hosting three regional preaching roundtables. These events are designed for pastors and other active members of a church’s preaching team and will be useful in sharpening the preparation and presentation of biblical truth. Each event will cover the same content and span an afternoon and the following full day. The District Advance Fund will cover meals and lodging on-site. More information regarding dates and locations will be forthcoming, but for now, please reserve 10/21/2024 – 10/31/2-24 on your calendar as this is the timeframe within which all three events will be scheduled. If you have further questions, please feel free to call anytime.

2024 Breaking the Barriers Grant Applications Due July 15th

 RMD churches may apply for a two-year grant in the amount of no more than $20,000. This grant would provide supplemental funding to enable churches to break through ministry, staff, or facility barriers.

More information including grant guildelines and application are available below.   

more info application form


2025 Women’s Retreat

Dates have been set for the 2025 RMD Womens Retreat.  The 2025 retreat will be held March 28-30 in Billings, MT.  See you there ladies!

DLBC Update

Please take a moment to read the latest update from Dickey Lake Bible Camp.

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Idaho Area Men’s Retreat

All men are welcome to attend the Idaho Area Men’s Retreat. The dates are October 11-13, 2024 at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, ID. More information will be available next month. 

Van Needed

Pastor Kent Morrison, lead pastor at True Life Alliance Church in Whitefish, MT, has recently begun a ministry that could greatly benefit from a 12-15 passenger van. If your church has a van that you’ve considered repurposing, he would greatly appreciate a conversation with you. He can be reached at (406) 249-7952 or kentmorrison1@yahoo.com.

Youth Graduate, What Now?

Ben and Harry start the episode with guest speaker, Julie Hunter, chat through what family ministries look like in her context in Helena, MT, and then work their way through the “What Now?” of youth graduation season.

listen now youth resource page


Short Term Mission Opportunity

Saratoga Alliance is planning a short term missions trip to Mexico.  Dates are July 28-August 6.  If you are interested in joining their group on this trip please contact Pastor Vince Vannet for more information. 

email Pastor Vince


Dates have been released for the next Converge Conference: January 13-15, 2025. Converge is a gathering of church missions leaders for a time of collaboration, equipping, and engagement with Alliance missions. This is open to anyone in a church who works with missions, and is especially encouraged for missions teams. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Chris at 406-647-2764 or ctweedy@rmdcma.com.

more info


Background Checks Underway

It’s that time of year when background checks are run on our official workers. Every three years you will be asked for information needed to run this check on you. An email went out on Monday for those needing to have their background checked. Thank you to those who have responded so quickly!

District News


Rev. Randy (Sharon) Nielson resigned as lead pastor at Plains (MT) Alliance Church effective July 31, 2024. Randy and Sharon will be retiring in Canada.

Rev. Matt (Amy) Hull has accepted the call as Lead Pastor at Richey (MT) Alliance Church as of July 1, 2024. 

Churches Seeking

Lead Pastors
— Greybull, WY
— Chinook, MT
— Evanston, WY
— Cheyenne, WY
— Kalispell, MT
— Fortine, MT
— Plains, MT

Associate Pastors
— Ronan, MT
— Idaho Falls, ID

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

District Events

Sept 30 – oct 3, 2024


Gallatin Valley (Alliance) Church, Bozeman, MT