RMD News: May 2024


Save The Date

Mark your calendars for Ignite 2024! Ignite will be held September 30 – October 3 at Gallatin Valley (Alliance) Church in Bozeman, MT.   

Ignite is the annual conference for RMD Official Workers and spouses designed to be a time of refreshment and enouragement.  We are excited about the great speaker we have planned, and look forward to a great time of worship, fellowship, and encouragement together.  

As a reminder, attendance is required for all Official Workers unless a special exception is obtained from the District Superintendent in advance. 

District Conference Recap

The 2024 Rocky Mountain District Conference was held April 8-10 at First Alliance Church in Billings, MT. A great time of prayer, encouragement and inspiration was had by those who attended the gathering. Read more about District Conference using the link below. 

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2024 Breaking the Barriers Grant Applications Available Now

Do you have hopes and dreams for your church, but are short on funding? Consider applying for the RMD Breaking the Barriers Grant.

The Breaking the Barriers grant 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 to enable churches to break through ministry, staff, or facility barriers.

More information including grant guildelines and application are available below. Applications are due by July 15th.  

more info application form


DLBC Summer Needs

DLBC is on the lookout for two important things for camp this summer: passionate prayer and people. Would you help raise a canopy of prayer and ask God for a tremendous movement of His Spirit amongst the young people? Please consider joining the prayer team and receive weekly prayer requests. They’re also looking for safety and security minded adults as well as lifeguards. They have many weeks and shifts (4 and 8 hours) to cover with no need to commit to an entire week. If interested in either, please email the camp office below.

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Experience Yellowstone Alliance Adventures 

YAA is a camp and retreat center located in the midst of beautiful Montana surroundings. YAA offers refreshing and meaningful camping experiences for kids, adults and families. Feel free to share with your church using the materials below. 

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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.

Women’s Retreat

The women had a great weekend together worshipping, learning, growing and connecting with one another. 145 women attended the retreat with representation from over 25 churches.

For those interested, we have posted some of the presentations and information covered at the retreat. You may access by clicking the button below.

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Youth Leader Weekend Recap

In the most recent episode, Ben and Harry recap the Youth Leader Weekend at YAA. They share laughs, Uno stories, and how Ken Castor taught on how important it is to help your church live out a Deuteronomy 6 lifestyle. It’s a great listen for those who missed the weekend as well as those who want to relive and refocus on some key reminders.

listen now youth resource page


New Alliance Brochures

A six-panel brochure with a fold-out infographic map that presents an overview of The Christian and Missionary Alliance is a great resource that introduces people to The Alliance and our vision, All of Jesus for All the World. It also includes a QR code for the Alliance 101 digital resource. 

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Missions Trips: Up-to-Date Travelers Info

With summer just around the corner, your short-term missions plans may be well underway. One helpful resource to include in your planning is the STEP Program from the US Department of State. Enrolling in STEP enrolls your trip with the nearest US Embassy or Consulate which provides you with up-to-date safety conditions in your host country. Additionally, should a political evacuation be necessary, you will be on the contact list for evacuation assistance.

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District News

New Arrivals

Pastor Lucas and Gail Baumann, Columbia Falls, MT, a son, Tekoa Sanrasern Baumann, born April 6, 2024. Tekoa joins older sister, Tabitha, and older brother, Titus.

Pastor Andrew and Meghan Griffin, Cody, WY, twins, a son Luke Andrew Allen, and daughter, Danielle Hope Louise Griffin, born April 8, 2024. Luke and Danielle join older sister, Grace.


Congratulation to Rev. Kaleb (Katlyn) Gugger who was ordained on April 10, 2024 at First Alliance Church in Billings, MT.


Mr. Mitch (Amber) Lee resigned as lead pastor at Adventure Church in Kalispell, MT, April 13, 2024.

Rev. Stephen (Kelli) Nelson resigned as lead pastor at at Chester (MT) Alliance Church effective the summer of 2025. Stephen and Kelli were appointed as C&MA IW’s to Japan.

Rev. Dennis (Lori) Findorff resigned as lead pastor at Fortine (MT) Community Church effective June 30, 2024. Dennis and Lori will be retiring.

Churches Seeking

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