RMD News: October 2021


Alpha Grant

The Gianforte Family Foundation is offering an $1,100 grant to Montana church to assist in starting or expanding an Alpha Course. The Alpha Course is an evangelistic program that uses different mediums to engage unbelievers in conversation about the Word around a community meal.

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YAA Events

Yellowstone Alliance Adventures in Bozeman, MT is holding a Harvest Market and planning a work week – see below for more details! Contact the camp by phone at (406) 763-4727 or by email at office@yaacamp.org with any questions.

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Chat ‘n Chew

Lead by Melissa MacDonald, the RMD Kids team is going to do a lunch and chat on October 15 and November 12 at 12:00 pm MDT. Grab a lunch and join the chat. October 15 will be discussing partnering with parents and November 12 is on engaging every kid in the room.

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RMD Women’s Retreat

Save the date – April 1-3, 2022! This year’s RMD Women’s Retreat will be held in Bozeman, MT and will feature Linda Graff as the keynote speaker. More information, including registration, schedule, and hotel details will be available soon!



EquippingU is a collection of leadership tools designed specifically to equip Alliance pastors and leaders as they live spiritually healthy lives and successfully lead healthy C&MA churches. Regular webinars and podcasts can be found on a variety of topics. Coming up on November 4th will be a discussion with Rick Richardson of the Billy Graham Center Research Institute about how “Unchurched Nones, Millennials, and Irreligious are Surprisingly Open to Christian Faith.”

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Ignite PowerPoints

Several of you have inquired as to the PowerPoint presentations from Ignite. Those are available at the link below through the end of October.


Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month and the ECFA wants to help you be a blessing to your pastor!

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High Conflict Training

Alliance Peacemaking is sponsoring an important webinar for all Alliance leaders focusing on High Conflict People” (HCP) on October 28 from 11 am – 3 pm MDT. HCPs are in our churches and can cause enormous damage if not recognized and dealt with in an effective way.

Megan Hunter, the CEO and co-founder of the High Conflict Institute, will be the presenter. She will focus on recognizing an HCP, understanding them, and offering some basic strategies to deal with these individuals while protecting the church.

The training is open to any leader in the Alliance, ordained or lay. The registration code is “Jn316” and the cost is $20.

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Church Planting

RMD Greenhouse Training

The Alliance Greenhouse training material is designed to help churches think through the strategies and leadership development necessary to make church planting a reality. Whether you are beginning to thinking about church planting or are actively pursuing church planting options, this training will be useful to your team in the journey. Even if you’re just beginning to explore what it might look to launch another church or site, this will be a helpful workshop in framing the process.

The event will be held in Billings, MT and will run from 2:00pm Monday, October 18 until 11:30am Wednesday, October 20.

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Registration is now open for Converge – a gathering of missions mobilizers from C&MA churches across the country. This year’s topic is “Caring Well for International Workers” and will feature leaders from all around The Alliance, including several members of the national missions team. The event will be held January 9-13, 2022, in Columbus, OH. If you have questions about this event, please contact Chris.



Alliance Health Plan

Last month Alliance Benefits announced that the Alliance Health Plan would only experience a 2% increase in premium for 2022. This HSA-model plan serves Alliance churches and provides dental, vision, and disability benefits in addition to excellent health insurance coverage. Open Enrollment is just around the corner, so please feel free to reach out to Chris at the office or Alliance Benefits directly if you have questions.

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District News



Mr. Tim (Darla) Allen accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor at Calvary Alliance Church in Minot, ND. Tim will begin his ministry on November 1, 2021.



Congratulations to Rev. Joseph Campbell who was ordained at Williston (ND) Alliance Church on September 12, 2021!

Congratulations to Rev. Harrison Owczarek who was ordained at Faith Alliance Church in Sidney, MT on September 12, 2021!

Churches Seeking


Senior Pastors
– Helena, MT
– Polson, MT

Associate Pastors
– Missoula (Discovery), MT
– Lance Creek/Manville, WY

District Events

Oct 18 – 20, 2021


Billings, MT

OCT 28

High Conflict