Spirit-empowered LEAD Networks are the primary means through which Converge Rocky Mountain congregations seek to transform lives and communities in the Rocky Mountain West.
Our effectiveness as a movement will rise and fall on the effectiveness of our LEAD networks. These networks enable congregations to experience the power of church-to-church community just as it was first modeled in the book of Acts. Through LEAD networks, local congregations will be better equipped to pursue God’s unique calling for their congregation. By partnering with other congregations in their region, churches will be able to accomplish even greater ministry objectives for the glory of God. Accomplishing together what would be impossible to accomplish alone.
LEAD networks connect Senior/Lead pastors on a regular basis. The networks also provide opportunity for ministry leaders in key areas, (Worship, Prayer, Children, Youth, Women, Senior Adults, and Global Engagement), to learn and grow together. Through the networks an “empowered, collaborative leadership culture” is nurtured where all ministry leaders can be contributors of ideas, expertise and resources for an overall Kingdom benefit.
Although there will be a tremendous amount of creative freedom on “how” LEAD networks reach their specific region for Christ, all networks will be unified in our passion for Christ, our desire to see lives and communities transformed in the Rocky Mountain West and our commitment to the mission/values of Converge Rocky Mountain.
Is your global mission outreach guided by a clear strategy? How do you decide which missionaries to support? How do you keep in contact with those you support? How do you create and carry out meaningful short-term mission trips? These questions and more can be answered by a Glocal Engagement coach. Gifted mission leaders from around our region are ready and prepared to help your congregation grow in its ability to reach the world for Christ.
Converge Rocky Mountain offers several tracks for professional and lay leader training. Author, speaker and ministry coach Pamela Heim provides leadership in this area. Contact Pamela Heim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipped To Lead
If a church plans to increase its potential to significantly expand God’s kingdom, its lay leaders - current and potential - need to be identified, enlisted, equipped and positioned to influence and empower God’s people for God’s service. Equipped To Lead: Lay Leadership Training was designed specifically to meet this challenge.
WomenSchool of Ministry Leadership
The mission of the WomenSchool is to train leaders to advance God's Kingdom through the church by motivating, equipping, and activating women to minister effectively to women, the church, and the world.
The purpose of the Impact Player men’s study is to enable every man to reach his full potential in Christ. Specifically, the goal is to develop influential men who are committed to Christ and living significant, relational, and reliable lives. The material has been developed by Mission Hills Church and is available for Converge Rocky Mountain churches.
A variety of materials: They Smell Like Sheep; Biblical Eldership and custom training, are available to help your church leaders deepen their faith and grow in maturity, wisdom and the ability to lead effectively.
Training Center Churches
Churches showing excellence in a specific area of ministry (multi-site, rural ministry, discipleship, etc.) will be identified to offer training for interns, pastors and planters.
National leadership consultant, Pamela Heim, is also available to design a unique leadership development plan for your congregation.
Pamela Heim email@example.com
Every church attracts visitors. The critical question is…Are they staying and becoming a vital part of the congregation? CRM desires to provide churches with the tools they need to insure newcomers are welcomed, embraced and woven into the church family.
Women’s Ministry takes hours of preparation and hard work and we greatly appreciate you and all you are doing. Our greatest desire is to help you fulfill the purpose God has for your life. Can you imagine hundreds, even thousands, of women in the Rocky Mountain region who are fulfilling the purpose God has for them? Can you imagine the impact that would have on the world? Converge Rocky Mountain desires to come alongside you - to provide encouragement and help in any area that you desire. We are seeking to provide you with quality resources, training opportunities, words of encouragement, and ways to network with one other. Please let us know if there are resources you need, but don’t see listed. We are here to serve you. “Thank You” for serving women in our region!
Stephanie Price firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting a Women's Ministry By Debra Johanyak
1. Survey the women. Circulate a survey to find out who your women are, what their needs are, and what types of programs they are looking for. Be specific...
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For Pastor's Wives
A Unique Calling by Amy Gordon
“So, you’re the pastor’s wife?” The question seemed rather pointed as I picked up my toddler from the church nursery that Sunday morning. I looked up quickly to see from whom the question was coming, and, as I did, I heard my girlfriend who was standing beside me give a little snicker...
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Waiting for God to answer?
How to be an over comer when you feel overtaken: Tactics for surviving uncertainty by Shelly Miller
In the corner of my neighborhood coffee shop, I sit at a small round table hidden behind a display of coffee cups and bags of dark roast. Writing here instead of at home at my desk is a new coping rhythm during an unwanted, lengthy season of transition for my family. We were supposed to move...
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Trusting God when the answers don't come:
Regardless of my circumstances, his care will remain the same. by Jenilee Rebarber
I was on my knees one night right before going to bed. Not knowing what to say, I considered my options. I thought perhaps I could seek comfort in worship, but I didn’t really have the serenity at the moment. Neither had I the strength to pray intensely. The reason I couldn’t do that was...
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Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
In the Land of Blue Burqas by Kate McCord (a protective pseudonym
Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir by Carolyn Weber
Over 80% of believers say they accepted Christ before the age eighteen. Children matter. CRM churches are working together to build children’s ministries that will result in families with strong faith foundations and the ability to raise healthy, significant, Jesus-centered youngsters.
Generosity is more than an event or experience. Generosity is transformational and always starts with God. He is a generous God and we are to be a generous people. Generosity is not about what we want from people but what we want for people. Living generously is our loving response to God and his great generosity toward us.
CRM is committed to helping churches assist their senior members in living the second half of their life with a renewed sense of significance and Kingdom mission. Through hymn sings, annual road trips, mission opportunities and training seminars supportive friendships are nurtured and life-long learning takes place.
Worship is not just a Sunday morning experience. Christ-followers are called to worship 24/7, seeing every activity of life as an opportunity to bring glory to God. CRM is committed to helping every partner church build a congregation of true worshipers.
Converge Rocky Mountain is serious about investing in our next generation of believers and leaders. Through Winter Camp, leader training, mission trips and other opportunities we are working together as churches to assist each other in building students that are passionate about Jesus Christ and sold out for His Kingdom!