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We are Church:
Better Together

The Rocky Mountain Synod is 165 congregations, together. Being church together allows us to make things happen that we could never do on our own. Create a video about being Church: Better Together for our 2014 Assembly! Read about our RMS YouTube challenge.

Senior High Youth Gathering registration is now open

"Woven" is the theme of the 2014 Senior High Youth Gathering, November 21-23 in Estes Park. More information and registration.

Come and hear James Alison at the Lutheran Center on September 26 & 27

"Conversations with James Alison," a noted Catholic theologian and prolific writer, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Fri, September 26 and 9 a.m. on Sat. September 27 at the Rocky Mountain Synod Lutheran Center. $5 suggested donation each session, students free. More information on the event poster.

2014 Theological Conference
September 22-25, 2014 
Colorado Springs

More information about the conference. The registration deadline is August 23. The
is now posted. NOTE: No Conference gatherings will take place on Monday, as previously scheduled. Those conferences that chose to have a meeting, will gather over lunch on Tuesday.

Pilot Compensation Guidelines invite feedback

A new webpage provides on-going updates and provisions for your questions and comments to the RMS Compensation Guideline (for clergy) draft documents. Go to the Compensation Guidelines page.

Resources on the topic of migrant and unaccompanied children at the border

Blogs and news are posted about the border situation, including a radio interview by Bishop Michael Rinehart of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod.


Reproduce the Landscape newsletter for October

The Landscape newsletter is designed to print and use flat or folded. Download now.



Register for RMS World Hunger Events November 7 & 8

Especially for pastors and key lay leaders.
Friday, November 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Explore the spirituality and ethics of hunger, the effect of climate change on hunger and ways to provide relief in this country and around the world.
Friday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m. and/or
Saturday, November 8, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lutheran Magazine RMS August 2014 Supplement

Many RMS subscribers to the Lutheran Magazine received the South Dakota Synod news insert. That will be corrected next month. Meanwhile, download and read the .pdf version!

Office of the Bishop

Mailing Address:
7375 Samuel Drive
Denver, CO 80221

303-777-6700 / 800-525-0462
NEW FAX: 303-339-4744

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Fall Conference Gatherings


Saturday, September 20, 11:45 a.m. lunch
Metro West (Mountain),
Zion Lutheran Church in Montrose, CO
Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm
Metro East, All Saints Lutheran Church in Aurora, CO

Saturday, October 11, noon lunch / 12:45 pm

Wyoming, Faith in Lander, WY
Sunday, October 19, 2:00 pm
(refreshments at 1:30 pm)
Boulder/Broomfield, Bethlehem in Longmont, CO
Saturday, October 25, 11:30 am
Utah, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Taylorsville, UT

Saturday, November 1, 10 am
Metro West (Metro), Advent, Westminster, CO
Sunday, November 2, 3 pm
North Colorado, Faith Lutheran Church in Eaton, CO
Saturday, November 8, 2 pm
North New Mexico, St. Timothy in Albuquerque, NM
Sunday, November 9, 3 pm
Southeast Colorado, First Lutheran in CO Springs
Saturday, November 15, 10 am
Border, Trinity in Las Cruces, NM

Saturday, December 6, 9 am

Metro South, Christ the King in Denver, CO

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In ministry together

The Rocky Mountain Synod links 175 congregations together in mission and outreach. The relationships we have in ministry together are a sign of our common mission together.

Children and Family

Youth and Household

Faith Formation

Campus Ministry

Outdoor Ministry


In addition to the synod website, the congregations of the Rocky Mountain Synod stay connected through a weekly email newsletter, a semi-monthly reprodicible printed newsletter called "Landscape," and a quarterly synod supplement to The Lutheran Magazine. Read synod publications.


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Called to serve

As Lutheran Christians we believe that all of us are called into Christian vocation and ministry through our baptism. All the baptized are gifted and called to serve in the church and in the world. How we respond and live out that calling is expressed in a great variety of ways.  Learn more.

Annual Discernment Retreat

Contact the synod office to be placed on a list for the annual Discernment Retreat which is typically held in April.

To assist you with discernment, you are invited to contact Ron Roschke for a telephone conversation or appointment.

Our faith in action

Every day, in countless ways, members of the Rocky Mountain Synod are making the world a better place. In far reaches of the globe, and right here in our neighborhood, you’ll see that Lutherans aren’t folks who simply talk about their beliefs. We put them into action.

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Servant Corps

Calling a leader

The call process is the way synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America engage their congregations, church-related organizations and rostered leaders in a time of thoughtful assessment and spiritual discernment of the way God may be drawing each toward the other for mutual ministry.

Congregations seeking rostered leaders

employment opportunities
in congregations (not rostered)

ELCA call process forms

Mission Outreach

New Congregations
Four congregations are under development in the Rocky Mountain Synod.

Mission Partners
The Mission Partners program invites you to support and encourage these new ministries with your prayers, your presence, and your presents.


The Mission Endowment Fund
The Mission Endowment Fund will make it possible for new congregations in the Rocky MountainS ynod to receive financial support in the important years following organization. The Fund will also provide short-term financial support for existing congregations that are initiating new outreach ministries. How to give.

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