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God's Work.
Our Hands.

St. Peter Lutheran Church, Carlsbad, NM, celebrated Pentecost Sunday by taking the Sunday School children and Confirmation Class youth on a field trip to a local nursing home, Lakeview Christian Home. They spent the morning visiting with the residents, singing for them, and giving hugs. The children also presented the residents with handmade crosses, which they had made the week before. All the children and chaperones wore their ELCA “God’s Work, Our Hands” t-shirts.

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.

2014 Theological Conference
September 22-25, 2014 
Colorado Springs

More information about the conference. The registration deadline is August 23.

Opportunity for leaders:
Journey of Renewal

Journey of Renewal is an intensive, year-long wellness experience designed to help the ELCA’s rostered leaders and church workers grow their ability to live well in Christ. Information and Registration.

New Location:

The new RMS Lutheran Center is 10 miles north of the previousoffice location. The phone numbers remain the same. Download a .pdf map to print. View the Google Map for driving directions.

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Mailing Address:
7375 Samuel Drive
Denver, CO 80221

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

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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.

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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

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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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Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA
7375 Samuel Drive + Denver, Colorado 80221 + phone 303.777.6700 or 1.800.525.0462 + fax 303.339.4744
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