Mission Outreach

Pastor Guillermo Yela describes the new Camino de Vida ministry in Albuquerque.

The development of new congregations is a high priority in the ELCA. Local leaders in each synod envision and plan strategies to develop healthy and evangelizing congregations.

Through training, coaching opportunities, resources and support mechanisms, the goal is that new congregations are equiped to be:

Healthy: with capacity to act and grow.

Evangelizing: making new disciples.

Missional: with evangelical orientation.

Multiplying: generating new leaders and ministries.

Prophetic: working for peace and justice in the world.

Mission Outreach Board

To contact a committee member, email: rmsynod@rmselca.org

Rosalie Fesser - North Colorado Conference
Don Filegar - Metro East Conference
Jerry Jaggers - Metro West Conference
Steve Leiser - Utah Conference
Leslie Whited - Utah Conference
Rose Mary Sanchez-Guzman - Border Conference
Christina Von Stroh - Metro South Conference

Pastor Stephanie Quick Espinoza , Synod Staff

Synodically Authorized Worshipping Communities

Spirit of the Mountain
31528 Highway 72
(P.O. Box 7441 mailing)
Golden, CO 80403

New Beginnings - Denver Women's Correctional Facility
Pastor Terry Schjang
c/o St. Mark Lutheran Church
111 Del Mar Circle
Aurora, Colorado 80011
web address: http://www.newbeginningsdwcf.org/

Congregations Under Development

Christ the King Lutheran Church - South Jordan, Utah
Pastor Scott Stein – Mission Developer
11762 Zephyr Way,
South Jordan, Utah 84095
email: pastorscottsju@yahoo.co

Camino de Vida
Pastor Guillermo Yela - Mission Developer
812 Edith Boulevard
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
email: jaque@yahoo.com

Well of Hope, ELCA
Pastor Michelle de Beauchamp - Mission Developer
558 Castle Pines Parkway Unit B-4401
Castle Pines, CO 80108



Missions 25Missions 25

Missions 25 is a group of dedicated Lutherans who volunteer to contribute twenty-five dollars, upon call, each time a new mission church is organized in the Rocky Mountain Synod. 

Gifts of $10,000 plus were sent to the following newly organized congregations:

Risen Lord Lutheran Church, Conifer, Colorado--
              Organized April 22, 2007

Rejoice Lutheran Church, Erie, Colorado--
              Organized April 4, 2004

Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey, El Paso, Texas --
              Organized March 11, 2001

Lutheran Church of Grace, Craig, Colorado --
              Organized September 22, 2001

Huria Christian Protestant Church (HKBP), Denver, Colorado --
              Organized February 10, 2002

Send checks of $25.00 or more to: Rocky Mountain Synod, 455 Sherman Street Ste 160, Denver, CO 80203.  Missions 25 will then present the gifts to each congregation at their organization celebration.


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