The Rocky Mountain Synod partners with and supports three servant corps ministries. These ministries work in areas of border justice, immigration, young adult ministry, hunger and homelessness, and veteran support.
Border Servant Corps
Las Cruces, New Mexico
El Paso, Texas
Border Servant Corps promotes and demonstrates justice, kindness, and humility through the intentional exploration of community, simplicity, social justice, and spirituality in the U.S./México border region. BSC does this by:
- hosting groups interested in accompaniment-style immersion, where relationships and first-hand educational experiences about border issues are prioritized;
- creating opportunities for community members to immerse themselves in education and service in the borderlands;
- accompanying our sisters and brothers on the U.S. / México border.
Urban Servant Corps
Metropolitan Denver, Colorado
USC is a one-year, full-time Lutheran volunteer program involved in ministries serving inner-city Denver. The USC works in cooperation with community agencies, churches, and individuals in the city as channels of God's love and concern. USC volunteers bring a variety of gifts to the larger community. USC volunteer positions balance between working with direct service programs to address immediate needs, and advocating or networking with other organizations to work for long-term social change.
Urban Servant Corps: Emeritus
Urban Servant Corps is extending the current full-time volunteer service program with a new focus that provides opportunities for retired folks to have purposeful community engagement during their encore years.
The Veteran Servant Corps Project
Rocky Mountain Synod (RMS) Veteran Servant Corps Project (VSCP) is a new ministry approved by the Synod Council May 1, 2020 in response to a memorial approved at the Tenth Biennial Churchwide Assembly of the ELCA in 2007 that stated “All congregations of this church will support military personnel and their families..." This ministry's key tenet is to provide training for clergy and pastoral care support staff to understand veteran issues.