This plan was designed by the Mission Shaped Future Team, based on feedback from a wide network within the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain conferences, in order to achieve our goal for the new conference.
Bishop Karen Oliveto speaks to the goal of the new Mountain Sky Conference: “I love the bold goal we are adopting as the Mountain Sky Conference that contextualizes our mission as United Methodists: we believe that we can infuse the entire area with grace and abundant life as we reclaim the life-changing love of Jesus for all people.”
She continues, “To do that, we know we need to do things differently. Our structure needs to reflect our goal so that we can strengthen witness on the local church level, and provide resources so that leaders are equipped and empowered. We need ways to come together quickly to respond with the love of God to human hurts and hungers as they present themselves. We need to make sure we keep widening the circle of engagement and connection. I look forward to the future God call's us to as United Methodists of the Mountain Sky Conference!”
Our team invites you to continue to hold this process in your prayers. Together we will create a new conference that focuses on the health and vitality of our local congregations and development of lay and clergy leadership.