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January 05, 2023
Join NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries on a journey through the wilderness of gender this lenten season! This study will take place over the course of 8 weeks from February 20th-April 10th, we’ll be reading “How to Understand Your...
November 14, 2022
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) ...
September 09, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to attend "Beyond Welcome: Engaging in Inclusive Affirming Ministry with LGBTQ+ Youth." This hour-and-a-half long webinar is designed to provide volunteers and leaders in youth ...
August 17, 2022
All pastors (Elders and Deacons- provisional and ordained- Associate Members, and Licensed Local Pastors) in the Mountain Sky are encouraged to register for and attend the Clergy Orders/Fellowship event in Lander, WY from ...
August 11, 2022
Hosted by the General Commission on Religion and Race of the UMC. Facing the Future Virtual Conference November 16, 2022, 1-7 pm EST Be Still as a Spiritual Practice: Online Event for Pastors Serving Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural,...
August 03, 2022
Mountain Sky Circuits seek to increase joy, foster connection, and generate trust through intentional small groups that meet across the conference. The Life Together Circuit is one Circuit that is fostering connection among its ...
July 20, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries invites you to participate in a book study on Queering Wesley, Queering the Church by Keegan Osinski. The book study will take place over the course of five weeks beginning September 13th-October ...
July 05, 2022
Join our Circuit Host, Court VonLindern on July 19th @ 6:00pm MDT to learn more about Circuits and how to find where you plug in! You can register for this event here: https://mtnskyumc-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcO6rrD8pG9O...
May 26, 2022
Two weeks of language and cultural learnings in a small school in southern Mexico. Home stays encourage each student to learn custom and enjoy wonderful food of the local peoples. The dates are Monday, October 3 to Saturday, ...
April 08, 2022
The Mountain Sky Conference, with partial sponsorship from Iliff School of Theology, welcomes co-Directors of The Black Trans Prayer Book, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and J Mase III to lead us in a conversation on where white ...
February 08, 2022
NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries is offering a Spring 2022 Book Study on “Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBTQ Christians Experience Harm in the Church” by Bridget Eileen Rivera beginning March 21st-April 18th.
January 11, 2022
Trans 101: Gender Diversity in God’s Creation Join Court VonLindern, Designer of NextGen Inclusiveness Ministries on January 27th @ 6:30pm MST for a workshop presentation on topics related to transgender, nonbinary, and other ...
October 27, 2021
Mountain Sky Conference clergy laity Circuits are getting ReWired! You're invited to connect with us, and find where you plug in!
October 15, 2021
Columbia Falls UMC in Columbia Falls, MT utilized Courageous Leadership grant money from the Leadership Development team to help build connections with their neighborhood through "The Turquoise Table"
October 06, 2021
Attend Culture Camp for Pastors with their church leaders.
August 26, 2021
Leadership Development Team Welcome's New Members: Jared O'Kegley-Gibson and Kaitlin Kahrs
June 24, 2021
So, the anxiety in the church is high.....well duh!
June 10, 2021
On Friday, June 4, 2021, the clergy of the Mountain Sky Conference met virtually for an Executive Session. Traditionally, this meeting is held during Annual Conference, but because AC2021 will be in October, we needed to attend ...
June 03, 2021
The Mountain Sky Conference Staff are vital to the support of our conference churches. In order to facilitate the needs of our conference, the Leadership Development staff team will be restructured. This restructure will take ...
June 02, 2021
June is celebrated as Pride month for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Celebrate pride this year by registering to receive daily devotions in your e-mail inbox! These devotions have been created by clergy and laity ...
June 02, 2021
The MSC Leadership Development Team is offering grants for up to $500 for congregational work in building a culture of courageous leadership in the areas of anti-racism or laity leadership.
March 25, 2021
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March 04, 2021
The Ministry in the time of COVID-19 team started observing a number of creative ministries in local churches over the course of the year. In December, they partnered with the Leadership Vitality focus areas to award churches for...
January 28, 2021
Awards given for Creative ministry ideas that have been submitted through the Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads platform.
January 24, 2021
Are you interested in ways churches can collaborate in ministry across parish boundaries? Do you see a need for our conference to build systems of support for our laity in mission and reconsider how clergy support one another? Do ...
January 19, 2021
Vital Conversations: Blogging: Speaking Authentically and Maintaining Unity on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30am
November 09, 2020
Our Mountain Sky Conference is launching something new this month – a new website called Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads. But Crossroads is more than a website. It is a platform to find resources for ministry and network with ...
November 03, 2020
Bishop Karen Oliveto is excited to welcome Mike Moore as the new Disaster Response Coordinator for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective Nov. 1, 2020. Mike Moore brings years of experience as a member of the Conference Disaster ...
October 26, 2020
On Sept. 28, more than 200 leaders of local church (re)Launch teams from across our conference met with the Ministry in a Time of COVID-19 taskforce to share what they have learned, needs, and ongoing concerns. Following that ...
October 08, 2020
Two leading Colorado clergywomen – Rev. Angie Kotzmoyer of the Applewood United Methodist Church, Golden, and Rev. Sharon Langfeldt of Christ Church, Denver – have been chosen to receive the 2020 Paul and Paula Murphy Human ...
October 02, 2020
Please continue to keep our pastors, their families, lay leaders, ministries, and communities in your prayers. We also pray for the possibility for new Hispanic/Latino ministries throughout or Conference!
September 24, 2020
The Rev. Annie Arnoldy and Rev. Jeff Rainwater are excited to welcome Geoffrey Gross (he, him, his) as the new intern for Congregational Vitality and Leadership for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective September 2020.
September 21, 2020
In preparation for an upcoming Circuit Summit, conference leaders are seeking feedback from across the conference - from clergy and laity - on past experiences of circuits or similar gatherings.
August 19, 2020
Let's please welcome all of our new Board of Laity members in 2020!
August 10, 2020
How to Create a Culture of Renewal Online Seminar - Aug. 19, 12 - 1:30 p.m. MT
August 10, 2020
Mountain Sky Prophets is a podcast centered on the voices of young people and how they experience church and youth ministry.
August 06, 2020
The Institute for Discipleship and Youth Ministry Institute are partnering to offer an all-online Certification in Youth Ministry that is designed to equip lay people who work with youth in local churches – both paid staff and ...
August 01, 2020
Rebekah is passionate about reconnecting spiritual leaders with their God-given powers to co-create miracles with the divine. Her award-winning group coaching program, Creating a Culture of Renewal® has energized church leaders ...
July 27, 2020
This summer, the Leadership Development Team of the Mountain Sky Conference awarded 11 Culture of Courageous Leadership Grants to churches across our region.
July 07, 2020
Social distancing required by the COVID-19 Pandemic has shed light on the need for retired pastors, as well as for clergy on various forms of leave, to connect for support, nurture and growth. Four Zoom group options have begun ...
June 29, 2020
Secrets from CFREs: Certified Fund Raising Executives: Here are three great resources specifically for these COVID-19 times. This will change your life. This is a powerful technique that you can immediately begin using. You may ...
April 14, 2020
Two Mountain Sky Conference Lay Leaders will be elected at the 2020 Annual Conference Session. Nominations will be accepted by May 10 to be eligible for election.
April 06, 2020
This 6-week book study will include a short reading and a question for reflection each day. It will frame anti-racism work as a spiritual practice in order to emphasize that anti-racism work is never finished, but rather is a life...
March 31, 2020
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto has announced her intention to appoint the Reverend Mark Calhoun as the new superintendent for the Wyoming District, effective July 1, 2020. Calhoun currently serves as pastor of Lander United Methodist ...
March 31, 2020
Bishop Karen P. Oliveto has announced her intention to appoint the Reverend Jeff Rainwater as the new Superintendent for Congregational and Community Vitality for the Mountain Sky Conference, effective July 1, 2020. Rainwater is ...
March 30, 2020
Join author, creative worship and guest readiness coach Jason Moore for a 90-minute webinar, Tuesday, April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. MDT for Telling the Old Story in a New Time: Best Practices for Worshiping Online and Beyond in a ...
February 27, 2020
The Leadership Development Team of the Mountain Sky Conference offers grants to local churches and ministries who are encouraging individuals or groups to explore God's call to spiritual formation and/or service to meet needs in ...
February 24, 2020
CRMs (Congregational Resource Ministers) met last week to plan, wrestle with challenges, share experiences and struggles, and have some fun (or course!)
February 20, 2020
Rev. Angi Kotzmoyer reflects on her recent experience at the Young Clergy Leadership Forum in Washington D.C. in January 2020.
February 06, 2020
Scholarships are available for the Clergy Benefits Academy or RevItUp in 2020. Apply within.