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November 22, 2021
Vital Conversations: The Christmas Covenant on Thursday, December 16 at 11:30 am (MST)
November 09, 2021
The Methodists Helping Methodists Foundation seeks to fund transformative ideas that will create systematic change in ministry, vitality, and/or financial health. Get to Dreaming and Go For It! So...Dream BIG!
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 11, 2021
November's Vital Conversation: Synergy Between Church Staff & Volunteers Thursday, November 18 at 11:30 am (MT) With her 2017 book, “Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers (Abingdon Press, 2017),” Dr. Ann ...
September 22, 2021
October's Vital Conversation: Circuit Rewire Thursday, October 14 at 11:30 am (MT) Clergy and lay Circuit groups originally began as a way to provide opportunities for leaders of local congregations to meet regularly with ...
September 09, 2021
Vital Conversations: Volunteer Recruitment on Thursday, September 16 at 11:30 am
July 29, 2021
After a summer hiatus, we look forward to re-starting Vital Conversations this September. Vital Conversations was designed to offer discussion on important topics of the day. As we go into year two, we want to know what topics you...
June 17, 2021
Rev. Jeff Rainwater and Ministry Incubators are hosting a Hatchathon August 24 - 26, 2021
May 18, 2021
Vital Conversations on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11:30 am
May 16, 2021
Thank you to Geoffrey Gross for his service as the Intern for Congregation Vitality and Leadership for the Mountain Sky Conference, where he has served since September 2020. The focus of his time with the Conference was r...
April 27, 2021
Vital Conversations: Pastoral Transitions on May 5, 2021 at 11:30 am (MT)
April 22, 2021
Vital Conversations: Ministry with Our Neighbors without Homes on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:30am
April 14, 2021
Vital Conversations: Creating a Culture of Care Accountability in the MSC Through Racial Justice Work on April 21, 2021 at 11:30 am
April 11, 2021
Vital Conversations: Preschool Ministry as Evangelism on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:30 am
April 04, 2021
Vital Conversations: Using the Enneagram in Leadership on Wednesday, April 7 at 11:30 am
March 24, 2021
No Vital Conversations on Wednesday, March 31. Please join Rev. Annie Arnoldy in welcoming Debra Peevey for a vital conversation about the enneagram on Wednesday, April 7 at 11:30am.
March 03, 2021
Vital Conversations: Social Media and Live Video on Wednesday, March 10 at 11:30 am
February 11, 2021
Vital Conversations: The CO-OP Youth Ministry Model on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 11:30am
February 08, 2021
Available now on the Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads is a new resource for Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committees -- a workshop with video clips, reflection questions, and extra resources to help S/PPRCs know how to live into ...
February 04, 2021
Vital Conversations: Faith, Social Justice, and Community Organizing on Wednesday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m.
February 04, 2021
Three Simple Rules: A Video Workshop for Staff /Pastor Parish Relations Committee hosted on Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads. Three Simple Rules is a self-paced workshop for groups and individuals including videos, reflection ...
January 28, 2021
Vital Conversations on Wednesday, February 3 at 11 am
January 28, 2021
Awards given for Creative ministry ideas that have been submitted through the Mountain Sky Ministry Crossroads platform.
January 24, 2021
The Congregational Vitality Committee, with the support of St. Paul's UMC in Helena, MT, and Parker UMC in Parker, CO, is hosting Jason Moore's BOTH/AND Webinar: Maximizing Hybrid Worship for Online and In-Person Audiences on ...
January 19, 2021
Vital Conversations: Blogging: Speaking Authentically and Maintaining Unity on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30am
January 13, 2021
The next Vital Conversations will be on Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. The topic will be on the Ministry of the Laity. It will be led by co-lay leaders Nancy Flint, Gayla Jo Slauson and Barry Welliver.
December 22, 2020
In this Vital Conversation we will talk with our conference statistician, the Rev. Dr. Dennis Shaw, on why numbers matter and how they can help our ministry. We will also answer questions about the end of year EZRA report and how ...
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 ...
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 13, 2020
Pivoting into a new strategy for doing ministry might actually be a dance with the Trinity as steps find new life, new purpose, and new wisdom.
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.
September 10, 2020
Vital Conversations on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:30am
August 31, 2020
We have two grant opportunities: our Vitality Resource Grant and our Vitality Innovation Grants.
August 27, 2020
When COVID hit, First UMC Prairie Campus n Colorado Springs focused on how to continue our momentum and growth as a new faith community amidst the pandemic.
August 26, 2020
A Zoom workshop with Dave Merkel to discuss how to navigate music copyright and licensing for use of music in worship, both online and in-person.
August 19, 2020
Let's please welcome all of our new Board of Laity members in 2020!
August 10, 2020
Please join Vital Conversations every other Wednesday with Superintendent Jeff Rainwater. Our guest on Wednesday, August 5 at 11:30 a.m. is Rev. Tiffany Keith who will discuss MissionInsite Inspiration.
August 03, 2020
Prepared with Care $500 grants go to 29 churches in MSC.
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 ...
June 04, 2020
Given the frequency of saying living in the pandemic is “a marathon, not a sprint,” Major Rettig shares with you a few things that he has learned from the running world.
May 26, 2020
Over 400 masks were made by Longs Peak UMC in Longmont, Colorado.
May 07, 2020
It’s a celebration when a mortgage gets paid! Let’s burn it! Rev. David Hiester, Wilson United Methodist Church and Kristi Kinnison, Executive Director Mountain Sky United Methodist Foundation Watch Vimeo Video here.
April 07, 2020
On March 6, Preservation Utah announced that First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Salt Lake City is the recipient of this years’ 2020 Utah Preservation Award for the Restoration Renovation of our Sanctuary and Historic Pipe ...
April 01, 2020
The planned April 1 Vital Conversations with Rev. Michael Smith was canceled due to Zoom security issues.
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 ...
March 05, 2020
From February 7 to 9, a group of about 20 pastors and a lay leader met together at Fort Morgan United Methodist Church in Fort Morgan, Colorado to dream of the future of United Methodist ministry in rural communities.
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!)