Vital Congregations

The Rocky Mountain Conference strives to equip local congregations for vital ministry in their communities.  The opportunities for each congregation are unique as are the challenges.  We aim to provide tools that offer local congregations the insights they need to move forward.  You can learn about some of those tools below.

Also, please contact our Mountain Sky Area Vital Congregations Developer, the Rev. Jeremy W. Scott at if you have any questions.


The Whole Church Initiative (WCI) is designed to redirect congregations
toward a vital and sustainable future. This is a partnership between the local church and the Yellowstone Conference, facilitated by the Congregational
Development Team. This process is designed to help the local church claim their mission to make disciples and develop a relevant vision for how that mission is lived out within their community. Visit for more information.


As anyone who has gotten lost knows, you can’t get where you want to go without knowing where you are. Whether you want to start a new worship service, a new ministry site or even to revitalize an existing faith community, you have to know where your starting point is in order to create the plan to get you where you want to go. The Readiness 360 report helps congregations gain shared, unprecedented insight as to where they are so that any new vision, goal or ministry becomes more achievable. With its ability to gain input from everyone in the congregation and then to synthesize it into a practical report, the Readiness 360 is a valuable tool for gaining broad agreement on where to start and providing ideas for next steps. Learn more online at or email Jeremy Scott to get started.

Reaching your community requires knowing your community. MissionInsite provides cost-effective “location intelligence” resources to assist your church in developing dynamic ministries. Demographic resources from MissionInsite, powered by our exclusive PeopleView™ System, comprise part of the mix of tools available to assist in ministry development. To get started with MissionInsite, follow these instructions or email Nancy Butterfield to set up your free account.