Mountains West

The Mountains West Region of Great Commission is a regional community of churches within the Great Commission Churches Association. Established in 2012, MWR is made up of Great Commission churches from the Rocky Mountains and west.

Why everyone needs a local church

By John Meyer

A man once said, “The local church is the hope of the world”. That’s a pretty big statement! But it is also completely true. The Bible tells us that a local church, in a unique way, is like God’s workshop in the world. It is the place in the world where God lives by His Spirit, where He works changing lives as people care about one another, and the place where He blesses the world by revealing His love, His truth and His power for all to see. God works in people’s lives and through people’s lives when they are part of a church in a way that happens no where else.

God’s intent is that a local church is a community of people seeking to know and love God so that they can love one another and the world. All of us were made for relationship – God wants our first circle of relationship to be people who are striving to look up, to know the God who is there. God has made us, God loves us, and God has sent a Savior for us. Nothing is more important that to spend part of our life seeking to know God better. In the local church we can pursue knowing God with others who are on the same journey. And as we seek God together we also find ourselves moved to help one another in every area of life. We do that because Jesus, who we are seeking to know, is like that. A local church is not just people seeking to know God, but also to be like Him in every way. “We love because He first loved us”. But for people in a local church, serving one another is not enough. They are also drawn to do good in the world they live in, because Jesus, who they are seeking to know, did good to all when He was on the earth.

The local church is God’s workshop for all our lives. The local church is God’s family, meeting, relating and working together. The local church has a God designed place for every person who wants to know God and be changed. It doesn’t matter how hurt, or broken or sinful one’s life, the local church – Jesus’ church – is the right place. No matter who you are, the local church is the right place, God’s place, for you.

That’s why this region of local churches exists. To support one another in being the local church in the way Jesus intends. So that each local church can accomplish the incredible mission of being community, helping one another find and know God, and follow His heart in loving one another and the world.


2017 Calendar

  • WHEN:
    Thursday, June 29 (4 PM) - July 2, 2017 (8 AM)
  • WHERE:
    Near the CU Denver campus and we'll be staying at the Campus Village
  • THEME:
    PROCLAIM - Focus on Evangelism
  • WHO:
    Any MWR High School Student (or their guest) going into 9th grade through 12th grade (and as many parents as possible!)
    June 5, 2017
  • We are excited that this year’s theme and focus will be on Evangelism and will be called “PROCLAIM”. Our theme verse will be, “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28-29 NIV84).
  • We will be learning about what it means to live a life on mission – telling others about Jesus. We will also put these teachings into practice with LOTS of serving outreach opportunities. We want each of you, students and adults, to leave Denver on fire for Jesus, and determined to live a life that will result in much “Fruitful labor” as you proclaim the good news about Jesus.
  • A big part of our conference will revolve serving The Firehouse by passing out fliers and offering our service. Also, there will be an Outreach Concert that Steele and his band will come and perform on Friday night (They will serve The Firehouse all weekend too).
MWR Directors
John Meyer: Contact
Pat Sokoll: Contact
Bill Young: Contact