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Introduction to the District Affirming Life Initiative

The Rocky Mountain District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod affirms God’s gift of life.  This page introduces you to our District Life Coordinator, Pastor Ted Groth of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Broomfield, Colorado.

Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Lord of Life!

Our Gospel witness about the love of God for a broken world includes speaking to the life issues.  The Author of life is grieved by the destruction of the work of His hands, as happens, for example, in abortion.  Therefore His Church boldly defends the weak and helpless.  Together with this Christ’s Church carries out our primary function:  to proclaim the Gospel.  We tell sinners the Good News of Jesus, the Savior who atoned for every sin, who rescued us from condemnation, and who won for us everlasting life.

In the LCMS, District Life Coordinators support congregations and schools as they apply the Gospel to the life issues of today.  District Life Coordinators encourage God’s people to see the life issues not as political issues but as spiritual issues—issues that need to be spoken about so that sinners can be led to salvation and the weary to rest in Jesus.  District Life Coordinators serve as a resource to professional church workers and lay leaders to assist them in developing life-affirming outreach and ministry that is specific to the situation and needs of each congregation.

I am grateful for the privilege of serving you as the Rocky Mountain District Life Coordinator.  Before coming to Colorado and the RMD in the summer of 2013, I was a pastor in the Northern Illinois District since 2002.  During my first decade in the ministry I took an increasing interest in matters of the sanctity of human life and how we as Christians may affirm God’s gift of life.  Now as District Life Coordinator I look forward to joining with you in the Rocky Mountain District in championing life to the glory of God.

How can I assist you?  Please contact me at:

(303) 469-1785 (Beautiful Savior church office)

(720) 737-1283 (cell phone)

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In Christ,

Pastor Ted Groth

Groth Pastor Family

24 Sep
SOAR Active Adult Ministry Gathering
09.24.2018 - 09.25.2018
16 Oct
Administrators and EC Directors Conference; Breckenridge, CO
10.16.2018 1:00 pm - 10.17.2018 11:30 am
17 Oct

More information to follow as details are finalized.

17 Oct
Fall Pastor's Conference
10.17.2018 - 10.19.2018

Fall Pastor's Conference

October 17-19, 2018

Beaver Run Resort Breckenridge, Colorado


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Seifrid is a professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. A faculty member since 2015, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. (1990); and a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. (1984). He also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign (1975). He has published major works on justification in the New Testament and a commentary on 2 Corinthians, and is currently writing a commentary on Galatians. He has published numerous articles on Pauline theology and the doctrine of justification — in particular articulating a Lutheran view of justification as drawn from the Pauline Epistles. He taught New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., for more than two decades. He also served as the Ernest and Mildred Hogan Chair in New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Online registration for pastors will begin next week. More details will be shared when they are finalized.


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Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

Los Alamos, NM


25 Oct

 Reformation Luncheon

for the

 Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE)


A Reformation Luncheon for the Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE) will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Cinzzetti's Italian Market, Northglenn, CO.  The retired educators meet at 11:30 am for fellowship, growth, service, and mutual support.  The Lutheran Hispanic Missionary Institute (LHMI) will be the featured presentation.  Our service action for this luncheon will offer financial support for this LCMS Recognized Service Organization.  

All retired Rocky Mountain District educators and spouses are invited to attend.  Registrations for the luncheon may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Don or Elaine at 303.993.2596.

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