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2019 Rocky Mountain District Fall EducatorConference

OCTOBER 9- 11, 2019


Ministry these days seems to be moving into uncharted territory.  Our students receive and process information differently. Social lives are formed and maintained as much online as face to face. Families are struggling with mental health issues at an unprecedented rate. Technology and its implications for professional and personal lives seem to change daily. In a culture that is constantly evolving and shifting rapidly, educators, students, and parents are struggling to keep up with constant change. How can we best prepare our students for the inevitability of future change? How can we teach them to function in a world that we are attempting to understand even as it continues to change?  We are operating often outside of our comfort zones and off the map.

This fall's conference will:

  • focus on building systems that can and do respond to the change occurring in our culture. 
  • consider the unique potential of Lutheran schools and ministries in forming the kind of character that can face a changing world with resilience and confidence. 
  • discuss strategies for coming alongside parents to prepare them in this changing culture.
  • suggest strategies for engaging 21st century learners academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
  • provide intentional connections with fellow educators around the challenges  and changes being faced in our classrooms, hallways, youth rooms, and sanctuaries. 



Andrew McPeak


 Andrew McPeak is a sought-after millennial communicator who brings a unique generational perspective to audiences. He is the co-author of Dr. Tim marching off mapElmore’s latest book Marching Off the Map and he has shared insights from this resource with educators, coaches and business leaders around the country. He also co-hosts the Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore podcast.

Marching Off the Map presents information on the world’s newest generation of students (Generation Z) and helps educators, coaches, and parents understand how to best connect with and lead them in our classrooms and in a rapidly changing world.


Every registered participant for this year's conference will receive a FREE copy of Marching Off the Map at on-site registration. 



Wednesday, October 9
11:00 AM-1:00 PM Registration Open
1:00 PM – Opening Worship
2:30 PM break
3:00-4:30 PM Large Group Session 1 with Andrew McPeak
4:30-5:30 Affinity Groups
EVENING is open for staff dinners 
Thursday, October 10
7:30 AM Pastries & Coffee Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – General Session 2 with Andrew McPeak
10:30 AM Affinity Groups
11:30 AM Lunch
1:00 General Session 3 with Andrew McPeak
2:30 Affinity Groups
3:30 PM Breakout Sessions 1
4:30 PM Breakout Sessions 2
5:30 Dinner Break
DINNER on your own
8:00 PM Networking Event
Friday, October 11 
8:30 Breakout Sessions 3
9:30 Breakout Sessions 4
10:30 AM General Session
12:00 Event ends 



In order to help educators process the information provided in our general sessions and best apply it to their area of ministry and the age group which they serve, we are planning to try something just a bit different from the past couple of years.  Following each general session this year, age groups and ministry areas (i.e. ELC teachers, 4th & 5th grade teachers, DCEs, etc.) will move to assigned rooms to network with one another and discuss the content presented in a way that is specifically designed for them.  Each Affinity Group will be facilitated by an educator who serves in that area of ministry.  


In addition to large group sessions, networking, and keynote speakers, the conference will include workshops on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Click here to see the schedule of breakouts led by your fellow educators.  



The conference will be hosted once again at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, CO.  Click here to book rooms. Use code: 50X2X8.  Be sure to specify that you are part of the "Professional Worker's Conference." 



Early Bird Registration is $125. 

(Registration following September 18th is $140.) 

Limited grants for registration scholarships are available. 

Inquiries regarding these scholarships should be sent to Paul Albers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..







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