Rocky Mountain Spiritual Activist Summit 2014

Your World Needs You! Making an Impact Together

January 3 - 6, 2014 / Buena Vista, Colorado

The Rocky Mountain Summit weekend was an excellent opportunity to build a community committed to serving the world. This summit was held at the Adventure Unlimited Ranches in Colorado. Breathtaking views were a beautiful backdrop for the inspiration shared during a weekend dedicated to making an impact in this world, TOGETHER.

If you attended the summit and have any feedback about your experience that you’d like to share, please email the committee at .



Basic Info


Friday January 3 - Monday January 6, 2014


Adventure Unlimited Ranches, Buena Vista, Colorado




Adventure Unlimited Ranches, Buena Vista, Colorado




Ginny Luedeman, CSB

By age 16, Ginny had moved over 20 times. She dropped out of high school and became a mother at age 17. Her dad was an abusive alcoholic. The instability, abuse, and a deep conviction that there must be more to this life than what she was taught in her early religious training caused her to question and look deeply into what this life is all about. In the … Read more

» Plain talk about Love, Sexuality, and Relationships


Josh Niles, CS

Josh has been actively serving others for much of his life, in things like tutoring, coaching, teaching Sunday School, as well as serving as an Officer in the Army and leading a platoon in Baghdad, Iraq. Since 2008, Josh has been dedicated to healing spiritually as a Christian Science practitioner and sharing with others this scientific prayer-based system of … Read more

» Living in Harmony: God’s Government


Nate Frederick, CS

Boston, Massachusetts USA — Nate recently had the opportunity to read the Christian Science Bible Lesson at a jail. A young man became interested in the universal ideas about God that Nate was sharing. Soon after, they talked at length about how God made man in the image and likeness of Love. A few weeks later, Nate ran into this guy again. With glowing eyes, … Read more

» Love’s Divine Adventure


Christie Hanzlik, CS

Boulder, Colorado — Christie’s motivation in her healing ministry and lecturing is the “aha moment” that comes as we catch even a glimpse of God’s great power. “I love the undeniable feeling of security, health, and peace that comes when I listen for guidance from God,” Christie explains, “and my greatest joy is sharing this with others.” While … Read more




7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Games/Activities

9:00pm Radical Acts


8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Welcome

9:30am Lecture 20/20/20

  • 20m – “Know Your Complete Story” with Christie Hanzlik
  • 20m – “Traveling light- packing with the Christ” with Josh Niles
  • 20m – Q&A with Josh and Christie

10:30am Transition

11:00am Discussion groups: Purpose

  • High School

  • Freshman/Sophomore

  • Junior/Senior

  • Recent Graduates

  • Young Professionals

  • New Families

12:00pm Lunch

12:45pm Activity Session (snowshoeing, rock gym, sledding, boot hockey, gaga)

2:45pm Intro afternoon sessions

3:00pm Lecture: “Plain talk about Love, Sexuality, and Relationships” with Ginny


4:00pm Q&A panel on relationships with Nate Frederick, Christie Hanzlik, Josh Niles,

Ginny Luedeman

5:00pm Intro to Breakout Groups

5:15pm Discussion Groups: Relationships and Beyond

  • Professional Relationships

  • Friends, Family, and Peers

  • Identity/Self-Worth

  • Stress

  • Drugs/Alcohol

  • Employment

6:00pm Break

6:30pm Dinner

8:00pm Music (Nate Frederick and Andrew James)


8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Church/Sunday School

10:00am Intro Morning Sessions

10:15am Sharing Christian Science

  • Answering Tough Questions

  • Telling Your Story

  • CS Taboo

  • Express Yourself: Sharing Inspiration through Writing and Social Media

  • Connecting with Community – RRs, Lectures, and Beyond

11:15am Navigating Church

  • Graduating from SS: Heading to Church or Staying to Teach?

  • Nurturing Community in Church

  • Unity in Diversity: Navigating Church Life

  • Do I Need Church?

  • Saints and Sinners Welcome

12:00pm Lunch

12:45pm Break

2:15pm Intro Afternoon

2:30pm Lecture Session

  • “Spiritual Training” with Josh Niles

  • “Love’s Divine Adventure” with Nate Frederick

3:30pm Transition

3:45pm Discussion: Praying for the World

  • Safety

  • Social Justice

  • Environmental Issues

  • Politics/Government

  • Handling Influences in the Media and Culture

  • Health Care

4:30pm Making an Impact Panel Discussion

5:15pm Keeping the Conversation Going: TMC Youth and

5:45pm Fruitage and Next Steps

6:30pm Dinner

8:00pm Open Mic


Departures or Stay for Ski Week



  1. Ariana says:

    Hi Carly, There is wi-fi!  So you’ll be able to work! I’ll check in on the size of the beds for you.

  2. Carly says:

    Hello again!

    I have two questions:
    1) What size are the beds at A/U? I want to bring sheets, but I don’t know if I should bring my twin or extra long twin sheets.

    2) Is there wifi or some way I can connect to the internet up at the camp? I work for The Mother Church, and will need to work a few hours during the day or evening that week.

    Thank you!

  3. Robert says:

    Please supply the general time of things. Like 8-5?

  4. Nathan says:

    FYI for those interested: A/U has a sky week directly after the summit from Jan 6-10. I’d love to see you all there too!

  5. Diane Froese says:

    Your Rocky Mtn.  Summit info does not include what age group this is for. Please advise.

  6. Alhassan Sesay says:

    Hi, we will like to know more bout the registration and we want to take part of on the summit.

    • Veronica says:

      Dear Alhassan

      Thanks so much for the quesiton.  Registration is now available and $130 for the entirety of the summit weekend.  The link in above.  There is also financial aid which is also linked above. Let me know if you have more questions!



  7. Susan Krevitt says:

    GO Mountaineers!!    What a divine adventure*  this Summit will be!!

    “We live in an age of Love’s divine adventure to be All-in-All.”

    -Mary Baker Eddy


    • Veronica says:

      It will definitely be that! Thanks so much for the support Susan. You know anyone who might be interested in coming?

  8. Carly Scheye says:

    I’m really interested in coming if there will be shuttles to and from the airport! :)

    Otherwise, I don’t know how I’d get out to Buena Vista.

    • Veronica says:

      Thanks for your response Carly. We are going to be working out transportation issues and other logistics getting people to and from and posting it to the website. We know that it will be really helpful. We can post this info up here once it is finalized!

    • Veronica says:

      Hi Carly
      We updated the transportation information and there will be shuttles available from the Denver International Airport to/fro the Ranches!

      As we collect more details from participants, we will be able to share more.


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