It’s Not Too Late for MPact

Barrett DukeAll Enews

This year MPact is about helping leaders lead. We are bringing in many nationally recognized leaders to spend time with us for two days. Dr. Ed Litton, pastor of Redemption Church in Mobile, Alabama, is a well-respected leader in Southern Baptist life. He is sought after regularly for his counsel on growing and leading churches. He’s also a successful church … Read More

Strengthening Your Discipleship Ministry

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

At the center of the mission of each local church is making disciples.  One of the roles of the Strengthening Team is to equip and resource churches in this pursuit.  Our partners at LifeWay recently provided training for discipleship leaders from across the MTSBC.  These ministry specialists sharpened their skills in their area of ministry and networked with other leaders … Read More

“Fearless” @ Get Real East 2019

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Lots of students (and adults) are wondering, “Can I really trust God?” Get Real East (GRE) will answer that question and more April 12-13 in Billings, MT. Are your students going? This year Wade Morris returns to deliver God’s Word to students in a way they can understand and apply to their lives while inspiring them to share the great … Read More

One of Montana’s Oldest Churches Gets a New Start

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Bethel Baptist Church, one of the oldest Baptist churches in Montana, has recently taken on a new life. The Billings church, established in 1959, became the first church in Montana to complete NAMB’s Replant process. The replant was sponsored by LifeWay Church of Billings and is pastored by Jeremy Bourne. Jeremy is the former youth pastor, then associate pastor at … Read More

Serving God in Colstrip

Jessica CruschAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Pastor Jeff Parker was raised in church in a small town in West Texas. Growing up near his grandmother, Jeff says, “If they weren’t in church everyone was in trouble!” He laughingly recalls, “We attended the same church as my grandmother, it was a family tradition.” He was raised within the Disciples of Christ and was saved at nine years … Read More

The Black Book: Part 3 of 3

Zach ToddAll Enews

The perseverance of the Christians in Yuvinani is legendary. They stand among the mountains as witnesses for both the vulnerable meekness and the steady strength of the Christian gospel. As such, they have not gone unnoticed. The news is spreading. Everyone on the roof has graciously forgotten the disgrace of my two tortillas. More nearby villages are mentioned—some villages which … Read More

‘Who’s Your One?’ emphasis officially launched

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.(BP) — The North American Mission Board (NAMB) officially launched the “Who’s Your One?” evangelism initiative today (Feb. 26) as part of an effort to encourage Southern Baptists to engage people with gospel conversations throughout the year. This evangelism emphasis asks believers to pray for and focus on one individual in the hope that that person may come to … Read More

It’s Time to Go, Montana

Barrett DukeAll Enews, Strengthening Team

With the new year comes a new initiative for the churches of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention. Last September, you voted to move us into a new three-year mobilization effort called Go Montana. We have officially kicked it off with the launch of a web site designed solely for the purpose of helping each of our churches to think of … Read More

The Value of MPact Montana

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The MTSBC exists to support the mission of the local church in making disciples and one of the most valuable tools utilized by the MTSBC to encourage, exhort and equip pastors for their calling is MPact Montana. At MPact, pastors will experience quality training that has been contextualized for Montana. The Theme of MPact 2019 is Leadership. Every church must develop a … Read More

Hope Rising, Theme of the 2019 Church Planter Retreat

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

This month, the MTSBC church planters from across the state, along with their families, got a slight reprieve from the cold winter weather at the annual Church Planter Retreat at Fairmont Hot Springs. This is not only a time for learning, but for encouraging and getting to know one another. The speaker this year was Dr. Rob Blackaby, President of … Read More