Making Our Churches Safer Places

Barrett DukeAll Enews

The report of the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group was recently released. Every church should be concerned about the findings of the report. For starters, just consider the incidence of sexual abuse in society: The Center for Disease and Prevention cites that 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact … Read More

Partnership Benefits Everyone

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Partners are defined as a group of people engaged together in the same activity. For partnerships to be successful, members of the group are like-minded and are working for an agreed upon goal. Even though partners can be a lot alike, diversity within the group often enhances the partnership and provides for others in the group to learn from each … Read More

The Netflix of Christian Media

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

It has been several months since we shared free access to RightNow Media.  Summer is upon us and there is a lot of new content being added for your benefit.  If you did not follow through with the first opportunity, here is another chance to get signed up.  Just send an email to dhales@mtsbc.org and you will get a personal … Read More

Drips (not tips) to Fruitful Student Ministry

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

The beauty of technology these days is that we have access to more information and people than ever before in history.  As a result, there is no shortage of lists, tips and lists of tips on how to do something like, “10 tips to keep you sane when life gets crazy” or “3 tips to cook a great steak.”  Eating … Read More

Welcome Rodeo Fans!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

When Pastor Chad Scarborough of First Baptist Church in Shelby, MT considered a unique way to connect with his community and share the Gospel in a culturally relevant way, he decided to get his horses involved.  Why not?  This is Montana! The idea was sparked by a young man, new to the church, who Pastor Chad meets with for discipleship.  … Read More

The Culture is Changing

Alliance Defending FreedomAll Enews

Our culture is changing, and these changes are leading to changes in the law. As a result, churches are experiencing legal challenges to their religious freedom. Challenges are arising at the local, state, and federal level on several issues, including: Sexual orientation & gender identity laws: Elected officials have made attempts to prohibit churches and other employers from maintaining biblically … Read More

Every state at #SBC19, first time in 20 years

Baptist PressAll Enews

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) — This year for the first time in at least two decades, churches in every state sent messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, the SBC Executive Committee said in official statistics released Tuesday (June 25). Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam were also represented among the 8,183 messengers who attended the meeting June 11-12 in … Read More

Montana Churches on the Go

Barrett DukeAll Enews

If you’ve been keeping up with the Go Montana Forum, you are getting a glimpse of what some of our churches are doing to reach people with the gospel. The LoveLoudly initiative at Valley Baptist Church in Huntley is a perfect example of what can happen when a church decides it isn’t too small or too isolated to make a … Read More

God is Opening Doors in Lincoln, MT

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

When Marshall and Katelyn Visger answered the call to ministry at Lincoln Baptist Church, they saw it as an incredible opportunity.  While the church family was made up of only a faithful few and serving in Lincoln comes with many challenges, Marshal saw this as his “dream job” because he and Katelyn love small towns and the outdoor life.  With … Read More

Gracepoint Church is Changing Lives and Making a Difference

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Sometimes God calls you out of something comfortable and familiar to serve Him in exciting ways. This has been the case with the newest MTSBC church plant. Jim Taber and his wife, Brandi, recently launched Gracepoint Church in Billings Heights. Jim and Brandi met while in college at University of Montana while Jim was a freshman and Brandi was a … Read More