MPact Montana 2020

mtsbcAll Enews

The theme of MPact Montana this year is Equipped to Serve. Please join us in Butte on March 5-6 for this high energy conference with more than a dozen quality breakout sessions, including church renewal, church growth, children’s ministry, VBS, and much more. The breakouts are aimed at helping you take your ministry to the next level. Details: Speaker, Dr. David … Read More

Equipped to Serve

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Jesus called His disciples to a lifetime of service to others. He spent three years teaching them that the greatest among them would be the one who served others the most selflessly. We are the heirs of those lessons. It falls to us to become the servants of all. In this day, that can be especially difficult. The needs around … Read More

The Chest of Joash Ignites a Passion for Missions Giving

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Growing up in North Carolina, Pastor Michael Johnson has fond memories of his home church taking up an offering on one special Sunday each year.  It was a growing church and their facility often needed upgrades or expansion. The church was committed to using the building as a tool to reach new people.  His pastor used the story of King … Read More

Church Planter Retreat 2020

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

On January 16-17, over a dozen of Montana’s current and future church planters gathered at Fairmont Hot Springs for the annual Church Planter Retreat. This is a much-needed time each year when church planters and their wives can connect with each other while learning and being encouraged in their ministry. The speaker this year was Danny de Armas, Senior Associate … Read More

FIRST PERSON: Six common traits of Gen Z

Baptist PressAll Enews

by Shane Pruitt, posted in Baptist Press Wednesday, November 06, 2019 ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — Often when you hear an “expert” speak or write about reaching a particular generation, it will inevitably be someone from an older generation. For example, you’ll have a baby boomer or Generation X-er talking about how to connect with millennials or Gen Z. In no way am … Read More

California Is Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions – Here Are the Facts

Maureen CollinsAll Enews

How extreme is the state of California on abortion? You probably already know that the state tried to force pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortions. But you might not know that some state officials want to force churches to pay for abortions. That’s not a typo. A California agency actually added elective abortion coverage to the employee healthcare plans of churches throughout … Read More

Are You Comfortable?

Barrett DukeAll Enews

One of the most dangerous situations any church can face is comfort. When we’re comfortable, we can lose sight of reality. Someone riding on a raft on the Niagara River could be enjoying the ride for a while, but eventually, that is going to come to an abrupt end. Similarly, too many churches are riding along feeling very satisfied and … Read More

Church Planting: Looking Ahead at 2020

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

As we approach a new year, the following is a short list of things to anticipate that will be happening with church planting in Montana. New Churches – We anticipate new churches to be started in Missoula, Bozeman, and Roundup in the upcoming year. Church Planters – Currently, we have new planters in the assessment process with the North American … Read More

No Restraints: Coming to Montana in 2020

Darren HalesAll Enews

In 1 Samuel 14, we read of the incredible faith of Jonathan as he climbs a rocky cliffside to engage a garrison of Philistine soldiers with his armor bearer. He believed that the Lord would work for him and in verse 6 declared “for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.” This declaration … Read More