Life-changing Service to God

Tyler TemperoAll Enews

Uganda Mission Team

A mission trip is one of those experiences that change who you are and the perspective that you have on the things of this life. I can say with certainty that it has done that for each of us from The Bridge Church and 3 other Bozeman area churches that were called to minister in Uganda. We may go out … Read More

Those Who Serve the Lord Never Truly Retire

Jessica CruschAll Enews

Pastor Lee

Many people work most of their adult lives in the hopes that when they reach a certain age, they will be able to retire; putting in long hours and even at times missing important events to be able to enjoy those “golden years.” For Pastor Lee Engbretson, God had other plans when he reached retirement. God called him to plant … Read More

Annual Church Profile

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team


By now, your church should have received your Annual Church Profile (ACP) materials in the mail. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: • Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working. • They can also … Read More

Study: Young Bible readers more likely to be faithful adults

Baptist PressAll Enews

BPNews Study

NASHVILLE (BP) — Most churchgoing Protestant parents of young adults say their kids grew up to be Christians. But half of them don’t actually practice the Christian faith, their parents say, according to a LifeWay Research survey released today (Oct. 17). And the biggest factor predicting their spiritual health as young adults is whether they read the Bible regularly as … Read More

Characteristics of Evangelistic Churches

Barrett DukeAll Enews

I’m looking forward to our annual meeting in a few weeks. We have powerful speakers, great breakout sessions, and more planned for our time together. I’m glad the meeting is called Refresh. The name reminds us that we should come together expecting God to move in our midst and refresh us by His Spirit and through our fellowship together. We … Read More

Gateway Church Launches!

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Gateway Church

While attending the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Bruce Crockett picked up a promotional card for church planting in Montana. He sent a picture of it to his good friend, Kyle Rosas, asking if he wanted to start a church in Montana. Well, a joke between friends almost 3 years ago led to the launch service of Gateway Church in Columbia Falls … Read More

Get Real West is Just Around the Corner

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Get Real West

Get Real West (GRW) is just around the corner on November 10-11 in Missoula, MT. Are your students going? Inspiring and equipping students to share their faith this year is evangelist Ronnie Hill. Ronnie has a passion to see people respond to Jesus! He was saved at the age of 8 and it was not long until his gift of … Read More

Doug Hutcheson Retiring

Mark LangleyAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Well, my old friend, Doug Hutcheson, is about to take that inevitable leap into retirement. I met Doug in about 1994 at Family Camp on the Boulder. He was part of a crop of new, young pastors that seemed to descend as a herd onto the MTSBC scene. I suppose I was part of that herd. Doug and I seemed … Read More

A Dream Fulfilled

Deidre MyersAll Enews

Paisley Payton Adoption

The Payton family has always had a lot going on. Not only is Greg busy pastoring a church and participating in other ministry engagements, his wife, Patty, works full time and leads the children’s ministry at The Rock Church in Laurel. Having three boys active in music and football, things never seemed to slow down. As satisfied as they were … Read More