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

RevTalk

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One benefit to all MTSBC pastors from the partnership with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is access to live streaming events.  Once a month, the Revitalization Team of SBTC, led by Kenneth Priest, addresses topics that equip the pastor to be more effective in his essential roles. These Webex events are easily assessible by following the links below and … Read More

Show Me the Money

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

It’s true what they say, “The best things in life are free.” Salvation in Jesus Christ is freely given by grace through faith.  (Eph. 2:8-9) But (you knew that was coming), some of the best opportunities to share the gospel with students aren’t free (retreats, camps, mission trips and lock-ins). And when the budget falls short it’s time for a … Read More

Montana Pastor Builds Community

Jessica CruschAll Enews, Planting Team

Ken Bell was raised in a non-Christian home and was saved only after attending church with the woman he later married. Ken credits his growth in Christ to being able to attend a small group with other believers who loved the Lord and showed him how to follow Christ. He worked as a wildland fire fighter during this time in … Read More

The Black Book: Part 2 of 3

Zach ToddAll Enews

The “black book” was the term commonly used by Mixtecs for the Bible upon its introduction into their circles. This particular black book found its way to the village of Yuvinani, another of the many villages in the Metlatónoc vicinity, by means of a migrant worker named Felipe Hernante. A resident of Yuvinani, Hernante had returned from his most recent … Read More