Challenges of Planting a Church

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Brennan's Wave, Missoula

There is no question that every ministry has its challenges. Sometimes the success of the ministry is recognizing those challenges and being prepared to work through each and every one. The following list highlights some, but definitely not all, of the challenges of church planting. Although each point has a short description – an article could be written on each. … Read More

How Precious Is the Spirit of a Child

Ray WillisAll Enews

The Smiling Sisters

According to our Lord Jesus Christ, sharing the Gospel with whomever will listen is the top priority He assigned as recorded in the Gospels. Historically, Southern Baptists have focused on that priority at every level. As a twelve-year-old boy, I attended a Royal Ambassador summer camp and learned of Jesus’ love for me and my need for a personal relationship … Read More

Polson Pastor Seeing God Work

Jessica CruschAll Enews

Pastor Wade Barnes

Pastor Wade Barnes was born and raised in Oakville, MS, and attended the same church his entire life. He worked at different jobs, including lumber inspection and as an Interpretive Park Ranger with the National Park Service. In 2006, God called Pastor Barnes to the ministry and, in Barnes’ words, “pushed him directly into the pulpit.” There was no question … Read More

Graham’s indelible impact on global missions

Baptist PressAll Enews

Billy Graham in Zimbabwe.

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Besides Billy Graham’s unprecedented impact as an evangelist in the United States, he also profoundly influenced international missions in a way many Christians may not realize, Southern Baptist international missions leaders said. Not only did Graham, who died Wednesday (Feb. 21), preach in person to large gatherings in more than 180 countries, but for 40 years … Read More

A New Year with New Possibilities

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Houston Texas

There’s something about the beginning of a year. All we really do is turn the page on the calendar when we get to January, but something much more than that seems to happen when we do. When January comes back around, we feel like we are starting afresh, with a clean palette waiting for us to get started on something … Read More

Church Planter Retreat 2018

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Church Planter Retreat 3

This month, over 80 church planters, potential planters, and MTSBC staff met for the annual Church Planting Retreat at Fairmont Hot Springs. Those who attended not only left with information that could be utilized in their individual situations, but were able to relax, refresh, and continue to build relationships with others in similar situations. The speaker this year was Rick … Read More

Get some help from a Student Missionary

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Student Missions

Does your church need a boost? Is there more ministry to do than you have time for? If you said “YES!” a Student Missionary could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Whether your Student Missionary comes out of your own congregation or from across the country, they can boost the excitement in your congregation and help you take advantage … Read More

Montana Pastors’ Wives Answer God’s Call to Publish

Jessica CruschAll Enews

(Cover Image) Gigi Scofield with husband Darwin, lead pastor of Mountainview Community Church in White Sulphur Springs. When Gigi Scofield was growing up in a Greek Community in Florida, she never pictured herself as a pastor’s wife in White Sulphur Springs, MT, but God has a funny way of drawing people to Himself and leading them to places they never … Read More