Effective Ministry Leadership

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Most agree that Ephesians 4:11-12 demonstrates God’s plan to grow and mature His Church. No matter which translation you read, the emphasis of the text is that Christ Himself personally gave the Church (among others) pastors to train His people for the work of the ministry. They are to build up the body of Christ by investing their time and … Read More

Get Real West 2018

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Get Real West 2018 was incredible! Just take a look at what God did… 40 Students responded to the salvation invitation Over 30 leaders got valuable training on discipleship Nearly double the number of churches and students attended compared to 2017 All of this happened in just a short Friday night and Saturday morning. Our speaker, Wade Morris, encouraged both … Read More

The Black Book: Part 1 of 3

Zach ToddAll Enews

It is July, 2018. I stand on the open concrete roof of the third floor, red-faced. Everyone is looking. “How many tortillas did you eat?” Paulino asks me in Spanish, animated. His wife had just served an extravagant meal of spicy broth, boiled chicken and, of course, the flagship of the ensemble—massive homemade tortillas. I want to lie, but it … Read More

Annual Church Profile

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

ACP

The December 15 deadline for the Annual Church Profile (ACP) is quickly approaching. 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 show us where more work … Read More

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

mtsbcAll Enews

Please to be in prayer for missionaries around the world this December during the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering emphasis.  When you give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 100% of the money collected goes to missionaries around the world, so every dollar you give makes a difference. Go to https://www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering for stories, videos, and prayer requests from international missionaries. This link … Read More

Religious Freedom Issues Facing Churches Across America

Josh ChumleyAll Enews, Strengthening Team

With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. In this article, ADF shares some of the current legal issues churches face and how you can help prepare and protect your church. With the culture the way it is today, we at Alliance … Read More

Tiny ‘beka’ stone helps confirm, clarify Scripture

Baptist PressAll Enews

by David Roach JERUSALEM (BP) — Archaeologists’ discovery of a small weight from the period of Israel’s monarchy helps confirm the Old Testament system of weights and the existence of Solomon’s Temple, two Southern Baptist archaeologists say. A “beka,” a stone weight equivalent to about one-fifth of an ounce, was discovered by archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority in dirt taken … Read More

The Montana Missions Offering: Helping Each Other

Barrett DukeAll Enews

It’s hard to believe we’re already coming to the end of the year. I’ve been so busy, I hardly noticed the months flying by. Now, we’re all getting ready for holiday mode. And it’s a wonderful mode. Soon we’ll be celebrating God’s bountiful provision for us over a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal and then before we have time to stop and … Read More

Church Planting Focus – Miles City

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Miles City is one of the MTSBC focus cities in eastern Montana for church planting. Pastor Jeff Cahill of Valley Community Church in Miles City has been praying for a new church plant in this area for some time. He knows there are people that could be reached by a new church – a different church. Valley Community Church is … Read More

Multiplication of Ministry Specialists and Coaches

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One of my priorities as the Church Strengthening Team Leader is to develop ministry specialists in each region of our state who can encourage, exhort, and equip churches in their region to be more effective in a specific area of ministry. I believe that as we develop and deploy empowered leaders in our churches, those churches have a greater Gospel … Read More