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

Protect Your Church in 2019

mtsbcAll Enews

On January 16th, we celebrated Religious Freedom Day. Unfortunately, however, many churches across the country are experiencing legal issues that are challenging our constitutional protections. Churches are experiencing legal challenges relating to facility use, employment regulations, gender identity and sexual orientation laws, and more. Most churches have governing documents like bylaws and constitutions, as well as policies that can help … Read More

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Barrett DukeAll Enews

We’re counting down the days till Christmas. In addition to the opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus and enjoy time with family and friends, Christmas serves as a reminder of some important things. For example, Christmas reminds us of the great price God paid to rescue us from the penalty of our sin. It remains a source of wonderful … Read More

Church Planting Highlight – Billings

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Billings, Montana

This month’s church planting highlight is Montana’s largest city – Billings. Following is a synopsis of the city and the needs for church plants. In the near future, we will highlight Gracepoint Church, the newest upcoming plant in The Heights. Billings is the largest city in Montana. In fact, it is the largest city for about a nine-hour drive in … Read More

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