ACP: Churches Up in 2016; Baptisms, Membership Decline

mtsbcAll Enews, Strategies Team

Lifeway Insights Graphic

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches that cooperate with the SBC in 2016, according to the latest Annual Church Profile report (ACP). However, other key measures declined in 2016, including membership, baptisms, average worship attendance and total giving, according to the ACP compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions. The … Read More

Programs Optional

mtsbcAll Enews

In the early years of my church planting experience, I was very frustrated by the many Christians I encountered who wouldn’t consider coming to our church plant because we didn’t have the kinds of programs they were looking for. There was a fledgling youth program, a small choir, occasional community outreach initiatives, and the like, but nothing like many of … Read More

MTSBC Recruits at the 2017 SBC Annual Meeting

mtsbcAll Enews, Starting Team

SBC Annual Meeting

For the second year in a row, MTSBC has hosted an information booth at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. This years’ meeting was held at the Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme for the meeting was “Pray for Such a Time as This.” Over 5,000 messengers attended the convention. Those who helped “man” the booth included … Read More

Summer Missionary Spotlight

mtsbcAll Enews, Next-Gen

Student Missions 1

This summer, students from around the nation will be serving in a Montana church near you as a Student Missionary. Fifteen students in 7 churches, to be exact. Recently, I visited with Pastor Stan Bricker of Valley Baptist Church in Huntley and his Student Missionary Brian Cordle to hear about their experience in the Student Missionary program. Here are some … Read More

Get Real West Recap

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Get Real West

“One of the girls who got saved last night is in our group!” “The students were very open, hungry and responsive to the Word of God. To top it all off, you have an amazing group volunteers and youth pastors!” – Matt M. (Speaker) “The unity and support of the group was very encouraging.” These are just a few of … Read More

Whatever You are Facing, God is Greater

mtsbcAll Enews, Strategies Team

I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this is the best time of year. I know, it gets mighty cold, but the weather is a circumstance, and we all know we must not let our circumstances dictate how we feel. For those in Christ, challenging circumstances are an opportunity to demonstrate the power of God. In Christ, we … Read More

Candy Jam Craze

mtsbcAll Enews, Starting Team

Candy Jam

Candy Jam at Capstone Church (Helena) Caleb Groteluschen, Lead Pastor at Capstone Church I am totally unprepared for this. The thought must have been tattooed on my forehead around 5 p.m. on October 31, just 30 short minutes before Candy Jam was scheduled to begin. There were already about 100 guests gathered in the foyer of our venue – the … Read More

Churches Helping Churches

Doug HutchesonAll Enews, Strategies Team

It is exciting when churches are willing to come alongside other churches and help when the need arises. That is what makes being a follower of Jesus and a part of a church such an awesome thing. That is what makes us who we are, “churches associating together to help one another in the name and power of Jesus.” You … Read More

Elevate Training Schedule

mtsbcAll Enews, Starting Team, Strategies Team

Bozeman, Montana

DECEMBER December 3 | Glasgow – Calvary Baptist Church, 100 Highland Avenue December 8 | Bozeman – Crossroads Church, 111 Arrowhead Trail December 9 | Missoula – Outdoorsmen Church, 12208 Pulpmill Road December 9 | Great Falls – Crossroads Memorial Church, 1700 Marketplace Drive December 10 | Miles City – Valley Community Church, 1004 N. Sewell Ave FEBRUARY February 4 … Read More