14 things you can do to immediately improve first impressions

North American Mission BoardAll Enews

First Impressions

Ed Gray was one of the most gifted and positive men I have ever known. He was the leader of the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, Florida. He often said: “When you walk into a room, you can move the temperature two degrees up or down. It all has to do with your energy.” When guests walk onto your church … Read More

Pray for America on May 3

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Pray for America

Speaking to a large crowd in Washington, DC in early 1952, evangelist Billy Graham said, “What a thrilling, glorious thing it would be to see the leaders of our country today kneeling before Almighty God in prayer. What a thrill would sweep this country. What renewed hope and courage would grip the Americans at this hour of peril.” Our nation’s … Read More

MTSBC Church Planting Highlights

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Livingston Montana Overlook

Every now and then it is good to just reflect on what is going on in church planting in Montana. Here is just a snapshot of a few things that have taken place in recent weeks. Church of the Rockies, Red Lodge – COTR recently had 122 in attendance for worship on a Sunday morning! Pastor Lee Merck is excited … Read More

Get Real East on Easter?

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Get Real East 2016

It’s probably not your first thought to promote a student event around Easter. From egg hunts to Good Friday services and Easter Sunday itself, there is a lot going on! And of course, the main focus of Easter should be our Risen Savior. So why promote a student event around Easter? Because you may not see some of those folks … Read More

Loving People in Lincoln, MT

Jessica CruschAll Enews

Gene and Pamela Young

Gene and Pamela Young were both born and raised in Texas and spent much of their lives there; Pamela taught elementary education and Gene was involved in the oilfield for 38 years. Though Young held a secular job, he was very much involved at First Baptist Church in Mixon, TX. Serving as a deacon, Sunday School director, and in mission’s … Read More

Creating evangelism culture focus of Engage 24 event

Baptist PressAll Enews

Engage 24

LAS VEGAS (BP) — “We are five men who are sharing our laboratory results,” said Hal Seed, senior pastor at New Song Community Church in Oceanside, Calif., at this year’s Engage 24 Workshop. “We are sharing stories of real-life churches that are doing things to reach the lost that will hopefully spark a thought or idea.” Engage 24 was hosted … Read More

‘Shorty’ the church bus: An unlikely evangelism tool

Baptist PressAll Enews

Shorty the Church Bus

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (BP) — Many churches now operate a bus ministry which usually involves transportation of members and visitors from the church to their home and vice versa. However, Timothy Baptist Church in Muskogee, Okla., has an interesting bus ministry that takes the church into the community. “Shorty is a small, old school bus that I kind of had the … Read More

Let’s Talk

Barrett DukeAll Enews


One of our greatest joys in serving the pastors and churches of Montana is visiting with them. It has been a wonderful blessing to share a meal and the word all over the state this past year. Yet, for all our travel, and all the travel to come this year, I know we still won’t be able to be as … Read More