Partnership Benefits Everyone

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Partners are defined as a group of people engaged together in the same activity. For partnerships to be successful, members of the group are like-minded and are working for an agreed upon goal. Even though partners can be a lot alike, diversity within the group often enhances the partnership and provides for others in the group to learn from each … Read More

Gracepoint Church is Changing Lives and Making a Difference

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Sometimes God calls you out of something comfortable and familiar to serve Him in exciting ways. This has been the case with the newest MTSBC church plant. Jim Taber and his wife, Brandi, recently launched Gracepoint Church in Billings Heights. Jim and Brandi met while in college at University of Montana while Jim was a freshman and Brandi was a … Read More

Celebrating Church Planting Impacts in Montana

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

In today’s world, it is easy to see what someone is doing in an instant through social media, text messages, video calls, etc. It is a great way to keep up through a “snapshot” about an experience that one is having and wanting to share with family and friends. It’s a great way for others to celebrate and enjoy the … Read More

Church Planting Spotlight: Florence

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

POPULATION 765 ELEVATION 3,346 It isn’t Italy, but Florence, Montana does have a good Italian restaurant. Florence is a bedroom community of Missoula. The community lies twenty miles south of Missoula in Ravalli County in the scenic Bitterroot Valley. The town is nestled between the feet of the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountain Ranges. The Bitterroot River flows north through the … Read More

One of Montana’s Oldest Churches Gets a New Start

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Bethel Baptist Church, one of the oldest Baptist churches in Montana, has recently taken on a new life. The Billings church, established in 1959, became the first church in Montana to complete NAMB’s Replant process. The replant was sponsored by LifeWay Church of Billings and is pastored by Jeremy Bourne. Jeremy is the former youth pastor, then associate pastor at … 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

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

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

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

Church Planting Priority: Great Falls

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

As we continue our articles highlighting priorities of locations for new church plants, this month we focus on the city of Great Falls. Let’s begin with a few quick facts about the Montana city. Great Falls is: A first-class Montana city that was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1888 The county seat of Cascade County The third largest city … Read More