Spiritual Health and Leadership

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Recently, our Montana church planters had the opportunity to engage in a short video call with Senior Associate Pastor of FBC Orlando, Danny de Armas. In a few minutes he shared eight leadership fundamentals that are beneficial for anyone in ministry to consider. The following is a brief synopsis of these “nuggets.” Collaborate – surround yourself with the smartest people … Read More

Capstone Church

mtsbcAll Enews, Planting Team

Hello all,  If you are anything like us, you are well into the thick of summer activities. Here in Helena it means that people cram everything outdoors into about a 3 month window. For Capstone it means busy summer outreach and church fellowship.  There a few things to update you on since my last update. On Mothers Day, we dedicated … Read More

Supporting a Church Plant

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Supporting a Church Plant At any time, there are church planters in Montana that you and/or your church can support in a number of ways. Through supporting, every church can have a part in planting new churches. The level to which your church becomes involved is up to you. There are three basic levels of involvement, and all are extremely … Read More

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