Challenges of Planting a Church

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Brennan's Wave, Missoula

There is no question that every ministry has its challenges. Sometimes the success of the ministry is recognizing those challenges and being prepared to work through each and every one. The following list highlights some, but definitely not all, of the challenges of church planting. Although each point has a short description – an article could be written on each. … Read More

Church Planter Retreat 2018

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Church Planter Retreat 3

This month, over 80 church planters, potential planters, and MTSBC staff met for the annual Church Planting Retreat at Fairmont Hot Springs. Those who attended not only left with information that could be utilized in their individual situations, but were able to relax, refresh, and continue to build relationships with others in similar situations. The speaker this year was Rick … Read More

Vision Tour and MPact Montana

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Polson, Montana

For three summers, the Church Planting Team has hosted Vision Tours for those considering ministry opportunities in Montana. The tours have been open for those interested in planting a church, pastoring, sponsoring a church plant, bringing mission teams, etc. These tours have been very successful in engaging potential ministry partners with our existing planters and pastors and casting the vision … Read More

A Simple Strategy

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

Darryl Brunson has a simple philosophy when it comes to ministry. Pray hard and work hard. “Some people have said, ‘Pray like it depends on God, work like it depends on you.’ That’s what we’ve done,” says Darryl. Darryl and his wife, Veronica, along with two of their three children, moved from Alabama in the spring of 2016, to intern … Read More

Gateway Church Launches!

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Gateway Church

While attending the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Bruce Crockett picked up a promotional card for church planting in Montana. He sent a picture of it to his good friend, Kyle Rosas, asking if he wanted to start a church in Montana. Well, a joke between friends almost 3 years ago led to the launch service of Gateway Church in Columbia Falls … Read More

Resources to Help Engage with Church Planting

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Do you have a desire to get involved with a church plant, but now sure where to go to get more information? Are you looking for tools that will help disciple leaders in your church and prepare them for ministry possibly, even to start a church in a new community? Here are some resources that will be of great value … Read More

Vision Tour 2017

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

MTSBC Vision Tours

What kind of trip covers 585 miles in two days, includes meals with several people you’ve never met before, makes stops in small rural towns as well as four of Montana’s largest cities, and includes a stop along the interstate to take pictures of five big horn sheep? This briefly describes one of the two Vision Tours that took place … Read More

MTSBC Recruits at the 2017 SBC Annual Meeting

mtsbcAll Enews, Planting 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

Candy Jam Craze

mtsbcAll Enews, Planting 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

Elevate Training Schedule

mtsbcAll Enews, Planting 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