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

Where Do We Need Church Plants?

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Butte, Montana

“Where do we need church plants?” is one of the most frequent questions asked of our MTSBC Church Planting Team. The next few articles will highlight some of these priorities for church planting in our state. This month, we will focus on Butte – Butte, America, that is. Butte is Montana’s fifth largest city. There are some 34,000 residents in … Read More

Summer Vision Tour 2018

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team, Potential Church Starts

Vision Tour 2018

This year marked the fourth consecutive year that MTSBC has hosted a Summer Vision Tour to share ministry opportunities in Montana with potential planters and sponsoring churches. This year, Michael Liner and William Johnson hosted guests from Alabama, Mississippi, and New Mexico. In two days, the group covered 572 miles, stopping along the way to gather stories about communities, churches, … Read More

MTSBC Recruits at the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

MTSBC Booth at the SBC Annual Meeting

For the third year in a row, MTSBC has hosted an information booth at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. This year’s meeting was held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. The theme for the meeting was “Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.” Nearly 10,000 messengers attended the convention this year. Many Montana planters and pastors, … Read More

9 Reasons to Be a Sending Church

North American Mission BoardAll Enews, Planting Team

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Why would a church want to be a Sending Church? Taking responsibility for a new church plant can be difficult and time consuming. Sending your best people, investing your time and sharing your resources to begin a new work in a difficult place requires a giant step of faith. So, what should move a church to take on this great … Read More