Pastor Darren Hales to become MTSBC Church Strengthening Director

Barrett DukeAll Enews, Strategies Team

Darren Hales

This is an exciting time to be a Montana Southern Baptist! As you know, Doug Hutcheson retired as our Church Strengthening Director last October. Without a doubt, he left big shoes to fill, but since then, we’ve been diligently seeking God’s next choice to lead our ministry to our established MTSBC churches. I’m delighted to announce that Darren Hales, pastor … Read More

Never Been West of St. Louis

Jessica CruschAll Enews, Strategies Team

McCraw Family

Josh McCraw was born and raised in Mississippi and was always very involved in his church; teaching Sunday school, running the sound system, and being an able-bodied helper wherever he was needed. He provided for his family by working at UPS, spending almost 12 years there. He married his wife, Mandi, in 2005 and began a life with her and … Read More

Annual Church Profile

mtsbcAll Enews, Strategies Team

ACP

The December 15 deadline for the Annual Church Profile (ACP) is quickly approaching. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: • Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working. • They can also show us where … Read More

Annual Church Profile

mtsbcAll Enews, Strategies Team

ACP

By now, your church should have received your Annual Church Profile (ACP) materials in the mail. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: • Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working. • They can also … Read More

Doug Hutcheson Retiring

Mark LangleyAll Enews, Strategies Team

Well, my old friend, Doug Hutcheson, is about to take that inevitable leap into retirement. I met Doug in about 1994 at Family Camp on the Boulder. He was part of a crop of new, young pastors that seemed to descend as a herd onto the MTSBC scene. I suppose I was part of that herd. Doug and I seemed … Read More

Join us at Refresh

Barrett DukeAll Enews, Strategies Team

Refresh Montana, October 5-6, 2017

It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over. Denise and I have now marked three of Montana’s four seasons. They’ve been interesting seasons. We’re told, though I have to admit we’re withholding judgment, that this past winter and summer have been two of the most extreme on record. Maybe so. We’ll wait till next year to see if that’s … Read More

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

Chad HeslerAll Enews, Strategies Team

CFRBC Lead

An advertising slogan that I came to love growing up was used by Dodge and simply claimed, “Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way.” I recently challenged the congregation of Canyon Ferry Road Baptist Church with this slogan and the response has been amazing. We decided to increase our mission support to 25% of our tithes and offerings, answer … Read More

Baptist Foundation of Montana Offers Help

Margo MaderAll Enews, Strategies Team

Have you ever experienced something that you know happened with God’s perfect timing? Not long ago, one of our MTSBC churches had a loan with the Baptist Foundation of Montana to remodel their building. They were able to pay it off early. Just a few days later, another one of our churches called to see if they could borrow some … Read More

Showing Neighborly Love Through Literacy

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strategies Team

Showing Neighborly Love Through Literacy

MEMPHIS (BP) — Born and raised in the “birthplace of Rock ‘N Roll,” Donna Gaines returned 25 years later armed with a background in education and a heart for the county that claims one of the highest rates of childhood poverty. Gaines is a women’s ministry leader and wife to Southern Baptist Convention president Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist … Read More