Making Your Punches Count

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

In Havre, Montana, a unique Go Montana story is unfolding.  It all started in the mind of Pastor Chris Richards of Immanuel Baptist Church who was seeking a way to connect with adolescent kids on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.  He pondered how he could utilize the warrior spirit of Native Americans as a bridge to the Gospel.  What happened … Read More

Strengthening Your Discipleship Ministry

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

At the center of the mission of each local church is making disciples.  One of the roles of the Strengthening Team is to equip and resource churches in this pursuit.  Our partners at LifeWay recently provided training for discipleship leaders from across the MTSBC.  These ministry specialists sharpened their skills in their area of ministry and networked with other leaders … Read More

Serving God in Colstrip

Jessica CruschAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Pastor Jeff Parker was raised in church in a small town in West Texas. Growing up near his grandmother, Jeff says, “If they weren’t in church everyone was in trouble!” He laughingly recalls, “We attended the same church as my grandmother, it was a family tradition.” He was raised within the Disciples of Christ and was saved at nine years … Read More

‘Who’s Your One?’ emphasis officially launched

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

NAMB Logo

ALPHARETTA, Ga.(BP) — The North American Mission Board (NAMB) officially launched the “Who’s Your One?” evangelism initiative today (Feb. 26) as part of an effort to encourage Southern Baptists to engage people with gospel conversations throughout the year. This evangelism emphasis asks believers to pray for and focus on one individual in the hope that that person may come to … Read More

It’s Time to Go, Montana

Barrett DukeAll Enews, Strengthening Team

With the new year comes a new initiative for the churches of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention. Last September, you voted to move us into a new three-year mobilization effort called Go Montana. We have officially kicked it off with the launch of a web site designed solely for the purpose of helping each of our churches to think of … Read More

The Value of MPact Montana

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The MTSBC exists to support the mission of the local church in making disciples and one of the most valuable tools utilized by the MTSBC to encourage, exhort and equip pastors for their calling is MPact Montana. At MPact, pastors will experience quality training that has been contextualized for Montana. The Theme of MPact 2019 is Leadership. Every church must develop a … Read More

RevTalk

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One benefit to all MTSBC pastors from the partnership with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is access to live streaming events.  Once a month, the Revitalization Team of SBTC, led by Kenneth Priest, addresses topics that equip the pastor to be more effective in his essential roles. These Webex events are easily assessible by following the links below and … Read More

Effective Ministry Leadership

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Most agree that Ephesians 4:11-12 demonstrates God’s plan to grow and mature His Church. No matter which translation you read, the emphasis of the text is that Christ Himself personally gave the Church (among others) pastors to train His people for the work of the ministry. They are to build up the body of Christ by investing their time and … Read More

Annual Church Profile

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening 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 more work … Read More

Religious Freedom Issues Facing Churches Across America

Josh ChumleyAll Enews, Strengthening Team

With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. In this article, ADF shares some of the current legal issues churches face and how you can help prepare and protect your church. With the culture the way it is today, we at Alliance … Read More