Multiplication of Ministry Specialists and Coaches

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One of my priorities as the Church Strengthening Team Leader is to develop ministry specialists in each region of our state who can encourage, exhort, and equip churches in their region to be more effective in a specific area of ministry. I believe that as we develop and deploy empowered leaders in our churches, those churches have a greater Gospel … Read More

This South Carolina Church Should Be Treated the Same as Other Groups

Sarah KramerAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The Town of Edisto Beach in South Carolina is standing its ground. The problem is that the ground on which it is standing is unconstitutional. Edisto Beach officials have blocked a local church, Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island, from renting space in the community civic center on the same terms as other groups. Redeemer Fellowship had rented space at the … Read More

A Collective Mission

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The birth of the church in Antioch is found in Acts 11. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, men from Cyprus and Cyrene went to Antioch where they shared the Gospel with Greeks and a great number believed. When this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas to check it out. The grace of God was evident … Read More

Pastor Finds Ways to Minister on the Blackfeet Reservation

Jessica CruschAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Marty and Dena Balk started their ministry in a small Independent Baptist Church in Armada, Michigan. Because his position was unpaid, Marty also worked as a heating and cooling contractor in the area. One day an evangelist spoke to Balk’s heart when he said that churches in the west were looking for people to come and minister on mission trips. … Read More

Paul and Myra – Faithful Servants of the Lord

Dan McCarlAll Enews, Strengthening Team

If you want to learn about faithfulness in ministry and the pastorate in Montana, look no further than Pastor Paul and Myra Roueche of Butte. Paul and Myra have just completed 29 years of devoted servanthood and pastoring within the Treasure State Baptist Association (TSBA). On Tuesday evening, September 18, the TSBA, Butte Area, Pastor’s Encouragement Network celebrated the retirement … Read More

FIRST-PERSON: the guy I failed to witness to

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

By Keith Shorter, Pastor of Mt. Airy Baptist Church, Easley, S.C. EASLEY, S.C. (BP) — Have you ever felt like God wanted you to witness to someone, but you just couldn’t open your mouth? My most obvious failure came as a seminary student in Fort Worth, Texas. I was working in a warehouse in the afternoons to help support my … Read More

Is Your Church Parking Taxed?

Ray KaselonisAll Enews, Strengthening Team

ADF Church Alliance senior counsel Ray Kaselonis shares important information for MTSBC churches. You might have heard that the parking provided to church employees may now be taxed by the federal government. In last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a small but powerful provision was enacted that changed the federal tax code. But this seemingly little provision could be … Read More

WATCH: 6 Pastors Share Personal Stories of Religious Freedom Struggles

John HardingAll 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. As a result, churches need to be prepared to face the legal issues of today and tomorrow. In June, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Masterpiece Cakeshop that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission treated … Read More

Proverbs 31 Inspires Women’s Shelter Ministry

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

P31 Ministries

The River Church in Hamilton is being called by God to impact the Bitterroot Valley in a powerful way. They plan to open a women’s shelter on their southern campus. “We desire to create a program based on intensive discipleship and life skill development. We believe strongly that the only thing that can transform the lives of women in need … Read More