God is Opening Doors in Lincoln, MT

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

When Marshall and Katelyn Visger answered the call to ministry at Lincoln Baptist Church, they saw it as an incredible opportunity.  While the church family was made up of only a faithful few and serving in Lincoln comes with many challenges, Marshal saw this as his “dream job” because he and Katelyn love small towns and the outdoor life.  With … Read More

Who’s Your One?

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

As a Christ follower, you are empowered by God to intentionally share how God has transformed your life.  Yes, you can help a coworker, neighbor, friend, or family member who is far away from God experience new life in Jesus.  Do you believe that? Now, imagine if everyone in your church family believed that was true.  What if believers lived … Read More

Journeying to Share His Light with Peru, Part 1

Felicia HendersonAll Enews, Strengthening Team

It had been over 7 and a half years since our family had stepped foot back onto Peruvian soil.  Our family of four had served a 2-year term in Lima with the International Mission Board as missionaries, leading the translator ministry for the northern portion of Peru. We handled the logistics of USA church teams working in the villages of … Read More

SBTS: Chitwood urges Great Commission faithfulness

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — A glorious vision of people from all nations worshiping God should inspire all ministry and mission, says Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board. Chitwood spoke during Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel, April 18. He is a two-time graduate of the seminary, having earned both his master of divinity and doctorate of philosophy at the … Read More

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

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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