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MPact Montana

MTSBC Annual Meeting

MPact Montana 2017

"Prepare to iMPact"

March 2-3, 2017

Helena, MT

The theme of MPact Montana this year is "Prepare to iMPact." Please join us in Helena on March 2-3.

Here are some of the details:

  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Rob Blackaby from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
  • Quality breakout sessions on subjects such as ministry planning, stewardship, managing volunteers and much more
  • 2 nights free lodging for MTSBC pastors (We will make the reservations for pastors, register by February 1)
  • Fellowship time to get to know others who are ministering in our state

  • More

    Registration Formlink

    Conference Information & Hotelslink

    Featured Speakerslink

    Featured Breakout Sessionslink

    MPact Montana 2017 Posterlink

    Event Schedule

    March 2

    12-7 pm

    1:00 pm

    2:00 pm

    2:15 pm

    3:30 pm

    3:45 pm

    5:00 pm

    7:00 pm

    8:30 pm

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    General Session #1 (Dr. Rob Blackaby)


    Breakout #1


    Breakout #2

    Dinner (on your own)

    General Session #2 (Barrett Duke)

    Dessert Fellowship (Eddie Smith Retirement)

    March 3

    9:00 am

    9:30 am

    10:45 am

    11:00 am

    12:15 pm

    2:00 pm

    3:15 pm

    3:30 pm

    4:45 pm

    5:00 pm

    6:00 pm

    7:30 pm

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    Worship (Music) - Housekeeping

    Breakout #3


    Panel Discussion

    Lunch (lunch on your own)

    General Session #3 (Dr. Rob Blackaby)


    Breakout #4


    General Session #4 (Dr. Rob Blackaby)

    Dinner (on your own)

    Fellowship Time/Game Night

    Register for MPact Montana 2017

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    Contact Info & Locations

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    Billings Hotel and Convention Center

    Event Location

    Radisson Colonial Hotel & Convention Centerlink


    2301 Colonial Dr. MAPlink

    Helena, MT 59601

    Featured Speakers

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    Dr. Rob Blackaby

    Dr. Rob Blackaby

    President and Professor of Ethics, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary and College

    B.A. in History and English, University of British Columbia; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Blackaby has served as the senior pastor for twelve years in Trinity Baptist Church, Calgary, Alberta, and as the lead pastor for the church plant, Southwinds Church. He is assisting with the development of the SouthTrails church-planting network. Dr. Blackaby served as president of the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists from 2003-2006. He joined CSBS&C in 2007.

    Dr. Jeff Iorg

    Dr. Barrett Duke

    MTSBC Executive Director

    Ph.D., Old Testament/Religious and Theological Studies at University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology; M.A., Old Testament at Denver Seminary; B.A. Biblical Studies, Bible at The Criswell College. Dr. Duke assists Southern Baptist churches in Montana in coordinating their work across the state.

    Featured Breakout Sessions

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    Volunteers Who iMPact

    Dr. Blackaby | Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary

    Every church depends on volunteers to carryout a majority of needs and ministries within the church. Learn how to deal with volunteers including recruitment, instructing, managing, dismissing, celebrating, etc. Learn the distinctions between paid and unpaid staff and how each is managed.

    More Than Dodge Ball

    Adam Burt | MTSBC

    The next generation of church leaders is currently attending your church’s youth groups. How do we invest in our youth to help them grow in their spiritual lives and continue their Christian walk into adulthood? Come learn that youth ministry is “more than just dodge ball.”

    Meetings and Decision Making for iMPact

    Michael Wall | Billings, Montana

    Making decisions is a normal aspect of every day. Churches and church leaders are constantly making decisions concerning finances, buildings, ministries, etc. This session will help you become efficient and effective at making decisions, as well as how to conduct meetings of all types.

    Untimely iMPact

    Matthew Fitzwater | Kalispell, Montana

    Impactful times of ministry are sometimes unexpected. This session will help you minister to families during emergencies, accidental deaths, suicides, and other unanticipated situations. You will also learn how to follow up with family and friends in the weeks and months to follow or on “first” occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.

    MTSBC Orientation for New Pastors

    Dr. Barrett Duke | MTSBC

    For all pastors and wives who are new to Montana in the past year. Come meet other pastors, learn the ins and outs of effective ministry in Montana and hear about the MTSBC strategy, priorities, organizational structure and budget.

    Social media iMPact for Ministry

    Adam Painter | Missoula, Montana

    Social media is a resource that can be a great asset for your church. However, there are proper ways to utilize such a powerful tool. Learn the ins and outs of social media and its utilization for your church.

    First iMPact

    Dave Carroll | Billings, Montana

    Lee Merck | Red Lodge, Montana

    You only get once to make a “first impression.” This session will help you see your church through the eyes of a visitor. There are lots of ways to help visitors feel welcome and learn more about your ministry and give your church a second chance.

    iMPact our Children

    Michael Laird | Billings, Montana

    Children’s ministry is often the first impression and/or lasting impression to engage people in other areas or opportunities at your church. This session will help you understand how to properly set up a children’s ministry to provide safety for the children and assurance for their families, as well as the children’s ministry workers.

    Connecting to Make an iMPact (Pastors’ Wives)

    Denise Duke | MTSBC

    We’re stronger together. How can we build our relationship with each other to strengthen our impact for the Kingdom? Come meet Denise Duke and discuss together how we can support each other in order to increase our effectiveness for the Lord.

    Annual VBS Training

    Linda Criddle | Helena, Montana

    VBS is a great way to impact children of all ages. Learn how to make the most of the LifeWay material, Galactic Starveyors. Material will be available to view or purchase.

    MPact 2017 Poster

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