The Montana Vision Tour 2017 is a two-day experience designed for pastors, church leaders, and potential church planters who are making decisions regarding personal or church involvement in church planting or missions in Montana. While you are here, you will be hosted by a Church Starting Missionary who will help you:
Explore ministry fields in-person to gain a better understanding of what it means to plant healthy churches in Montana
Meet church planters, experience the challenges they face in their mission field and explore potential partnerships with them
See priority communities that are in need of churches and planters
Vision tours are a great way to see God connect people to church planters and Montana communities. They are informative, fun and often sobering times for pastors and leaders who come from afar to get a sense for the lostness and need for the gospel here. They are great times for our planters to share their stories and meet new friends who can make an eternal impact through prayer, service, and support.
Vision Tours 2017: July 10-13
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE
You will hear demographics, unique characteristics of communities, evangelical presence, and the need for multiplying churches
You will hear ministry experiences and needs from our Regional Church Starting Missionary, planters who are on the field, and pastors or local churches
3 REGIONS/3 TOURS*
Western Region Airport: Missoula
Central Region Airport: Bozeman
Eastern Region Airport: Billings
(see specific region for areas that will be toured and specifics of travel)
Arrive on Monday, July 10 and travel to hotel
Tour begins with breakfast Tuesday morning, July 11
Tour ends with dinner Wednesday evening, July 12
Travel home on Thursday, July 13
Travel and meals are your own responsibility
MTSBC will cover lodging costs for three nights and will make reservations for you
Transportation for Tuesday and Wednesday will be arranged and covered by MTSBC
If you wish to come early or extend your stay and experience more of Montana, we have lots of suggestions for great places to visit and things to experience.
If you cannot make the scheduled date but would like to bring your group at another time, contact Church Starting Team Leader, William Johnson and he will help arrange another Vision Tour that meets your schedule.
Two hikers walk along the 'Highline Trail' at Glacier National Park. At over 4 million acres in size, the park is known as "The Crown of the Continent."
Western Montana is known for beautiful mountains, fish-filled streams, scenic drives, and vast opportunities for recreation. Nestled in the mountains of this region, you will find many small communities as well as the larger cities of Kalispell, Missoula, and Butte. For more information on Western Montana and the areas you can expect to tour, contact Church Starting Missionary, Michael Liner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Rosebud Creek, a tributary of the Stillwater River, carves its way through granite under the bright yellow aspens. The creek is located in the Beartooth Mountains, Montana's tallest range.
Central Montana is where the plains meet the rugged Rocky Mountains. Along with numerous small communities, the central region also encompasses four of the seven largest cities in Montana: Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, and the state capital, Helena. For more information on Central Montana and the areas you can expect to tour, contact Church Starting Missionary, William Johnson at email@example.com.
Wild horses graze the sparse vegetation in the Pryor Mountains. Eastern Montana is dry, vast, and remote, a true frontier.
Eastern Montana is known for its wide-open spaces, large ranches, small rural communities, and vast miles of open road. Towns are often many miles apart and there is a need for churches in each of these small rural towns. For more information on Eastern Montana and the areas you can expect to tour, contact Church Starting Missionary, Eddie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.