OUR STRENGTHENING TEAM has a three-fold purpose: to help our existing churches plan and build strategies to reach their communities with the gospel of Christ; to continue to grow healthy churches and pastors; and to meet church and pastoral needs in times of crisis.
These purposes are being fulfilled by continued communication between the churches, the team, and the state. The team serves as an encourager for the pastors and the churches by communicating, training, meeting needs, and making available MTSBC and NAMB resources. It is the goal of the team to be encouragers to help the pastors and churches continue to grow healthy and vibrant by providing input and coaching for pastors and church leaders. This is done through state meetings (MPact Montana, Refresh Montana), one-on-one coaching, and other training times.
One of the key components that the team provides is peer to peer coaching and training in the areas of pastoral skills, church outreach, discipleship strategies, and leadership development in the church.
The team is available to churches in times of need and crisis and can come alongside a church to provide resources to help. At times our churches have need of consultants to help them weather through times of discouragement and struggles that come their way. The team will help them know where to go for assistance or resources.
Those serving on our team are Team Leader Darren Hales, Bruce Speer, Mark Langley, Michael Kauffold, and KJ Ellington. These are pastors and servants who are very capable of helping our churches continue to succeed in their calling from the Lord.
If you have any questions or have a need, please call the MTSBC office or any of our team.