A Respite for the Soul and Reaching Out for Help

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One thing pastors often fail to do well is to take some time of Sabbath and Sabbatical.  Times of rest and refreshing are so important to our long-term health but the pressing needs of ministry priorities and life responsibilities often drown out the crying of our soul.  This is even more prevalent among our bi-vocational pastors who manage full-time jobs … Read More

Making Our Churches Safer Places

Barrett DukeAll Enews

The report of the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group was recently released. Every church should be concerned about the findings of the report. For starters, just consider the incidence of sexual abuse in society: The Center for Disease and Prevention cites that 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact … Read More

Drips (not tips) to Fruitful Student Ministry

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

The beauty of technology these days is that we have access to more information and people than ever before in history.  As a result, there is no shortage of lists, tips and lists of tips on how to do something like, “10 tips to keep you sane when life gets crazy” or “3 tips to cook a great steak.”  Eating … 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

Effective Ministry Leadership

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Most agree that Ephesians 4:11-12 demonstrates God’s plan to grow and mature His Church. No matter which translation you read, the emphasis of the text is that Christ Himself personally gave the Church (among others) pastors to train His people for the work of the ministry. They are to build up the body of Christ by investing their time and … Read More

On the Road Again

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Outdoor Life Ministries

It’s an amazing time to travel in Montana. While the deluge of rain from on high has caused some flooding, it’s also kept the state covered in a blanket of green as far as the eye can see. It’s truly an amazing sight. But what’s even more amazing is the work God is doing around Montana. Take a look at … Read More