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

Welcome Rodeo Fans!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

When Pastor Chad Scarborough of First Baptist Church in Shelby, MT considered a unique way to connect with his community and share the Gospel in a culturally relevant way, he decided to get his horses involved.  Why not?  This is Montana! The idea was sparked by a young man, new to the church, who Pastor Chad meets with for discipleship.  … Read More

Summer is Here! Now What?

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

If your childhood was anything like mine, summer meant being told to “go play outside” a lot.  And that’s good advice since Montana summers are short and winters can be brutal. But what do we do with our student ministry over the summer?  Cancel it all together?  Cut back some?  The same thing we do during the school year?  Or … Read More

Over 50 Respond at Get Real East AGAIN!

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

God is doing something amazing in the lives of students across Montana! For the second year in a row over 50 students responded to the invitation.  And baptisms are already happening as a result of those salvations. In addition to the amazing spiritual response Get Real East was live streamed on Facebook for the first time with an incredible impact … 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

Where’s the Truth?

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

When mentoring students (as parents or youth workers), there is a never-ending stream of lies, deceptions, and half-truths we’re forced to counter.  And we should expose those as they arise, but Jesus didn’t say, “Expose the lies, and you’ll be free.”  He said that if we follow Him, “…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  … Read More

Show Me the Money

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

It’s true what they say, “The best things in life are free.” Salvation in Jesus Christ is freely given by grace through faith.  (Eph. 2:8-9) But (you knew that was coming), some of the best opportunities to share the gospel with students aren’t free (retreats, camps, mission trips and lock-ins). And when the budget falls short it’s time for a … Read More

Get Real West 2018

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Get Real West

Young people are making a difference in our culture…some for good, some not. That’s why I hope you’ll invest in the youth in your church and community by bringing them to Get Real West, November 9-10 at Crosspoint Community Church in Missoula. Our youth are under assault from the forces of darkness at a younger age than ever before. They’re … Read More

I’ll See You at the Pole

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Do you believe that revival begins with prayer? Did you know every modern revival has begun with prayer? That’s what makes See You at the Pole so exciting! For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple thing—students praying. See You at the Pole (SYATP) is a global movement of prayer which is student-initiated, student-organized, … Read More

Bringing Back Boredom

mtsbcAll Enews, Next-Gen

Boredom

“We used to hang out at the local ice-cream shop or cruise the main drag.” “Where do students hang out these days?” That was the question asked to me by a MT pastor recently as we discussed youth ministry. After swapping stories about where we hung out in our teen years, I offered to show this pastor where students hang … Read More