Characteristics of Evangelistic Churches

Barrett DukeAll Enews

I’m looking forward to our annual meeting in a few weeks. We have powerful speakers, great breakout sessions, and more planned for our time together. I’m glad the meeting is called Refresh. The name reminds us that we should come together expecting God to move in our midst and refresh us by His Spirit and through our fellowship together. We … Read More

Gateway Church Launches!

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Gateway Church

While attending the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Bruce Crockett picked up a promotional card for church planting in Montana. He sent a picture of it to his good friend, Kyle Rosas, asking if he wanted to start a church in Montana. Well, a joke between friends almost 3 years ago led to the launch service of Gateway Church in Columbia Falls … Read More

Get Real West is Just Around the Corner

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

Get Real West

Get Real West (GRW) is just around the corner on November 10-11 in Missoula, MT. Are your students going? Inspiring and equipping students to share their faith this year is evangelist Ronnie Hill. Ronnie has a passion to see people respond to Jesus! He was saved at the age of 8 and it was not long until his gift of … Read More

Doug Hutcheson Retiring

Mark LangleyAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Well, my old friend, Doug Hutcheson, is about to take that inevitable leap into retirement. I met Doug in about 1994 at Family Camp on the Boulder. He was part of a crop of new, young pastors that seemed to descend as a herd onto the MTSBC scene. I suppose I was part of that herd. Doug and I seemed … Read More

A Dream Fulfilled

Deidre MyersAll Enews

Paisley Payton Adoption

The Payton family has always had a lot going on. Not only is Greg busy pastoring a church and participating in other ministry engagements, his wife, Patty, works full time and leads the children’s ministry at The Rock Church in Laurel. Having three boys active in music and football, things never seemed to slow down. As satisfied as they were … Read More

Caring for Our City

Bobby KingAll Enews

In 1980, I became a pastor full time. Over the years, there have been things I really liked to do and then there was one thing that I really didn’t like. That one thing that I made myself do was to visit people in the hospital. My wife, Sylvia, has been a great help in this area, because often she … Read More

God Uses the Unexpected

Jessica CruschAll Enews

Bob Keele and his wife, Dahlia

Bob Keele and his wife, Dahlia, met and married right after he graduated from Hysham High School in 1988. They immediately started a journey of discovering that you can leave God’s calling in the background, but He will never truly take it away! Bob knew from an early age that God was calling him into some sort of ministry, but … Read More

Western wildfires have Baptists poised for action

Baptist PressAll Enews

Cascade Fire, Montana

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (BP) — With wildfires in the western United States having consumed a cumulative area larger than the state of Maryland, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units are preparing for ministry. Nine western states — California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming — have experienced fires this year that have consumed more than 8 million total … Read More