The Montana Missions Offering: Helping Each Other

Barrett DukeAll Enews

It’s hard to believe we’re already coming to the end of the year. I’ve been so busy, I hardly noticed the months flying by. Now, we’re all getting ready for holiday mode. And it’s a wonderful mode. Soon we’ll be celebrating God’s bountiful provision for us over a sumptuous Thanksgiving meal and then before we have time to stop and … Read More

Church Planting Focus – Miles City

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

Miles City is one of the MTSBC focus cities in eastern Montana for church planting. Pastor Jeff Cahill of Valley Community Church in Miles City has been praying for a new church plant in this area for some time. He knows there are people that could be reached by a new church – a different church. Valley Community Church is … Read More

Multiplication of Ministry Specialists and Coaches

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One of my priorities as the Church Strengthening Team Leader is to develop ministry specialists in each region of our state who can encourage, exhort, and equip churches in their region to be more effective in a specific area of ministry. I believe that as we develop and deploy empowered leaders in our churches, those churches have a greater Gospel … Read More

Who Asked You?

Adam BurtAll Enews, Next-Gen

I’ll never forget who asked me. My friend Kim asked me while we were driving to youth group, “Are you ever going to get saved?” I didn’t that night. But later that year, I did. My Pastor asked me one Sunday morning, “Will you teach the jr. high boy’s Sunday school class?” I was terrified, but I said yes. My … Read More

This South Carolina Church Should Be Treated the Same as Other Groups

Sarah KramerAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The Town of Edisto Beach in South Carolina is standing its ground. The problem is that the ground on which it is standing is unconstitutional. Edisto Beach officials have blocked a local church, Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island, from renting space in the community civic center on the same terms as other groups. Redeemer Fellowship had rented space at the … Read More

Montana engages in its first Crossover outreach

Baptist PressAll Enews

HELENA, Mont. (BP) — Twenty-nine people from across Montana stayed an extra day after the 2018 annual meeting of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention to participate in the convention’s first-ever Crossover evangelistic initiative. The 29 messengers from the annual meeting assisted four of Helena’s Southern Baptist churches Oct. 6 by joining in door-to-door Gospel conversations, canvassing neighborhoods and distributing flyers … Read More

Beating evangelism paralysis

North American Mission BoardAll Enews


There’s something about pastoring a church that causes us to stay in perpetual research mode. Maybe it’s our seminary training. Maybe it’s the stats and facts we live in daily. Who knows? What I have noticed is that many pastors suffer from “analysis paralysis.” What’s that? Wikipedia gives a great definition: Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) … Read More