Legal Guidance for Election Season

mtsbcAll Enews

Church leaders often wonder about the legal parameters to engaging with governing officials – and the community – on issues of public and moral importance. This is of particular concern during election season. Your decision to speak is a matter of conscience, conviction, and an understanding of the legal considerations surrounding civic engagement by churches. As a church leader, you … Read More

Changes for Refresh 2020

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Refresh 2016

Refresh is right around the corner. We’re meeting for one day only this year, on Thursday, October 1, from 1 pm to 8:30 pm, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Billings. I hope you’re making plans to join us. Unfortunately, some things will be different this year. Most importantly, we aren’t going to be offering childcare. We deeply regret this, but … Read More

God’s Hand at Work!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Over the last 6 months, Pastor Jeff Phillips and First Baptist Church in Thompson Falls have been immersed in building a new auditorium.  So, how does a church of 75 build a new facility during a pandemic that will hold up to 300 people?  It is with great faith, steadfast devotion, and a lot of perseverance.  For those who have … Read More

Good Problems to Have?!?

Michael LinerAll Enews, Planting Team

Often times, we look at problems as obstacles to overcome or indications that something has gone awry. Problems can make us uneasy and can drain us. They can even initiate those fight or flight reactions. Is there such a thing as a good problem? I was recently in the Southside neighborhood of Billings visiting Jeremy Bourne, our re-planter with Bethel … Read More

Samaritan’s Purse: Sending the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth

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Shoebox Gifts Become a Turning Point For An Unreached Area of Mexico La Laguna village in remote Mexico, home to the Nahuatl people, was once unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one in the mountain community had ever heard the Name of Jesus. No one had ever been told that God loves them. No one had a Bible. … Read More

Shane Pruitt: Don’t Forget About Your One!

North American Mission BoardAll Enews, Strengthening Team

So much has changed around us since this year began. And with so many different shifts and transitions, it could be easy to get into our own silos and forget about our greater calling as Christians to give Jesus and the gospel to those who are lost. National Next Get Evangelism Director, Shane Pruitt provides a timely and encouraging reminder … Read More

Pandemic prompts churches to consider permanent changes

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Tess Schoonhoven, posted September 4, 2020 in Churches and Ministry, COVID-19 HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Every church has adjusted some aspects of ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But even as the effects of COVID-19 continue to press into the modern landscape of the evangelical church, some congregations are already turning from the question of how to shift from the current … Read More