Wild and Wide-Open

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

If you ask Morris Hill about what God is doing in St. Regis, MT, he couldn’t be more excited. The church is growing, leaders are being developed, and souls are being saved! He says ministry right now is “wild and wide-open” as they prepare for mission teams this summer. Like many churches, New Day Fellowship uses the summer months to engage their community with service projects and outreach events. This year, they will overlap these ministries with the building of a new parsonage. It’s part of a multi-year strategy to create more ministry space that can be utilized for offices, small group ministry, and counseling.

Partners are crucial for small churches seeking to expand. New Day Fellowship is thankful for a loan through the Montana Baptist Foundation for building materials and for North Carolina Baptists, who have agreed to oversee the building process. Construction crews from North Carolina will begin arriving in June and will work through August. The Missouri Baptist Convention is also sending a disaster relief shower trailer for the entire summer.

Are you looking for a Go-Montana project? There are a few open weeks for MTSBC churches to serve with the North Carolina teams coming to St. Regis. The weeks of June 19-26, June 26-July 3, and July 3-10 are still wide open. All MTSBC churches will have to work through the process created by the North Carolina Baptist Convention to ensure continuity. The teams coming for the week of August 21-28 are smaller, so they could use a few more volunteers.  There is also a need for a small, skilled team (4-12 people) for a pre-project task of converting an existing church structure into a “cook’s cabin” for the summer. That project can happen any time prior to June 1st. Please contact Mark Abernathy at mabernathy@ncbaptist.org or (919) 459-5607 for more information on these projects.

About the Author

Darren Hales

Darren Hales is the Church Strengthening Team Leader of the Montana Southern Baptist Convention.