A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

As you look out on your congregation, what do you see? Do you see an abundance of potential resources, co-laborers, and disciple makers? Or, do you view your church family through the lens of scarcity? There really isn’t much there to work with, is there? What you believe about them is what you will see in them. Think about that … Read More

What Happens If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned?

Alliance Defending FreedomAll Enews

As many of you know, a case with the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in December. This case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is challenging Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which limits abortions after 15 weeks (except in cases of medical emergencies and severe fetal abnormalities). Mississippi is asking the U.S. Supreme … Read More

This Is God’s Mercy Flight

Samaritan's PurseAll Enews

SAMARITAN’S PURSE DC-8 FLIGHT CARRIES UKRAINIANS TO A NEW LIFE IN CANADA. On Sunday, May 15, our DC-8 cargo jet left Poland on a special mission to bring 28 Ukrainian refugees to Toronto where they will be able to reunite with family, friends, and other sponsors arranged by Samaritan’s Purse. These families fled from the horror of the conflict continuing … Read More

What’s the Difference between Shepherding & Disciple Making?

Justin GravittAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Clarity breeds brevity. Lack of clarity leads to lots of words. Our churches today lack clarity on disciple making. That confusion is evident by the long list of words used interchangeably such as discipleship, coaching, mentoring, disciple making, and shepherding. Unfortunately, these words aren’t synonyms. Instead of clarifying the call to make disciples, they complicate and confuse. In the past … Read More

What Will Next Winter Be Like?

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Yes, you read that right. I’m asking you to consider what winter will be like before we’ve even gotten through summer. This isn’t only a question we can ask about the weather. It’s also a question we can ask about the church. When it comes to your church, what you do now can have a huge impact on how you … Read More

The Disciple Maker Card

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

In any discipleship process, relationships are essential. A disciple maker is seeking to engage the heart of a new believer, or a disciple partner, with spiritual truths that lead to life transformation. These spiritual conversations have a high view of Scripture and emphasize our response to the Holy Spirit. What is God saying? What are you going to do about it? Discipleship can be … Read More

406 Day of Prayer and Fasting

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

BIG SUCCESS & A SIGN OF SPIRITUAL HUNGER What a blessing it was to be a part of the first ever, online, all-state prayer meeting for Montana. Approximately 75 people representing 19 different churches united in heartfelt, passionate prayer on the date represented by our area code, April 6 (4/06). Online, there were churches gathered in homes, and fellowship halls. … Read More

Baptist Foundation of Montana

Dan FarmerAll Enews

Baptist Foundation of Montana (BFM) was established to meet the financial needs of the Southern Baptist churches in Montana, 130 and growing. These needs most always fall into 2 categories – facilities and pastor support.  Facilities consist of land, buildings, and furnishings necessary to support church activities. Dealing with BFM is certain to be much easier than with conventional banks because … Read More

Reaching Without Reservations

Norm MillerAll Enews

With credentialed Bible teaching and evangelism experience at home and abroad, Tim Osterlund shares the principles of biblical interpretation with residents of the Crow Indian Reservation south of Billings, Montana. Osterlund – an adjunct professor for Yellowstone Christian College (YCC) – relied on his experience navigating various world cultures in leading the course that he said was a “tremendous opportunity … Read More

NAMB next gen coaching cohorts equip youth, collegiate leaders

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Brandon Elrod ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Christians have focused energy on passing down “the faith that was delivered to the saints once for all” for centuries. Each time one generation passes on the baton to the next, new challenges surface. Rapid changes in technology and cultural shifts, however, have seemingly made the task more daunting. From April 19-20, the North … Read More