Let’s Get Refreshed

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Refresh 2016

I hope you’re planning to join us for our annual Fall meeting on October 5-6. This year Refresh will be held at the beautiful campus of the Montana Christian College in Kalispell. If you’ve never been on the campus, you have a real treat coming up. You can go to the college website at www.montanacc.edu to see some great pictures … Read More

Missional Residencies Across Montana for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Two Conversations that Need to Meet in the Middle As I’ve traveled for work and for various ministry opportunities, I’ve had two distinct conversations about residencies. One conversation has been with pastors and church planters who express their desire to have a residency in their church. The other conversation has been with young men and women who are called to … Read More

Revive Us, O Lord

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Did you know that for the first time, less than 50% of Americans are a member of a local church and the trends show a steady decline. The data also reveals that only 30% of Americans have ever had anyone personally share the Gospel with them. Roughly 90% of American believers have never shared the Gospel with anyone.  It’s astonishing. We … Read More

Get to Know our Church Planting Missionaries in Montana – The Bourne Family

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

I want to encourage you to take time to get to know your North American missionaries that serve in Montana. When you give to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (North American Missions Offering) you support thirteen missionaries from the northwest corner of the state to the eastern plains; from the towns bordering Canada to places along … Read More

Get to Know our Church Planting Missionaries in Montana – The Taber Family

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Tell us about your family. Jeremie Taber (13), loves basketball and music. Mason Taber (12), loves basketball, football, Legos, and music. Brandi and I are native Montanans, Jim (Laurel), Brandi (Hamilton). We met while in college at University of Montana through some mutual friends in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Our sons are from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. We adopted them in 2012 … Read More

In Finding and Keeping Volunteers, Be Direct

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Scott Barkley, posted September 5, 2023 in Churches and Ministry HATTIESBURG, Miss. (BP) – Building a volunteer team isn’t just about what you do, but what you don’t. It is about extending a personal invitation, said Drew Chapman, Next Steps and Outreach pastor at Temple Baptist Church. It is about training. It is about assessing the best place for service and communicating expectations. … Read More

The Cooperative Program: A Brilliant Solution

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Imagine 30,000 fellow Southern Baptists coming to your church every year asking for money to help them fulfill God’s calling in their lives. That would be more people than we have in all our Montana Southern Baptist churches combined! It would be about 600 different people each Sunday, which is more people than attend the average Southern Baptist church on … Read More

The Exhibit Hall, New Orleans

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

At the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in New Orleans this spring, our MTSBC team met hundreds of people. We shared our God stories and asked people to pray for Montana. Our hope is that from this engagement, the Lord will call church planters, pastors, and ministry partners into the harvest fields of Montana. We had Montana swag to give as mementos, and … Read More

Freshwater Church Ministers to Montana Churches

Diana BrickerAll Enews

“What do you get a tired pastor in Montana for the summer?” pastor of Valley Baptist Church, Huntley, Stan Bricker exclaimed. “A Freshwater Baptist Church mission team from Jefferson City, Missouri!” After traveling 17 hours across three states and missing two tornadoes, this team arrived in the Billings area on June 24, 2023. The large team, consisting of men, women, … Read More