We’re Getting Real on November 12-13

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Get Real West is just a week away. I hope you’re planning to join us at Crosspoint Community Church in Missoula. We’ll gather together with students from across Montana on November 12-13 for a great time of worship, hearing God’s word, fellowship, and games. The Christian band Becoming Bristol will be leading worship. They did a fantastic job at get … Read More

Discover, Develop, and Deploy

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

In 2 Timothy 2:1-2, we read an exhortation of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, which is a key principle in developing leaders. We are to entrust to faithful men (and women) what we have been taught, so those we are discipling can teach others. That’s four generations of discipleship in one verse. Our investment in developing disciple makers propels the … Read More

The Church Has Left the Building

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

How often have we heard the expression, “The church is not the building?” While this statement is 100% theologically correct, it does not always translate into how we practice being the church. For many congregations, their identity is tied more closely to a location and a building rather than who God has created them to be in their community. When … Read More

Being Known

Ryan CooperAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Recently, I was face to face with the unenviable difficulty of having to admit sin, confess to another, and wrestle through the uncomfortable aftermath of, “Hey, I really stomped on your feelings there, and I’m sorry for doing that…again…” Predictably, I didn’t want to share. I didn’t want to own up to my failures. I didn’t want to be open. … Read More

Pastor learned servant leadership as Border Patrol agent

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Karen L. Willoughby, posted September 3, 2021 in Churches and Ministry HAVRE, Mont. (BP) – A moral dilemma and Ed Litton led Chris Richards to follow Jesus. Today, he pastors two churches in north-central Montana. Richards was 26. He’d been a Border Patrol agent for six years, where “Honor First” is the agency’s motto. The Border Patrol’s job is to secure the borders … Read More

Shoeboxes Go Where Christ Is Unknown

Samaritan's PurseAll Enews

A PERUVIAN VILLAGE RECEIVES THE GOSPEL FOR THE FIRST TIME THROUGH THE OUTREACH OF OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD After traveling several days upriver by canoe, Raquel Quinchoquer and a group of national volunteers finally arrived at their destination deep in the Peruvian Amazon. They had come to hold an Operation Christmas Child outreach eventfor children of the Nomatsiguenga people group. Although … Read More

It’s Time to be Refreshed

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Refresh 2016

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at Refresh next month. We’ll meet at Church at the Gates in Missoula on October 7-8. Last year, we cut the meeting back to one day. Not this year! We’ll be together the whole day and a half. As you know, we pack a lot into this meeting, and very little of it is … Read More

Where are the Workers? Calling Out the Called!

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

When is the last time you heard a pastor make a passionate plea for people to respond to God’s call to be a pastor, a missionary, or to be in full-time vocational ministry?  Better yet, if you are a pastor, when is the last time you emphasized following God’s call and invited people in your congregation to follow God into … Read More

Baptism Sunday

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One of the great joys of summer is to see our churches celebrating baptism in the lakes and rivers of Montana. While the sun is hot, we seek to take advantage of the narrow window of opportunity for this format, even though the water is still very much cold. As those who have responded to the Gospel with repentance and faith identify … Read More