FIRST-PERSON: Engaging the next generation on mental health

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By Shane Pruitt, posted November 19, 2020 in Mental Health ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – According to a recent Barna study, half of 18-year-olds in the U.S. report anxiety and fear of failure, and about 40 percent say they often feel sad or depressed. Thirty-four percent of young people say they feel lonely and isolated from others. The church in America is undoubtedly doing a … Read More

Pandemic Heightens Need to Engage Local Communities

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By Trennis Henderson, posted November 17, 2020 in Woman’s Missionary Union V. J. Sanchez doesn’t mince words when she describes the significance of Christian Women’s Job Corps and Christian Men’s Job Corps in the life of a local church or community. “I believe that every community should have a Christian Women’s/Christian Men’s Job Corps because of the great need across the United States,” she … Read More

Yellowstone Christian College Board unanimously elects president

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By Norm Miller BILLINGS, Mont. — By unanimous vote, the Yellowstone Christian College Board of Directors on October 31 elected Dr. Marvin Jones as the school’s eighth president. He will begin his new role on December 7. Jones officially transitions in December to take the YCC helm as he leaves Louisiana College (SBC) in Pineville. During his tenure there since … Read More

The Latest on the Montana COVID Restrictions

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Many of us suspected that we would see a spike in COVID infections as the weather got colder and that Governor Bullock would respond. Today, he responded with new guidance for the state. However, there is better news for churches. Today’s directive includes this language: “This Directive does not alter existing requirements for houses of worship. Faith leaders are urged … Read More

God’s Divine Detours

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Things aren’t as bad as you might be thinking they are. As we move into the cold, dark, winter months, it could be easy to allow the unusual challenges and set-backs of this COVID-riddled year to drive us to despair. Let me encourage you to look beyond the things Satan wants you to see and fix your eyes firmly on … Read More

This Is the Time to Plan for 2021 Residencies

Michael LinerAll Enews, Planting Team


We just wrapped up an unusual and challenging summer, and now is the time to begin to prayerfully look at next year’s possibilities and opportunities. If the Lord tarries, we should all be found investing and developing missional disciples. It won’t happen by accident. It takes the intentionality of leaders to make it happen. We have a tremendous resource of … Read More

Rocky Boy – A Go Montana Story

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

When Pastor Chris Richards of Immanuel Baptist Church in Havre was asked to begin preaching at Chief Cornerstone Fellowship in Box Elder, he knew this new calling would be filled with unique challenges and incredible opportunities.  One of his goals was to develop and empower indigenous leaders and three have emerged as faithful men with a heart for their community.  … Read More

Five Creative Ways to Pack Shoeboxes During COVID-19

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LEARN WHAT CHURCHES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE DOING AMID THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS TO FACILITATE SHOEBOX PACKING AND ULTIMATELY BLESS CHILDREN IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD. A global pandemic isn’t stopping Operation Christmas Child from delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to boys and girls in the far corners of the world. Children need hope now more than ever in such uncertain times, and these … Read More

STATE MEETINGS: Alaska, Montana, Dakotas

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By Karen Willoughby Alaska celebrates 75th annual meeting ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Baptists’ 75th annual meeting marked the first time the convention provided an interactive online as well as in-person gathering. The 119 messengers from 50 of Alaska’s 120 congregations were able to vote electronically as well as to interact with those at the in-person meeting. The distance messengers were said to … Read More

Missionaries in Sub-Saharan Africa see progress in ’55 in 5′ initiative

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By Caroline Anderson, writer for the IMB While more Christians live in Sub-Saharan Africa than in any area of the world, 27,000 people in the region die every day without knowing Christ. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the fastest-growing populations in the world and one of the highest rates of child mortality. Many people groups in Sub-Saharan Africa have no … Read More