Montana Christian College Taps Wooddell as Vice President of Advancement

Norm MillerAll Enews

Montana Christian College adds to its leadership team by employing Joe Wooddell as Vice President of Advancement and Professor of Philosophy. He leaves an 18-year tenure at Criswell College in Dallas.  “Dr. Wooddell fills a strategic function for Montana Christian College,” said Marvin Jones, president of MCC. “To the best of my knowledge, he is the first financial developer in … Read More

Taylor elected Wyoming executive director

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Baptist Press, posted June 22, 2023 in SBC News CASPER, Wyo. – The Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network (WSBMN) elected Rondie Taylor as the convention’s state missionary and executive director on June 5 by a unanimous vote of the of the executive board. “He has served Wyoming well over the last several years and I am excited to have him in the … Read More

Recruiting students to serve in the church

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By Aaron Summers, posted August 2, 2023 in Lifeway As a new school year approaches, many church leaders seek church members who can serve in the church. In a Lifeway Research study of Protestant churchgoers, 66% said they did not volunteer for a charity (ministry, church, or non-ministry) in the last year. Could the gap between desire and action stem from our failure to trust younger … Read More

Are Your Children Save From Predators?

Barrett DukeAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The statistics are discouraging. According to Ministry Safe 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. The average convicted offender may have between 50-150 victims. Less than 10% of sexual abusers will ever encounter the criminal justice system. Indeed, sexual abusers are very difficult to spot. There is … Read More

Building a Healthy Ministry Culture

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

As a young adult, I loved Jesus and truly believed that those who loved and served Jesus would function with joy, enthusiasm, unity, and a Kingdom mindset. I was so naïve. On the outside, all appeared well in my local church. There was the illusion that we all had the same heartbeat for Gospel ministry, but when it came to … Read More

MSBW Team Travels to Missouri’s WMU 100-Year Celebration

Diana BrickerAll Enews

Poplar Bluff, MO—After an eight-month partnership agreement between the Montana Southern Baptist Women and the Missouri Women’s Missionary Union, the leadership team from Montana went to celebrate and help wherever was needed at their historic 100-year Missions Conference, Hope in Christ, which was held on April 14-15, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The team was made … Read More

Baptist Foundation News of Montana

Dan FarmerAll Enews

The Baptist Foundation of Montana is devoted to aiding the 125 Southern Baptist churches in Montana, through providing both financial and creative solutions for pastors and facilities. Our work is carried out through the help and generous donations of supporters like you. Your contributions can take many forms, from cash, stocks, life insurance policies, property or other securities, etc., — … Read More

Homeschooling mom to coach MCC volleyball 

Norm MillerAll Enews

Mackenzie Stutzman lives a full life. An entrepreneurial furrier, she enjoys riding and training horses, snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, and fishing. Among all these interests, one sport rises above the rest: volleyball. Although she played volleyball and basketball from sixth grade onward, during her senior year Mackenzie coached volleyball for younger students on public and homeschool teams. In August, Mackenzie returns … Read More

Bighorn Baptist is the only church in town

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By Karen L. Willoughby, posted May 4, 2023 in Cooperating for the Gospel, Cooperative Program FORT SMITH, Mt. – Bighorn Baptist, the only church of any kind in this town established a mere 63 years ago in 1960, does what it can to minister in its community. Fort Smith is on federal land surrounded by the 2.2 million-acre Crow Indian Reservation. The unincorporated community expands … Read More

Southern Baptists grow in attendance and baptisms, decline in membership

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By Aaron Earls, posted May 9, 2023 in SBC News BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) — For the second straight year, baptisms and giving increased among Southern Baptist congregations. In-person worship service and small group attendance also rebounded, but total membership and the number of congregations slid. The Annual Church Profile (ACP) compiled by Lifeway Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions paints a complicated picture for the Southern … Read More