Praying Across Montana for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

When it comes prayer, we often seek the gift. Seldom do we seek the Giver. What if prayer is more about us being summoned into God’s presence so that we can hear what’s on the Father’s heart for our lives, as opposed to us quickly going over a list of needs and desires that have little to do with His … Read More

The Power of Partnership in Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

It’s good for our churches in Montana to be reminded that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Recently on a national level, 200 NEW missionaries were sent out by 174 different Sending Churches to plant in 34 states and three Canadian provinces, to share the hope of the gospel in 7 different languages. This is the power of … Read More

Celebrating the Call to Plant Churches in Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

On June 8, 2023, John and Jenny Corder moved from Elgin, South Carolina to Glendive, Montana to plant a new church to reach lost people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Answering God’s call, they sold their home, resigned from their jobs, said goodbye to family and friends, packed up a U-Haul, and set out on a 1,848-mile journey across … Read More

Plant, Replant, or Die

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

800-900 Southern Baptist churches die in our country every year! Over 77% of these churches are in communities larger than 100,000 people, according to NAMB. Over 90% of these churches are in population centers that have grown over the past decade. The problem is real. But to whom does this problem belong? It belongs to us. It’s mine and yours, … Read More

Rocky Mountain Bible Conference

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

A CONFERENCE LED BY THE MINISTRY CENTER OF WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY ON “RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD OF TRUTH.” REGISTER NOW! Click the link below, find details about the conference, and register to attend for FREE! This is for pastors, church staff, small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, and anyone in your church with a desire to grow in the discipline … Read More

A Note from Michael Liner

Michael LinerAll Enews, Planting Team

Dear Montana Southern Baptists, Nancy and I wanted to send you a quick note of gratitude and to express thanksgiving to our Lord for your support and partnership in ministry over the past decade. Yes, ten years already. Time certainly flies. We have seen The Lord do some wonderful things over the years and have enjoyed and benefitted from being … 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

Choosing the Important Over the Urgent

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Charles Hummel wrote a booklet entitled Tyranny of the Urgent. In it he shares about the tension that exists between things that are truly important and things that are seemingly urgent. His conclusion was that seemingly urgent things in our lives frequently overcome the most important things in our lives. This led him to coin the phrase, tyranny of the urgent, which … Read More

Maximizing Momentum and Mobilizing Church Planters in Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Partnerships are vital to the work of church planting in Montana. A group of pastors from Missouri has invested in our Montana church planters.  They are helping to create momentum and further mobilize God-called men and women for the advancement of the gospel in Big Sky country. A true cooperative effort has begun, and we are experiencing partnership at a … Read More

Mission Trip Journal: Explore Church goes to Alaska-Day 10

mtsbcAll Enews, Planting Team

This past summer, Explore Church, a new church plant in Missoula, took a serving mission trip to Alaska. Follow our daily updates of the trip written by Sacha Hasenyager! Return It was such a challenging task for a small church plant to step out in faith to do a mission trip during covid! We are so thankful for the support … Read More