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

It Started in a Coffee Shop

Darren HalesAll Enews, Planting Team, Strengthening Team

How can the prayers of 5 college students in Pullman, WA, be used by God to start a collegiate church planting movement? That’s a great question! It’s an amazing story of life transformation, which is now unfolding at the University of Montana and Montana State University! I They longed to see the Kingdom of Heaven experienced on earth! As they … Read More

Prayer Is the Work

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

In October of 2020, I began serving as the Lead Church Planting Catalyst for the state of Montana. When I received the call, there was no doubt in my mind that God had opened doors, and that He had prepared me and my family to lead the way in helping start new churches across the state of Montana. I was … Read More

Churches Planting Churches in Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

As the Church Planting Team Leader, I have the privilege of working with pastors, churches, and church planters to spread the gospel and to plant new churches throughout Montana. It is a big task to which we’ve all been called. The reality is that churches plant churches, and we cannot accomplish the mission effectively without your leadership and participation, as … Read More

Day of Prayer and Fasting

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

FOUR ZERO SIX – The day of prayer and fasting for evangelism and church planting in Montana has been set for April 6, 2021. FOUR ZERO SIX is, of course, Montana’s area code! This date ties us directly to the idea of it being a state-wide effort. Will you set aside this day to pray and fast across Montana, for … Read More

MTSBC Uniting in Prayer for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

The MTSBC: Uniting in Praying for Montana As the New Year hastens forward, Montana Southern Baptists are agreeing with one another and praying together in unprecedented ways. We’ve organized around a very simple strategy that allows everyone to share in the same prayers for Montana, and to do so from the ministry context where God has called each of us. … Read More

Uniting in Prayer, Creating Spiritual Synergy in the MTSBC

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

You may have read the following illustration before: “One of the largest, strongest horses in the world is the Belgian draft horse. Competitions are held to see which horse can pull the most, and one Belgian can pull 8,000 pounds. The strength involved in this is hard to imagine. So then, we can speculate what would happen if we hooked … Read More

This Is the Time to Plan for 2021 Residencies

Michael LinerAll Enews, Planting Team

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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

Good Problems to Have?!?

Michael LinerAll Enews, Planting Team

Often times, we look at problems as obstacles to overcome or indications that something has gone awry. Problems can make us uneasy and can drain us. They can even initiate those fight or flight reactions. Is there such a thing as a good problem? I was recently in the Southside neighborhood of Billings visiting Jeremy Bourne, our re-planter with Bethel … Read More

Distractions

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

It was a routine day at work and time for lunch. As I did several days during the week, I was going to a local restaurant to get away from the furniture factory and my office for a midday reprieve. Just a couple of miles later on a road that I had driven many times before, I suddenly realized there … Read More