Deepen Devotion, Engage Your Community, Seek First the Kingdom, Stick Together, Think Multiplication

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

MTSBC and Send Network Montana hosted Send Montana Luncheons this year in Helena, Miles City, Great Falls, Kalispell, and Billings. One of the encouraging things in planning these gatherings was having the chance to work with local associations. I want to thank Treasure State, Big Sky, Triangle, and Yellowstone Baptist Associations for partnering with us and supporting church planting in … Read More

Missional Residencies Across Montana for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Two Conversations that Need to Meet in the Middle As I’ve traveled for work and for various ministry opportunities, I’ve had two distinct conversations about residencies. One conversation has been with pastors and church planters who express their desire to have a residency in their church. The other conversation has been with young men and women who are called to … Read More

Get to Know our Church Planting Missionaries in Montana – The Bourne Family

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

I want to encourage you to take time to get to know your North American missionaries that serve in Montana. When you give to the Cooperative Program and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (North American Missions Offering) you support thirteen missionaries from the northwest corner of the state to the eastern plains; from the towns bordering Canada to places along … Read More

Get to Know our Church Planting Missionaries in Montana – The Taber Family

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Tell us about your family. Jeremie Taber (13), loves basketball and music. Mason Taber (12), loves basketball, football, Legos, and music. Brandi and I are native Montanans, Jim (Laurel), Brandi (Hamilton). We met while in college at University of Montana through some mutual friends in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Our sons are from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. We adopted them in 2012 … Read More

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