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

Let’s Be Honest…

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

During the past few months, things have definitely changed in many aspects of life. It is no different for church plants of all ages, sizes, and locations. And even though many are geared to try to find the good in everything that happens, sometimes it is okay just to admit that things are … not good, and in fact, are … Read More

Our Church Planter Families Are Growing

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

In May, we celebrated the newest additions to the Send Network church planting family in Montana. Michael and Ariel Tyson welcomed their sixth son, Ari Hezekiah Tyson, on May 6th, 2020. Ari was born weighing in at 7 lbs 10oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. It wasn’t long before Ari made his appearance at church and was being adored … Read More

5 Questions To Consider Before You Plant a Church

Garth LenoAll Enews, Planting Team

By Garth Leno – Send Network Blog 3-16-20 I have watched church plants and church planting families fold too soon. We need to pay better attention on the front end before we plant. Here are five questions to consider before you plant your church: 1. Have you tested your call to plant a church? Before you begin to plant, you … Read More

Church Planter Retreat 2020

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

On January 16-17, over a dozen of Montana’s current and future church planters gathered at Fairmont Hot Springs for the annual Church Planter Retreat. This is a much-needed time each year when church planters and their wives can connect with each other while learning and being encouraged in their ministry. The speaker this year was Danny de Armas, Senior Associate … Read More

Church Planting: Looking Ahead at 2020

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

As we approach a new year, the following is a short list of things to anticipate that will be happening with church planting in Montana. New Churches – We anticipate new churches to be started in Missoula, Bozeman, and Roundup in the upcoming year. Church Planters – Currently, we have new planters in the assessment process with the North American … Read More