Mission Trip Journal: Explore Church goes to Alaska-Day 2

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! Day 2 After a long night of picking up people at the airport our team is finally all together and ready to serve! Over half of our team received Christ as … Read More

Mission Trip Journal: Explore Church goes to Alaska-Day 1

mtsbcAll Enews, Planting Team

This past summer, Explore Church, a new church plant in Missoula, took a serving mission trip to Alaska. During the next nine days, we will be posting daily updates of the trip written by Sacha Hasenyager. Explore Church is a new church plant that started in January of 2020, under the leadership of Mark Hasenyager. Planting a church during a … Read More

The Church Has Left the Building

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

How often have we heard the expression, “The church is not the building?” While this statement is 100% theologically correct, it does not always translate into how we practice being the church. For many congregations, their identity is tied more closely to a location and a building rather than who God has created them to be in their community. When … Read More

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