Raise Expectations!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

In Matthew 4:19, Jesus called His first disciples. He said… “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” This calling was a personal invitation to know Him, to live in relationship with Him, and to join Him in His mission. This incredible life changing, paradigm shifting invitation from the Messiah also came with a cost. A true disciple … Read More

Giving Hope to Weary Souls: Who Will Say Yes?

Ryan CooperAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Expectations shattered.  Reality bared its ugly fangs and assaulted them with devastating effects.  Living in rural Montana among the rural hamlets, grasslands of the East, mountains of the West, many people begin life with a desire to grow, flourish, and create a legacy for themselves. But when life’s inevitable rumble strips erode into bottomless sinkholes, suddenly help seems so far … Read More

The Road Home

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

As the new year began, Park City Baptist Church began a new chapter in the life of their church by calling Chris and Traci Rafferty and their family. For Traci, this is a return home. She was raised in a Catholic home and attended Billings West High School.  She was saved at Calvary Baptist Church in Laurel in 1992 and attended … Read More

Regional Children’s Ministry Workshop

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Over the last several years, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Montana has become a great ministry partner. Many of our MTSBC churches have experienced a 5 Day Club in their community and know their commitment to excellence. Our pastors have seen their excitement in sharing the Gospel in creative and compelling ways. Everything CEF does is rooted in Scripture and they have a great … Read More

It’s ACP Time Again!

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

ACP

By now, your church should have received your Annual Church Profile (ACP) materials in the mail. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: • Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working.• They can also show … Read More

Rocky Boy – A Go Montana Story

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

When Pastor Chris Richards of Immanuel Baptist Church in Havre was asked to begin preaching at Chief Cornerstone Fellowship in Box Elder, he knew this new calling would be filled with unique challenges and incredible opportunities.  One of his goals was to develop and empower indigenous leaders and three have emerged as faithful men with a heart for their community.  … Read More

God’s Hand at Work!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Over the last 6 months, Pastor Jeff Phillips and First Baptist Church in Thompson Falls have been immersed in building a new auditorium.  So, how does a church of 75 build a new facility during a pandemic that will hold up to 300 people?  It is with great faith, steadfast devotion, and a lot of perseverance.  For those who have … Read More

Shane Pruitt: Don’t Forget About Your One!

North American Mission BoardAll Enews, Strengthening Team

So much has changed around us since this year began. And with so many different shifts and transitions, it could be easy to get into our own silos and forget about our greater calling as Christians to give Jesus and the gospel to those who are lost. National Next Get Evangelism Director, Shane Pruitt provides a timely and encouraging reminder … Read More

To Mask or Not to Mask, That’s Not the Right Question

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Over the last few months, the unity of some of our churches has been threatened. In the midst of a pandemic, social unrest, and divisive election year politics, our culture has spiraled into turmoil. Tensions are high.  As followers of Jesus, we are not immune to having our emotions inflamed by what we believe is right and wrong in our country. … Read More

LifeWay moves major women’s events online for fall 2020

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

By Joy Allmond, posted August 6, 2020 in Lifeway, SBC News, Woman’s Ministry NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced physical gatherings around the globe to cancel for the foreseeable future, but LifeWay Christian Resources is doubling down on their efforts to connect women through the Gospel. This fall, LifeWay Women will convert three major scheduled events — LifeWay Women Live Simulcast (Aug. 8), Cultivate Online (Sept. 12) … Read More