Don’t Grow Weary in Doing Well

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Early on in our ministry in Montana, my wife and I were easily discouraged.  We were certain of God’s call.  We were prayerful.  We were relational in our approach and we were faithful to teach and share the Truth of Scripture. We were experiencing God’s presence and provision, but we were not seeing much spiritual fruit.  Planting and growing a … Read More

Worship as Discipleship

Zane OfficerAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Our 94-year-old pianist’s arthritis finally made playing impossible for him. We had already been using some canned tracks for music and now switched to only tracks. We surveyed the Libby Baptist Church congregation only to find we had no musicians among us. So, we did the next logical thing….we prayed for God to drop musicians in our lap. Over a … Read More

2021 VBS Archaeology Theme Leads Kids to Unearth Truth About Jesus

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

by Aaron Wilson, posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020 (21 hours ago) NASHVILLE (BP) — Next summer, kids will roll up their sleeves and grab excavation gear as they head to archaeological sites of present-day Israel with “Destination Dig,” the 2021 Vacation Bible School theme from LifeWay Christian Resources. In “Destination Dig,” kids will take the role of junior archaeologists as they embark … Read More

On the Road Again!

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

If this phrase brings back memories of a song, then you are singing it in your head right now!  Yes, it’s a Willie Nelson song, so it’s not known for spiritual truth.  However, like any country song, it shares a story and this one conveys his desire to make music with his friends.  This is his passion and he is … Read More

NEW Resource – Election 2020 Legal Guide

Alliance Defending FreedomAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Thanks the partnership of ADF Church Alliance members across the country, we have developed a legal guide for pastors and churches to navigate this year’s election season. The 2020 Election and Your Church: Five Legal Guidelines provides useful tips for some of the most frequent questions and concerns we’ve heard over the years. We hope that this guide is helpful … Read More

RESOURCE: Prayer is the most essential element for reopening

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

by Bill Elliff, posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP) — Every church in America (and across the world) is making decisions about reopening after the recent months of COVID-19 restrictions. We are developing many practical plans, as we should. But in all of our planning, are we praying? Are we crying out to the head of the Church to give … Read More

A Covenant With My Eyes

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The pervasiveness of pornography in our culture is having devastating consequences in our society. It is a “secret sin” which flourishes in the dark, yet its toll on the souls of men is unraveling families.  What is so alarming is that researchers say that 68% of American men who attend a local evangelical church access porn on a regular basis, … Read More

Helena Valley Baptist Church Calls New Pastor

Barbara PostAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Helena Valley Baptist Church (HVBC) is pleased to announce that Rev. Jason A. Rioux (pronounced Rio) has accepted the call to be our Pastor.  He began his ministry with HVBC on January 1, 2020.  The Pastoral Search Committee spent months praying, searching for and reviewing pastoral candidates before deciding that Bro. Jason was the candidate to present to Church body. … Read More

The Chest of Joash Ignites a Passion for Missions Giving

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Growing up in North Carolina, Pastor Michael Johnson has fond memories of his home church taking up an offering on one special Sunday each year.  It was a growing church and their facility often needed upgrades or expansion. The church was committed to using the building as a tool to reach new people.  His pastor used the story of King … 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