Faith, Wisdom, and Coronavirus

Barrett DukeAll Enews

I don’t know what to think about the coronavirus situation. On one hand, I’ve seen plenty of instances in the past when both social and corporate media have blown things way out of proportion and created overreactions. I also deeply believe that some in media are happily using this moment to destroy the president. On the other hand, there is … 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

MPact Montana 2020

mtsbcAll Enews

The theme of MPact Montana this year is Equipped to Serve. Please join us in Butte on March 5-6 for this high energy conference with more than a dozen quality breakout sessions, including church renewal, church growth, children’s ministry, VBS, and much more. The breakouts are aimed at helping you take your ministry to the next level. Details: Speaker, Dr. David … Read More

5 INTENTIONAL WAYS TO SHAPE THE CULTURE OF YOUR CHURCH

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

By Jimmy Scroggins Culture can be a nebulous term and is not easily defined in the context of any organization, including the church. Culture is what it feels like to be a part of your church. It’s more caught than taught, and it’s always mediated through leadership over time. Leaders must think carefully about how we want our churches to feel. … Read More

Governing Documents: Protecting your church or putting it at risk?

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What is the state of your church’s governing documents? Incomplete, out-of-date, in need of review? Maybe you’re not sure what state they are in, or maybe your church recently updated them – but an attorney wasn’t involved. Your church’s governing documents, such as your employment policies, bylaws, constitution, facility use policy, and others, are important. They can either provide legal … Read More

Making Our Churches Safer Places

Barrett DukeAll Enews

The report of the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group was recently released. Every church should be concerned about the findings of the report. For starters, just consider the incidence of sexual abuse in society: The Center for Disease and Prevention cites that 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 4 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact … Read More

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Barrett DukeAll Enews

We’re counting down the days till Christmas. In addition to the opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus and enjoy time with family and friends, Christmas serves as a reminder of some important things. For example, Christmas reminds us of the great price God paid to rescue us from the penalty of our sin. It remains a source of wonderful … Read More

Religious Freedom Issues Facing Churches Across America

Josh ChumleyAll Enews, Strengthening Team

With over 24 years of service, at all court levels, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has seen the cultural and legal trends clearly shift against the Church. In this article, ADF shares some of the current legal issues churches face and how you can help prepare and protect your church. With the culture the way it is today, we at Alliance … Read More

This South Carolina Church Should Be Treated the Same as Other Groups

Sarah KramerAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The Town of Edisto Beach in South Carolina is standing its ground. The problem is that the ground on which it is standing is unconstitutional. Edisto Beach officials have blocked a local church, Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island, from renting space in the community civic center on the same terms as other groups. Redeemer Fellowship had rented space at the … Read More