What’s Your Witnessing Style?

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Our country is getting back to normal quickly. Masks are becoming a thing of the past and so is social distancing. This means we can start getting together with people again. One of the greatest needs our churches have as people begin feeling comfortable with being around others is to resume our evangelism efforts. The most effective form of evangelism … 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

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

On-ramps to Church

Barrett DukeAll Enews

I am becoming increasingly concerned about the chasm that is growing between evangelical Christians and the culture around us. American culture has changed radically in recent years. Christian values are giving way rapidly to something pagan and humanistic. We see this all around us. Christian organizations are being labeled as hate groups merely because they adhere to basic biblical teaching … Read More

Love. Hope. Music. Fun.

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

In the summer of 2016, a man from Hamilton, MT with a burden for lost souls contacted the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and made a passionate plea for a “Crusade” to be held in Montana.  This cry for help kicked off a series of exploratory trips by the BGEA to determine the receptivity of the churches in Montana to hosting … Read More

Crossover Kalispell is Coming

Barrett DukeAll Enews

On Saturday, October 5, we will hold our second Crossover event. This time we’ll be reaching people in the Kalispell area. Named after the same event the Southern Baptist Convention has been holding for years now, Crossover reminds us of the vision the Apostle Paul had one night. Luke tells us: During the night Paul had a vision in which … Read More

We’re Here to Serve You

Barrett DukeAll Enews

MPact 2019 was a great success! Our evaluations came back with the most consistent high marks we’ve had since I came to Montana. I think that means we did our job. We equipped our people and ministered to our leaders so that our churches can make a better impact for the gospel in our communities. And, ultimately, that’s why our … Read More

‘Who’s Your One?’ emphasis officially launched

Baptist PressAll Enews, Strengthening Team

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.(BP) — The North American Mission Board (NAMB) officially launched the “Who’s Your One?” evangelism initiative today (Feb. 26) as part of an effort to encourage Southern Baptists to engage people with gospel conversations throughout the year. This evangelism emphasis asks believers to pray for and focus on one individual in the hope that that person may come to … Read More

Beating evangelism paralysis

North American Mission BoardAll Enews

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There’s something about pastoring a church that causes us to stay in perpetual research mode. Maybe it’s our seminary training. Maybe it’s the stats and facts we live in daily. Who knows? What I have noticed is that many pastors suffer from “analysis paralysis.” What’s that? Wikipedia gives a great definition: Analysis paralysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) … Read More

A Collective Mission

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

The birth of the church in Antioch is found in Acts 11. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, men from Cyprus and Cyrene went to Antioch where they shared the Gospel with Greeks and a great number believed. When this reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, they sent Barnabas to check it out. The grace of God was evident … Read More