More Help to Reach Your Community with the Gospel

Barrett DukeAll Enews

Sports Camp

It’s exciting to see the different activities some of our MTSBC churches are using to reach their communities. They’re offering youth camps, sports camps, VBS, Backyard Bible Clubs, game night dinners, and many other unique outreach events to connect with people and share the gospel. The Lord never intended for His people to be silent about the gospel. His command … Read More

Our Evangelistic Imperative

Jeff HessingerAll Enews, Strengthening Team

I have been tasked to champion evangelism in all of its forms, from witness training, church strategy, to community saturation of the Good News. To best understand my perspective, let me share a short analogy. We often use imagery to help us define the church and her purpose. For years I have been using the image of two boats. Some … Read More

Revive Us, O Lord

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Did you know that for the first time, less than 50% of Americans are a member of a local church and the trends show a steady decline. The data also reveals that only 30% of Americans have ever had anyone personally share the Gospel with them. Roughly 90% of American believers have never shared the Gospel with anyone.  It’s astonishing. We … Read More

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