How is your Spiritual Love Tank?

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Do you ever feel like you are running on empty and there is nothing left to give? You are not alone, pastor. If we are not careful, the unrelenting pressures of life and ministry can put stress and strain on our relationships and leave us emotionally unhealthy. Though we know the value and promise of “Abide” from John 15, our … Read More

Pandemic prompts churches to consider permanent changes

Baptist PressAll Enews

By Tess Schoonhoven, posted September 4, 2020 in Churches and Ministry, COVID-19 HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Every church has adjusted some aspects of ministry since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But even as the effects of COVID-19 continue to press into the modern landscape of the evangelical church, some congregations are already turning from the question of how to shift from the current … Read More

Let’s Be Honest…

William JohnsonAll Enews, Planting Team

During the past few months, things have definitely changed in many aspects of life. It is no different for church plants of all ages, sizes, and locations. And even though many are geared to try to find the good in everything that happens, sometimes it is okay just to admit that things are … not good, and in fact, are … Read More

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

Lat45, A Great Adventure

Callie BaileyAll Enews

Have you heard about Lat45 Adventure Ministries?  No?  Well, let me tell you about this great organization! Lat45 is a 501c3 nonprofit based out of Billings, MT, with the goal of fulfilling the great commission as stated in the Holy Bible and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with youth.  This is accomplished by providing young people, from all walks … Read More

Huge Fines in Virginia for Churches and Ministries Operating According to Beliefs

John HardingAll Enews

On July 1, churches, Christian schools, and other religious ministries with theologically orthodox views on marriage will no longer be welcome in Virginia. And if you are among those operating a ministry in accordance with your religious beliefs about marriage and human sexuality, the state has declared a sort-of legal “open season” on you. The first offense comes with a … Read More

Church Planter Retreat 2020

Jeannie HayesAll Enews, Planting Team

On January 16-17, over a dozen of Montana’s current and future church planters gathered at Fairmont Hot Springs for the annual Church Planter Retreat. This is a much-needed time each year when church planters and their wives can connect with each other while learning and being encouraged in their ministry. The speaker this year was Danny de Armas, Senior Associate … Read More

No Restraints: Coming to Montana in 2020

Darren HalesAll Enews

In 1 Samuel 14, we read of the incredible faith of Jonathan as he climbs a rocky cliffside to engage a garrison of Philistine soldiers with his armor bearer. He believed that the Lord would work for him and in verse 6 declared “for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.” This declaration … Read More

A Respite for the Soul and Reaching Out for Help

Darren HalesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

One thing pastors often fail to do well is to take some time of Sabbath and Sabbatical.  Times of rest and refreshing are so important to our long-term health but the pressing needs of ministry priorities and life responsibilities often drown out the crying of our soul.  This is even more prevalent among our bi-vocational pastors who manage full-time jobs … 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