Praying Across Montana for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

When it comes prayer, we often seek the gift. Seldom do we seek the Giver. What if prayer is more about us being summoned into God’s presence so that we can hear what’s on the Father’s heart for our lives, as opposed to us quickly going over a list of needs and desires that have little to do with His … Read More

MCC Initiates Harvest Prayer Day

Norm MillerAll Enews

KALISPELL, Mont. — Montana Christian College engaged its entire campus family in its first Harvest Prayer Day emphasizing the need for student recruitment, January 24. “We had a great turnout for our prayer effort,” said Dr. Marvin Jones, president of MCC in Kalispell, Montana. “We were blessed and pleasantly surprised to have Board Chairman Luke Taylor attend and pray with … Read More

Choosing the Important Over the Urgent

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

Charles Hummel wrote a booklet entitled Tyranny of the Urgent. In it he shares about the tension that exists between things that are truly important and things that are seemingly urgent. His conclusion was that seemingly urgent things in our lives frequently overcome the most important things in our lives. This led him to coin the phrase, tyranny of the urgent, which … Read More

Prayer Is the Work

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

In October of 2020, I began serving as the Lead Church Planting Catalyst for the state of Montana. When I received the call, there was no doubt in my mind that God had opened doors, and that He had prepared me and my family to lead the way in helping start new churches across the state of Montana. I was … 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

MTSBC Uniting in Prayer for Montana

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

The MTSBC: Uniting in Praying for Montana As the New Year hastens forward, Montana Southern Baptists are agreeing with one another and praying together in unprecedented ways. We’ve organized around a very simple strategy that allows everyone to share in the same prayers for Montana, and to do so from the ministry context where God has called each of us. … Read More

Uniting in Prayer, Creating Spiritual Synergy in the MTSBC

Lee MerckAll Enews, Planting Team

You may have read the following illustration before: “One of the largest, strongest horses in the world is the Belgian draft horse. Competitions are held to see which horse can pull the most, and one Belgian can pull 8,000 pounds. The strength involved in this is hard to imagine. So then, we can speculate what would happen if we hooked … 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

Ukrainian believers: ‘Standing on our knees’

Baptist PressAll Enews

By by Nicole Leigh KHARKOV, Ukraine (BP) — It was still dark outside as I rose to go to prayer. A chill in the room told me that it was going to be a frigid mile walk to the square. I wanted to crawl back under the covers but resisted. “I’ve been doing this for only three days while my Ukrainian … Read More

First Person: Our Future Leaders

Jeremy RutledgeAll Enews, Next-Gen

Friday, September 6th, one of the most amazing and inspiring things I have ever seen occurred on the high school football field in Noxon, a small town in western Montana. After the game with Heart Butte, members of the Baptist Mountain Church Youth Group who attend Noxon school decided to be the example to the community. Putting aside the competitive … Read More