The Miles City Church in Montana hosted Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE) on the weekend of April 21–22. More than 80 people attended the program as Chuck Holtry, AFCOE director, presented such topics as the cycle of evangelism, reclaiming missing members, friendship evangelism and our divine commission as Seventh-day Adventists.
Ron Halvorsen Jr., Ohio Conference president, has turned down the Montana Conference invitation to serve as its next conference president. Halvorsen was elected by Montana delegates at the June 18 constituency session to replace Merlin Knowles who has retired.
Halvorsen, who served from 2002–2005 as pastor/chaplain at Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., said that both he and his wife, Buffy, believed the Lord still wanted them to continue their ministry in Ohio.
The Miles City Adventist Church hosted Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE) on the weekend of April 21–22. More than 80 people attended the program as Chuck Holtry, AFCOE director, presented such topics as cycle of evangelism, reclaiming missing members, friendship evangelism and our divine commission as Seventh-day Adventists.
Mount Ellis Academy is a place where education and the great outdoors meet. I like to call the outdoors our seventh classroom. When you live in a place like Bozeman, Mont., you can’t help but get out into the wilds of nature.
During the past 70 years God has provided Christian education for the community of Glendive, Mont. The mission of this small rural Adventist church has operated a Christian elementary school, nearly every year, for the children of its church, as well as members of the community. This is a school where children can learn of God’s great love along with their other lessons.
Montana Conference delegates are a hardy bunch, with a faithful combination of independence and loyalty. They are also remarkably dedicated — so much so that nearly 250 of them celebrated Father’s Day (June 18, 2017) this year in Bozeman, Mont., perched on the cold comfort of Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) gymnasium folding chairs.
One little church with an average membership of about 15 regular members in Townsend, Mont., had a big dream: to bring free vision care to a small community in central Montana that lacks an optometrist. With a few months of planning, a lot of prayers and help from Merlin Knowles, Montana Conference president, that dream became a reality April 14–15, 2017.
The Ronan Seventh-day Adventist Church “Soup-er" Bowl No. 8 was as exciting as Tom Brady’s performance in the 51st NFL Super Bowl.
To create some friendly rivalry the Ronan Church divided the drive into two separate teams. With the same goal in mind, teams set out to collect as many cans of soup for this worthy cause. After all cans were counted and the final tally was in, the Jackson Jackies — for the second year in a row — defeated the Adam’s Anteaters.