Outdoor Adventures Become Mount Ellis Classrooms

June 23, 2017 / Michael Lee

Mount Ellis Academy is a place where education and the great outdoors meet. I like to call the outdoors our seventh-grade classroom. When you live in a place like Bozeman, Mont., you can’t help but get out into the wilds of nature.

Valley View Adventist Christian School Celebrates Miracles

June 21, 2017 / Kathy Ree

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 Constituents Approve New Directions

June 19, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

Montana Conference delegates are a hardy bunch, with a fiercely 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.

Townsend Sees Jesus Through Free Glasses

May 27, 2017 / Andrea Schellenberg

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. 

Ronan Church Shares Through 'Soup-er' Bowl

May 03, 2017 / Russ Jenkins

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.

Highland View Christian School Celebrates Project Completion

March 17, 2017 / Kathy Edwards

Montana's Butte Church family took time on Jan. 21 to celebrate all the major projects being completed at adjacent Highland View Christian School. All of the landscaping was finished and a lighted sign put in place at the school entry during summer and fall of 2016. Parents completed the final project of putting the playground together in October. 

Valley View Students Hunt Dinosaurs

February 09, 2017 / Joyce Freese

Valley View Adventist Christian School (Glendive, Mont.) students and teachers spent two half-days on a dinosaur dig last fall at nearby Baisch Ranch. They were instructed to "look low and slow as you go." Soon after beginning their search, a bone was discovered. It took hours to slowly remove it from the ground. The students were excited to be allowed to keep it. Though the bone was probably from an Edmontasaurus, the students immediately named it "Christiansaurus." They are working at school to preserve the bone so it can be displayed for years to come.

Montana Welcomes New Outreach, Youth Rush Leader

February 02, 2017 / Carsten Moutray

Carsten Moutray is the new outreach coordinator and Youth Rush director for the Montana Conference. He studied at SOULS (Seventh-day Adventist Outreach and Leadership School) West as a Bible worker and Youth Rush leader.

After his studies, Moutray worked with SOULS Northwest for two years as the industry director and has traveled all across the North Pacific Union Conference doing literature evangelism, including in areas of Montana. Moutray is passionate about evangelism and is excited to serve and see what God has in store for the literature work in the Montana Conference.

Alums Give Back to MEA

January 08, 2017 / Kevin Emmerson

For 115 years, students seeking a quality education with a distinctly Adventist focus have come to the Gallatin Valley of Montana and enrolled in Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman, Mont. Countless numbers of MEA graduates have left these halls to become not just responsible citizens and successful adults; many have also chosen to dedicate their life’s work to mission service and outreach. They have focused on giving back and find meaning by putting their energies towards a higher purpose and cause. Many have found that purpose right here at Mount Ellis.

Primary Sabbath School Class Supports Local Homeless Shelter

January 06, 2017 / Christina Ellingson

Last summer, the Missoula Church primary Sabbath School teacher, Earl Ellingson, asked his class a question: “Who do we know that we could share Jesus with?”

The class discussed the question, and the kids came up with three groups of people: their friends, the homeless and the people holding signs at the street corners.This assessment led to a unique approach to outreach sponsored by the primary class and involving other members of the church.