Montana Big Sky: Creative Missions 2017 Wrap-Up

Montana Big Sky: Creative Missions 2017 Wrap-Up

June 5, 2017 by

Montana is known as Big Sky Country. Spending time there, it’s easy to understand why.

The land is adorned with open pastures and rolling hills. You can see for miles around. Wildlife like bison, antelope, and elk roam the fields. There always seem to be snow capped mountains on every horizon. It’s like stepping into a postcard.

Awash in natural beauty, Montana is obvious evidence of God’s handiwork. Yet, more than 85% of those who live in Montana don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus.

That’s why 29 creative missionaries from across the country gathered in Bozeman, Mont., for a week. Their goal was to create sustainable communication and media solutions for under-resourced local churches.

The Stats

In only six days of work, this team of creative professionals was able to accomplish a great deal:

  • 10 churches served
  • 20 logos
  • 5 websites
  • 35 videos
  • 40 print pieces
  • 15 communications audits
  • 2 Facebook page refreshes
  • 4 brand guides
  • 7 photoshoots
  • 46 signs and window decals
  • 5 slide templates
  • 5 audio/visual/lighting tech setups
  • 5,000 miles driven in Montana
  • 1,568 hours worked
  • $117,000 worth of work in freelance hours

“A lot of mission teams want to come to Bozeman, but you guys offer something necessary.” -Pastor Michael Tyson

Ways to Get Involved

  • Pray for the churches that are reaching the lost people in Montana.
  • Experience Creative Missions yourself by following the social media posts.
  • Donate to Creative Missions. There are plenty of costs associated with these trips—from travel to technology. Your support helps cover these costs and reach more people.
  • Read more about why Creative Missions went to Montana.
  • Buy a copy of Dangerous, a guide for church communications written by a past Creative Missions team (we even have a free sampler you can check out). Proceeds of the book also go to support future missions.
  • Apply to serve on a Creative Missions team next year. Keep an eye out for when the registration opens for the next trip.

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Robert Carnes

Robert Carnes is the managing editor at the Orange Group and also serves as an assistant editor here at Church Marketing Sucks. He's the author of The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days. Previously, he worked in communications at two United Methodist churches in Metro Atlanta.
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