A network of 82 Assemblies of God churches across Montana.

Network Council

April 29 - May 1, 2019 in Billings, Montana

2019 Network Council

April 29 – May 1, 2019, Billings, Montana

Location:  Double Tree Hotel



Nightly rate: $108.00 + tax, does not include breakfast – rate available until April 15.


Tel: (406) 259-5511
Nightly rate: $99.99 + tax, breakfast at Stella’s, rate available until April 7.


Nightly rate: $91.00 + tax, includes breakfast, rate available until April 15.


Nightly rate: $90.00 + tax, includes breakfast, rate available until April 8.


Monday, April 29
3:00-5:30pm Registration
5:30pm Warneke Celebration Dinner and Service with speaker Bryan Jarrett
Tuesday, April 30
8:30 – 11:30am Business Session
11:30 – 1:00pm Lunch – on your own
1:00pm Introductions of Speakers
1:15 – 2:15pm Session 1: Leadership Seminar
2:15 – 2:45pm Break
2:45– 3:45pm Session 2: Leadership Seminar
Ordination Service and Reception will take place at Freedom Church – 550 32nd St. W
6:00pm Credential Candidates meet
7:00 pm Ordination Service featuring speaker, Bryan Jarrett
  Candidate reception following w/ light refreshments
Wednesday, May 1
8:30 – 9:30am Devotions and Communion
9:45am Women in Ministry Gathering
9:45 – 11:00am Session 3: Leadership Seminar

Guest Speaker Bryan Jarrett

Learn more about Bryan

Abuse, abandonment, and addiction defined Bryan’s early life. After meeting Jesus, God’s grace not only dealt with his sin, but also began to heal the hurts of his past. This experience with grace forged in him a passion for broken people. Northplace Church’s vision to “invite the uninvited” and pursue “forgotten people in forgotten places” is strategic and intentional…born out of the experience with grace in his personal pain.

Pastor Bryan serves in leadership roles in multiple universities, missions’ agencies, church planting networks, and global financial institutions. He possesses a B.A., an M.A., and an earned Doctorate. He is an author and sought after speaker, both in the U.S. and internationally. In 2015, he and Haley founded Lonesome Dove Ranch…a place of healing for abused children and a place of rest and resourcing for America’s small town pastors (lonesomedovetexas.com).

But, according to Bryan, his most honorable professional title is being called “Pastor” by the great people of Northplace Church. Pastor Bryan is married to his high school sweetheart. He and Haley have two young adult sons (Cadyn and Gavyn) and a teenage daughter (Addisyn).

Breakout Sessions

Duane Huie - “Trauma in Ministry;Lessons from the Titanic"

Duane has pastored Livingston Christian Center for 38 years. He and his wife Joan have 3 children and 14 grandchildren.

Duane is a graduate of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. His post-graduate studies were at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul Minnesota with M Div and D Min degrees. He is the chaplain for the Park County Sheriff department and is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team in Park County, helping to conduct debriefings for first responders. He has conducted trauma seminars with missionaries and pastors in East Africa.

His hobbies include horseback riding, playing the guitar, photography and raising “superior” Labrador retrievers.

Steve Scansen - “Connections that Heal; Tools for Teams Working with Youth “

Steve joined Child Bridge as the Billings Regional Director in September of 2015.

He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California, with a degree in Theology.

Steve served in a variety of ministries including teaching, counseling, leadership, church planting and lead pastoral roles since 1981.

He’s been married to his wife Ellyn for almost 30 years and they’ve enjoyed living in Billings since 2005. Steve and Ellyn are parents to four young adult children. But they didn’t stop there. Their hearts have been touched by God’s heart for the orphan and they became licensed foster parents in 2014. They have opened their home and hearts and are currently providing long term care for a teenage boy.

Steve expresses his excitement for his position at Child Bridge as having “a desire to see the church be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who have been victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The church can step up to help bridge the gap for children in their time of need.”

Josh Seymour and Rich Greenwald

Session 1 – Resourcing Montana Pastors

Session 2 Encouraging Montana Pastors

Rich Greenwald

Rich and Kim Greenwald have served as rural church pastors for over 25 years. 3 years ago the answered the call to missions to become the first US missionaries working with the Rural America Ministry Network. As your missionaries living here in Montana, Rich and Kim travel throughout Montana and beyond to reach, resource and revitalize rural churches and help rural pastors. They are involved in educational opportunities, building projects, directing missions, teams, revitalization efforts and being available to pastors to help in any way possible. Their heart is to bless the churches and pastors that often feel forgotten or alone. They work to link churches to resources that currently exist and to develop ministry to meet needs that are not yet being addressed. They work to help every rural church and pastor be healthy and strong so that they can reach their communities for Christ.

Josh Seymour

Josh has served in pastoral ministry for over 12 years, as a part of the Fellowship of the Assemblies of God in various places and capacities throughout the Montana Ministry Network. He serves as the pastor of Chinook Assembly in rural northern Montana and has done so since June 2016. Josh is married to Kristi and they have a six year old son named Enom. Josh has a God-given passion to see the mission of God accomplished in every part of the globe which is not limited to, but most definitely includes the rural places of Montana. To see the mission of God accomplished in Montana, Josh believes as Pastor Bryan Jarrett has said, that we must “dignify the people, the place, and the pastor.”

After engaging in a yearlong cohort with Pastor Bryan called “The Water Tower Network,” being a part of the “Rural Matters Conference,” and having several conversations with fellow pastors, he realized that God was stirring something inside of him and the people of God.