FAQ

What’s MPower all about?
Because we are all busy women with full lives, we understand the need to retreat every now and then to be refreshed and recharged. MPower is just that kind of experience. BUT it is also more. We need to see where God is working. We need to hear where God might be calling us to minister in our communities, around the state or around the world. What might that look like? Am I to continue serving in the same way as someone else or is God calling me to something new?  Those are just some of the things you might see and hear at MPower. This event will offer inspiring worship, practical Bible teaching, meaningful prayer experiences, and special opportunities to spend time with old friends and in making new ones.

WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE COVER?
We want to provide a quality experience for those that attend MPower and we want to ensure that everyone receives value for her money. The non-refundable $30 registration fee covers the cost of all program elements, including worship services, break-out conferences, childcare, and the annual meeting of the Montana Southern Baptist Women (MSBW), plus materials and lunch on Friday. Since there are a lot more costs associated with putting on this event than we take in in registration fees, we are provided some funding from MTSBC, which comes through your generous giving to the Co-operative Program.

IS MY HOTEL PART OF THE CONFERENCE FEE?
Housing costs are in addition to the registration fee.
There is a block of 20 double Queen rooms at the AmericInn.  The block pricing is $93.00 plus tax per night.  Rooms must be reserved by 3/19/2018 to qualify for block pricing.  Normal pricing is $119.99 plus tax.  The block is listed under “Montana Southern Baptist Women.”  406-395-5000 is the hotel phone number.

IF I DON’T ATTEND MPower CAN I GET A REFUND?
Because MPower is a cost-recovery event all the money received is spent putting on the event. Therefore, we cannot refund conference fees. However, you are free to transfer your registration to a friend.

WHAT HIDDEN COSTS CAN I EXPECT?

There are no hidden costs at MPower. However, Montana Southern Baptists are engaged in a prayer partnership with missionaries that have Montana ties and who serve in international settings, known as our Montana Sent missionaries. During our MPower event we do take a special offering, known as the Touch of Love offering, that goes as a financial gift to each of these missionaries at Christmas. We combine the offering we take with two other offerings taken at MTSBC events, which are the annual meeting and the MPact Montana meeting.

ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE CONFERENCE FEE?
Regretfully, at this time, the Montana Southern Baptist Women organization is unable to provide scholarships for women attending MPower.  However, if you know of someone that you feel NEEDS to attend this event, send us a message and we will attempt to find a church to sponsor them.

IS CHILDCARE PROVIDED?
Childcare will be provided this year by the Husbands of Immanuel Baptist Church.  We are so grateful for their willingness to serve in this way.  Please make sure that you list children in need of care on the registration, and any allergies they may have.

WILL THERE BE A BOOKSTORE AT MPower?
There will not be a bookstore at MPower this year.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH MPower?
Volunteers are needed for setting up on Thursday afternoon and for breaking down and cleaning on Saturday afternoon, as well as at other times and tasks during the conference. If you are interested volunteering, contact Paula Rasmussen 406-579-7806 or Sharon Ellington  sharon@msbwonline.com.

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