Meet the Team
Our Core Values
Stewarding God's Presence
Belonging to a Family
Making Followers of Jesus
Living in a Culture of Honor
Our Vision & Mission
VISION - One Family. Full of Joy. Spreading Hope. Restoring the World.
MISSION - We Love. We Go.
Hosting His Presence
Walking humbly with Him
Obeying His commands
Yielding to His leadership
Our Neighbor by:
Responding with kindness
Stopping for the one
Praying with faith
Showing great mercy
Filling practical needs
Welcoming people in
Matt 22:37-40 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Laws and the Prophets.
To find People of Peace (Lk 10:1-9)
To our friends & coworkers
To the hurting
To the places people gather
To the Nations
To the person across the street
To make followers of Jesus
Matt 28:19 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
“We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.”
Every community has a story. Ours began as a prophetic word given to Ben & Carolea by Kris Vallotton on October 21st, 2005. On the 7-year anniversary of that word (October 21, 2012) the church was launched. But in one sense, the story actually started 28 years earlier.
In June of 1984, after a 3-day bus ride from Texas to Montana, Ben landed in Bigfork and fell in love with Big Sky Country. He never dreamed of being a pastor, but he knew that Montana would always be home.
After college and military service, Ben and Carolea moved to the Flathead Valley in 2001 where Ben taught for an on-line Christian School and served as a part-time Assistant Pastor. In 2005, God sent them to ministry school in Redding, CA where they began to catch a vision for the church that would be planted. However, God had further training in mind. So in 2007 they moved to Indiana where Ben served 5 years as the Senior Associate Pastor at Bethel Valparaiso Church.
In December 2010, during a week of prayer, the Lord clearly spoke to the Burdicks about planting a church in Montana. A year and a half later, they moved back to the Flathead Valley while God began speaking to a number of people to join with them in planting this church. Some were already here and some came from elsewhere. One family moved from Costa Rica in fulfillment of something God had placed in their hearts before they had ever visited Montana or met the Burdicks. This core group of people began gathering at Swan River Hall for two months -- officially launching the church on Sunday, October 21st, 2012.
Flathead High School Auditorium
644 4th Ave W, Kalispell, MT 59901
Sundays 9:30am Coffee | 10:00am Service
Mail: PO Box 1778, Bigfork, MT 59911