ECHO CHURCH

Welcome!

We are not a safe, comfortable church. 


Jesus told His disciples (in Luke 14) that following Him would be difficult and

sometimes even painful.  

He preached radical messages that offended, but also talked about a Kingdom that

would come and bless the world.  His glorious acts of compassion blessed many but

also ticked people off.  And yet...He loved in such extraordinary ways that

the world would never be the same.  


What if Christ-followers were to live the same way? 

What would happen if you chose to give up your safety, your comfort, to live

a life of unconditional love?


AT ECHO CHURCH, WE HOPE TO BECOME TOUGH, LOVE-SATURATED

DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST.



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what we BELIEVE

Like a fingerprint, every human is different and complex.  


A church should likewise celebrate its unique DNA, and move accordingly.  Sure, we love God, and strive to echo His love through our relationships with people - but how is that specifically lived out?  We've decided to narrow in on four things that we hope to do really, really well.  Not that we've figured it out  - we are full of flaws, mistakes, and histories of bad choices.  

But our prayer is that Jesus will use us, even in our weaknesses, 

to accomplish the following:

  • #1: Make Disciples of Jesus Christ

    We long to follow Jesus Christ.


    Although we are each the Imago Dei (made in the image of God), we are a big, hot, complicated mess.  We cling to our addictions, our idols, our comforts, our safe places.  But what if we helped each other break free of the dark forces that bind us?  What would God do with each of us, if we would let Him?


    Where are you spiritually?

    What God is doing with you?  What are you truly capable of?

    [[CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT]]

  • #2: Be Led by the Spirit

    We strive to listen, to thrive within the movement of the Holy Spirit.  Most of the time we have no idea what that means, but our prayer is that God would soften our hearts and open our eyes to the guiding the Spirit provides.


    What is God saying to you?

    Have you ever felt moved to do something?

    [[LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.  CLICK HERE]]



  • #3: Seek the Kingdom

    Jesus often spoke of the coming Kingdom - usually in strange, confusing ways.  With curiosity and anticipation we eagerly seek ways to bring "heaven to earth", to seek movement toward the kingdom unity seen at the end of Revelation.  


    We no longer view Christ-centered churches as competition, but as neighbors - regardless of denomination.  We have gracious dialogue with other pastors, and members of different faiths.  We confess the good of other churches and are inspired by the movements of other brethren.


    Are you sick of the fighting between churches?

    Ever wonder what the Kingdom of God is capable of, provided it worked together?

    [[ON EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN]]

  • #4: Love this City

    Missoula is an amazing place to live.  


    We embrace all people and love the diverse cultures within.  Obviously there is much injustice, crime, poverty, and things that are flat out wrong.  Rather than separate ourselves from the dark places, we hope to boldly bring the light of Jesus Christ into those places.  Our goal is to meet people wherever they are, and love them regardless of the choices they make.


    Do you struggle at times to love this city?

    Have you felt an urge to reach into the mess and help other people?

    [[HECK YEAH, SIGN ME UP]]

Come visit us

We love meeting new people!  Here are a few ways to connect:


Sunday Mornings - 11am

Every Sunday we gather up, sing songs and listen to a lesson from lead pastor, J.D. Partain.  

This is a very relaxed time - no need to dress fancy.  The worship service lasts about 1.5 hours.  

There are fun, interactive Bible Classes for the kiddos (ages 3-11), during worship.


Weekly Bible Studies

During the week we have various Bible Studies, where we explore God's Word

in a comfortable discussion-oriented setting. 

Click HERE for more information.


Events

Echo Church is an active church! Join us!

We have multiple city park events, conferences, service projects, road trips,

bicycle adventures, advocacy events and more.

Click HERE for more information.

Contact Info

Echo Church meets at City Life Community Center

(near the west entrance of Western Montana Fairgrounds)

1515 Fairview Ave.

Missoula, MT 59801


Ph:  406-274-2082

Email:  info@echomissoula.com

Facebook:  Echo Missoula