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Bigfork: Saturday 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Address: 7465 Mt. Hwy 35 Bigfork
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OUR MISSION

LOVE GOD. LOVE OTHERS. MAKE DISCIPLES.

 
 
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Beneath His Wings

With Sharon Garlough Brown
Author of Sensible Shoes

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WHO WE ARE

We know that God’s imperishable seed buried into a human heart creates life. Our fellowship began with God’s seed burying itself into the hearts of three young men leaving a Pathways (Cursillo) retreat on the West Shore of Flathead Lake, in the spring of 1995. John Creamer, David Morris and John VanArendonk found their hearts burning for more of what they’d just experienced together: authentic, Biblical Christianity with meaningful fellowship inspired by contemporary worship, grounded in solid Gospel teaching, in a relaxed informal setting. Who we are goes back to that moment in time.
 
What we’ve become remains true to the DNA of that imperishable seed, even as we’ve been shaped by each of the leaders God has leant us for their season.
 
Carl Herndon, a fellow believer with similar aspirations, organized a series of meetings with the other three in his home office. They prayed and searched for a way to continue in the Spirit of that meaningful weekend retreat.
The four men and other likeminded believers began meeting Sunday evenings at the Swan River Hall on June 25th, 1995 for worship and Bible teaching. Within weeks, the explosion of attendees pressed them to consider what God was doing, for none of them ever intended to start a church.
 
When that unmistakable call was recognized, the four men called Charlie Owens as their first pastor. Charlie was a gifted, visionary Bible teacher who had recently moved to the area from southern California to start a para-church ministry. Together, they became Horizon Christian Fellowship of Bigfork, Montana; an independent, non-denominational community Bible church.
 
A young Randy Passons joined the church in 1997 to minister to the church’s burgeoning youth. A matured Randy remains to this day, having served faithfully under every administration. He has become the living repository of our corporate memory: its joys & heartbreaks, its beginning & endings, our exuberant growth & devastating crises. The tenacity of his enthusiasm has fused with the courage and humility it takes to repent and forgive in order to embrace the “much more” God has for us.
 
In 2001 pastor Hal Curtis was called to father us through a crisis to begin anew. We became Crossroads Christian Fellowship…. the name that dropped like a bright seed into Randy’s heart as he considered the parallel between our physical location and our opportunity to be the place where people could find God’s help, when they reach a crossroad in their lives. Under the leadership of Charlie Shields, beloved elder, we ended our wandering from one rented facility to another, to finally build a home at the “Crossroads” of Highways 35, 82 and 83, enabling us to better serve our community.
 
In his season, Mel Haug’s musical gift brought worship to a new place. And his warm outgoing nature birthed the construction of the addition, where we linger after every service, our fellowship strengthened by our sense of belonging to each other.
 
Who we are is rapidly transforming into who we are meant-to-be under our newest pastor, Mike Chong Perkinson. A spiritual warrior, a powerful teacher, an intimate with God, he incarnates the reality of redemption fleshed out in a broken life. He lifts the strong horizontal element of fellowship before us-but not as an end in itself. As in the cross, he fastens it to the all-important, primary, vertical relationship established between heaven and earth. From that place he speaks past the wreckage of broken lives, to call forth the incarnate Jesus he sees in each of us, modeling how we are to do the same.
 
Who are we? We are witnesses to the power of God’s imperishable seed burying itself in human hearts to create new life..

GALLERY

 
 

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Crossroads Employment Opportunities

Children’s Pastor Job Summary:

Crossroads Christian Church in Bigfork, MT is a non-denominational Christ centered community committed to the Irreducible Core: Loving God, Loving Others and Making Disciples.

Crossroads has a strong calling to see unity amongst disciples of Jesus no matter the church they call home. Under its senior pastor Mike Chong Perkinson, Crossroads is devoted to in-depth discipleship as a means to grow in our personal walk with the Lord. As a result, Crossroads strives to be a community where faith is not just worked on but played out in daily life. As we say, “Be a disciple. Make a disciple.”

Crossroads is in search of a godly, called and qualified candidate to be our Children’s Ministry Pastor. This person will be responsible for creating a team-based ministry that is able to facilitate inspiring, life giving Christ centered environments where kids grow in their relationship with the Lord. The ministry will also build relationships with parents and come alongside them in helping them be the primary spiritual leader in their child’s life. Our desire is to see families thrive in all aspects of life. As a church that is committed to the next generation, we strive to build energetic, inspiring and engaging environments for every child.

At Crossroads, we’re looking for an encouraging team player who is passionate about leading children to grow in their relationship with Jesus, who has a vision to see families flourish, and who enjoys life.

Does this sound like the kind of culture you’d like to serve in? Start by sending in your resume to linda@crossroadsbigfork.com and filling out an application here: CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

 
Click the 2019-11 Childrens Pastor Application PDF form if you would like to fill it out offline. Please email the completed form to Linda@crossroadsbigfork.com. Feel free to call the church office if you have any questions. 406-837-0246

Crossroads Christian fellowship

 

Job Description: Children’s Pastor

Reports to: Lead Pastor Mike Chong Perkinson

Hours: Full-Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification

The role of Children’s Pastor is for someone who values and understands the church as an Incarnational and Relational community of saints that live out the mission of loving God, loving others and as we live life, make disciples. This person will have the ability to partner with the Crossroads Christian Fellowship (CCF) staff, CCF ministry leaders, and parents to see kids in our community know and become like Jesus.

Job Description:

Crossroads Christian Fellowship (CCF) is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, self-directed, candidate who has a passion for students, newborn through 5th grade who can prayerfully develop the heart and plan for children’s ministries based on the values, vision and mission of Crossroads and coordinates and facilitates the implementation of the plan for children’s ministries. We are looking for someone who:

  • is a strong communicator
  • exhibits excellent character
  • has a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ
  • has a heart for kids and passionate about helping them understand who they are in Christ as they grow in becoming faithful follower of Jesus.
  • has a heart for families growing deeper in their relationship with God and each other and a growing awareness and practice in sharing this faith in word and deed.
  • is committed to reaching the unchurched
  • will challenge students to grow in their love and knowledge of God & scripture
  • will challenge students to apply scriptural truths to everyday life; first to be a disciple and then to make disciples.
  • will bring life giving messages in a creative and fun environment
  • disciples others calling out their God-given capacity and destiny

Experience and Knowledge Required:

  • Prior experience as a full-time church staff member and 2-3 years of ministry leadership experience with children is preferred. 
  • Prior experience in recruiting, training, developing, coaching volunteers, as well as working in a multi-staff environment.
  • A commitment to continuing education is desired.
  • Exceptional organization & communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Intermediate to advanced level in Excel, Word and Google Drive
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to relate, speak and minister to students and parents on a personal, as well as spiritual level
  • Ability to use creativity in all areas of responsibility
  • Team player in relation to CCF staff, team leader in relation to Student Ministry volunteers
  • Exceptional work ethic and commitment to excellence
  • Commitment to CCF Community and Culture
  • High School Graduate, Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Core Functions and Responsibilities:

Assist the ongoing growth of CCF by overseeing all departments of the CCF children’s ministry, including but not limited to recruiting, training and managing CCFKids team leaders, members and various volunteers; coordinating events, activities and childcare needs for the church; curriculum and lesson planning.

  • Leadership:
    • Vision Cast, plan and execute a weekend service ministry for the children of Crossroads church. This includes set up / training / check in / cleaning / team building and administrating.
    • Recruit, train, lead, and retain a volunteer base to accomplish the vision of the ministry.
    • Plan and execute a Vacation Bible School for the children of the greater Bigfork area.
    • Consistently seeks or writes curriculum that is biblically centered and teachable to children.
    • Visit classes for the purpose of evaluation and teacher support in order to address any issues or emergencies that arise. Teaches classes as needed.
    • Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.
    • Come alongside parents in the ministry of spiritually leading their families.
    • Assist in large church gatherings providing ministry time for the children of Crossroads.
    • Plan and execute a program that disciples teens that want to be involved serving in children’s ministry.
    • Work with Crossroads Youth Ministry on a cross-ministry plan to bridge the Kids and Students
  • Budget:
    • Plan, organize and run the Children’s ministries spending plan in a manner that is honoring to Christ’s calling to stewardship and the values and mission of Crossroads.
  • Childcare:
    • Ensure childcare is in place for classes, trainings and events as needed
  • Check-In Team:
    • Oversee the check-in team for current and first-time guests on a weekly basis
  • Communication:
    • Communicate via newsletter, social media, emails, texts, calls, etc. with parents and leaders on a regular basis
  • Child Dedication:
    • Promote, plan and execute child dedications a few times a year
  • Baptisms:
    • Promote, plan and execute baptisms for kids a few times a year
  • Events:
    • Plan, prep & execute events for kids throughout the year
  • Curriculum:
    • Ensure all aspects of curriculum are ready each weekend for preschool and elementary
  • Facility:
    • Ensure facility is safe and clean for ministry on a weekly basis
    • Ensure that all aspects of Children’s Ministry are ready to go for services
    • Safety of the children, service schedule, worship, tech, story, transition between services, and being the lead person in case of emergencies.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Be a disciple of Jesus Christ and be walking in relationship with Him daily.
  • Be editable by the overseeing pastor and willing to be stretched and grow spiritually.
  • Agree with and live by the Crossroads statement of faith, values, vision and mission.
  • Live life according to the IC: Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples.
  • Relational personality who loves to work with a team.
  • Ability to identify leaders and build teams around those leaders.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of children’s work and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities and strong planning skills. 
  • A strong commitment to winning lost children to Christ and discipling them into discovering their God-given capacity and destiny in Christ.
  • Must have patience and love for children.
  • Someone who loves to laugh and enjoy the life God has given us to live.
  • Able to receive and give constructive feedback.
  • History of developing leaders.
  • History of relational recruiting volunteers.

 

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CONTACT

CrossRoads Christian Fellowship
7465 MT. Hwy 35 Bigfork, Mt 59911
Phone: 406-837-0246
Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
 
Saturday Service: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Services: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.