A Little About Us

 

Fellowship Baptist Church is a local church in the Bozeman community dedicated to making disciples for Jesus Christ and creating a Christian fellowship that will care for its neighbors and one another.  Guided by a singular perspective, the Bible, our goal is to strive together to LOVE our God as we LEARN His Word and then LIVE out His desires.

The desire to LOVE God motivates our Sunday morning worship. 

The music is designed to take us away from the concerns and frustrations of daily life and channel our focus to Him.  The Bible messages then carry us deeper into understanding Him and His wonderful plans for us.

The desire to LEARN God’s Word guides everything we do. 

Through the worship service messages and other weekly Bible studies, anyone who is hungry for God’s Word, or just curious, will find what they need to be transformed and grow in their understanding of Scripture.

The desire to LIVE out God’s Word activates us to service. 

Without activating what we learn from Scripture, we lose our purpose, so we are working to make weekly service opportunities available for our members to serve Christ as He taught us to do.

Meet the Team
 
Pastor Matt & Sheri Winkler

Our pastor, Matt Winkler and his wife, Sheri, moved to Bozeman in June of 2021 to serve at FBC.  Previously they were missionaries in Uganda, East Africa for 16 years, helping in church planting and pastoral training.

Matt has a love for preaching and teaching God’s Word as well as discipling young believers.  His desire is to see the lost saved and the saved equipped to serve Christ. 

Sheri serves as the worship director at FBC.  She also has a heart for mentoring young women and teaching women’s groups. 

Matt and Sheri have seven children.
 
The Leadership Team
 
As a local body of believers, we acknowledge the importance of working together as a team.  Our leadership team, (or elders), help develop the direction and goals of FBC.  Working together with the vision of the pastor, they think through how to practically implement FBC’s direction and goals.
 

 
What We Believe
 
  1. THE BIBLE: We believe the scriptures of the Old & New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and sole authority.
  2.  GOD: We believe in one God eternally existing in one essence, yet co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son & Holy Spirit.
  1. JESUS: We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  2. THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.
  1. PEOPLE: We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that human beings are born with a sinful nature and are thereby unable to do anything good to secure God’s favor.
  1. SALVATION – We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life.  The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and physically rose from the dead on the third day, and that all who believe in Him are saved on the basis of His shed blood.  We believe that salvation is the free gift of God’s grace to all who believe, and that it is instantaneous and not a process.
  1. HELL & THE DEVIL: We believe in the existence of a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men and that he and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their personal Savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire.
  1. THE CHURCH – We believe in the Local Church, whose mission it is to make disciples throughout all the world. Everything it does is guided by qualified leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God’s people.
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