Our Story

Mark and Sacha Hasenyager moved to Western Montana in the spring of 2004. During their first year God gave them and Paul and Heather Hunt, a burden and passion to reach native Montanans that were unchurched.

Western Montana abounds with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors whether it is hunting, fishing, white water rafting, rock climbing, snowmobiling, skiing, camping or hiking. Unfortunately, this has made it very hard to reach the unchurched. To tell someone, “Jesus loves you, and he wants you to give up every Sunday for the rest of your lives,” has been a barrier for Montanans in seeking Christ. In 2005, God laid on their hearts a unique vision to begin a culturally relevant church plant based on a relational ministry approach. In the spring of 2005, Outdoorsmen Church began in the Hasenyager’s home in Huson, MT, with church services on Thursday nights and a free BBQ before church. God greatly used this style of ministry. Many have received Christ and over 65 people have been baptized.

Outdoorsmen Church moved to a permanent location in West Missoula in 2009. God gave the church a vision for developing leaders for church planting. They began actively raising and training leaders within the church body. In the fall of 2010, Outdoorsmen Church sponsored a new work in Bitterroot valley which is now called Sportsmen Church. In 2012, we began the process of developing as a church planting center. We started training interns and established the Multiply Northwest network that trains church planters and develops college age students seeking to explore ministry in the Northwest.