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, hiking, or other various activities. 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 to reach and bring people to Christ.
 
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 and, in the fall of 2010, Outdoorsmen Church sponsored a new work in the Bitterroot valley called Sportsmen Church. In 2012, we began the process of developing a church planting center. Out of this vision came the Multiply Northwest network that trains church planters and develops college age students seeking to explore ministry in the Northwest.
 
In 2017, after passing the reigns to Peter and Johanna Zipp, Mark and Sacha planted a second Outdoorsmen Church campus in Missoula. Though it went well for 2 years, they felt God leading them in a different direction, and, in the fall of 2019, the Hasenyagers officially launched Explore Church. Much like Outdoorsmen, Explore Church is designed to be culturally relevant to those in the local area.