We exist to invite people into family, here and in heaven.
We do this by reaching every corner of Helena, one life at a time. We want our neighbors to know that they matter to God and they matter to us.
"We run to you and with you because we are for you."
We run to you…
because we love our city, communities, and the families they represent, that includes you.
We run with you…
because we care about your story and we were created for community with one another.
Because you matter…
You matter to God and you matter to us.
We are on a mission to love people where they are. Our heart is to help lead them into a full life that Jesus promises, and launch them into their God-Given purpose.
Each of us know someone who is far from God, Jesus asks us to love them where they are.
Jesus also commissioned us to “make disciples,” so we lead people to trust Jesus with more.
Finally, we believe that Jesus has a calling for each one of His children to live on mission wherever they go, launching them into their God-given Purpose.
Our values at Buffalo Church hold us accountable to the mission of the church.
Each of these values define the culture that makes up our Buffalo family.
WE PRAY FIRST
Prayer is the way we stay on God’s Agenda and how He reveals His will for our church and our lives. So, we pray first.
JESUS AT THE CENTER
We are passionate about the Presence of God and developing dependency on Him, so that we may live a life that looks more like Jesus. Because we love Him, we trust His Word and believe what He said.
It is our desire to help our neighbors, friends and coworkers to feel the love of Jesus before they ever step foot inside our church. We call out the good in others, encourage them prayerfully and extend a helping hand.
We take God seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We believe that laughter brings hope and healing. Following Jesus is anything but boring, so our church shouldn’t be either.
TEACH A MAN TO FISH
We believe God uses us to raise up the next generation of leaders. We are called to lead, not sit on the sidelines. It is our responsibility to steward the next generation of leaders both in the church and in the community.
THE MISSION TRUMPS
Whatever is mission critical for Kingdom advancement takes precedent over our emotions, desires and preferences for the sake of the vision.
TODD + MICAH met in college, in the University Chorale, and they have been singing together ever since. They were married in 2004 - Micah a Music Teacher and Todd with his sights on serving in ministry. Todd and Micah love to travel, to hike, road bike, and enjoy God’s creation. They have found many things they have enjoyed together through their marriage, but their three favorite things are their kids. God has blessed them with a beautiful family, and they are excited to raise their kids in Helena.
Part of their story is unseen; Micah and Todd lost 2 babies in the season of having their children. One, a miscarriage in 2009, and another, Jacob, born on 4/6/13. This heartbreaking loss in their family has shaped the way Todd and Micah lead ministry. They care deeply, they know and believe in the power of Hope – they strive to overflow with a Hope that only comes through the amazing power of the Holy Spirit. They long to serve others and help them find their Hope in Jesus as they have.
After completing his Religion Degree in Intercultural Studies from Indiana Wesleyan, Todd and Micah have served at 3 different churches before planting Buffalo Church. While serving at Emmanuel Church in Maryland, Todd was Ordained in the Wesleyan Denomination and served as a Student Pastor for 11 years at Emmanuel Church and Skyline Church, and then a Spiritual Formation Pastor and Campus Pastor for 6 years at 12Stone Church.
In 2021, Todd and Micah believe God was calling them to go “all-in” for Helena, Montana to plant a brand-new church called, Buffalo Church.
We are committed to sound Biblical theology. Even though our methods and worship styles may be progressive, our doctrines are as traditional as they come. Below you’ll find our statements of faith to be quite similar to the vast majority of evangelical churches. And even though we are a contemporary church, we are accountable to two large and notable evangelical organizations, The Wesleyan Church and the Association of Related Churches. So below is a list of a few Statements of Faith.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible. The Scripture in its entirety is composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, which originated with God, and was given through the instrumentality of many different chosen authors.
We believe that there is one living, true, Holy God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and sinless in life. Christ was fully man and fully God, walked our earth, lived a life of obedience, suffered at the hands of men, and died on the cross. He paid the price for the sins of all, was resurrected from the dead and enthroned at God’s right hand as our Intercessor.
Salvation is wholly a work of God’s free grace, received by repentance and faith. Each person can be made new in Christ by the Holy Spirit and thereafter continuously grow in the knowledge of God.
We are a Wesleyan Church that is held accountable by the Northwest District of the Wesleyan Church.
The Associated of Related Churches (ARC) is an association of related churches working with church planters and church leaders to provide support, guidance, and resources to launch and grow healthy, life-giving churches.
Skyline Church is a multi-site, evangelical megachurch with its main campus in East County San Diego. Skyline’s purpose is to help people find and follow Jesus seven days a week! Skyline believes in the relentless dedication to teaching the truth and relevance of scripture, passionately pursuing the lost, and producing champions for Christ.
Emmanuel Church is a multi-site, evangelical megachurch with its main campus in Salisbury, Maryland. Their mission is to reach people by “Engaging Everyone, Everywhere.” Emmanuel believes their highest calling is to spread the Gospel of Jesus through evangelism, discipleship, and planting churches.
12Stone Church is a large, multi-site church in Atlanta. Nationally known for their investment in church leadership, 12Stone is leading a cohort of young, innovative church plants bridging denominational differences for the cause of Christ.
The Wesleyan church is a movement with a rich tradition and inspiring history in America. Specifically, The Northwest District is composed of over 75 churches from Alaska to Utah. The district places a high value on team spirit that embraces us all – no matter the size or location of the church. Every church matters!
Bethlehem Church is a multi-site church based in Bethlehem, GA that exists to lead people to discover new life in Christ and is nationally known for its commitment to being a church for all people with a heavy emphasis on special needs families. Bethlehem is committed to building a better community by serving through multiple strategic partners across 3 church campuses. Their desire to support the "local Church" is paramount not only in Georgia but nationally and internationally.