THE FELLOWSHIP

Was started in 1983 with the goal of serving Salt Lake City and the world. By the grace of God, we endevour to follow Jesus and to be rooted in His love. We value scripture highly and wrestle with how best to apply it to current issues and challenges in our lives and culture. We believe every believer is a priest before God and there are no restrictions on who can minister to God or to His people. We do not believe that certain parts of ministry are reserved for clergy, or for men, or for the educated or for the wealthy. Should you attend with us for a period of time, you will see our Sunday talks are given by a variety of people: staff members, others in our church community, visiting speakers; men and women.

OUR PURPOSE

To equip and disciple people to be at home in God’s presence and our community of faith. We want to be people living lifestyles of radical worship and service, in wholeness and freedom, responding to the call of God in our lives. That call is to see communities and nations transformed for his glory.

OUR IDENTIFIERS

We believe the following are specific identifiers God has created (and is creating) in us. It is our desire to see these develop more fully:

Freedom

We are a people free from the bondage of sin, the law, guilt, and coercion. We are a people free to worship the living God, to live an abundant holy life, to preach good news, to heal, and to set others free!

Pioneering

We live as children who delight in God’s desire to surprise and amaze us with the mystery of his love, his glory, his grace, himself. Our expressions to him will not be contained in predefined structures.

Experiential Christianity

We live as children who delight in God’s desire to surprise and amaze us with the mystery of his love, his glory, his grace, himself. Our expressions to him will not be contained in predefined structures.

Kingdom Culture

God’s kingdom and his kingdom purposes are much bigger than us or the here and now. We have the amazing privilege of partnering with him to see his will accomplished, but what he gives us is not ours. It’s all his.

Real Relationships

As sons and daughters secure in God’s unconditional love, we are free to live together in whole, life-giving, unmasked relationships. Love is non-negotiable.

OUR HISTORY

The Fellowship traces it history back to the Azusa Street Revival through the Pentecostal movement in Washington State and the Charismatic movement in Alaska. In the early seventies Abbott Loop Community Chapel in Anchorage began to recognize the “five-fold” gifts (Eph 4:11-12 – apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) and started establishing new congregations by sending out teams of people to towns and cities across the United States, and even to the nations. In 1977 one of those teams started a congregation in Missoula, Montana. It was from this congregation that in 1983 The Fellowship was founded.