our PARTNERS in ministry

At Hope, we do our best to work together with other ministries and organizations in an effort to better serve the community. Listed below, you will find some of the groups we partner with in Galatin Valley, across the United States, and around the world. If you are interested in any of the ministries listed below or if you are a part of a ministry or other organization and would like to partner with Hope or are interested in using our space you can contact us at hope@hopebozeman.com or call (406) 586-5572

in Gallatin valley

  • Community Cafe

    To help meet the food assistance needs in the Gallatin Valley, The Gallatin Valley Food Bank and the Human Development Council have teamed up to open the Community Cafe. The Cafe offers free meals seven nights a week to "anyone who is hungry." The Community Cafe is open to everyone regardless of the reason for need.

    Hope Lutheran volunteers to staff the Cafe on the 3rd Sunday of each month. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board at the church. For more information, email cafe@gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org.

  • Family Promise

    Under the able leadership of Barb Moe and Jen Tobin, our Family Promise Program, we periodically host and feed several homeless families seeking housing and employment in our community Many Hope volunteers participate. We hosted five family promise weeks in 2008 and have about 75 volunteers signed up with a core group of 25-30 who serve on a regular basis. 

    Each host week requires about 35 volunteers if each person only works 1 shift. 

    While we have had generally good participation by our Hope members, we do have a program to actively recruit more Hope volunteers. We also have a partner, Peace Lutheran in Belgrade, who helps provide volunteers to staff the program. 

    Please call Dar at the office if you can volunteer (586-5572).

  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank

    The Gallatin Valley Food Bank’s mission is to improve food security throughout the Gallatin Valley. They serve Bozeman, Three Forks, Belgrade, and Big Sky Montana helping families in emergency situations as well as the unemployed, underemployed, seasonally employed, adults living on fixed incomes, and the temporarily homeless. Almost 33% of those who are served are children.  

    At Hope the first Sunday of every month is Food Bank Sunday but contributions can be made at any time. 

    You can contact the Gallatin Valley Food Bank at:


    (406) 586-7600

  • Love INC

    Residents of Gallatin County, Montana, can count on Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) to demonstrate what happens when local churches work together to meet the needs of their neighbors. Love INC mobilizes partner churches and their volunteers to find effective ways to serve individuals and families who find themselves in difficult circumstances and who need a helping hand.  

    Serving individuals and households in Gallatin County, Montana, Love INC is a Christian, faith-based, non-profit organization designed to connect the human, material and spiritual resources of dozens of local congregations with individuals and families struggling in difficult circumstances.   

    Since 1995, Love INC has responded to tens of thousands of requests for assistance, and has activated hundreds of volunteers, provided real help, restored hope, and transformed the lives of individuals and families in southwest Montana.  

    Love INC helps churches help people! Hope Lutheran Church is proud to a partner church for Love INC. 

    Help is on the way! Do you find yourself plagued by financial shortfalls? Do you have continuing personal crises in your life? Do you wish you had a place to get instruction on many facets of life, have a caring Christian walk alongside you as you make some healthy changes, and receive tangible rewards for progress toward your goals? Love INC is now accepting applications for people to enroll in the Relational Ministry to receive help along life's way.  

    Call Lee at 587-6395 (leeloveinc@yahoo.com) today and begin your path toward the peace and freedom you long for.


    Finding Financial Freedom: Love INC is beginning another year of Finding Financial Freedom class (as the first course in Relational Ministry). We need YOU to serve as a Money Coach to mentor a person as they seek to improve their money management behaviors. If you can balance a checkbook, understand and live by a budget, listen to another person and offer advice from your experience, please share these much-needed skills with someone who needs you! 10-week commitment; class meets on Tuesday nights.  

    Call Lee at 587-6395 (leeloveinc@yahoo.com).

  • Mobile Soup Kitchen

    The Mobile "Soup" Kitchen is supported by several local churches that take turns providing the midday lunch on Saturdays in the turnout on Oak Street opposite the main entrance to Walmart. Although it is called the "soup" kitchen, providing soup is not mandatory; however especially during colder weather, soup or stew is always welcome. Normally between 10 and 14 lunches are prepared.

    Acquiring the food is generally the volunteer's responsibility, although there is a food fund available to help with expenses. Supplies such as plastic or paper plates or bowls, cups and plastic silverware are available at the church. For more information contact: John Belschwender.

  • MSU Campus Ministry

    Christus Collegium means “community in Christ.” As a vital community in Christ, it seeks to connect students of Montana State University with God’s grace and call to lead lives of spiritual and ethical integrity in and for the world. This mission is accomplished through worship, study of Holy Scripture, Christian fellowship, pastoral care and counseling, and theological reflection, together with community service.

    Christus Collegium, Center for Campus Ministry, offers a place to continue discerning the path of your life’s journey while at the university wherever you are on that journey. Conveniently located 1/2 block north of College Street at 714 South 8th Avenue, we invite you to be our guest for worship, dinner, discussions, service learning, and play. It’s also a great place to hang out, relax, read, meet friends, nap, and pray.

    We’re a cooperative ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church USA.

    Call Pastor Tim: 406.586.3172

    Click here to e-mail Pastor Tim

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Lutheran ministries around the Wolrd

  • Lutheran Volunteer Corps

    Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations, and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living. To vist the Lutheran Volunteer webiste simply click on the picture or the title bar.

  • Lutheran World Federation

    “For it is by GRACE you have been saved, through faith – and this not of yourselves, it is the GIFT OF GOD – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10.


    And so it is done – our good works are accomplished – at least for another year! Thanks to one and all for making this year of quilting and collecting resource materials a success. A special thanks goes out to Bob & Bernice Stulc of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Belgrade for annual pick-up & trucking of LWR materials to Billings.


    Tally for the year: 1506 pounds donated including:

    273 Quilts, 19 Sewing Kits, 136 Layettes, 50 Health Kits, and 156 School Kits.


    Lastly, Interfaith Quilters say THANK YOU for your generous Quilt Offering of $1140.25! We work solely from your donations and receive NO FUNDS from Hope Lutheran Church for this outreach mission.


    Interfaith Quilters are once again taking donations of fabric, sheets, pillowcases, thread, yarn, etc.


    Countries receiving LWR Resource Materials: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Georgia, Guatemala, Jordan, Laos, Mauritania, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Thailand, Ukraine, And Uzbekistan.

  • Lutheran World Relief