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Life at GCF


There are all sorts of ways to get involved with GCF. For a list of current events, check out our events page. But the core of what GCF is consists of three parts: large groups, small group Bible Studies, and church on Sunday.

Large Groups

Each Wednesday during the school year we gather together to worship God, and hear his word in CHEM 123. Starting at 7pm. we have a time of fellowship, music and preaching. The goal of large groups is to present a big view of God and his word, and to bring us together through the preaching of the gospel.

GCF Missoula

University of Montana

Small Groups

Throughout the week there are groups of students who meet across campus and town to dig into the Bible together. These groups are called “Community Groups” and you can get more info on the groups, and find open ones by visiting our page on Sovereign Hope’s website.


GCF is not a disconnected group of students. We love the church, and we want students to be involved in worship and service through the local church. Grizzly Christian Fellowship is the college ministry of Sovereign Hope Church, and each Sunday we gather together to worship with the broader body of Christ. Service is at 10am on Sundays.

Tyler Velin

Tyler Velin has been the Pastor of Student Ministries at Sovereign Hope Church since 2007. He is a graduate of the University of Montana, Western Seminary (Portland, OR) and is currently a PhD student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO). Tyler and Sarah were married in 2011 and have a son, Owen (2012), and a daughter, Addley (2015).

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