We are Chris and Lyndsey Hornbrook. We live on a small farm here in Kalispell where we are raising our 5 kids: Ruthie, Canaan, Lily, Shiloh, and Halle.
We love a good adventure and spending time exploring God’s creation. Our hobbies include hiking, fishing, hunting, sustainable farming, 4H, mixed martial arts, and taking road trips.
There is a canvas at the top of our staircase that reads “Yes Lord.” It’s a daily reminder of the first two words in Isaiah 26:8 found in the Bible. The answer should be “Yes Lord” any time God asks something of us.
This verse has been our guide as we’ve pastored the last 23 years. Our journey has led us from the Midwest across to Southern California where we started a church planting movement in San Diego (sdcpm.org). We then moved to the Dominican Republic to help start a church planting movement on the island of Hispaniola (gomin.org) and then finally to lay roots here in Northwest Montana.
Trailhead Church exists to help people find and follow Jesus.
OUR BIG PICTURE
God has given us a big vision for small towns here in Montana that we hope will inspire a movement of church planting throughout all of rural America.
A holy (without sin), spiritual being, all knowing, everywhere present, eternally existent in three distinct personalities – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – one God (Exodus 3:14-15, John 4:24, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1-2).
Jesus became “God in the flesh.” He was born through the miracle of a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died a physical death as atonement for our sins, and was physically resurrected from the grave (Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8). He will return in bodily form as Lord of the universe, to gather his followers and judge those who have rejected him (Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 9:27-28).
Lives within those who believe in Jesus Christ as Comforter and Advocate, and helps us become more like Jesus in thought, word, actions and character (John 16:5-15).
Men and women were created in the image of God but are now separated from God by sin (Romans 5:12-21).
Faith (belief and trust) in Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross is the only way to be reconciled with God (Acts 4:8-12). Salvation cannot be earned; it is offered through Jesus based on grace, not merit. What we couldn’t do for ourselves (reconcile with God), Jesus did through his death on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). God lovingly offers salvation to every person, and every person has the freedom to accept or reject this gift at any time (John 3:16-18). Faith requires repentance (conforming our lifestyle to Christ’s), and results in obedience. Baptism by immersion demonstrates a pledge of our willingness to live for Him (Acts 8:26-38, Romans 6:1-4).
The Bible is inspired by God, and is therefore without error or contradiction, and is the sole authority for faith and practice. All our beliefs come from the Bible (2 Timothy 3:15-16, 2 Peter 3:15-16).
The Church of Jesus Christ is not limited to any one institution or denomination; it consists of all who have trusted Jesus Christ for redemption of their sins. Trailhead is therefore but one part of the greater Church (1 Corinthians 12:12-17).