The first thing you will notice about the Joliet Wesleyan Church is the friendliness of the people – not just toward you, but toward each other. There is a sense that we really enjoy being together and welcoming others, and look for ways to bring joy into the lives of those around us.
It has often been said that we have the most diversity of any church in our area. Our backgrounds, occupations, families, ages, and appearances are all incredibly different, and everyone is welcome. What we have in common is a love for Jesus Christ, and a desire to deepen our personal relationship with Him as we progress on our spiritual journeys.
We believe that serving and worshiping God is and should be joyful, so you will notice lots of laughter. Not the fake or forced kind that ignores the reality of our human suffering, but genuine enjoyment of the good things in life. We look for ways to celebrate and laugh together. In short, we think being a Christian should be fun!
JWC is committed to the authority of God’s Word, the Bible, as the source-book for our lives. We read it, study it and try to learn from it as we seek to find answers for life’s tough questions. It is the foundation for everything we do, both personally and corporately.
As a result of all these things, we believe God has given us the mission of sharing His love with those around us. We are seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people of Carbon County, and by extension, to the world. It is our greatest desire to help each person come to know Jesus Christ as a personal friend and learn to follow Him.
So when we say “You’ve got a friend here”, we mean that both as relates to the people at JWC, and as relates to the greatest friend of all time. We invite you to get to know both better.
Joliet Wesleyan Church begin as a dream in a elk hunting camp where a group of hunters begin talking about their desire for a strong evangelical church in their part of Carbon County, MT. That discussion led to a series of home Bible studies which developed into weekend services. The congregation met in Boyd for several years and was served by a series of traveling ministers.
Pastors from Billings and surrounding areas often braved blizzards and a variety of other challenges to share God’s Word with the fledgling church. They met in several buildings and eventually built their own meeting place at the current location in Joliet.
Joliet Wesleyan Church and its facilities have been an asset to its community in a variety of ways through the years, and it has been the church home for scores of people who have sacrificed to bring that original vision farther along its journey.
At Joliet Wesleyan Church we believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all men and women who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who receive new life in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord's Spirit. We believe in the Bible and seek to establish our faith and actions on its teaching. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and that the purpose of the Church is to tell the world about Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.