Billings, Montana, is a destination city with the amenities of a large metropolitan center, but surrounded by beautiful landscapes. We are roughly equal distance (a day’s drive) from Minneapolis, Seattle, Calgary and Denver. Rapid growth is providing a unique opportunity for the church to minister to the expanding community.
Billings is accessible. It sits at the junction of I-90 and I-94 and our airport is served by several airlines. The downtown area is bordered by striking sandstone cliffs (the Rims) on the north side and the Yellowstone River to the south. Billings is a shopping hub with many national chain stores and a variety of local business shopping options. We are close to mountain ski resorts, camping and hiking areas, hot springs, Yellowstone National Park, historical sites and many fresh water fishing opportunities. Camp Marshall, our diocesan camp, is located on Flathead Lake, not far from Glacier National Park. Montana’s diverse landscape offers High Plains to forests and mountains. Billings sits in the “banana belt” of southern Montana. Snowy periods are often followed by warm chinook winds and sunny skies. Our low humidity makes for pleasant summers.
Montana State University Billings, Rocky Mountain College and City College offer great educational opportunities. We have the Yellowstone Art Museum and many smaller museums, a new library, a semi-pro baseball team and new baseball field, along with a recently renovated arena and fairgrounds that attract nationally known entertainers. The Alberta Bair Theater hosts traveling musicals, comics, the Billings Symphony and variety shows. Other cultural attractions include the Nova Center for the Performing Arts, and several live theater companies. Billings has a summer blues festival, farmers’ market and a huge classic car parade and show each fall. From rodeos to ballets, Billings has something for everyone.