The moment of meeting & the movement forward
Confluence is made by and for those who call this community home. We value shared leadership and the wisdom that each person brings to the group. Our Gatherings and other events are informed by the seasons and the natural, social, and cultural landscape of Missoula, MT. Together we seek to make meaning of life and experiences through art, music, poetry, contemplation, conversation, and sacred stories from the Christian tradition. We hope that you leave our time together with your heart open to the world around you and inspired to engage authentically.
Confluence was born from the desire for connection and conversation centered around big questions of faith and life, where belief in any particular religious tradition was not assumed, and where people could learn and practice ways to live out values of hospitality, curiosity, compassion, and justice in the world.
Since 2017, Confluence has experimented with different ways of being community together and continues to learn and grow in response to the needs and desires of the folks who gather regularly and of the Missoula community as a whole. Confluence's current era began in the fall of 2021 when a group of leaders came together around poetry, prayer, and desire for spiritual nourishment. At that first meeting we committed to discerning and and gathering as Confluence for one year. And now we're coming up on 2 full years of being community together! We continue to move into a future that is still unfolding and look forward to learning and growing with those who name Confluence as a community where they feel at home.