Christian Ministries is a church where you are welcome! Our vision is to minister to the family by impacting the individual. We aim to teach the Word of God in it’s complete truth and life-changing power. We believe the Christian life is to be lived all week long. Being a part of the CMC family gives you a strong foundation and environment to grow from and thrive in with other Christians. Learn more..



Sunday School: 9:30am
Worship Service: 10:30am
CMC Youth (ages 12-19): 6:00pm-8:00pm


Worship Service: 6:30pm
Kids Ministry (ages 6-11): 6:30pm


Christian Ministries Church began on September 17, 1972. Don and Hettie Lue Brooks started the ministry in Hot Springs, Arkansas along with their family. Pastor Ashley Ellison was ordained out of CMC, and began pastoring this work in Southwest Missouri in 2004.



Christian Ministries Church is a non-denominational charismatic church focused on making a positive impact upon the cities of Southwest Missouri by creating a church atmosphere where all individuals and families can grow in faith and discover God’s plan for their lives.



Christian Ministries Church does not have a formal membership process. If you are a regular attendee, then you are considered a member. However, we do have new members’ dinners to introduce all those who have joined in the past year.

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Senior Pastors: 
Ashley & Michelle Ellison
Adam & Cynthia Jones:
Adam Teaches Math at CMA and is a great communicator of the Word.
Chatman & Hannah Laxton:
Chatman teaches Math and English Class at CMA and coaches the basketball team.
     Derek & Courtney Harralson:
Courtney Teaches Kindergarten through the 2nd Grade at CMA.


Melanie & Rick Bertoglio:
Melanie Leads Worship at CMC and teaches English Class at CMA.






Kenan & Tristyn Sims:
Kenan keeps up with the grounds and maintenance at CMC. Tristyn does media and works in the church office.










Christian Ministries Church is active! We want YOU to get to know others, and be known. 
The best way to get connected is by committing yourself to a life group. Serving in our church and community, and participating in services and events are great ways to connect also. 
Scroll down to learn more about each group and how to become involved.

College & Career

The College & Career Life Group brings together “young” people from similar walks of life. If you’re a recent high school graduate, current college student, or even in your 20s or 30s, this group is for you! Connecting with like minded people in this stage of life is foundational for your walk through life with Christian friends. We want to connect and do life together! Check out our upcoming events below!

Young Married

This Life Group is for married couples that still are not a long way into the whole “family” experience. It’s that time of discovering what partnership and friendship in your marriage is really all about, and for some of us, how to manage life with young children. So if you are newly married, been married for a while with no kids, or maybe even have a few little ones, the “Young Marrieds” Life Group is a great place for you!

Early Family Life

Do you usually find yourself barely completing a hectic day’s schedule and then just starting all over again the next day? So do we! The early years of family life can bring many changes and challenges. In the midst of these busy schedules, it is so important for young families to enjoy the season they’re in and stay connected and involved in the Body of Christ. This enthusiastic Life Group exists to encourage families to grow in intimacy with God, with one another, and with other families.

Mid Family Life

If your kids are from middle school to high school age, you’ll connect with the families in this Life Group! We’re all trying our best to raise godly young people into successful adults and keep our families unified, sometimes despite our conflicting schedules. This Life Group provides a great opportunity for some quality family time, while building lasting relationships with other families in this season of life! It’s so important to do life with people in the Body of Christ. Join us for our next event!

  Abundant Life

Together we’re celebrating this season of life, as middle-aged adults and all that comes with it! This Life Group is for adults, married or single, who find themselves done or almost done with parenting, or maybe you’ve never had children. We want to connect with you! We can get caught up in our own daily lives and miss out on building significant friendships with other Christians. Don’t miss the great times to be had with friends in this life Group!

JOY Group

“Just Older Youth” is our most experienced group. You can find us enjoying our highly secret and most sought after recipes for all sorts of meals and deserts. We tend to get pretty rowdy when it comes to our card games and board games. We are definitely young at heart and want to remain connected within the Body of Christ. 

Apr 21, 2019
Easter Sunday
Pastor Ashley briefly shares the true Easter message and its power to change our destiny if we choose to apply it in our own hearts.
  • Apr 21, 2019Easter Sunday
    Apr 21, 2019
    Easter Sunday
    Pastor Ashley briefly shares the true Easter message and its power to change our destiny if we choose to apply it in our own hearts.
  • Apr 14, 2019Life Pt.6
    Apr 14, 2019
    Life Pt.6
    In the last session of our Signs of Life sermon series, Melanie Bergoglio teaches the necessity of Excretion. In the same way our physical bodies become toxic when excretory system isn't working properly, we can experience toxicity in our spiritual lives, too. Excretion is important to maintain a healthy spiritual life and necessary to rid ourselves of bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, and wrong thoughts about ourselves and God.
  • Apr 10, 2019Passion for the Person
    Apr 10, 2019
    Passion for the Person
    Pastor Adam gives us four practical steps to apply to our relationships with others so that our passion for the individual may grow and expand to the world around us. We never know how much God will use us.
  • Apr 7, 2019So You Want To Be Great?
    Apr 7, 2019
    So You Want To Be Great?
    Pastor Tim Brooks reveals the secret to becoming great. Jesus modeled greatness through serving others, and Pastor Tim shows us how every great person, every great business, and every great nation has been built on the foundation of servanthood.
  • Apr 3, 2019Passionate Faith
    Apr 3, 2019
    Passionate Faith
    Pastor Adam continues this series with "Passionate Faith". As Christians, our passion shines the brightest when we step out in faith. You will be encouraged by this fresh look at passion!
  • Mar 31, 2019Life Pt.6
    Mar 31, 2019
    Life Pt.6
    In the same way that our physical bodies need food to sustain our physical lives, spiritual nutrition is necessary to sustain spiritual lives. Pastor Ashley shows us what that spiritual "food" should consist of... the Word of God, fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit, and a Godly environment where Godly counsel is abounding.
  • Mar 27, 2019Passion Pt.5
    Mar 27, 2019
    Passion Pt.5
    Pastor Ashley gives us practical steps to help us rid ourselves of "pet" sins. Guilt from "pet" sins robs us of our passion because we cannot feel guilt and enthusiasm at the same time. We must renew our attitudes, keep our motives holy, and keep our consciences clean to continue to grow our passion for God and effectively influence the world around us.
  • Mar 24, 2019Life Pt.5
    Mar 24, 2019
    Life Pt.5
    Human beings are the only living things that God breathed his own breath into. Every day we breathe in and breathe out, take in and release. What we take in is what nourishes us. Pastor Ashley teaches us from Ephesians 3 that God is "externally concerned, but inwardly focused," longing to be the source of strength and power in our lives.
  • Mar 20, 2019Passion Pt.4
    Mar 20, 2019
    Passion Pt.4
    The alabaster jar with the expensive perfume that is spoken of in Mark 14:3 is estimated to be worth $30,000-$50,000 today. Why? Her outward behavior reflected her inward passion for Christ. Pastor Ashley teaches that we become motivated when we associate with passionate people, and we become motivators when we express our passion for God passionately.
  • Mar 17, 2019Life
    Mar 17, 2019
    Our minds respond to the impulse of our five senses. Every day, we are being told to "taste this, touch this, listen to this, watch this." The BIG question: what is "this?" How are we guarding what our senses are exposed to? In this message, Pastor Ashley teaches us that "Jesus came to win back our ability to NOT let our natural senses determine our outcome." He reminds us that we are no longer controlled by our sinful nature, but we are "crucified with Christ."
Thank you for being generous and making an impact through CMC. God is doing an amazing work at Christian Ministries Church.
Christian Ministries Church
802 Riley Drive
Billings, MO 65610
Phone: 417-369-0445