Cowboy Church

and discipleship

Cowboy church is the most visible part of this rodeo ministry.  For decades, cowboy preachers have traveled to rodeos or bull ridings to gather the contestants, crew and even spectators together  for a short message or sermon and to pray together, usually behind the bucking chutes.

It isn’t meant to replace traditional churches but many events take place on weekends and Christian cowboys are often away from church while many others are not at a point in their life where they are ready to connect with a traditional church. For many, this is the only church service a rodeo cowboy will attend though we are dedicated to helping connect people with physical churches.

The pages found under Devotions and Teachings pn this site contain just some of the extra teaching this rodeo ministry provides to help Christian cowboys dig deeper into their faith as part of the commitment from Cowboys of the Cross to the Great Commission that calls us to both share the gospel and make disciples. It’s discipleship where the real work of the ministry begins.

Cowboy church provides just one opportunity to connect with the cowboy community. A presence on social media platforms help us connect with others including Christian ranchers and even farm families.  As personal relationships form, the work of the ministry shifts toward one-on-one communication with a focus on discipleship whenever possible though sometimes God’s greatest work through this ministry is done through simply being available as someone a cowboy can trust to walk through a situation or personal crisis with them through prayer and Biblical guidance.

PBR Velocity Bull Fighter Lucas Teodoro always reads Psalm 91 before the start of each performance and then prays over it. The Brazilian has an English/Portuguese translation he uses. Had the pleasure of meeting Lucas for the first time last year in South Carolina. He currently lives in Texas while working for the PBR. Got to catch up a little in Knoxville this past Saturday at the Velocity there. Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

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