A New Church for a Growing City
Sunday, December 16th at 4:00pm-5:30pm
Please join us as we continue our series of interest meetings to learn more about this new church community in Fargo. This event is a great opportunity to ask questions, meet others, and to learn how you can get involved in launching this new church.
Please feel free to invite anyone who you feel might be interested.
Coffee and Snacks will be provided!
We are a church that places Jesus Christ and His Gospel at the center of all of life. We believe the Bible is true and we humbly submit to it in all areas of our lives. Our faith is lived out in our everyday interactions at home, work, and play as we seek to follow the greatest commandments:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Jesus (Matt 22:37–39)
Resurrection Church is not here to simply create a new church building, instead our hope is to see God create a new community in the Fargo-Moorhead area that is centered around the truth of God's Word in the Bible and the grace of God shown towards us through his Son Jesus Christ. We seek to be a community that is honest and inviting to all types of people. Whether you consider yourself a believer, a doubter, born-again, or unsure, we want to walk with you, pray with you, and watch with you as God works in the midst of our everyday lives and relationships.
Church planting has been shown over and over again to be the best way to reach new people with the Gospel and simultaneously to bring renewal to existing churches. To learn more about the effectiveness and vision for church planting click here to read an excellent article by Pastor Tim Keller.
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was formed to be a denomination that is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.”
The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination.
Evangelical -By Evangelical, we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming historic Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture.
Reformed -By Reformed, we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Reformation. These doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All officers (elders and deacons) of the Presbyterian Church in America must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Confession of Faith. For a great overview and introduction to the reformed faith we suggest you explore this free video series by Dr. R.C. Sproul.
Presbyterian -By Presbyterian, we describe our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a “Session” of “presbyters” (elders), elected by the members of the congregation. Elders of each local church compose a regional “presbytery” and a national “General Assembly.”
Watch this short video to understand the message of Grace and culture of Grace we seek to embody at Resurrection Church
We don’t claim to have the “market cornered” on Grace, Depth, and Community. We realize these are things we need more and as a church we hope to seek more, find more, and share more together.
Sin is the problem we all face each day. The answer to this problem is not more legalism, more rules, or more religious activities…..
We Need More Grace
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own going; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that one one may boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-9
We are often faced with hard situations and difficult questions in our lives. We do not need more easy answers or to pretend these realities don’t exist…
We Need More Depth
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” -James 1:2–5
We live in a highly “connected” society with infinite opportunities to communicate and yet our culture is plagued with unprecedented levels of loneliness and isolation…
We Need More Community
"In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit." -Ephesians 2:22
John St. Martin -
John was born and raised in Minnesota. He has worked as a small business owner, college campus minister, and most recently he has served at Grace Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, SD as their Assistant Pastor for Church Planting. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato (B.S. Management) and Covenant Theological Seminary (Mdiv). John is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.
John has been married to his wife for 10 years and they have three daughters. In his free time, John enjoys disc golf, board games, and road biking.
John would love to connect with you. He can be reached at: (701)809-3668 or email@example.com
We are currently in the very early stages of starting this new church in Fargo, which makes it a great time to get involved! Our focus right now is building relationships with individuals in the community and investing in the people God is bringing together. Our hope is that through these efforts that God will build his church.
We do not yet meet on Sunday mornings for worship, but we do have several ways for you to get involved and learn more about Resurrection Church.
Interest Meetings are held twice a month and are a place where you have the opportunity to learn about Resurrection Church, find ways to get involved, and get a chance to meet other people who are involved with this new church community.
We meet on Sunday nights at 4:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center. The meetings typically last about 90 minutes and include snacks, conversation, a short presentation, Q&A, and prayer.
Topics will include:
Why start a new church? And how we plan to do it!
Our view of God, the Bible, and worship
The values, mission, and culture of our church
What is the PCA?
What does it mean to be presbyterian and reformed?
Membership and participation in the life of the church
Email Pastor John if you have any questions:
Good News Brews is in an informal gathering each month, held at a local brewery. Here we will dive into God's Word, theology, and church history to discuss the riches of God's glory. There will be a topic to get things started each week, but we will also engage with the questions of those who attend.
Discussion Topic May Include:
How we got the Bible
Man’s free will
Faith in the workplace
Any other questions you might want to ask!
Check our Events page or Email Pastor John to get involved
One of our values at Resurrection Church is having a personal connection to one another. Pastor John would love to take you out for coffee or lunch and get to know you, pray for you, and answer any questions you might have about our church, the Christian faith, or anything else you may want to discuss.
Email Pastor John to find a time that works to get together by clicking below:
Resurrection Church is supported by many generous individuals, churches, and networks. We simply could not start this new community without the partnership of our support team.
We are humbled by ongoing the support and encouragement we receive each day. If you would like to join our support team please use the links below to made a contribution.
All donations made to Resurrection Church are tax-deductible.