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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)
Why Start a New Church?
Resurrection Church is a new church community in the Fargo-Moorhead area, which begs the question why start a new church? The mission to start churches is what Christians have done ever since the beginning. God raised up disciples to travel to new places, tell the people of Jesus Christ, and form these new communities where they would worship, pray, and live all of life together. God has promised to meet with his people where they are gathered together and so there is no greatest joy for us than to gather together to meet with Him.
There are many faithful churches in Fargo, but our city is growing quickly and new churches help to reach new people, those who do not have a connection to a local church or who have not been to church in years. We are not in competition with other churches, instead we see ourselves as partners to reach people in our area who don’t yet know the good news that we can be forgiven and find new life in Jesus Christ. Whether you consider yourself a believer, a doubter, born-again, or unsure, we would love to meet you, pray with you, and walk with you as God works in the midst of our new community.
To learn more about the effectiveness and vision for church planting click here to read an excellent article by Pastor Tim Keller.
What is the PCA?
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 during the Protestant Reformation. These doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. All 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). These elders are elected by the members of the congregation. Elders from each local church compose a regional “presbytery” and a national “General Assembly.”