It can be said in several ways: “Why does Bemidji need another church? What does this new church plan to bring to the Bemidji area that is unique and special? What exactly is Northwoods Baptist Church?”… This is an important question, and one that deserves an answer.
First, we are Northwoods.
We have a heart for the land and the people of northern Minnesota. As the regional center of the Minnesota Northwoods, Bemidji continues to grow. As this happens, let’s be sure we grow in the right ways. New businesses and homes may help grow the population, but it takes new, good churches to grow the people.
Second, we are Baptist.
This is for many good reasons, but the main reason we are Baptist is because of our primary emphasis upon the Word of God. We believe the Bible is the ultimate source of all truth, and is our final authority in all matters of faith and life. We strive to preach and teach only what the Bible says, rather than the opinions and teachings of a religious leader or group.
Third, we are a Church.
We are a new church in town, but we believe that even a new church can and should feel timeless. With the forceful current of constant change sweeping over every part of our lives, we need something that is enduring and firm. We believe that Jesus Christ founded the church to represent His eternal kingdom and ageless Truth with no need to imitate the culture. We want you to know that there is still a church that feels like church. It won’t feel like a rock concert, a comedy club, or a motivational seminar. It’s not trendy, as in a few years ago. It’s not old-fashioned, as in 50 years ago. It’s timeless, as in 2000 years ago.