Visiting a church for the very first time can be a bit nerve racking. “Where do I go? What do we wear? What will the services be like? Is there anything for the kids?” All of these questions are normal. Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit at Northwoods Baptist will be refreshing, friendly and enjoyable for your whole family. Hopefully the following information will be helpful. If you have a question that’s not covered on this page, please do not hesitate to email or call us.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Northwoods Baptist Church is located in Downtown Bemidji, right next to Wells Fargo, and just one block west of the Paul Bunyan and Babe statues. Our address is 216 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN. Please use the free parking available on Beltrami Ave.
WHAT RELIGIOUS GROUP ARE YOU A PART OF?
Northwoods Baptist Church is not affiliated with, or under the authority of, any denominational organization. Instead, the Bible is our sole and final authority for all of our decisions regarding belief and practice. In other words, we are a Baptist church that is independent in our authority and fundamental in our doctrine.
WHEN DO YOU MEET?
We have 3 services every Sunday. The first is our Sunday School service, which includes Bible classes for both children and adults that begin at 9:30 am. Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 am. Our Sunday evening service begins at 6:00 pm.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
You can expect to feel “at home among friends” when you visit Northwoods. If you decide to visit our Bible classes at 9:30am, both you and your children will receive enjoyable teaching from one of our teachers in an age-appropriate class.
During the morning and evening church services your small children will be cared for by our loving nursery staff. Adult and older children will join the congregation in singing some familiar hymns of the faith in the auditorium, followed by a challenging message by Pastor Hoiseth. The service is about an hour in length. We hope you will find our church to have a warm ‘family-like’ spirit and a place where you can cultivate a relationship with God by His grace.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
There is not a dress code at Northwoods Baptist for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” attire; however, our main goal is that you feel welcome on your visit here at Northwoods.
AM I EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OFFERING?
No, we don’t invite you to attend Northwoods Baptist for your offering. We want our services to be a blessing to you. As our guest, please don’t feel any obligation to participate in the offering.
If there’s something we missed on this list, just call us at 218-444-7142 or ask someone for assistance when you arrive. Whether you’re new to the area or just looking for a church to attend, we hope your visit to Northwoods Baptist will be awesome. We are here to serve the Lord by serving you and your family, and we’re looking forward to meeting you personally!