What About North Dakota?

It’s understandable that people tend to focus on more populous places, but Wes gives us some encouraging news about church planting in the Northern Great Plains. He’s right. We should pray for them. The Great Plains is an area of the country (stretching south to Texas, to E. Colorado, to W. Illinois) where Reformed Christianity is not well represented. It’s a difficult area in which to plant churches. It’s huge, sparsely populated, and much of the population seems to be leaving. In many parts of the great plains Reformed Christianity is largely unknown.

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  1. As a Missourian, I can attest to the need for solidly Biblical churches in the Midwest, especially in the rural communities like the one I grew up in. Most of the churches in our county are more akin to country clubs than visible expressions of the Body of Christ. In my experience, the close-knit nature of the small community has rendered it nearly impossible for “outsiders” like us to be allowed to join and lead in any meaningful fashion. I am thankful that churches are being plated and that the Gospel is being proclaimed. Please pray that God would continue to raise up laborers for these fields.

  2. Amen. Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, I never met a Reformed Christian until recently. Praise God there is a small RCUS congregation in Minot, two small l OPC congregations in Bismarck and in Carson, and a guy who goes by Green Baggins in Hall, ND. We haven’t even had the opportunity to lose the Reformed Confession to be able to talk about Recovering it.

  3. Scott, thanks for helping me get the news out there.

    And if anyone reading this blog knows of people who might be interested in a Reformed Church in North Dakota, please get in contact with me or the groups listed on my post.

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