Baptist Church (NAB)
2612 25th St. SW
Fargo, ND 58103
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Nationally known radio and TV host Dave Ramsey leads our class via DVD through 9 weeks of getting our financial future in line with God’s will. Dave’s principle’s are from the Bible and are packaged in a fun and entertaining way. This class is offered once a year starting in February. FPU is a life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals and experience a total money makeover. Biblical principles are packaged in a very non-threatening and entertaining way so your unchurched neighbors will also enjoy it! The next series will be held February 10 - April 7, 2019. Call the church for info on the upcoming class. Click on “Financial Peace University” above for the FPU website to register or register and order materials from the church.
Lay led by John F. Buegel, this ministry no longer visits inmates in local jails, but rather, over the last twenty years has evolved into a correspondence ministry that reaches into jails and prisons in all 50 states; by writing letters of Christian encouragement, and providing gospel tracts, Bibles and Bible Studies to inmates and their families. This ministry is ably assisted by many within our Metropolitan Baptist Church family (and other churches), who give of their time to personally share the salvation we have in Christ Jesus with the lost who are imprisoned, as our Lord encourages us in the 25th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew.
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: …I was in prison and you came to Me.' Then the righteous will answer Him, saying,… 'Lord, when did we see you in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' (emphasis on prisons taken from Matthew 25:34-40, NKJV)
Click on “Caring Hearts Jail Ministry” above for additional information on the Caring Hearts Jail Ministry website.
Our main training program is Ray Comfort’s approach to those who need the Lord by sharing our inability to live by God’s standard (10 Commandments) before we tell of the Good News in Jesus Christ. “Share Jesus Without Fear” is also offered periodically, where sharing is made easy through 5 questions and 7 verses as well as Mark Cahill’s material developed around Mark’s first book “One Thing You Can’t Do In Heaven”. Click on “Evangelism Training” above for “The Way of the Master” website.
Metropolitan was the first church to bring a 5 day HMI Christian Hockey camp to Fargo in 2007. Hockey Ministries International does over 30 camps each summer around the world for boys and girls ages 9-17 using former and current pros from the NHL and University levels as on-ice coaches. The 2019 camp will be held at NDSU and the H.A. Thompson & Sons Arena, Sunday afternoon, June 23rd , through Friday, June 28th, 2019 and is a great tool for evangelism as church youth bring friends for excellent training and a most excellent gospel message from the pros. To find out more information or help support this unique ministry, Click on “Hockey Camp” above for the HMI website.
We participate in the nationally recognized “Love And Respect” marriage conferences. In the Love and Respect Conference couples learn to improve their marriage by following the principles laid out in Ephesians Chapter 5. In a world where roles seem to be reversing somewhat, Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerich share the truth and beauty of living and loving God’s way. Men, this conference will build you up rather than tear you down as the head of your home. Click on “Love And Respect Marriage Conference” above for their website.
From our former Angel Food ministry, it came to our attention in 2011 that many community people we knew were low income and on Food Stamps. This sparked the idea that they could probably use a nice food basket at Christmas time. Wanting to bless them, HFFF was born! The uniqueness of this ministry stems from the fact that most of our congregation gets involved by signing up to donate a turkey, vegetables, pies or all of the above, for a needy family during November. Early in December we gather in the gym to pack and deliver 25 – 30 of these food baskets to very appreciative families.
This mostly in-house meal delivery system is for families that could use some meals due to hospitalization, illness, or for any other reason that may arise. When a “situation” presents itself, a coordinator is notified so invites can be sent out, to ladies on a predetermined list, to participate. They are directed to a website, with a calendar of nights to be filled, with information on address, likes, dislikes, allergies and any further instructions. This ministry can also be used for family, friends and neighbors who need to see the love of Christ in us.
The Outreach Board has decided to promote two date nights per year, as fun and informative times for couples to spend time with other couples. This is a perfect night to bring neighbors, friends and family that need to hear the gospel. Themes will range from clean comedy, parenting, marriage, evangelism or witnessing. These take the place of seminars or conferences, and wrap it up in a two hour package of a catered supper, games or table interaction and an enlightening video.
Most years in August on a Saturday between 12 and 3pm, we descend upon the Fargo Coin Laundry with quarters in hand! We meet the community, serve them refreshments and give them information on upcoming Fall events at the church. This outreach is practical, hands on, and very much appreciated.
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Sports Fan Outreach
In partnership with Sports Fan Outreach International, member, Kris Hudson, leads an outreach outside all the NDSU Bison Football home games. Kris provides all the gospel tracts for those interested in joining him. They will meet across the street from the USDA building - 1605 Albrecht Blvd., Fargo. Contact the church if interested.