Northview Church is not just a church in Fargo, we are a church for Fargo, but it doesn’t stop there. God is calling us to be a local church with a global impact. We take the Acts 1:8 charge of Jesus seriously, and we are committed to ONE vision that will allow us to impact our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth.
In 2023, we are excited to go SHOULDER to SHOULDER as we step into all God has for us. It’s going to take all of us to fulfill the vision God has given us for our local community, our nation, and the world - for generations to come!
Pastors Dave and Alissa Leedahl have a heart to reach our region with the life-transforming message of Jesus. They believe in strong community, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the importance of the next generation of Christ-followers.
With years of marketplace experience, their leadership style is authentic, relatable, practical and relational. They are passionate about reaching the lost and equipping and empowering people to discover their purpose and fulfill their calling. Dave and Alissa both grew up in North Dakota and enjoy being active and going on adventures with their three children.
Early in 1926, cottage prayer meetings were held in a home in downtown Fargo. Those prayer meetings turned into a church whose passion was to reach Fargo with the message of Jesus. We are part of a rich legacy – a legacy of God’s unending faithfulness and the generosity of generations who have boldly gone before us.
We are a church with a 96-year beautiful and rich history AND we’re just getting started. As we honor the past, we also look ahead and pursue what God is calling us to build for future generations. Like those that have gone before us, we will continue to pray bold prayers and do all we can to create opportunities for many more people to know Jesus and become like Him.
Jesus [is our foundation]
While trends and methods change, our message is centered around Jesus Christ. His death, resurrection, and promise of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives makes all the difference.
Acts 4:12 ESV
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Together [is what we’re about]
We look forward to being together for the purpose of life-giving conversations and activities. We desire that people who visit Northview would feel seen and part of the family. Simply put, building Christlike character is more fun when we are together.
Acts 4:32 ESV
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.
Bringing Our Best [is what we do]
We see ourselves as more than church-goers. We ARE the church and serve others to the best of our ability. Being welcoming, visible, and engaged is our joy. Worshipping passionately, leading faithfully, and being thankful for spiritual authority are our calling.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.
Servant Leadership [is our passion]
We can’t save anybody, but we can serve everybody. As we serve people, God changes people. We see ourselves as a church that would cause sadness if we closed our doors since our heart for the city is seen and felt. We constantly celebrate volunteers in positions of church leadership, realizing that Jesus himself embraced the nature of a servant.
Mark 10:45 ESV
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Family Focused [is who we are]
Family relationships characterize our past and can shape our future. We are a people who value “doing family” God’s way in each stage of life. We look to the Bible, the character of Jesus, and the power of the Holy Spirit to help us. It should go without saying, but we LOVE kids and grandkids at Northview.
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Generosity [is our privilege]
We are a people who give to expand God’s kingdom with hearts of appreciation and anticipation. We are generous with our time, talent, and treasure. God showed his love for the world by giving his Son, Jesus, the most generous gift of all. In response, it is a privilege for us to give back to God and his work in our region.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.