We are so glad that you have chosen to worship with us.

At Calvary Chapel Bemidji, you’ll find that we are just a group of everyday people who gather together regularly to worship Jesus, study the Bible, and share life together. Our desire is that you feel welcome, and that you are touched by God's love as you join us.

We trust that you sense the amazing love that Jesus has for you personally! And by God’s grace, we as a church family want to be an encouragement as you seek to know, love, and obey Jesus in this life.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Our purpose is to glorify God by pointing people to Jesus Christ, that they may know Him fully and be conformed to His likeness.

The more He increases in us, the more we will be characterized by these three goals of love:



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What you can expect in our services...


The first 20-30 minutes of our Sunday mornings are devoted to worshiping the Lord in song, prayer, and the reading of His Word.

Our music is contemporary in style, with some traditional hymns from time to time as well.

Check out the live streams on our YouTube Channel to get an idea of what our worship experience is like.

Biblical Teaching

Following our time of worship, we study the Bible going verse by verse through the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. This is referred to as "expository teaching," and we follow this practice in order that we might be taught “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27), and that we might be brought into spiritual maturity and equipped for our service to the Lord (Eph. 4:11-12).

You’ll want to bring your Bible! If you don’t have a Bible, don't worry, we have extras.


The word “fellowship” simply means “sharing”, so we encourage everyone to stick around after service to meet other families and individuals to share with, encourage, and pray for one another.

We also have a potluck fellowship breakfast between services the first Sunday of each month.

We desire that our church be a place where you can experience the love of Jesus together with us.

Children's Ministry

We provide a Children’s Ministry during our 10:30 am Sunday service as well as our Wednesday evening service, where children (nursery age through 5th grade) can learn the Bible at an age-appropriate level.

Our goal is to make Sunday school a part of your kid’s week that they look forward to, where they will learn and grow in their understanding of God and His Word and in their love for Him.


We have an open communion where all believers in Jesus Christ are invited to partake of the Lord’s Supper with us as we remember and proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

We typically share communion together as a church on the first Sunday of each month.

If you a follower of Jesus Christ, having committed your life to Him through faith, we invite you to join us in communion!

What You Might Find DIfferent Here...

We are informal ~ Come as you are!

Most people here dress casual, so if you want to come in jeans and a t-shirt, you'll fit right in!

Following Jesus' example, we look at the heart rather than outward appearances.

1 Samuel 16:7

Expository Preaching ~ Just the Bible

We teach systematically, verse by verse through the Bible, to explain the meaning and intent of God's Word so that we can apply it in our daily lives, and share that truth and good news with those around us.

Sound boring? Visit our Sermons page and check out recent messages...Learn more about "expository preaching" here.

Offering / Giving / Tithing ~ Give only as you feel led

We don't "pass the plate" or "take up an offering" during our services, so please visit us without feeling obligated to give.

While we are not opposed to formal offerings, we firmly believe that where God guides, He is faithful to provide. We also believe that those who call Calvary Chapel Bemidji their spiritual home should give generously and wholeheartedly to support the ministry. Our belief regarding giving come from scripture.

2 Corinthians 9:7 says, "So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver."

For those who wish to give, we offer both online giving and a secure offerings box in the foyer in which you can place your offering so that your giving may be an act of worship between you and Him alone.

Church Membership ~ We are family

Simply put, we don't have a system of church membership. Christ followers who attend regularly are considered part of our church family. We don't keep a list of members, nor are there any special rights for those who regularly attend and participate.

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If you want to grow in your faith and get more connected to this church, below are some ways you can get plugged in. We would love for you to be part of our church family!

Connect Groups

Connect Groups are a great way to get to know people with interests or ministry focuses similar to your own.

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Youth Groups

If you have middle school or high school age young people in your family, our youth groups are a great way for them to get connected as well. We have a group for high school age, as well as for middle school boys and middle school girls.

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Church Center

Stay up-to-date and informed of what's going on here at Calvary Chapel Bemidji through Church Center. You can get weekly announcement emails, reminders right on your smart phone, and much more!

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Bible Studies

Our Wednesday night adult Bible study is a great way to get to know people in a smaller group setting while also learning about and discussing scripture in greater depth.

From time to time, we also have specific studies which may interest you as well. Check our schedule by clicking the button below!

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Discipleship School

We offer Bible & theology classes once per month on weekends, and provide various opportunities for outreach and service so you can put what you've learned into practice.

If you're looking to grow your faith and reach out to disciple others, you'll definitely want to check this out!

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Welcome to Calvary Chapel Bemidji!

Our purpose at Calvary Chapel Bemidji is to glorify God by pointing people to Jesus Christ, that they may know Him fully and be conformed to His likeness. The more He increases in us, and we decrease, the more we will be characterized by the three goals of love.


For this reason, in our gatherings we have three priorities:

  1. teaching God’s Word (systematically through a book of the Bible, verse by verse) so that we might truly know Him and know how He wants us to love Him
  2. worshiping God by singing praises to Him with our hearts and our voices
  3. seeking God in prayer, relying on His Spirit to enable us to fulfill His purpose for us
For this reason, we desire that there will be many opportunities for fellowship, friendship and service in our church body to help us grow in becoming a genuine family. As the Lord leads in the coming months and years, it will be exciting to see how the above opportunities multiply.

We pursue this goal in two ways:

  1. we as individuals, desire to live and share the gospel in our homes and communities; and
  2. we as a fellowship, led by the Holy Spirit, endeavor to share the good news of Jesus Christ in all the earth.
With this as our purpose, our prayer is that we would freely allow the Holy Spirit to bring forth that fruit of Christ’s love in each of our lives and gatherings, whether in this building or anywhere else.

We trust that you sense the amazing love that Jesus has for you personally! And by God’s grace, we as a church family want to be an encouragement as you seek to know, love, and obey Jesus in this life.

In the love of our Savior,
The Family and Leadership of Calvary Chapel Bemidji

What you can expect in our services

We are informal ~ come as you are.

We don't have a dress code or expectation for those attending, though we do ask that you dress with modesty so as not to distract anyone in their worship and learning from God's Word.

We don't do "membership".


Offering / Giving / Tithing

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