Cultivating hearts and communities of service to connect people to Jesus…

This vision suggests that North Isanti Baptist Church can uniquely serve God and connect people to Jesus by helping each person develop his/her heart for service, discern the ways in which they can best serve, then join with others to form communities of service – groups that encourage and motivate each person in service.

  • Implications of this vision statement:

    Seeing opportunities for service.

    Organizing our life so we’re free to serve.

  • Knowing ourselves clearly in order to determine where & how we can best serve. Developing a clear knowledge of what we do best.

  • We Believe

    Imperfect people belong

    Joyful people serve

    Loved people love people – (Great Commandment)

    Found people find people – (Great Commission)

    Growing people change

    Grateful people give

Then, there are a few additional steps each of us could take right now that are consistent with this vision of the ministry of North Isanti Baptist Church:

Regularly join in worship. Let our presence and praise be an encouragement to others while we grow in our love for Jesus.

Find somewhere to serve. We’re not enlisting for life, but searching out where our gifts and abilities best fit. Sometimes it’s a matter of trial and error.

Join a small group. In a small group we can develop close friends among the North family.

Create space in our lives for our neighbors. They form the micro-setting of our lives and are the very first people Jesus asks us to pay attention to. Consider adopting the 1% challenge – setting aside 1% of our budget to bless the lives of our neighbors and others whom God brings into our lives.
4 Healthy Corporate Spiritual Habits:


The Bible encourages all believers to spend time reading the bible, prayer and developing an ongoing conversation with God through out our daily lives. Corporately we encourage each believer to make church attendance a priority. Come to learn, grow, serve, give and most importantly worship God together with His people.
Second, is to attend a small group. Life is not meant to be lived alone. We need one another and all have different bents and personalities that make up the larger body of Christ. Community Matters at North Isanti Baptist Church.
We also encourage every member at North to serve. Jesus came to serve not be served and we are to follow in his steps. We desire to equip each believer to find their giftedness and use it both in the church and the community to advance God’s purposes.
Lastly, we encourage every member at North to take the 1% Challenge. We encourage every member at North to set aside 1% of their income every month to reach those far from God. Evangelism is a call given to every believer. The 1% challenge gives traction and intentionality to every believer’s evangelistic efforts. This is not money given to an organization that does evangelism. This is you personally paying the light bill for a single mom, taking a coworker out for lunch, giving a gift card to a young couple in desperate need of a date night, baking cookies for a neighbor, or keeping a stuffed animal in your purse to give to a sick child waiting nervously in the lobby at the doctor’s office. Growth will happen as we each do our part to reach this community for Christ.


We are a part of Converge World Wide (formerly the Baptist General Conference), a movement of churches working together to start and strengthen transformational churches worldwide.

History of North Isanti
Baptist Church

North is the second oldest Baptist church in the state of Minnesota and has a rich history of God’s faithfulness. To learn more click the link to go to our historical website.

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