Fresh Start helps those in need discover a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through relevant teaching, practical mentoring, and relationship building. We help people transition from destructive habits into lifestyles of hope, peace, and new-found direction in Christ. If you’re interested in getting plugged in to this ministry, please contact us at!

Mentors are available to provide spiritual and life guidance to help people with their Christian walk and life skills.

Participants can be transported to and from the group sessions by our Connections Ministry. Due to limited space, participants are encouraged to make reservations with the ministry prior to group meeting times by calling the church at 701.232.0003.

Each year, we help sponsor a Career Fair for work-release inmates.

Each Christmas, fruit baskets are filled and distributed to inmates and staff at the Cass and Clay County Jails.

We minister to work-release inmates from the Cass and Clay County Jail systems, Centre halfway house, and the residents of rehabilitation centers.

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Sundays, 9:30 to 10:30 AM / Student Ministries Center New Beginnings meets to study scripture that is focused on helping people find purpose in life.  Attendees occasionally participate in service projects through which they help others in need.  Learning to serve others as Christ served the world is taught as a way to gain peace and purpose.  Once someone experiences God, we help that person live the life that God intended. Facilitators: Brad Shaffer /Joshua Sather
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Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM / Coffee Shop At Fresh Start Group, our emphasis is on discipleship and support through mentorship.  This Group is designed to create disciples of Jesus Christ and is an additional help and support for those involved with Celebrate Recovery and other such programs. Fresh Start also works in cooperation with 2nd Chance Career Fair, Police Officers Jail Chaplains Association, Redemption Road Ministries, and the group provides chaplains for the Cass and Clay County Jails. Facilitators: Keith Ollie, Brady Kelly, Jim & Caryn Neary
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Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM / Coffee Shop Celebrate Recovery is an effective program for those who want to recover from an addiction: overeating, worry, obsessive compulsiveness, anger, depression and other life hurts, habits and hang-ups.  The program uses eight principles from the Bible along with 12 practical steps toward recovery.  Through this program, participants can experience a new level of care, acceptance, trust and grace.  It is for those who seek to mature spiritually and make better decisions that will help them become Christ-like in character. Facilitators: Tom Voss