Sunday Morning Worship resumes Aug 23, 10:30 AM | Join us as we resume our Sunday morning worship gatherings. We can’t wait for these safe and inspiring gatherings and hope you’ll bring friends and family! 
Surprise Community Groups | Join a virtual or in-person Community Group to stay connected! Groups will have tons of fun and build authentic relationships as they discuss our Sunday morning messages. See our Groups Page >>  
Surprise Baptism Night: Aug 12 | Join us as we baptize people into God’s family after Church Outdoors on Wed, Aug 12, 8 PM at Elks Pool. Visit our Fill out the Baptism application and learn about our BaptiZOOM training event on our Baptism page. See our Facebook event >>
Virtual Baptism Training event THIS SUNDAY | Join us at 6:30 PM this Sunday (Aug 2) to learn about and prepare for Baptism. This virtual training is for individuals hoping to be baptized or for parents who wish to baptize their children. Visit our Baptism page and click the BaptiZOOM link this Sunday at 6:30 PM. 
Warm Up teaching seriesAs we gear up for fall, we want to be ready for the opportunities and challenges that come our way. Learn how to prepare for new seasons of life in this helpful teaching series starting August 5.  Watch the preview video and learn more >> 
The Battle Within teaching series | In a culture divided by politics and social issues, we must not be distracted from fighting the most important battle, which take place within us. Through August 4, we invite you to face your fiercest foe to become the person you were created to be.  Watch the preview video and learn more >> 
Take the SERVE SURVEY | For many reasons, the most satisfied and joyful church people are on serving teams! Click here to take a brief survey about serving on a Surprise team. We’ll help you discover your gifts, team up with others, and reach your full potential! Hear some great stories here >>
Critical Conversations Virtual Couples Group | Join us in this virtual group on Monday nights to improve our relationships through Crucial Conversations. We’ll draw wisdom from a helpful book and cheer one another on! Text 410-507-9480 to learn more or join in! 
Men’s Virtual Recovery Group | These men will challenge and encourage one another to rise above the hurts, habits or hangups that have held them back in the past.  Text 701-527-9595 to get connected! 
Sponsor-A-Sunday! | Help us reach thousands each weekend with our inspiring worship broadcast. Videos air on KX-CBS TV for western North Dakota residents as well as on Facebook, Youtube, and on our website. To sponsor a Sunday as a business, individual, or in honor of a loved one, text SPONSOR to 701-380-8210.
6 Weeks on Money Online Course | Now is a great time to learn how to more wisely manage your finances with this Six Weeks on Money Course.  We’re also starting a virtual community group that will go through and discuss it together. To learn more, email
Love your neighbors! | Jesus invites us to love our neighbors, and now is a great opportunity to do so. Download this printable document and write a personal note for your neighbor to let them know that you are thinking of them and available to help!
COVID-19 Updates | Visit our COVID-19 Update Page for ongoing updates about Surprise Church worship gatherings and updates on how we aim to BE the church during this important time in our history. 
Download our new Surprise App!   We’ll soon be using our new app for just about everything, from giving to watching worship live! So download the app by texting “SURPRISE APP” to the number 77977, or find it on both  Google and Apple.   
Starting Line Class | We’ll soon be scheduling our next Starting Line class, where you an hear the Surprise story, ask questions, and learn how to get involved. See our webpage for details, or text Sargianna at 701-319-9928.
Blessing Bismarck! Learn the five simple steps by which you can B.L.E.S.S. your neighborhood and beyond. With principles straight from the Bible and easy to apply to everyday life, you’ll find this series quite practical and helpful. Download or print our BLESS visual to make your own plans!
In other news…
10:02 Prayer | Watch Pastor Matt use a Sonoma County vineyard to explain why members of the Surprise Community set a daily alarm to pray at 10:02am.
Read Scripture App | Our community has been using this helpful app to read through the Bible with helpful and engaging videos that introduce the different sections of Scripture. If you’re looking to get a bigger understanding of God’s amazing story and find your place in it, download and use this free tool!