Religion in North Dakota
Christian missionaries from many faiths moved into the state in the early days of settlement, with the Catholic priests concentrating hard on the Red River valley area and the méti and Indian villages.
Protestant pastors were more popular in the areas populated by immigrant families bringing their faith from the European home, so Scandinavian and Germanic forms of Lutheranism took a strong hold in North Dakota.
The Catholic faith and varying forms of Lutheranism remain the most popular religions observed in the state, which has the highest proportion of inhabitants who identify themselves as religious.
Regional Church Websites
Baptist Churches of the Dakotas
Covers both North and South Dakota, with information about churches, Baptist camps, organizational staff and calendar of events.
American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas
Diocese of Bismarck
The diocese of Bismarck covers the western side of North Dakota. The site gives details of diocesan offices and administration, parishes and clergy, and religious appeals.
Catholic Diocese of Bismarck
Diocese of Fargo
The diocese of Fargo covers the eastern side of North Dakota. The site gives information about parishes and programs, the bishop's office and administrative details, charities and news.
Catholic Diocese of Fargo
Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
Covering North and South Dakota, the Conference site gives an overview of ministries, camps, schools and pastors, as well as a jobs board and prayer request list.
Dakota Conference of Seventh Day Adventists
Conference of the United Methodist Church
The Conference is the regional organization of United Methodist congregations in North and South Dakota. With details of programs, foundations, events, churches and administration.
Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Dakota Catholic Conference
The North Dakota Catholic Conference is the voice for the Catholic Bishops of North Dakota on matters of public policy and mutual interest.
North Dakota Catholic Conference
Dakota Conference of Churches
The North Dakota Conference of Churches gathers Christian faith traditions to express unity through prayer, dialogue and shared ministry.
North Dakota Conference of Churches
Provides news and information about the Episcopal Diocese in the state, with details of congregations, bishop and administration, and downloads of publications.
Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota
Churches in North Dakota Towns
ND-Direct has picked out some of the largest towns in the state and listed the churches with independent websites. These community pages can be found here:
If you find that the website of your church is not listed on one of these pages, please contact us with details of your site. Listings here are free for sites which have their own domain name (in other words, not part of a larger church or religious site).