Rural Impact Leadership Conference

This one-day leadership training event for ministry leaders & pastors serving rural & small-town churches is a partnership between our Church Ministries team and the Evangelical Covenant Church’s NW Conference leadership, hosted at Alexandria Covenant Church on March 16, 2024. Our Martin Giese was the opening speaker in 2022 & Glenn Daman – pastor from Stevenson, […]

Congratulations class of 2022!

OHCC held our graduation ceremony for its class of 2022, which recognized 22 graduates earning Certificates, Associates, or Bachelor’s degrees on May 7th. Of these graduates, 5 students graduated as the first recipients of our new Certificate Program for Rural Leadership & Ministry ( These 5 graduates are Mike Adamek (Newfolden), James Middendorf (Verndale), Jeff […]

OHCC Chapel: Black History Month – Leadership Panel (2.8.2022)

Jim Hodgson hosted Trenton Flemming (OHCC Men’s BB Coach), Bryant Tucker (OHCC Women’s BB Coach), & community guests Dr. Gabriel & Ebony Warren (BSU & Evergreen Youth/Family Services) for part 2 of our Black History Month chapel series, as they learned about the “Equal Justice Initiative” & shared from their own backgrounds & opportunities how […]

Rotary Club – End Human Trafficking webinar

Jim Hodgson (Moderator), Director of Church & Community Relations – Oak Hills Fellowship, Bemidji Rotary Club Champion & member of HAASTE (Headwaters Alliance Against Sex Trafficking & Exploitation) hosts Jessica Bartholomew of A.C.T. United ( & Stacy Schaffer of the 31:8 Project ( for our Bemidji Rotary Club’s District Conference webinar on Ending Human Trafficking […]

EQUIP Online Seminars

3rd Saturday morning each month (10:00-11:30am) 6 months per year (April – August: none scheduled) Format – by Zoom video conference (specific sign-in code each time) No Charge, but opportunity given to donate to OHF & partnering organizations See below for the full schedule Please email Jim Hodgson ( for the next EQUIP Seminar’s Zoom […]

Gabriel & Ebony Warren interview

Dr. Gabriel & Ebony Warren live in Bemidji and serve respectively as the Assistant Professor of Marketing & MBA Program Director at BSU ( and the Students First Program Director ( Jim Hodgson interviews them about their backgrounds, coming to faith in Jesus, local church & community involvement, & insight on how today we as […]

Alex Mandes interview

Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Mandes serves as the Executive Director of the EFCA’s All People Initiative ( serving multicultural, immigrant, & marginalized people. JIm Hodgson interviews him about his background, faith in Jesus, & wisdom on how we today as the Church can keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3) in […]

Multi-Ethnic Ministry Resources

Here are some Multi-Ethnic Ministry Resources that our Church Ministries & Center for Indian Ministries teams utilize & recommend to leaders seeking to learn more from another ethic perspective, especially on Native & African American ministry. This was presented to our Net of the North fellowship of pastors & ministry leaders here in Bemidji on […]