"Our mission is to equip generations to become spiritually maturing Christians."
20 Boyce Dr., Bella Vista, AR 72715 MAP
Ph.: (479) 855-1158 Fax: (479) 855-0850
Sunday Schedule
Traditional Worship: 8:00am & 10:45am
Contemporary Worship: 9:30am MORE

Every One in Ministry

Commitment Catalog & Form

Get a catalog in the front office or view online. Commitments can also be submitted online.

Our church is an Every One in Ministry church (EOiM). We invite every member or regular visitor to participate in the programs and ministries of the church. Currently there are over 90 ministries that are divided among six umbrella ministries; Worship, Evangelism (Church Growth), Education, Missions, Congregational Care, and Prayer. Many of our members find one or more of the ministries to spend time volunteering, by using their own gifts and talents. Contact Amy Gilmore, Director of Community Life & Connections to explore how you can use your gifts within the church.

Areas of Support

As a congregation joined together to support one another, all members and non-members are encouraged to participate. The areas we focus on include Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness.

Prayers

Prayer is the foundation of every ministry and program of our church. Prayer for our leadership, our congregation, our loved ones, and those who do not know Jesus is essential. This ministry offers many ways that one can enrich their prayer life.

Presence

Worship and join in fellowship with congregational members. We have an obligation to help one another in every way possible. God’s family works best when it’s members work together.

Gifts

Support through tithes and offerings. The Bible affirms that we are created in the image of God, and that “God so loved the world that he gave…” (John 3:16) thus, we become more of who God created us to be as we share our time, talent, and treasure. God calls us to give prayerfully, proportionately, and willingly.

Service

Select one or more of the many ministries within the church that need of your help. As followers of Jesus Christ, we walk in the footsteps of a servant leader. Thus, “service” includes all of the things we do in the name of Christ, both for the church and for others in the world. Our “Every Member In Ministry” effort will help us to be faithful, both to our calling as Christians and to the church and communities in which we live.

Witness

When you’ve read a good book or seen a good movie, your first inclination is to tell someone else about it, so they too can experience the joy or satisfaction, or peace it brought to you. Likewise, when you have Christ in your life, you want to share that with those you meet. In the simplest terms, we should take the time to get to know people and share our love of Christ with them. Tell them how my life changed with Christ in it.

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Every One in Ministry

We invite every member or regular visitor to participate in the programs and ministries of the church.

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History

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Friday, January 1, 2016

A New Year’s Prayer for Spiritual Revival
Bishop Gary Mueller

Lord,
It’s a new year. A fresh beginning. A chance to start again.
Of course, we say the same thing almost every year and we too quickly seem to end up right back where we were almost every year. Which is why we need to start getting honest. Even if it means we see the truth about ourselves. Like the fact that we’re too busy making life about us and not about You.
And even if it means we see the truth about our church. Like the gut-wrenching reality that we grow smaller and older, struggle to reach the young, and fail to see lives, communities and the world transformed by the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are sorry, Lord. Truly sorry, Lord. Eternally sorry, Lord.
Speak the truth to us until we understand we are in a spiritual crisis because we don’t allow Jesus to be our Savior and Lord – as individuals or the church.
Help us get serious about spiritual revival rooted in Jesus’ unconditional, transformational and invitational love. Help us pray for it. Help us look for it. Help us celebrate it. And, most of all, help us be consumed by it.
Empower us to keep seeking Your way when we are tempted to shy away because spiritual revival has too many negative connotations for too many people, when we try to engineer it instead of receiving it as a gift from the Holy Spirit, and are lured into using it as a way of saving our churches instead of becoming Your church.
Come, Holy Spirit, come. Send the fire of spiritual revival. Bring us together as the living Body of Christ in a world that is so deeply broken. Grow us into a movement that welcomes all who long to be Christ-followers. Enable us to make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world.
We pray this boldly in the name of Jesus, our Savior, Lord, Brother and Friend. Amen

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Come, Holy Spirit. I yield my life to you in this moment that I might breathe in your saving love and exhale grace into the world. Today let my life be a testimony to the love that I have received through Christ, so revival might be sparked by my words and deeds. Lead me to the places and people You want to bless, I am ready to be your witness in the world. Come Holy Spirit, so I will be able to go in your name. Amen.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Gracious God, forgive me when I substitute church busyness for spending time with you and you alone.
Forgive me when it is my insecurities about achievement that drive me to do ministry instead of a genuine desire to serve you and your people. Forgive me when I seek the approval of others instead of allowing your perfect love to drive out all my fears of faithfully following you.
Through all the self-improvements of diet and exercise and time management which I have attempted multiple times, I realize that what I really need is not more self – I’ve got plenty of that – I need You. Please help me to ignore the distractions of life and competing with others so that I can enjoy your presence in my life and let that be more than enough for my life of faith in You.
Guide me to do what I need to do and be what I need to be in order to allow your Spirit to permeate my life. For the sake of Christ, I pray. Amen.

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