At Living Hope, we passionately pursue Jesus through enjoying him and encouraging one another. We don’t put on a big show, and we don’t have it all together. We are simply a gospel-centered church made up of sinners who have been saved by the grace of God in Christ. Because of this, each time we come together we make every effort to remember how the work of Jesus Christ in His life, death, and resurrection matters for everyday life. We believe God uses this gospel to change us, making us more like our Savior. He is the center of our gathering.
In light of this, each Sunday when we gather there are a few things that will happen. You’ll be greeted by people who genuinely care about you and are glad you decided to spend a part of your Sunday evening with us. We’ll then raise our voices and sing of the glories of Jesus, we’ll read Scripture, and we’ll listen to an expositional sermon from God’s word. There will be prayer, and we’ll receive the Lord’s Supper on specific Sundays. If you have children (5 years old and under), they will be invited to Living Hope Children’s Ministry, where they will learn about Jesus in an engaging and safe environment.
Above all, we’ll make much of Jesus, and be sure you sense His love.
That’s it. No lights or smoke. No props or frills. No gimmicks. Just Jesus!
Our services begins at 10:30 AM at:
Center for Mission Mobilization Building
2070 Garland Ave
There is a parking lot on the south and east side of the building. Park in the lot and take the sidewalk to the front entrance of the building (look for the signs!).
There are also a limited number of spaces available on the road leading up to the building.
A smiling face will be there to greet you!
Living Hope Kids
We want to make Jesus non-ignorable to our children. We want to show them that He is real, that He came to earth in space and time to save sinners, and that He calls children like them to know and love Him. Even though parents are the primary spiritual influence in a child’s life, it is the responsibility of the whole church family to create a gospel community for our children. Our volunteers consider it a privilege to partner with parents in discipling the next generation.
To help us do this, we have a detailed schedule that our volunteers are recommended to follow:
10:15 – 10:50 Check In & Free Play
10:50 – 11:00 Transition & Clean Up
11:00 – 11:20 Snack & Story Time
11:20 – 11:30 Song Time
11:30 – 11:50 Large Muscle Movement
11:50 – 12:00 Clean Up & Check Out
WHAT TO EXPECT EACH SUNDAY
As we work to continually develop our children’s ministries at Living Hope Church, here’s what you can expect each time we gather on Sunday.
When you arrive at the church building, a greeter will point you to our LH Kids! Check-in table. There you will be greeted by a volunteer who will help you get signed into our LH Kids! system. Once checked in, you’ll receive a label with your child’s name (and any important info we need to know), as well as a security ID number, which you’ll hang onto (once the meeting is over, you will need this tag and number to pick up your child). After the service, return to the same station where a volunteer will assist you in picking up your child. No child will be released without this tag. Please see a LH Kids! teacher or volunteer if you have any questions.
LH KIDS! AGE GROUPS
LH NURSERY: We welcome infants aged 6 weeks through to children age 3 in this room. Should your child need a diaper change or if they are inconsolable (at the discretion of our volunteers), we will send you a text message.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Safety and Security
Because we all care about protecting our children, every LH Kids volunteer must complete a special training session through MinistrySafe and an application, including reference and background checks. At least two volunteers are required to be with children at all times, and we follow additional child-to-adult ratios for providing optimal care. Please reach out to us if you would like to volunteer! A pastor or LH Kids volunteer will contact you shortly.
Children must wear a security tag and will only be released to guardians with the matching security tag. Please keep your check-in account up-to-date with approved guardians, as well as with any allergies or medical conditions that we should be aware of!
Health and Wellness
We require that a child be free of symptoms for 24 hours before entering LH Kids. Please keep your child home if he/she experiences fever, vomiting, diarrhea, cloudy or green runny nose, cough, sore throat, chills, fatigue, body or headaches, unexplained rash, and/or any communicable disease or infection such as cold, flu, croup, lice, pink eye, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox, strep throat, etc.
Classrooms are thoroughly cleaned during and after service to prevent the passing of germs. Cleanliness and security are toppriority in diapering and restroom breaks, as well.
Each week our church meets on Sunday morning, but throughout the week we scatter around NWA to live out the gospel. So, how does a church our size develop community with each other?
Small groups—or, as well call them—community groups are the “heart and soul” of our church. They are where big church becomes small. We know that these small, intimate communities are where true, lasting relationships form. Every other week, these community groups meet around NWA. These gatherings are time for prayer, encouragement, and relationship-building. Even though our church building is in Fayetteville, we have members traveling from miles away, so it is important to have these localized small groups of believers.
Ask any member of our church — these groups become family. They walk through times of loss, times of need and times of joy. They display the love of Christ by loving each other. In His kindness, the Lord has blessed our church with these groups, and it is our desire for every member to experience the Christ-exalting relationships they provide.
Please use the list below to find a community group near you! Once you decide which group(s) you’d like to visit, just contact one of our pastors, Tim Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org to get contact info for the particular group(s).
Zach and Sarah Taylor
Thursdays @ 6 PM
Rob and Anne Astle
Thursdays @ 6:30 PM
Hey Church family!
As you know, our annual fall conference is approaching and this year we are discussing parenting!
I know, like myself, many of you are excited about this. Personally, I am thrilled to sit under Mickey’s teaching from God’s Word and his MANY years of parenting!
Below is a sample of what you can expect from the four (40 minute) sessions:
- Our Duty, God’s Grace – This session will help lay for us a Biblical foundation for parenting and invite us to be receive and apply grace in this process.
- Discipline – This session provides us with the “why’s” and “how’s” of discipline.
- Instruction – This session teaches us how to instruct our children in the Lord with attention being paid to their conversion to Christ.
- Without Exasperating – This session teaches us the important balance between discipling without exasperating.
The schedule for the conference will be as follows:
Friday, October 15
5:00 pm- Arrive and eat dinner
6:00 pm- 1st Session (Our Duty, God’s Grace)
6:45 pm- Break
7:00 pm- 2nd Session (Discipline)
7:45 pm- Break
Saturday, October 16
10:00 am- 3rd Session (Instruction)
10:45 am- Break
11:00 am- 4th Session (Without Exasperating)
12:00 pm- Dismissed
*Childcare is recommended but will not be provided.
So friends, if you have not signed up yet, do so TODAY!
And if you know someone who might be interested in attending the conference, send the registration to them as well. It’s free!
Men’s Book Study
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” ~Psalm 133:1
On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, the men of Living Hope Church meet to read and discuss a book. Currently, we are delving into Dane Ortlund’s book called, “Gentle and Lowly” and are finding it deeply insightful and convicting.
We would love for you to join us! We begin at 7 pm and meet at the church building. Please reach out to James Forbis for any questions.
See you soon!
Women’s Book Study
“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
On the second and fourth Monday of each month, the women of Living Hope Church meet to read and discuss a book. Currently, we are delving into Shane Pruitt’s book, “9 Common Lies Christians Believe”.
We would love for you to join us! We begin at 6:30 and meet at the Hayford house. Please reach out to Sharon Hayford for more information or directions.
See you soon!
Sunday Morning Class
Each Sunday morning, Living Hope Church offers a Sunday class beginning at 9:30 AM.
The purpose of each class will be to topically cover material with the intention of growing in our knowledge of the Bible and it’s application upon our lives!
James Forbis and Peter Mular are currently teaching a class titled, “Behold Our God”.
We hope you can make it!
2021 Bible Reading Plan
“The most noble thing we can give ourselves to this year is the reading and memorizing of God’s Word.” ~ Pastor Matt
It is our heart’s desire, as a church, to be a people of the Word. We love the Bible at Living Hope and desire 2021 to be a year where we dedicate ourselves to read and memorize it!
And in response to the message on Psalm 1, our church will be reading through the Bible together this year! The Bible reading plan that we chose came by the recommendation from Pastor Tim. A few things that Tim likes about this plan is that it has a clear outline, which allows us to read as a corporate body. Also, if you know Tim, this Bible reading plan will be no surprise. He has the approachibilty of a pastor, and the heart of a lion. His personal discipline is impressive! And this Bible reading plan reflects who he is. Through this plan, we will read the New Testament twice, and the Old Testament once. Amazing!
But do not be intimidated! The Bible reading plan can be found on the “YouVersion” Bible app from your smartphone, which means you can listen to the Bible audibly! It is available for download here.
In addition, we have attached the plan below for your convenience.
So, may the Lord give us the grace in 2021 to read and memorize the Word!
Download the Bible reading plan here!
For the glory of God in Christ!