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 5 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.
To find out more information about Community Groups, please use the contact page to ask any questions.