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We became more ROOTED in our faith in 2021 as we learned about and put into practice 8 Habits of Spiritual Growth:

"TIME IN THE WORD"

  • We started the year with 80 people buying Devotional Books for spending time with God.
  • Everyone was encouraged to read through the Bible in 2021.
  • Each person was encouraged to choose a “life verse” for the year and write it in the front of our Bibles.
  • We sold over 100 study Bibles in the Atrium in one Sunday.
  • On Easter, our church gave away 200 English Bibles and 100 Spanish Bibles for us to give to those who don’t have one. 

"GATHER TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP"

  • Pastor Larry faithfully taught God’s Word to us through series on II Corinthians, Psalm 23, and II Timothy.
  • Our band and Praise Team led us in powerful praise and worship each week.
  • Our Children’s Ministry hosted a Pizza and Praise event for elementary children and their families.
  • Many in our church invited others to come with them and our church experienced great
  • growth.
  • We hosted the Hakuna Matata Children’s Choir from Kenya and experienced worship with those from a different culture.
  • 759 people were in attendance at 3 services and 2 Helicopter Egg Drops on Easter Sunday.

"TALKING TO JESUS"

  • Books on prayer were available for those in our church to buy.
  • We participated in “Prayer Walking” around Tontitown leaving door hangers encouraging those in our community to contact us with prayer needs.
  • We created an Online Prayer Team to include people who receive prayer requests weekly and are faithful to pray.
  • Members of our Prayer Team began meeting with those who need prayer at the end of the worship services.

"ACCOUNTABILITY"

  • Every person who came to our church during 2021 was encouraged to join a Life Group and serve God through volunteering.
  • 19 adults and children were baptized in 2 baptismal services as their first step of faith in following Jesus.
  • Every child who was baptized completed a book on baptism with their parents in order to have a good understanding of salvation and baptism. 

"SHARING MY FAITH"

  • We had a table in the Atrium with free resources to use in sharing our faith with others.
  • Pastor Larry preached on sharing our faith and interviewed Eddie Felchle, who has won many people to the Lord.
  • We sold a book on sharing our faith without fear.
  • We financially supported and prayed for missionaries in France, Ethiopia, and The Navajo Reservation and sent monthly support to Glory Church in Kansas City.
  • Our church had a booth at the Tontitown Farmer’s Market every Saturday where we were able to meet many people from the community and hand out Bibles and invite them to our church.

"TITHING"

  • Pastor Larry encouraged us in giving financially to the Lord.
  • We blessed the Hakuna Matata Children’s Choir with a love offering of $7,000 and bought a trailer for them.
  • Our 4th and 5th graders financially supported Ezra, a little boy in Uganda, through Childcare Worldwide.
  • We held a Financial Peace University Life Group to help those in our church learn how to live debt-free and give generously.
  • Our church gave $40,127 in our Birthday and Christmas Offerings which was all applied towards the principal on our Atrium loan. Our Church Family gave an additional $63,605 above our regular offerings to help pay off the Atrium. This allowed us to reduce our debt by $103,733.
  • Financially, we had the highest budget ($792,744) and giving ($935,403) in the history of our church!

"SERVING OTHERS"

  • On Volunteer Sunday, in August, everyone was encouraged to find their places to serve in our church. 235 people became volunteers!
  • We started a ministry to the homeless in Fayetteville by preparing and serving 3 meals a week to approximately 50 people.
  • In August we began a partnership with the new Rollins Elementary in Tontitown and were able to assist with their Back-to-School Picnic and their Fall Festival.
  • We collected $2,150 in baby bottles filled with coins to support Choices Pregnancy Center.
  • We collected 187 boxes for Operation Christmas Child in November.
  • In December we once again ministered to the Saving Grace girls through our Giving Tree Christmas gifts.
  • Our Student Ministry participated in a mission trip to Arlington, Texas. We collected enough in our four 5th Sunday Offerings to pay 30-35% of each person’s expenses.
  • We partnered with Samaritan Ministries in Springdale and Life Source in Fayetteville to help feed and clothe those in need in our community.
  • Our church collected coats for the Navajo Reservation.

"BUILDING STRONG RELATIONSHIPS"

  • 33 Life Groups started in the fall including 4 Bible studies for women and our Journey Group and Christian Business Men’s Lunch for men.
  • Our Children’s Ministry had great events for the kiddos which included a Daddy Daughter Dance, an Island Party, and great Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
  • Our Student Ministry had a successful DNow Weekend as well as their well-attended Sunday morning small groups and The Hype every Wednesday night.
  • The Young Adult Ministry took a trip to the Ark in Kentucky, enjoyed a boat ride and cookout at the lake, had a fun trip to Branson, went on hikes, served dinners to support our homeless ministry, took a trip to the Escape Room, enjoyed Games Nights, and took part in Thursday night Bible studies.
  • Our Women’s Ministry hosted the Tables, Talk, and Tea Women’s Retreat in May and a very special Ladies Christmas Market in December.
  • Church-wide events included Freedom and Family Night in June with lots of great relationship time and an amazing fireworks show, Sundaes on Sunday in July, and our Fall Family Feast in November with 275 people of all ages having fun together.