Asking for a Friend Pt. 2

by Andrew Munneke

We all have questions. Some are controversial, and some of them are silly, but its good to wrestle with aspects of our faith and belief. In this series, we want to bring our questions and doubts into the light of Scripture and the gospel.

Foothills Feature

by Andrew Munneke

In Foothills, we are passionate about creating a safe and loving atmosphere where children can thrive and discover the Gospel. Each week, these smiling faces open their hearts to God as they learn to listen for his voice. As Team Members (volunteers), our biggest reward is witnessing the kiddos having fun, laughing, and growing in Jesus. The Children’s Ministry team looks forward to serving you and your children each week!

We are more powerful together! We believe that the two most influential environments for a child are the church and home. Let’s join forces and partner in the effort to share the Gospel of Restoration and Redemption.

We would like to invite you to explore if God has been calling you to serve in Foothills. The Hill Church is unique in the sense that it has a large population of college students. These students will be home for the summer. That’s where need arises for Team Members to rise up and serve in the Children’s Ministry!

If you would like to dive in and share the Gospel with the children of Foothills this summer, please email Meghan Golden at mgolden@thehillchurch.net

 

-Meghan Golden

 

 

Team Member Highlight:

Hannah Cook

*Nicknames: At work I’m known as Nannerz or also as my instagram handle Hancooz
*From: Springdale, Arkansas
*Fun Fact: I just got a new dog, his name is Archie!

* Why do you like being a part of the Foothills Team? I love being apart of the Foothills team because I get to better know the families within the church and build relationships with the student volunteers.

*A story to share:
Something really awesome I have seen develop in Foothills is prayer for the nations. When it comes time to pray, all the kiddos are raising their hands to volunteer to pray. It has been a really cool to see this desire develop in the kids hearts!

Asking for a Friend Pt. 1

by Andrew Munneke

We all have questions. Some are controversial, and some of them are silly, but its good to wrestle with aspects of our faith and belief. In this series, we want to bring our questions and doubts into the light of Scripture and the gospel.

Highlights from Gospel Communities

by Andrew Munneke

Our Gospel Community Group mostly consist of young professionals. These powerhouse people stretch from the U of A campus to Springdale,  and Cave Springs to Bentonville. In our GCG we have a student and a teacher, an accountant, a software designer, a banker, a physical therapist and occupational therapist, several women crushing it in corporate business, and the list goes on. I have never been surrounded by a group of people that cares so consistently and is so committed to loving each other well.

Last summer Andrew talked about what a crucial season our church was in for so many college students. I can personally attest that my years between 18-22 were incredibly sculpting. He talked about how we, as a church, have the unique opportunity to be nationwide and even global influencers for the Kingdom as we share our passion for Christ and then send out students from Fayetteville. So, after watching the cycles of our GCG and seeing the hearts and lives of the people within it, there seemed to be a perfect fit for our OUT Night ministry …  doing what we do best! Caring for, nurturing, and showing Christ’s love to others by volunteering as Mentors within the bigger Hill community. We are choosing to intentionally use our skills and life experiences for Kingdom influence.

As we started piloting the concept of “mentoring” within the Hill, we ran into the difference of mentoring vs discipleship. I believe the honest answer though is that we want to do both! Mentorship involves meeting a younger believer where they are at in life and taking them a little further down the road in following Christ, taking the truth they are learning at the Hill/GCG/personal time with Christ and applying it to everyday life. Discipleship is the ultimate gut check for the Mentor though, are we replicating ourselves (mentoring someone on how to become us) or are we expanding an army of Disciples for Jesus (displaying the Christ in us as what the Mentee should desire to imitate)?

Whether it has been meeting to discuss a book of the bible, read through a devotional, confronting sin, or discussing the joys and struggles of following Christ – I believe that connecting with different ages across our church body has given both the Mentee and the Mentor a fuller picture of who The Hill Church is and who we are called to be as believers. The process of discipleship is alive, conforming both the mentee and the mentor into the image of Christ. I am zealous to see the impact on NWA when the people I love and Christ partner in prioritizing share truth and time with each other.

-Molly Parsons