Northwest Arkansas Churches
Northwest Arkansas is a great place to live and to attend church. A church however is not the building but the people. The building is simply a place where Christians meet for worship. Some people see a church like a club, perhaps a social club or a service club, and others see a church like a hospital in that it offers healing to those who are spiritually sick, just like Jesus did.
Northwest Arkansas churches come in all denominations and non denominations. Many denominational churches through out Northwest Arkansas tend to leave out the denominational name because it sometimes puts off baby boomers and younger people who do not want to be labeled as a member of any denomination. Some churches in Northwest Arkansas and the United States say all are welcome but instead of preaching grace, the preaching bashes certain groups of people so it is important to see if the messages being taught are those of love, grace and acceptance and not of hate and discrimination. Visit different churches through out Northwest Arkansas and see if they preach acceptance and welcome people from all walks of life. You will probably want to visit several churches before deciding on the one that is right for you and your family.
I believe that the Bible is God's inspired Word, and therefore is to be our chief guide both for faith and life. Though I take seriously both Christian tradition and the experience of contemporary Christians throughout the world, I believe Scripture has the final word when it comes to matters of grace, faith and practice, including the question of what a church should be.
Non denominational congregations are those Protestant Christian churches, often with a conservative theology, that intentionally stand apart from explicit ties to an organized religious group. Non denominational churches acknowledge that churches are organizations that need competent leadership. However a non denominational church is also one that is not formally affiliated with any denomination.
The first and most important thing to consider in choosing a church is what they believe. Most non denominational churches still adhere to the doctrine of the particular denomination that the pastor came out. Others may focus on political issues, or on social issues, and others on things like family issues.
We at JCC focus on the Word of God, faith and grace. Therefore many people refer to churches like ours as a word of faith church. We believe that the word of God should create faith and that it does so by imparting grace to the hearer. If you are looking for a church that is trying to create a vibrant community that invites people to passionately follow Christ, and imparts grace and faith to the hearer, in Northwest Arkansas, why not try Jubilee Christian Center.
By Larry Beam
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