Highlands Church – Connect, Grow, Go
Highlands Church – a United Methodist Congregation – is located at 371 Glasgow Road, on the western side of Highlands of Bella Vista, about two miles from the end of the soon-to-open “Bella Vista Bypass.” Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Dr. Bryan Fink and Associate Pastor Michael Callahan, Highlands Church is focused on making disciples of Jesus Christ and spreading His Gospel to the Highlands community and beyond. This intentional focus on making disciples is called “Connect, Grow, Go.” Connect with God through worship, Grow in love for God and each other through Growth Groups, Go serve others and Share the Gospel (discipleship).
Connect to God through Worship
Highlands Church offers a choice of worship styles. Pastor Fink preaches the same message at every service so that there is continuity throughout all worship venues, regardless of the style of worship. You will be made to feel welcome and appreciated at all worship services.
Celebrations Worship - The Saturday evening “Celebrations” worship service features a relaxed, informal setting with attendees sitting around tables with coffee or a cold beverage in the Fellowship Hall. Light snacks are also offered. The Worship Leader for this service is Pam Meyer, who provides a relaxed offering of contemporary, country or folk styled songs, and, at times, a traditional melody with an updated treatment. Different musicians will compliment this service but you will usually find an acoustic guitar, vocalists, added percussion choices and some guest artists. This “come as you are” service is welcoming and encourages informal worship in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Traditions Worship- The Sunday morning “Traditions” service is what one would expect from traditional worship; a sanctuary, an organ and piano, a wonderful robed Chancel Choir, Methodist Hymnal selections, a liturgist, a children’s message, an offering and a sermon. Choir director John Matthews serves as Worship Leader for this service. He tries to offer different styles of worship and music to relate to everyone’s taste as much as possible. The opening hymn might be Beethoven with the closing hymn by Fanny Crosby or Bill Gaither. To add to the mix, the choir might sing a beautiful and rousing Spiritual or a new Joseph Martin or Lloyd Larson anthem.
Coming Soon – New Praise and Worship Service
Bella Vista was first envisioned as a retirement and vacation community. With time and some vision, it has become one of the most popular “bedroom communities” in Northwest Arkansas. Younger families are moving to Bella Vista every day and many will be looking for a church home. In its commitment to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Highlands Church is striving to meet the needs of these new residents and those already in Bella Vista with worship choices. The future is promising to be very exciting with a new, very contemporary worship offering.
Plans are in place to begin a new worship service on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. As soon as the personnel are in place – a Worship Leader and Praise Band – the plan will move forward. The church is currently advertising for this new praise service Worship Leader and also a Student/Family Ministry Leader. Each position is part-time but could be combined for full-time employment for the right individual. If interested, you can contact Highlands Church at (479) 855-2277 or go to humcbv. com for more information.
Grow in Faith
Highlands Church has an array of small groups focusing on spiritual growth. These groups meet throughout the week at various locations enabling them to study together and increase their faith. Pastor Fink is currently bringing messages of Jesus’ journey from baptism to resurrection to go along with a church-wide growth group study of Adam Hamilton’s “The Way.”