About Us

We are a Bible Church, forever rooted in God’s revealed and living Word. His Word teaches us to love God, love others, and make disciples who truly know and express who Jesus is and what He has done. We’ve established our Vision and Mission on these Biblical mandates and this drives all that we do.

Our Vision

To change the heart and soul of Northwest Arkansas and the world.

Our Mission

To produce and release spiritual leaders who know and express the authentic Christ to Northwest Arkansas and the world.

Our Philosophy


We gather together at a weekend service for a time of Bible-based worship, fellowship, and teaching.


We gather in homes and communities during the week to invest in God’s Word and the lives of others as a way to belong, grow, and serve.

Elder Rule

Fellowship is governed through the Biblical practice of “Elder Governance." The Scriptures teach that elders are responsible for the health and direction of the church. The spiritual qualifications for elders are found in I Timothy 3:1-16 and Titus 1:5-9. Elders are nominated by members of the church and then nominees are prayerfully chosen by the existing Elder Board to be presented as elder candidates to the church body. Each candidate must receive 100% affirmation from our church family before being presented as a new elder. Each elder serves a term of approximately five years. According to the apostle Paul, the local church assembly was to recognize those who were spiritually qualified for church leadership. These individuals were then to minister to the church by godly service and rule. Our Elder Board provides directional leadership which is then implemented by staff and core leadership.

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We believe that the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, in whole and in part, error-free in the original writings and the supreme authority of faith and practice for the believer in Jesus Christ. We further believe that there is but one true interpretation of any Biblical passage and this is only found when one accurately applies the literal-grammatical-historical method of interpretation (Psalm 119:160; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 1:1-2, 4:12).
We believe there is but one living and true God who is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable. We further believe that God is one in essence while existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Though each person of the Godhead possesses precisely the same nature and attributes, each function differently in respect to God’s purposes and dealings with man (Deuteronomy 4:39; 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The first person of the Trinity orders and directs all things according to His own purpose, pleasure, and grace. The Father is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption. He has decreed all things that come to pass for His own glory. He graciously involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (2 Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 103:19; Matthew 6:9; John 5:19-24; Ephesians 1:2-6).
The second person of the Trinity is both the eternal Son of God and virgin-born Son of man. Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, surrendered nothing of His deity during His earthly life. Having led a sinless life, He satisfied the Father’s justice concerning sin by His substitutionary death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His physical ascension, and His visible return to earth to establish His earthly kingdom (John 1:14-18; Acts 1:11; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 2:17-18; Revelation 20:11-15).
The third person of the Trinity executes the will of God in the world of men. It is the Holy Spirit who applies the salvation that Jesus Christ secured through His death on the cross. It is the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers the church to live a lifestyle pleasing to God, endowing it with special gifts which equip believers to accomplish distinct ministries, planned beforehand by God the Father (John 3:1-8, 15-16; 16:4-15; 1 Corinthians 12; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18-21).
We believe that mankind was directly created in the image of God to enjoy His fellowship and to fulfill God’s will on earth. Man sinned by voluntary act of personal disobedience to the will of God; as a result, all human beings are spiritually dead and subject to the certainty of physical death. The fall of mankind was a non-repeatable historical fact, the effects of which are transmitted to all human beings, each of whom is born with a sinful nature and sins habitually in thought, word, and deed (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; 3:3-4; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23; Ephesians 2:1-3).
We believe that God created the human race male and female, and all conduct with the intent to adopt a sex/gender other than the one ordained by God at conception is contrary to God’s intent, and therefore sin. (Genesis 1:27; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6).
We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins as the only sufficient, substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are declared justified by the Father on the grounds of Jesus’ death and resurrection. All who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith have been regenerated by and baptized in the Holy Spirit. They become, thereby, the children of God, forever, and members of the one true church, the universal Body of Christ. This salvation will result in righteous living and good works as the believer submits their life to the control of the Holy Spirit who directs the life of the believer in harmony with the Word of God (John 1:12; 3:16; 5:24; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-7; Hebrews 10:10-12; 1 John 5:11-13).
We believe that all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true universal Church and are directed by the Scriptures to associate themselves in local, visible churches. The local church is the only scriptural representation of Christ’s invisible Church and consists only of regenerated believers. The local church is autonomous in its government and recognizes its own members for the biblical offices of elder and deacon. Two ordinances have been committed to the local church-Baptism and Lord’s Supper. The purpose of the church is to lead others to Christ, mature them in the faith, and equip them for personal ministry (Matthew 16:13-28; 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 4:1-16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Ephesians 2:19-22; 4:11-13; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 5:1-3).
We believe that God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:24-25; Exodus 20:14, 17; Matthew 19:4-6, 9; Romans 1:18-31; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 15-20; Jude 7). Marriage ceremonies conducted on Fellowship Bible Church premises or by Fellowship Bible Church staff should represent the establishment of this covenant relationship.
We believe that prophetic scriptures teach the imminent return of Jesus Christ (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17). We believe the second coming of Christ will occur in a bodily, visible manner with great glory (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Revelation 20:1-4).

Our History

In December 1983, seven families began meeting and praying about a new kind of church, one that would help others reach their full potential as spiritual leaders. As a result, Fellowship Bible Church of NWA was founded with a specific vision and mission, to change the heart and soul of Northwest Arkansas and the world by producing and releasing spiritual leaders who know and express the authentic Christ. Fellowship officially opened to the public on Sunday, May 27, 1984.

Fellowship built its first building in the Rogers/Lowell area to provide a centralized gathering place for the church. This building was dedicated to the Lord on June 16, 1991.

Fellowship Saturday Night (later renamed Fellowship Mosaic) began meeting in September 1998 to make more room for the number of people in attendance. However, it quickly became evident that crowd management was not the compelling reason to hold Saturday night celebrations. It was an opportunity to reach a new demographic of people.

In October of 2003, Celebrate Recovery (which meets on Friday Nights) became a ministry of Fellowship Bible Church. It is a powerful place to seek God for help in overcoming difficult hurts, hang-ups, and habits and to celebrate Him.

On March 1, 2019, Celebrate Recovery began meeting on Friday Nights on the Fayetteville Campus as well.

In 2011, Fellowship launched the BiLD Training Center (now called The Training Center) to help equip its people, other churches, and business professionals with tools for effective spiritual leadership in life and ministry.

On May 8, 2016, Fellowship launched its third congregation (Fellowship Fayetteville) in the city of Fayetteville. With the University of Arkansas in their backyard, God has brought people from all over the world through the front doors.

On April 3, 2022, Fellowship Bentonville opened its doors and became the fourth congregation of Fellowship Bible Church of NWA. Those who attend continue to further the vision and mission to know and express the authentic Christ to the people of Bentonville and its surrounding communities.