Locally, we want to welcome internationals in Northwest Arkansas and support leaders we’ve sent overseas. We want to reach the unreached near and far. Through welcoming internationals here, long-term teams, and strategic partnerships, we want to see churches planted where they currently do not exist. This vision finds unique expression in our multiple congregations.
Every year, hundreds of internationals come to NWA, many of them from countries with little or no access to the Gospel. Many of them never have the opportunity to make a local friend or connect with a believer. Welcome an international by making a life-long and transformational friendship.
Ways to Welcome
Small Group with Global FocusJoin a small group focused on reaching internationals or receive training for your small group to reach internationals. Contact Brian Pope or call 479-841-5473.
Furniture FriendsFurniture Friends provides rent-free furniture to help internationals moving to NWA. To go along on a delivery and start a friendship with someone from another culture, go to FurnitureFriends.co
VolunteerHelp with practical needs like learning to drive, play piano, or practicing everyday English, contact Jean Deschenes in Bentonville or Kathy Harriell in Fayetteville.
When global workers visit NWA, one of the ways we support them is with on campus housing called “The Village.” We also meet tangible and relational needs including hospitality, preparing their homes, picking teams up at the airport, and helping teams feel supported and cared for while they are with us.
Ways to Serve
Welcome Help meet physical needs when global workers are in NWA (airport pick up, clean Village housing, stock refrigerator, invite a sent leader to share at your small group). Contact Amy Hill or call 479-659-3633.
Pray Sign up for real time prayer for sent leaders. Text #GOPray to 479-282-2406 and request daily or weekly texts, and/or a monthly prayer guide.
Adopt Help a global worker stay connected to the congregation they came from by inviting them to join your small group. Pray for them each time you meet and video call them monthly so they know they are not forgotten. Families, individuals, or small groups contact Amy Hill or call 479-659-3633 to be connected with a global worker.
Give Be generous to a global worker. Contact Lisa Pineira or call 479-878-2979 to find a global worker seeking more financial support.
Almost one out of every three people in the world have little or no access to the Gospel. More than 70% of the leaders we send and support work among these unreached people groups and 13 are national partners. We want to see national-led, self-supporting, reproducing churches planted where they currently are not.