Worship Service

October 25, 2020

Fellowship is governed through the Biblical practice of “Elder rule." The Scriptures teach that Elders (or overseers or shepherds) are responsible for the health and direction of the church. Elders are nominated by the body and selected by the existing Elder Board. The spiritual qualifications for Elders are found in I Timothy 3:1-16 and Titus 1:5-9. 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 decisions to be carried out by our staff and core leadership. Download a copy of Elder Qualifications.

Worship With Us

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Come hear the name that mercy comes from
Come hear the name of Jesus
Come hear the laughter of all those who know
Come hear the name of Jesus
King of the nations, the faithful and true
Come hear the name of Jesus
Giver of life, He makes it all new
Come hear the name of Jesus

Come to the fountain that never runs dry
Come taste the grace of Jesus
Bring all your burdens, your pain and your pride
Come taste the grace of Jesus
The fullness of heaven poured out on earth
Come taste the grace of Jesus
There’s bread for your hunger and wine for your thirst
Come taste the grace of Jesus

Hallelujah! For the Lord almighty reigns
Hallelujah! He has risen from the grave


Come all ye people near and far Come praise the name of Jesus Lift up your voices and give him your hearts Come praise the name of Jesus Join now with heaven in eternity’s song Come praise the name of Jesus From the beginning, Lord over all Come praise the name of Jesus

I love You Lord
Oh Your mercy never fails me
All my days
I’ve been held in Your hands
From the moment that I wake up
Until I lay my head
I will sing of the goodness of God

All my life You have been faithful
All my life You have been so, so good
With every breath that I am able
I will sing of the goodness of God


I love Your voice
You have led me through the fire
In darkest nights
You are close like no other
I’ve known You as a father
I’ve known You as a friend
I have lived in the goodness of God

Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me
With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now, I give You everything
Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I'll praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
Mount of thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by thy help I come
And I hope by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wondering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be
Let thy goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to thee
Prone to wander Lord I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, Lord take and seal it
Seal it for thy courts above

You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord Most High
Your hidden glory in creation
Now revealed in You our Christ

What a beautiful name it is
What a beautiful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ my King
What a beautiful name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a beautiful name it is
The name of Jesus


You didn't want heaven without us
So Jesus, You brought heaven down
My sin was great, Your love was greater
What could separate us now

What a wonderful name it is
What a wonderful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ my King
What a wonderful name it is
Nothing compares to this
What a wonderful name it is
The name of Jesus


Death could not hold You
The veil tore before You
You silenced the boast of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring
The praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again
You have no rival, You have no equal
Now and forever, God You reign
Yours is the kingdom, Yours is the glory
Yours is the name above all names

What a powerful name it is
What a powerful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ my King
What a powerful name it is
Nothing can stand against
What a powerful name it is
The name of Jesus

How great the chasm that lay between us
How high the mountain I could not climb
In desperation, I turned to heaven
And spoke Your name into the night
Then through the darkness, Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul
The work is finished, the end is written
Jesus Christ, my living hope

Who could imagine so great a mercy?
What heart could fathom such boundless grace?
The God of ages stepped down from glory
To wear my sin and bear my shame
The cross has spoken, I am forgiven
The King of kings calls me His own
Beautiful Savior, I'm Yours forever
Jesus Christ, my living hope

Hallelujah, praise the One who set me free
Hallelujah, death has lost its grip on me
You have broken every chain
There's salvation in Your name
Jesus Christ, my living hope


Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
Then came the morning that sealed the promise
Your buried body began to breathe
Out of the silence, the Roaring Lion
Declared the grave has no claim on me
Jesus, Yours is the victory!

Scripture

Now on the topic of brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another. And indeed you are practicing it toward all the brothers and sisters in all of Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, to aspire to lead a quiet life, to attend to your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you. In this way you will live a decent life before outsiders and not be in need.
1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 (NET)

Prayer

Lord, give me eyes to see those around me. I want to see others as You see them– made in Your image and worthy of service. Teach me, Father, that my life is not my own. Show me how my life is made to serve You and those around me. Let my work not be done primarily for my own gain. Rather, may it be from a posture of worship. Help me to use the gifts You have given me to honor You through how I work.

Jesus, Your sacrifice was the ultimate act of service for others. Make me more like You in giving up my life for the sake of others. Lord, teach me to serve quietly. Help me to walk worthy. May the integrity of my work reflect who You are and what You intend to bring about in Your kingdom. May You receive glory in and through my labor today. Amen.

ELDER BOARD vs. SHEPHERDING BOARD

The Elders of Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas have rewritten the church’s “bylaws” (1988). A distinction between the Elder Board and Shepherding Elders was made. The Elder Board’s responsibility is to set the spiritual, theological, and philosophical direction of the church. Their role and function has been described in the information above. Shepherding elders are men who are Biblically qualified for the office, who have been recognized by the church body, and who function in the “shepherding elder ministry” as described by the Board of Elders. These men focus on the shepherding rather than overseeing function. They are extensions of the Elder Board, but do not meet to set policy or direction.