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Rye Hill Baptist Church
11512 0ld Hwy 71 South
Fort Smith, AR, 72916

9:45am - Sunday School
11:00am - Worship Service
6:00pm - Evening Service

Thank you for your interest in the ministries of Rye Hill Baptist Church. We stand ready to help you build a strong family in these changing times. Our goal in ministry is to be a Christ-centered, growing New Testament Church.

Please Call on us at any time for assistance.
Pastor Michael Franklin

Looking to get involved? Check out the opportunities below.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: We still call it Sunday School because, over the years it has been the most effective way to study God's Holy Word together. We offer age-relevant Sunday School classes as well as a few non age-specific classes. "Students" are provided a with a relaxed atmosphere for learning and studying the bible. Many friendships are developed in these small group settings. Classes often take on special projects as well as having fellowships in homes and other locations. You will enjoy Sunday School!

MEN'S MINISTRY: Our Men's prayer group meets every Tuesday morning at 9:30 in our Sanctuary to pray together. We have a Men's Prayer Breakfast the first Sunday of every month at 8:30 a.m.. The men cook an excellent meal and break into small groups to pray for specific needs of our church family. We also participate in "Promise Keepers" Men's Ministry when their yearly rally is fairly close to our church.

LADIES' MINISTRY: We have one of the finest Ladies' Ministries around. We offer Bible Studies by some of the leading authorities in Women's Ministry to include, Beth Moore, Mary Kassian, and others. They also have mission projects that help with Local Ministries as well as World Missions. Ladies are truly blessed by this Ministry.

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY: Our senior adults are called "Prime-timers" which are age 55 and up. They meet for meals, fellowships, road trips, special programs, and just good ole fun. Each age group enjoys class fellowships on a regular basis.

YOUTH MINISTRY: Our Youth Minister plans year around activities for our youth, grades 7-12. Their discipleship program meets on Wednesday night, at 7:00 p.m. in our youth room. We have fellowships, lock- ins, summer camp, Christian concerts, trips and many other activities designed to encourage spiritual growth in our students. Our your people are important to us because they are the church of the future.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY : We have a full Children's Church for ages 4-12 during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Our Children's Choir meets on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.. We also have and AWANA program for children on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.. "Approved Workman And Not Ashamed" is a discipleship program with the emphasis on the study of God's Word, memorizing scripture, Mission awareness, and team games. We have a Children's Minister that plans a monthly children's activity, plus fellowships, a summer day-camp,Vacation Bible School, and much more. Our Children's Ministry is one of the best in Fort Smith.

MUSIC MINISTRY : Music is a vital part of our worship service. Our blended worship services feature familiar hymns of the faith combined with current praise and worship selections. We have an adult choir and children's choir. We offer opportunities for people to sing special music through solos or with small groups and ensembles. Instrumental music is also emphasized through offertory renditions and special events. Our goal is to utilize our musical talent for God's glory, provide a blessing to those who hear and prepare our hearts to hear God's message through the preaching of the word.

DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING : We offer several semesters of discipleship training per year. We call our sessions "Get A Grip"
(Gathering, Recognizing and Identifying Problems). Courses that we offer twice a year including Parenting, Financial Freedom, Divorce Recovery, Soul-Winning, Marriage Enrichment, and various Bible Studies. The goal of these classes is to find out what the Bible says about each topic and to strengthen our family unit.

MISSIONS : Our church gives to the Co-operative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention, our local association in Fort Smith, the Community Clearing House, plus various benevolent needs in our community. We have begun short-term local mission projects with the long range goal of building a church in a mission area for God's glory. Missions are extremely important to our church.

COLLEGE AND CAREER MINISTRY: We are excited about starting this ministry this past year. We are very aware of how many young people drop out of church after graduation. Our goal is to provide small group, Bible-based, support structure that teaches God's Word as well as applies it to daily living. We also have fellowships outside of the church in order to get to know one another better and provide a clean, fun, atmosphere of Christian fellowship. Our teachers for this special group are young, energetic, and use the latest teaching methods to challenge our young adults.

CHILDCARE : Our babies and preschoolers are the apple of our eyes. We realize how important a clean nursery with a positive atmosphere is to parents. We provide child care for birth through three year olds during all of our scheduled services. Our goal in the nursery is to provide a safe environment for your child so you can worship without distractions.