Our Mission

To partner with parents and adult volunteers in leading students to be and build reproducing disciples of Christ who worship God, connect with others, grow in His Word, and go take the Gospel to our world.

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One Church. Many Parts. One Heart. 

What to Expect

Our high school ministry is made up of 9th-12th grade students from around 20 local public, private, charter, and home schools. The largest school makes up less than 15% of our high school involvement, so we are a very diverse group. Come expecting to be changed through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, cared for by dozens of devoted adult volunteers, connected to peers who faithfully walk with Jesus and strive to spread His Gospel to the ends of the earth, and challenged to serve in our church, community, and around the world so that all might know the goodness and grace of Jesus Christ.

Each week, high school students have the opportunity to learn God’s Word through grade-based, co-ed Sunday School classes at 9:00 am or gender-divided classes at 10:30 am led by the greatest adult volunteers on the planet. High schoolers can also choose to be a part of more in-depth grade-based, gender-divided D Groups for more intentional, long-term discipleship. Each week on Wednesday nights, high school and middle school students gather together for a meal at Tops Cafe from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meal costs $3. Then we have combined student worship in The Spot from 6:30-6:50 pm. Following worship at 6:55-7:30 pm, high school students will move to the Chapel for faithful and relevant preaching from God’s Word by our Lead Student Pastor.

Throughout the year we also have a number of events that high schoolers can be a part of like: DNOW, Fused Fall Retreat, Summer GO Trips, Guys Retreat, Student Takeover, etc.

Leadership
  • Staff:
    Matt Hubbard (Lead Student Pastor)
    Melissa Sponer (Girls Ministry Associate)
    Kasey Earl (Student Worship Leader)
  • 12th Grade:
    Greg and Alissa Crain (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Ginger Wade (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Dwight and Leigh Ann Chrisman (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Kelly Mercer (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Amber Bagley (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sara Beth Herrington (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Angela Martin (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Robert Fletcher (D Group)
    Levi Ellison (D Group)
    Melissa Sponer (D Group)
    Ginger Wade (D Group)
  • 11th Grade:
    Dan and Stacie Herrington (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Zach and Sarah Stuart (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Kelly Mercer (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Amber Bagley (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sara Beth Herrington (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Angela Martin (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Alex Blankenship (D Group)
    Sarah Stuart (D Group)
    Katie Walker (D Group)
  • 10th Grade:
    Dennis and Melissa Gilliam (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Charles and Alisa Chamblee (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Kelly Mercer (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Amber Bagley (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sara Beth Herrington (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Angela Martin (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Matt Hubbard (D Group)
    James Elliott (D Group)
    Michelle Davis (D Group)
  • 9th Grade:
    Joe and Lori McKay (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Lance and Kandi West (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Kelly Mercer (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Amber Bagley (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sara Beth Herrington (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Angela Martin (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Ryan Wilson (D Group)
    Ben Wang (D Group)
    Kristen Wilson (D Group)
    Abbey Holt (D Group)
Friends
Schools in our high school ministry:
  • LISA ACADEMY
  • LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL
  • LITTLE ROCK PARKVIEW
  • E-STEM CHARTER
  • JOE T. ROBINSON
  • MOUNT ST. MARY
  • LITTLE ROCK CATHOLIC
  • LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
  • PULASKI ACADEMY
  • BAPTIST PREP
  • EPISCOPAL COLLEGIATE
  • BRYANT
  • CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN
  • NORTH LITTLE ROCK
  • MAUMELLE
  • SYLVAN HILLS
  • VARIOUS HOME SCHOOLS AND HOME SCHOOL CO-OPS
What to Expect

Our middle school ministry is made up of 6th-8th grade students from around 12 local public, private, charter, and home schools. The largest school makes up less than 15% of our middle school involvement, so we are a very diverse group. Come expecting to be changed through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, cared for by dozens of devoted adult volunteers, connected to peers who faithfully walk with Jesus and strive to spread His Gospel to the ends of the earth, and challenged to serve in our church, community, and around the world so that all might know the goodness and grace of Jesus Christ.

Each week, middle school students have the opportunity to learn God’s Word through grade-based, gender-divided Sunday School classes at 9:00 & 10:30 am led by the greatest adult volunteers on the planet. Middle schoolers can also choose to be a part of more in-depth grade-based, gender-divided Small Groups for more intentional, long-term discipleship. Each week on Wednesday nights, middle and high school students gather together for a meal at Tops Cafe from 6:00-6:30 pm, and the meal costs $3. Then we have combined student worship in The Spot from 6:30-6:50 pm. Following worship at 6:55-7:15pm, middle school students will remain in The Spot for faithful and relevant preaching from God’s Word by our Middle School Pastor. Following the teaching time, middle schoolers will split off into more in-depth grade-based, gender-divided Small Groups.

Throughout the year we also a number of events that middle schoolers can be a part of like: DNOW, Fused Fall Retreat, Summer GO Trips, Pancakes and PJs, Nerf Wars, Student Takeover, etc.

Leadership
  • Staff:
    Ross Spigner (Middle School Pastor)
    Melissa Sponer (Girls Ministry Associate)
    Kasey Earl (Student Worship Leader)
  • 8th Grade:
    Stephen Riemar (9:00 am Sunday School)
    John Thornsberry (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Stasia Myers (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Richard Smith (10:30 am Sunday School)
    John Cauley (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Tiffany Smith (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sue Reeves (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Kyle Vaughan (Small Group)
    Brooks Burleson (Small Group)
    Katie Burt (Small Group)
    Rachel Hooker (Small Group)
  • 7th Grade:
    Stephen Riemar (9:00 am Sunday School)
    John Thornsberry (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Michelle Linch (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Erin Roy (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Richard Smith (10:30 am Sunday School)
  • 7th Grade (cont.):
    John Cauley (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Tiffany Smith (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sue Reeves (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Alan Davis (Small Group)
    Luke Edwards (Small Group)
    Jacob Thurlkill (Small Group)
    Sydney Bratton (Small Group)
    Jessica Reid (Small Group)
  • 6th Grade:
    Mark Guinee (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Kerry Roy (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Michelle Linch (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Erin Roy (9:00 am Sunday School)
    Kris Carson (10:30 am Sunday School)
    John Douglas (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Mac Mercer (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Tiffany Smith (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Sue Reeves (10:30 am Sunday School)
    Jordan Howard (Small Group)
    Ethan Tedder (Small Group)
    Rebekah Van Pelt (Small Group)
Friends
Schools in our middle school ministry:
  • LISA ACADEMY
  • PULASKI HEIGHTS
  • E-STEM CHARTER
  • JOE T. ROBINSON
  • MANN MAGNET
  • FOREST HEIGHTS
  • PULASKI ACADEMY
  • LITTLE ROCK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
  • BAPTIST PREP
  • EPISCOPAL COLLEGIATE
  • BRYANT MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • THE ANTHONY SCHOOL
  • VARIOUS HOME SCHOOLS AND HOME SCHOOL CO-OPS
What to Expect

Acteens is a missions organization for girls in 6th-12th grades. Through Acteens, girls have the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God and their peers. Acteens learn to look beyond themselves and involve themselves in missions and ministry. Girls will participate in hands on missions as well as engaging in learning about, praying for, and giving to missions.

Girls ministry meets once a month from 12:00-2:00 pm in the Student Ministry area. Each gathering has a Mission Focus and a Mission Project. Lunch is provided.

Leadership
  • Staff:
    Melissa Sponer (Girls Ministry Associate)
    Amanda Beach (Ministry Assistant)
  • Adult Leaders:
    Michelle Davis
    Abbey Holt
  • Student Leaders:
    Katherine Beach
    Mary Mac Harkins
    Laurel Ann Harkins
    Hannah Herrington
    Julianna Jones
    Alex Watson
    Grace Crain
    Madison Roy
What to Expect

Parents have the greatest influence in the lives of students, bar-none. God has uniquely and specifically gifted parents to speak, model, and train their children in the ways of the Lord. Parents are the primary disciplers of their children. It is our desire to come alongside parents to better equip you to disciple your children and bring them up in the way of the Lord so that, as Proverbs 22:6 says, “when whey are grown they will not depart from it.”

Each week parents have the opportunity to learn God’s Word through couples Sunday School classes at 9:00 & 10:30 am. In the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters, parents can also choose to be a part of a number of Grow classes including some specifically geared towards parents. We also host an annual marriage and/or parenting conference.

Home 22:6 Parenting Ministry

Each year on your student’s birthday you will receive discipleship resources specifically for your student’s age. The five areas we highlight in our Home 22:6 strategy are Parent Dedication, Blessing Your Child, God Centered Family Time, Church Community, and Discipling As You Go, which will give you insights for discipling your children. As a parent, you can’t control when your children will surrender their lives to the Lord and experience salvation, but you can help to shape and mold their heart as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. As you disciple your children, teaching them the importance of worshiping God, connecting with others, growing in God’s Word, and going to take the Gospel to our world needs to be central. As your children grow in their faith, it is important to teach them how to live out the fruit of the Spirit, not so they may earn their salvation, but because the Spirit of Christ is in us! The gospel of grace is the key that you must always point your children back to. We love God because He first loved us.

Built 4:2 Marriage Ministry

Scripture teaches that we each have a biblical role in marriage, just like when riding a tandem bicycle, both people have a different but equally important role. The path to a Christ-centered marriage begins with knowing your unique roles as husband and wife. Built 4:2 is designed to help you focus on five key areas of marriage: Dedication to Your Spouse and to Christ, Blessing Your Spouse, God-centered Time with Your Spouse, Community, and As You Go.

Upcoming Student Events

Student Takeover

April 1, 2018 8:00 am

Student Takeover

Coming in April If you would like to participate, contact Ross Spigner or Matt Hubbard.

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Melissa Sponer Commissioning Service

April 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Melissa Sponer Commissioning Service

IBC Send Missionary to Toronto, Canada  |  2018-2020 Student Ministry Reception Wednesday, April 18  |  6:30 pm  |  The Spot Churchwide...

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Senior Recognition

May 5, 2018 6:00 pm

Senior Recognition

May 5: Senior Recognition Dinner & Robing Ceremony May 6: Sunday Morning Recognition Seniors – Fill Out This Form to Participate in Senior...

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