Dear TNC Family,
In June 2011, Pastor Joe and Deacon Jess Liles were called from Wartburg Theological Seminary to plant a church in Northwest Arkansas. Through deep prayer, many one-on-one conversations, city meetings and population-needs analysis, The Neighborhood Church (TNC) was launched Easter Sunday 2012 as a portable church in the cafeteria of Central Park Elementary School.
Since that first worship, TNC has followed a unique, God directed vision to Change Church & Create Relationship. This vision sparked TNC's growth, including expansion to a Bentonville store front, and finding our current home on I Street. As we continue to grow, we recognize and embrace that each new person that calls TNC their home church, makes us new also. We love that TNC is always transforming.
In the last 10 years, Bentonville has also witnessed a lot of change. The city has transformed into a bustling center of commerce, culture and community. Bentonville is creating a thriving community by providing spaces for the arts, food and entertainment, and outdoor activity. This growth in Bentonville provides an incredible opportunity for a pivotal intersection where faith and the church meet family in community. TNC can embrace this opportunity faithfully by finding innovative ways to teach Christian values, develop and curate content, create curriculum and construct space that will welcome and accommodate more families, individuals and our community at large. Picture This: 75 - 100 families impacted daily by God’s love and grace through The Neighborhood Church.
Please prayerfully join us as we embark on our next ten years with goals that continue to embrace growth, change and relationship. We are grateful and excited to continue this Christ-led journey with you!
Pastor Joe Liles & Deacon Jess Liles