Adult Education

The mission of the Sylvan Hills Adult Education Ministry is to be a spiritually formative ministry that brings all people closer to God and to one another.
That mission is carried out by a carefully planned variety of classes offered throughout the year which are designed to provide opportunity for growth in biblical knowledge, practical life application, and relationship building. In addition, we offer seminars periodically to highlight topics that we feel are timely and helpful for the spiritual growth of the church and our community.
This ministry is guided by a committee of members from the congregation. With their hard work and dedication this ministry is a vibrant component of congregational life here at Sylvan Hills.

Children’s Ministry

Our goal for the Sylvan Hills Children’s Ministry is partnership with families as they raise their children to live their lives with the Lord. We want to help children and families fall in love with Jesus. We seriously our role as protector of your children. We will strive to protect their souls, hearts, and physical safety.

Sylvan Hills Youth Group

The Sylvan Hills Youth Group is a place to belong. This portion of our website is intended to line out a few or our purposes, give you important upcoming dates, provide you with useful tools, and also offer a place to sign up for events. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office at (501) 835-4141.

Ladies Ministry

At Sylvan Hills there are many opportunities for women to be involved in spiritual, service and social activities. Multiple weekly Bible studies, an annual retreat, and times of ladies worship and prayer teach us, support us, and encourage us in our walk with God. Ongoing and one-time service opportunities include teaching or assisting in Bible classes or Children’s Worship, working in the benevolent program with clothing, furniture, or fund raising for those in need; preparing food for times of celebration, need, or bereavement; sewing projects and more. Socially you can find our ladies eating, taking in a movie, attending a craft or game night, or exercising together. Whether one-on-one, small groups, or large, the ladies at Sylvan Hills enjoy learning, worshiping, serving, and playing together.
Following are a few things we believe about and desire for our women’s ministry:
Women are an important part of the church (locally and globally). Spiritually strong women help us have spiritually strong families and a spiritually strong church. We have tremendous roles, responsibilities, and influence. Entire families, churches, and communities are affected as women are drawn closer to the Lord.
Even so, as a women’s ministry we are a part of a larger body of believers, a larger mission and ministry of Sylvan Hills. We are not and do not want to be an island to ourselves. We want to interlock with and support other ministries where possible.
We are a multi-generational, multi-situational group of women: Young to old, married, single, single again, with children, no children, widows, married but husband doesn’t attend, new Christian, mature Christian, working outside the home, not working outside the home, etc.
As such, the way we view our world, the church, and our needs differ. We have different needs, resources, and abilities but ultimately, we are all made in the image of God and are created with a purpose to serve Him. He intends for us to love and support each other regardless of these differences.
  • For the most part, we are busy women pulled in many directions. We don’t need activities for activities sake. Our desire is for our activities to be purposeful and to strengthen our relationships with God, our families, and/or others.
  • Our desire is to lead and point women to Christ—whether for the first time or as they are already on their spiritual journey. In so doing, we want to always glorify God and not ourselves, our women, our ministry, or our church.
  • We want to be Titus 2 women where one generation teaches then next and the next, leaving a legacy of faith for future generations.
  • As should all Christians, we want to be women who take seriously God’s instruction to take the gospel into all the world—to our own families, our community, our nation, and to the world.

Soul Sisters

SOUL Sisters is a ministry based on Titus 2:3-5 where women are paired with other women in hopes of developing close mentoring relationships. These pairings last for for six months, but the friendships last a lifetime.
Goals of the ministry include building a relationship that places Jesus at the center, to grow in our love for God and for each other, and to provide a safe place to develop a Christian friendship. Above all, we seek to glorify God.
Each part of Soul Sisters is bathed in prayer. Prior to each session, time is spent in prayer asking the Lord to bring the women He knows will benefit to it. The relationships are formed during an intense time of Prayer asking for the Spirit’s Guidance in the pairings. Each relationship has a Prayer Warrior assigned who is committed to pray every day for the relationship.

Prayer Ministry

The shepherds at Sylvan Hills believe in the power of prayer and that it is a vital and effective link to our Most Awesome God. In such, the elders have established, as their first priority, the following vision statement for our church: “It is our vision to be a church that is prayer driven and totally dependent upon God; utilizing prayer as a priority in our daily lives and in the body together.”
The Prayer Ministry uses the following goals, strategies, and tactics to support the vision of our elders: Our overall goal is to lead the efforts of this body of believer’s to become more prayer driven. We will support this goal by encouraging the congregation to grow in our faith and dependence on God by daily recognizing his presence in our lives through the power of prayer. The following activities are utilized to enhance our prayer driven lives: We plan and publish weekly prayer topics, coordinate 5th Sunday night Prayer Services and plan periods of concentrated Prayer and Fasting for specific events, and we direct the Prayer Warrior Team. We meet monthly to plan and coordinate the many facets of this ministry. We invite and encourage everyone to participate in this vital ministry. May our focus be on the one and only true God and it is to His glory and power that this ministry exists.
Prayer Warrior Team
Sylvan Hills has established a team of devoted individuals dedicated to pray on behalf of our congregation and local community. The Prayer Warrior Team is open to any member of the church and all are encouraged to participate. The focus of the Prayer Warrior is to petition God on behalf of individuals, groups, or special events that are in need of God’s loving care. We do this through daily prayer for a specified length of time, usually one week or as requested. Our Prayer Warriors know how important it is to the one requesting prayers that their requests were heard and prayers were offered on their behalf. It is with daily commitment that we go before God on the behalf of others.
Special Events
For special occasions, a 24 hour period of unceasing prayer or 40 days of prayer and fasting may be planned. When outreach or spiritual renewal activities are planned for the church, it is the hope of each person on the prayer committee that the congregation’s prayers may open each of our hearts and souls so the Lord may bless our efforts.
Prayer and Praise Requests
Prayer requests are received on a daily basis through our website form and weekly through prayer cards located in the church building. A list is compiled each week and distributed following the directions specified by the requestor. These include: our Elders and ministry staff (for subjects too sensitive to publish for public knowledge), Prayer Warrior Team members, or to the office staff for inclusion in the weekly prayer list. Regardless of who is requested to offer prayers in your behalf, be assured that your requests are being lifted up to God daily. We receive requests that include, but are not limited to health problems, death of a loved one, personal struggles, mission work, deployment of loved ones serving in the military, financial problems, and marriage or family problems.
Additionally, we have a Praise Request area to share with others when our prayers are answered. It is important to share with one another and to praise God when He answers our prayers.
Prayer References
Matthew 7:7-11
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Romans 1:10
James 1:5-8
1 John 5:13-15
Philippians 4:6-7
1 Peter 3:12