About The City Church NWA

The City Church exists to help you Connect to, Grow in, and Serve God. I hope you take some time to visit this Sunday. I think you will find a loving church that takes care of each other, relies on the power of the Holy Spirit, and has a passionate vision to reach the unchurched people of Springdale and Northwest Arkansas. We believe in the power of the word of God and preach from it verse by verse each week. If you decide to visit be sure to find the Plan Your Visit page and when you get here come and find me, I am looking forward to meeting you.


       Chris Rathbone

       Lead Pastor

Meet The Team


Chris Rathbone

Lead Pastor


Samuel Arellano

Spanish Pastor


Daniel Gavin

Worship Pastor

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Libbi Heintz

Associate Pastor

Kids and Youth


Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor is an outreach program of The City Church. Our plan is to strengthen communities by promoting unity, feeding people, and providing for their needs. Once a month we will roll into a neighborhood and set up a grill and some tables. We are excited to see where this program takes our church.  

Frequently asked questions

What are your beliefs?

ABOUT GOD We believe in one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is infinite, which does not always make sense to our finite understanding. He is not limited by time or space. He is creator, eternal, all-knowing, ever-present, and all-powerful. His character is multi-dimensional but no facet of His character diminishes another. In other words, His grace and wrath, mercy and justice, love and jealousy all work together for good. ABOUT JESUS Jesus is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, worked miracles and gave us an example to follow. Fully God and fully man, He died on a cross to pay the penalty for sin that separated us from God and rose from the dead to reconcile us to our Creator and to free us to have a new life in Him. Now, He sits at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us. ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is given to every follower of Christ to guide, comfort, convict, and adopt us into the family of God. He helps us grow into Christ-likeness by producing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, and He gives us spiritual gifts to empower us to meet the needs of God’s people and a hurting world. ABOUT THE BIBLE Comprised of 66 books authored over thousands of years by dozens of authors, the Bible tells one seamless story: a passionate God on a relentless pursuit to redeem His creation. The Bible is the authoritative and inspired Word of God and is trustworthy and reliable for telling us what to believe and how to live. ABOUT SALVATION We were created in the image of God to have community with Him and represent Him on earth. However, through a willful act of disobedience, we were separated from Him. The Father sent Jesus to redeem us through an act of atonement which culminated with Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. This gave us the opportunity to trade our sin for His righteousness through faith. Jesus’ sacrifice is the only means for our salvation and reconciliation with the Father. ABOUT THE CHURCH The Church is the Body of Christ and Jesus is the head of the Body. The Church is not a building or an event but the community of individuals who have put their trust in Jesus Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God, make disciples, make Jesus known to a lost world, and meet the needs of those in our communities and around the world. We celebrate baptism as a first step of obedience for new followers of Christ, in which they identify with Christ’s death and resurrection and make a public declaration of their faith. We also celebrate communion as an ongoing remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. ABOUT FOLLOWING CHRIST When we put our faith in Jesus Christ, it ignites a spiritual chain reaction and produces evidence of our salvation. We are forgiven of sin, declared right before God, and given eternal life with Him. The Holy Spirit is given to assure us of our salvation, adopt us into God’s family, and to live in us and empower us for a life of following Jesus. This results in the fruits of the Spirit — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ABOUT THE FUTURE In the end of all things, Jesus will reign eternally. He will judge His creation according to the character that has been revealed to us through His word with justice and mercy. Those who have found salvation through Jesus Christ will enjoy His presence forever; those who have not will be separated from God for eternity.

I can't find you. Where are you located?

589 White Rd., Springdale I get it... we can be difficult to find. When you pull up don't look for a stand alone traditional church building. We think different so we have a different building. Look for us in a shopping center. We will have a sign out by the road and a red tent set up to help us stand out a little bit. Good luck! Trust me it will be worth the hunt.

What denomination are you?

We are an independent church. What does that mean? We do not belong to a denomination.

What about my kids? Where do they go?

Glad you asked... Your kids will love it here. We have a nursery for kids age 0-2, a preschool for kids that are potty trained through pre-K, and a fun service just for kids k-5th grade. Get here a few minutes early so they can get checked in to our system. We have a check in system so we can keep track of what kids belong to what parents. It's to keep everyone safe while at The City Church. They will stay in the kids wing for the entire service. If you would like to keep your child in service with you feel free to do so. We love kids and Pastor Chris likes it when babies make cute sounds when he is speaking. (seriously... he loves babies)

What are your service times?

Sunday 10:00a Sunday Worship 12:45 Spanish 6:00p CityGroups Wednesday 6:30p City Women Bible Study 7:00p City Youth 7:15p Spanish Prayer Night