Hope Kids reaches out to at-risk kids in the river valley region of northwest Arkansas and provides them with a safe and fun environment where they can experience and grow in the love of Christ.
Three Sundays a month, approximately 40 to 50 kids from impoverished neighborhoods in northwest Arkansas come together for Hope Kids. On “Hope Sunday” (the first Sunday of the month), we do something extra special (and extra fun) with epic Bible themes, kid-friendly worship, games and crafts, or (in the summer), an excursion to the water park or a fun-filled day of fishing and swimming at a local pond.
In the summer, we kick things up a notch with our summer camp program, Camp Hope. Camp Hope offers a time to get kids out of their environment, and spend some intense time having lots of fun and learning about Jesus. The first year of camp 19 kids came to know the Lord!
Hope Kids strives to offer children hope in a world that promises them so little. As Paul wrote to Timothy, it is “Jesus who gives us hope.” 1 Timothy 1:1.