We are so glad you are here. Checking out a church can be intimidating and we want to do everything we possibly can to ensure you have a great experience visiting us. Below is a little more information about what you can expect at one of our weekend experiences. If you have any questions that aren't answered below please submit them via our contact form and we will get back with you as soon as possible.
What is City Point Church & Why Should I Care?
Those are two great questions. First of all, let’s deal with the “what”.
CPC is a church in Greater Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jim Bob & Matilda Baker packed their bags in early 2012 and left their hometown with a dream of planting a church that was outward focused. The idea was that City Point Church would bring Jesus’ message of love, hope, peace and redemption to the city and specifically, to those that weren’t already in a church. CPC would exist to Love the outsiders, to Serve our city and to Multiply by giving 10% of City Point’s money to help other churches get started.
As Jim Bob began sharing his vision with others many of them began to feel called to this movement as well. And so the team assembled from Conway, Arkansas, Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Chicago, Illinois, to join several local Fayettevillians with one goal: To bring Jesus’ message to the city.
So why should you care?
In Greater Fayetteville there are well over 33,000 people that don’t have a church home, not including college students. That’s a big number. But it’s not really that surprising. Many times we, as the Church, operate like private clubs. We do everything we can to cater to our members but we make it very difficult for an outsider to join us. Maybe you’ve visited a church and you felt weird and on the outside. Maybe you’ve never visited a church because you just don’t buy the whole “God-thing”. Maybe your experience with Christians has seemed fake and negative. We at CPC believe that the message of Jesus connects with and inspires everyone who hears it. The problem is, sometimes we churches get in the way. It’s so important to us that you get to experience His love in your life so our goal is simply this...
If you aren’t plugged into a church, we want to serve you at CPC. If you aren’t a Christian and don’t think you’ll ever become one, we still want to serve you at CPC. If your life is a mess and you don’t think it will ever be made right, you guessed it, we really want to serve you at CPC. We desire to be the opposite of a private club in that, we exist to meet the needs of the outsiders. That means you. So come check us out. You won’t regret it.
What Can I Expect The Services To Be like?
For starters, come dressed comfortably and casually. We like to take it easy around here! Follow the signs and when you pull into our lot, grab a parking spot. At the entrance you'll be greeted warmly and you'll receive a program that contains information and current announcements. Feel free to stop by Sip City to grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut (or two!) before the service begins.
If you have children ages zero – four, you can drop them off at Little City which is straight ahead of you when you enter the building. If you have a child between the ages of 5 = 10 they go to Kid City which is located just past Little City. Just look for the signs or ask any of our volunteers if you need help finding the location. We strive to make our children's experience fun, Christ-centered and safe. In each room, kids are cared for by an amazing team of screened volunteers.
Our worship services most often start with music. Music at City Point is loud and lively. We are excited about what Jesus has done and that shows in our worship. Next up, one of our pastors will speak a message that you can apply to your life today. Our goal is to allow the Word of God to penetrate all of our hearts and for His truth to change us. Check out our video messages on this site to get a feel for what that will be like.
After the service has ended, feel free to meet some people around you or ask our greeters any questions you may have about our
church. Also, if your children attended Little City or Kid City, you can go pick them up at the check-ins.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 3:7-11.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both 100% God and 100% man is the only One
who can reconcile us to God. He was born of a Virgin, He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. John 1: 1, 14,
20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5; Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; 23-25; Luke 1:27-35.
We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to
our everyday lives. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; and Romans 16:25-26.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 3:23.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the 'new birth' we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22; Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to yield to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. I Thessalonians 4:3 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; Hebrews 2:11.
We believe in Water Baptism and that every new convert is instructed by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38.
We believe that the Lord's Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross. Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-
38, 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.. Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29; John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10; II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24; Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19; Acts 20:24; Philippians 3:13-14; I Peter 4:10; I Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:11, 13-14.
We believe that our eternal destination of either
Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20,
19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming
back again as He promised. Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17;
II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7.
Jim Bob Baker - Pastor
Jim Bob moved here from Central Arkansas where he spent the last 30 years in full time ministry. His roles have included worship minister, campus minister involved with the University of Central Arkansas, youth minister, family life minister, associate minister, Senior minister, Pastor, elder, small group leader, and church planter for the Four Winds Church, now ten years old. “My passion is seeking the lost through church planting, promoting Christian unity among all believers in Jesus, and finding ways to serve Northwest Arkansas.”
Caleb - Worship
Caleb has been involved in worship ministry for ten years. He moved here from Chicago, Illinois, to be a part of the City Point Church because of his love for Arkansas and church planting. Currently, Caleb works for Data Forms, Inc. in Fayetteville as a Web Designer and Marketer. “I am crazy about Jesus. He is my life’s passion and the reason I try to give back everything He’s given me. My wife, Summer, and I have a heart for the unchurched and we believe that the arts are a universal language that can help our churches be the hands and feet of Christ.”
Matilda – Little City
Matilda is the wife of Jim Bob and mother of their ten children, including two sets of twins. She and Jim Bob have served the body of Christ together for thirty years. She works, part time, as a Certified Pediatric RN at Arkansas Children’s Hospital on their Trauma, Orthopedic, and ENT units. “I see the beauty of creation in every child. My life’s goal has been to make a lasting impression for good on each child that enters my life. But I have found in every encounter I’m the one far more blessed than the giving a blessing.”
Nathan - Students
Nathan, is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Arkansas’s Physics program. He has had the call on his life for ministry since youth. He founded and led a youth outreach called Y.E.A.H (Yeah, Everything’s About Him) while still in highschool. His roles in the local church have included youth ministry, worship leading, teaching, preaching, mentoring, and local and foreign missions. “You know what really gets me? It’s when Jesus is accurately represented and truthfully depicted. That’s the good stuff. He is just so crazy awesome it blows human reasoning away!”
Mark - City GroupsMark is a professional tennis coach and has coached over twenty qualifiers for the state tournament, including his three children who are all attending college on athletic scholarships. Five of his student went on to win the state championship, For over twenty years Mark has served his church family in the areas of worship ministry, campus outreach, missions, youth ministry, leading small groups, and directing church-wide sports. “I want people to connect and have fun being together. My hope is that we find those without a church family, grow deeper in our walk with the Lord, and have a blast together until Christ returns.”
Danielle - Finance
Danielle graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1992 with a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. She has been employed by Acxiom Corporation for twenty years in various job roles and currently serves as Team Leader for a Solutions Consulting team. Danielle is married to Mark and has three children. Her involvement in church has included teaching, ladies ministry, mentoring, music ministry, fellowship coordinator, and involvement in church-wide sports. “One of my spiritual gifts is service. I find such joy in serving others and so many wonderful relationships have developed as a result of that service.”
Mollee - Kid City
Mollee is in her sixth year of teaching and has taught 1st grade to high school in both the public and private sectors. She is currently employed at Southwest Junior High in Springdale where she teaches English and Yearbook. She led a Children’s Musical Workshop during six summers. Her favorite pastimes include reading, traveling, hospitality, Christmas, and family gatherings. “It’s the personal relationship that Christ pursues with everyone that touches me the most. He knows each of us individually, and cares for us intimately. How beautiful is that?”
Summer - Environment
Summer, married to Caleb, has her own photography business and is now a shift manager at Starbucks in Fayetteville. Her passions include coffee (of course!), interior design, music, photography, cleaning, healthy living, and down time with her husband and their bulldog named Chuggles. “The Lord has done so much for me in my life. I want to be a part of an outreach in our community where I can share with others the mind-blowing love of Jesus.”