Ministries of the Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church

 

Prison Ministries

Bible Lessons and Literature 

Volunteering in our Prison Ministries program is a powerful opportunity to touch lives for Christ and bring hope for a better future. Volunteers in this program serve as teachers. They grade Bible lessons and offer inmates insight and encouragement to strengthen their walk with Christ. No prior experience is needed to be part of this program.  If you have a love for Christ, a desire to help others, and you would like to be a part of this ever growing ministry, please contact the church office at 479-736-8808, or Ella Fisher at 479-736-8075.

 

Pathfinders

Starts in September!

With nearly 2 million members world-wide, the Gentry Travelers Pathfinder Club is part of a church-sponsored program that seeks to build character, strengthen faith, and prepare hearts for Christ's soon return.  From camping to arts and crafts, Pathfinders is full of activities and adventures designed for girls and boys ages ten to fifteen.  There are more than 300 honors that Pathfinder members may seek to obtain in such areas as horsemanship, kayaking, cake decorating, airplane modeling, rocks and minerals, and animal tracking.  Every five years there is an international camporee in OshKosh, Wisconsin with approximately 50,000 Pathfinders from one hundred countries.  Any youth from ten to fifteen years of age who is willing to abide by the Pathfinder Pledge and Law is invited to join the Gentry Travelers Pathfinder Club regardless of their church affiliation.  More information about Pathfinders is available here.  Parents who are interested in their children joining the Gentry Travelers are encouraged to call the church office at 479-736-8808.

 

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Northwest Arkansas Campmeeting

Coming June 2-6, 2020

From the 82 year old retired teacher sitting on the second row to the three year old scooping up sand in the sandbox, Northwest Arkansas Campmeeting offers a wide variety of activities and spiritual programming for almost any age.  The campmeeting runs from Tuesday through Saturday night.  In years past, we have had speakers such as Doug Batchelor, Mark Finley, and Shawn Boonstra.  But regardless of the year, most visitors to Northwest Arkansas Campmeeting find a spiritual blessing from attending. 

 

Summer Day Camp

Free 6 week Day Camp in June & July

The Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church has been running a free six-week Summer Day Camp program for the past eight years. This summer, the Day Camp ran from June 3rd to July 13th, Monday through Thursday.  Each day began at eight o’clock in the morning and ended at 2 p.m. The hours were filled with activities, Bible lessons, games, and special features.  Summer Day Camp is open to anyone 8 to 14 years of age.  However, campers are required to bring their own lunch.  

 

Ozark Adventist Academy

High School for Grades Nine through Twelve

Located across the street from the Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church, Ozark Adventist Academy provides a Christian education for students in grades nine through twelve.  Unlike most high schools, Ozark offers a boys' and girls' dormitory for students who do not live in the area.  Ozark has had students attend from the Congo, Mexico, China, and Korea as well as from all over the United States.  Ozark seeks to help their students discover a love for God, to develop respect for themselves and for others, and to the acquire the necessary skills to lead an active Christian life.  Days at Ozark are filled with activity.  From extracurricular activities such as gymnastics, handbells, and drama to programming such as dorm worship and vespers, there are numerous opportunities for students to get involved and make friendships that will last a lifetime.  Ozark Adventist Academy admits students regardless of their church affiliation and has a scholarship program to help students who cannot afford a Christian Education.

 

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Women's Ministries

Events Year Round

Women's Ministries in the North America Division as well as our local church seeks to build networks among women, mentor younger women, teens, and girls, and to encourage the ladies in our church and community to use their gifts and talents in God's service.  Throughout the year there are a variety of activities sponsored by the Women's Ministry team such as a ladies' tea, concert, sleepover, and brunch.  During the winter months last year the Women's Ministry team collected warm clothing and coats for the Genesis House, a local resource for the homeless. 

 

Ozark Adventist School

Elementary School (Pre-K through Grade 8)

Ozark Adventist School is located next to the Gentry Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers a Christian education to students in Pre-K through eighth grade.  The teachers and staff at OAS believe that the best education results when Christ is at the center of all that they do. They strive to make the Bible their foundation and to nurture their students growth spiritually, academically, physically and socially.   More information about Ozark Adventist School is available here.