Disciples of Christ
1500 Forest Hills Blvd (Hwy 279) 479 . 855 . 2780 Bella Vista, Arkansas 72715
Rev. Paul Seal began his ministry with Highland Christian Church in August 2002. Paul came to Bella Vista from Jonesboro, Arkansas after having served as Minister of Education . In October 2003, Paul completed a year of supervision by the Disciples of Christ to become Minister in Standing with the DOC.
Paul attended Southern Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, AR. He has earned an AA degree, a B.A. Degree in Speech and Psychology, and graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education.
“Our congregation is unique in that we are a very young fellowship. We began meeting in homes in 1989 and eventually moved into our present building in 1998. Since that time our Church Family has grown and we constructed two new additions. In 2006, we built four new classrooms for our Adult Sunday School classes. In 2007, we constructed a commercial kitchen and fellowship hall and restrooms. Both of these additions were constructed by our own members and paid for by our members and friends. Our goal was to be able to reach more people for Christ, both in the teaching ministry and the fellowship ministry of our church.
We teach the Bible as the inspired word of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and our personal Savior. We believe in baptism by immersion, but accept all forms of baptism. We serve open communion every Sunday. Our strength lies in our willingness to accept people upon their public profession of faith in Jesus Christ. We embrace three statements which sum up our beliefs: "In Essentials, Unity. In Nonessentials, Liberty. In All Things, Love". Our congregation is made up of Christians from many different denominations and backgrounds. This is part of our strength and appeal to people hungry to learn of the love of God.
We have classes for all ages. Our church sponsors a Christian Singles Fellowship that is very active in the community. We have a strong Adult Choir music ministry, men's and women's groups, and Children’s Ministry.
Our Church Family continues to grow in number and we would welcome a visit from you when you are in our area. You are 'family' when you worship with us.”