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Q&A w/ Rev. Todd LovellPastor at The Vine of Northwest Arkansas

Q&A w/ Rev. Todd Lovell
Pastor at The Vine of Northwest Arkansas

What is the mission of The Vine of NWA? The mission of The Vine of NWA is “to live lives of holy purpose by loving God, loving others, and making disciples of Jesus Christ.” This mission has gone through several iterations and is continually being refined as I meet...

A Thanksgiving Pivot

A Thanksgiving Pivot

2020 has been such a train wreck that any words I write will fail to communicate what it’s been like. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions, killed hundreds of thousands, and is surging. Life has been turned upside down, the economy is in freefall, and families...

Methodist Family Health Seeks Secret Santas

Methodist Family Health Seeks Secret Santas

The holidays are upon us, and even in the midst of the restrictions that come with the pandemic, Methodist Family Health is still committed to our mission of providing the best possible care to those who need our help. For us this season of giving, this means making...

The Faithful Frontline

The Faithful Frontline

I cannot tell you how many clients have come into my office and begun their session with the words, "When COVID hit!" COVID-19 has created an overwhelming need for physical, emotional and spiritual care. There is no doubt that people in the church are struggling right...

Making it Local

Making it Local

Our picture of what hunger looks like is shaped early in our lives. I was speaking to a pastor recently who told me, “I always knew that there were Africans who were going hungry. That point was always driven home because if I left any food on my plate, I’d be...