Season of Giving

We are collecting for Season of Giving again! Each year we give to three of our local partners so they may bless families and children during the Christmas season.

Mental Health Resources

We have carefully curated a list of trusted resources to help you navigate any mental health challenges you, or a loved one, may be facing.

Pray + Give to Afghanistan + Haiti

In one week’s time, both Haiti and Afghanistan have experienced devastating turns of events. Learn more about these disastrous situations and consider what you can do to help!

Fall Programs and Classes kick off on 9/12

There’s so much happening at Ward Church this fall and we welcome you and your family to join in on the fun, learning and growth we are believing for in this new season. Check out what’s launching soon and what’s coming in the next few weeks. Mark your calendars and sign up to participate!

Supplies Needed for 2022 Mali Medical Trip

Ward will be sending a medical team to Mali, West Africa, this coming July. The team relies on hundreds of donations of medical supplies. Although we will be accepting donations until mid-June, these donations need to be sorted and repacked for the journey… a very time-consuming process. Consider helping this team be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people of Mali by donating soon.

Storytime at Ward – every 2nd + 4th Thursday (Starting 9/23/21)

Children love to be read to and we love to read! Come to the playground between Entries 3 + 4 and listen to a story and stick around to play! Stories are geared toward preschool-aged children. Registration is not required. Bring your friends!

UPDATED Gathering Guidelines

We continue to monitor the threat of COVID-19 and its more transmissible variants. As always, we encourage all to follow the safety recommendations of the CDC, including hand washing and mask wearing indoors. Throughout the Ward Church campus, masks are encouraged, though not currently required.

From Grief to New Hope 8-week Workshop – Sept. 20-Nov. 8

If you or someone you know is grieving after the death of a loved one, consider attending this helpful, free, 8-week workshop that runs Monday evenings from September 20 to November 8.

Anti-human trafficking ministry

Learn more about Gateway 328, All Worthy of Love, and the human trafficking situation in our area. See how you can join this fight, and the big and small contributions you can make to help with worthy cause!

DivorceCare Fall program

Find help, discover hope and experience healing through DivorceCare, a 13-week Christ-centered program that includes three main parts—video, group discussion and personal Bible study. Begins Sept. 16, 2021.

Forgotten Harvest NEW time

Now starting at 9 a.m. on Mondays at Entry 2, Forgotten Harvest delivers 138,000 pounds of surplus food per day, to local charities six days a week, providing families in need with fresh and nutritious food free of charge. Ward is grateful to partner with Forgotten Harvest as a distribution site this fall. We are looking for people like you to help us serve these families in need.

Pioneer Girls 2021-22

Pioneer Girls Club is a Christ-centered and Bible-based club program for girls in grades 1-6, meeting on Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30 during the school year, in the Elementary Wing of Ward Church. The Club motto is “Christ in every aspect of life.” A typical club meeting includes fun and skill building activities, study of God’s Word, and opportunities to make good and lasting friendships.

Financial Peace University – Starts Sept. 14

This life-changing, 9-week class taught by Dave Ramsey and team via video will show you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

“Find Your Place” at Ward

Although there may be many needs in the church, we want you to do what God is calling you to do. We want you to FIND YOUR PLACE. Take a free spiritual assessment and sign up for “shadowing” opportunities at Ward.

New Sunday Services and Times

As announced during the 2021 Annual Meeting, starting fall 2021, Ward Church will shift to offering two different worship styles at separate times. Starting September 12, Sunday worship services will take place at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.  The 9:00 service will be traditional. The 10:30 service will be contemporary.

Staff Update – Terence + Ashley Gray

Terence Gray will join the pastoral team of Ward Church in August 2021 as Assistant Pastor. Terence, his wife, Ashley, and their nine-month-old daughter, Lucca, will be relocating from Memphis, Tennessee. Meet the Grays!

Doug Thompson: A look back on a faith-filled career

Learn about the life and career of our beloved Pastor of Care Ministries, Doug Thompson, who is retiring on June 13. Following both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services that day, Doug and Linda will be in the Hub area just outside of ReNu to give you the opportunity to greet them, share your well wishes and say a personal good-bye.

We Are Hiring!

Read more about open positions at Ward and apply! Also, explore Ward’s vision + beliefs.

Resources to help today’s parents

Being a parent is a tough job, but someone has to do it! We all need a helping hand and support as we navigate raising children. Find a host of resources here that we’ve curated just for parents!