Rolling Hills has remained highly supportive of Cooperative Baptist initiatives, including state and global missions. Rolling Hills staff and members have served in a variety of leadership positions with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) is a Christian network comprised of individuals and churches that work together to spread the hope of Christ. For 25 years, CBF has been driven by its mission to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission and to live into our vision to be a national and global community bearing witness to the Gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world. Currently Steve Sheely, our pastor, is a member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board.
Rolling Hills joined the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship at its very beginning. Formed as a Southern Baptist mission of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Rolling Hills was voted out of the Washington-Madison Baptist Association in 1985 for allowing divorced and remarried church members in leadership roles, practicing “open communion” (offering the Lord’s super to non-members) and the ordination of a woman deacon. For several years Rolling Hills was effectively an independent Baptist church and eagerly welcomed affiliation with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.