At the Downtown Church, we understand that everyone has their own unique story, and also that everyone—everyone—is a beloved child of God. No matter your current circumstances, no matter your past decisions, we will always focus on what matters most: Love. Our pews are full of folks that come from different denominations, places, backgrounds, and beliefs. Full of people that disagree on all kinds of topics, but come together in unison to embrace the essential truth that God's grace is more than sufficient for us all.
We want to know your story. We want to understand how best to walk with you as you find yourself today—strong or weak, curious or committed, in joy or in despair.
Admittedly, a sign out in front is just scratching the surface of making connections, but it's one place where we try to brighten neighbors' days. The Downtown Church is committed to Springfield, supporting organizations like the Council of Churches, Rare Breed, and McGregor Elementary School. Our leadership, particularly, is active in the downtown community—Pastor Lori serves on the board of the Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District, and Brian serves on the boards of both the Downtown Springfield Association and Good Dads.
We also offer meeting space for community groups (contact us for information), host parties during First Friday Art Walks when weather allows, volunteer for events like Cider Days and Taste of SoMo, and we are happy to simply share our courtyard with anyone looking for a place to sit and eat outside for a bit.