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Hello Friend,

We are so excited to be connecting with you! If you are searching for a church home, we invite you to come and be a part of all that is happening at James River Church. Whether you live near one of our four campuses or choose to join us online – we welcome you! It is our prayer as you connect with us today, that you will encounter God’s amazing grace, your faith will be strengthened, and you will find hope for whatever you are walking through.

And always remember, you were created to belong to a life-giving community of people who believe in you – and there is a place for you here.

Welcome home!

Pastors John & Debbie Lindell

A Church Where You Belong

We are blown away by how God continues to strengthen and build the church and use us as a body of believers to bring the good news of the Gospel to people who need Jesus! As one of the churches in the Springfield and southwest Missouri area, we unite around the calling to be Christ’s hands extended by loving with extravagance, serving with genuineness, and welcoming people home.

Sizzlin’ Summer

Join the summer fun each week as we host world-class speakers every Sunday in July! You are not going to want to miss a single week!

Saturday Serve

As a church, we have an incredible opportunity to serve our community and spread the love of Christ!

Summer Camps 2024

Register today for the best week of your summer! Click below for dates and to register!

new people party

New People Party

Join us on Sunday, June 23rd, at 12:30pm at our South and Joplin Campuses, for food, fun, and connection! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the pastoral team and hear more about the heart behind all that we do as a church. Childcare is provided!

To reserve your seat, please RSVP or call the church at 417-581-5433.


GrowTrack guides you through the discovery of your God-given purpose and toward the life He has created you to live.

GrowTrack takes place on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month!

As a church, we are praying for revival in southern Missouri and the country. You can be a part of praying M-F at our campuses or by gathering with two or three wherever you are!

Times & Locations

Monday to Friday
12-1pm & 6-8pm

Monday to Friday

North & Joplin
Monday to Thursday

Designed For Life 2024

Get ready to celebrate 20 Years of Designed for Life! Come experience two fantastic days filled with surprises, spectacular production, incredible speakers, and much more! Register today!

Conf 1 | Oct. 10-12
Conf 2 | Oct. 17-19

Stronger Men’s Conference

Great Southern Bank Arena

Springfield, Missouri

Stronger Men’s Conference is a power-packed event with high energy production and dynamic speakers that draws thousands of men of all ages and walks of life. 2025 is going to be epic with special guests Chad Veach, Louie Giglio, and Earl McClellan.

Register today to reserve your seats. Group rates are available.

James River Youth Venue

Coming soon!

We believe in investing in the next generation! Click below to learn about the exciting updates of the future location of James River Youth.

Life Groups

Join a Group Today!

Life Groups are a great way to get connected and make a big church feel small. Life is better together!

There is Hope and Freedom for You!

Every Wednesday at the South and the Joplin Campuses – 6:30pm

James River School

2nd Grade Now Available!

The James River School is now Preschool – 2nd Grade! Click below for information and locations.

Cherish Kids

Everyone Can Do Something

We believe every child is a gift from heaven and deserves to be cared for and cherished.

Designed Sisterhood Night

You are invited to Designed Sisterhood Night!
Mark your calendars for Friday, July 12th, at 7pm – hosted at James River Church South, Joplin, and Online!

Prayer Meeting with Bill Johnson

Ps Bill Johnson will be speaking and ministering tonight at James River Church at the Prayer Meeting. It’s going to be a powerful and life-changing night! Come early to get a good seat!

Stronger Men’s Conference

Great Southern Bank Arena

Springfield, Missouri

Register today for Stronger Men’s Conference 2025!

Stronger Men’s Conference

April 12-13, 2024

Great Southern Bank Arena

Springfield, Missouri

Stronger Men’s Conference is a power-packed event with high energy production and dynamic speakers that draws 1000s of men of all ages and walks of life. This year is going to be epic with special guests Mark Driscoll, Tim Timberlake, Jabin Chavez and Kansas City Super Bowl Champion, Harrison Butker.

Register today to reserve your seats. Group rates are available.

Easter at James River Church

Easter Weekend Services
Saturday March 30th & Sunday March 31st | All Campuses

Baptism Event

Following salvation, Water Baptism is the next step for all believers. If you have not been baptized since making the decision to follow Jesus – you can be baptized this Sunday at any James River Campus! We will provide a towel and a change of clothes and gift you an “I Have Decided” t-shirt.

You can know this – God is going to bless you as you walk in obedience to His Word!

Easter Egg Hunt | Saturday, March 30th

Join us Saturday, March 30th 9am – 12pm, for an exciting Indoor Egg Hunt! This is a FREE event for kids 5th grade and under, across all our locations. Click below to learn more!

Good Friday Service

Join us March 29th from 12 – 1pm CST, across all campuses for incredible worship, and an encouraging message!

Stronger Men’s Bible Study

6am on Tuesdays | February 20th – March 26th, 2024 | All Campuses

Meeting in the James River Youth auditorium at all James River Church campuses. We also have online groups!

For more information or to join a virtual group, click below.

Week of Power

You are invited to come and experience God’s presence and to encounter His miracle working power. Week of Power with Ps Bill Johnson and James River Worship.

Every night at 7pm, March 18th – 20th
Hosted at every James River Church Campus. Click below for locations.

Designed Sisterhood Night

February 23rd – 7pm CST!

Designed Sisterhood Night is an event for women and girls of all ages (10-100 years)!

Invite your mom, friends, sisters and daughters to this very special night with Ps Debbie & Ps Savannah. The beautiful production, powerful worship, life-giving message and sisterhood connection will encourage your heart and life!

Reaching People Across the World

At James River Church, our #1 core value is to reach the lost. Planting new churches and investing in missions is an amazing way to reach people and help them meet Jesus!

To find out more about this year’s missions projects or to make a faith promise, click below!

Holiday Schedule

Check out all the exciting things happening every Sunday in December! Click below for our holiday schedule:

Season of Giving Offering

Season of Giving is an opportunity to give above our tithe, to bless people in need and share the love of Christ with the community!

James River Christmas

Saturday, December 2nd

Sunday, December 3rd

You are invited to James River Christmas! This special weekend is filled with spectacular music, production, surprises and more! Click below for times and locations!

New Normal book cover with John Lindell on the front

New Normal

Far too often, people settle into a life of mediocrity – feeling like they are on the outside of God’s blessing looking in. But that is not the heart of God for you – He wants you to walk each day in the land of blessing. He wants you to live in a new normal.

October 31st Party

Tuesday, October 31st | 6-9pm

Join us for this AMAZING event for kids and families! The evening will include a variety of activities from giant inflatables, to an amazing dance party, photos with princesses and superheroes, plus free kettle corn and tons of free candy. Kid-friendly costumes are welcome!

I want to make a decision to follow Christ!

We would love to connect with you and give you a free gift to help you grow in your relationship with Christ!

Soul Set Free

A Book by John Lindell

The gospel is even better than what we believe. Soul Set Free will help you discover the true meaning behind God’s grace and learn to no longer view the gospel as anything less than a truth that sets your soul free. It will change your life forever.

She Prays

A Devotional by Debbie Lindell

In She Prays, Debbie Lindell invites you on a 31-day journey to experience a confident and conversational relationship with your heavenly Father. Her desire is that your soul will be transformed as your confidence in prayer grows, and that your faith will be strengthened as you see God work through your prayers in ways you never imagined possible.


Visit James River Church

We would love for you to experience James River Church for yourself. For more information and to plan your visit, click below: