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A Letter from Pastors John & Debbie Lindell

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.

Summer Camps 2023!

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


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 & 4th Sundays of the Month!

Saturday Serve

Project Partnership

June’s Saturday Serve is Project Partnership! We are so excited to go into our local schools in Springfield and Joplin to do landscaping, paining and small construction projects. What an amazing opportunity to volunteer in our community to shine the love of Jesus. Click below to sign up to serve!


Designed Sisterhood Night

July 14th – 7pm CST!

This event is FREE – hosted live at the James River Church South and Joplin campus and online – with special guest Oneka McClellan. We can’t wait to see you!!

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.

Designed for Life Women’s Conference

Designed for Life 2023 is going to be an incredible experience and we want you to be a part! October 2023 | To register today, click the button below!

Stronger Men’s Conference

April 12-13, 2024

Register for Stronger Men’s Conference 2024, it is going to be an incredible experience and we want you to be a part! To register today, click the button below!

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!

Cherish Kids

Everyone Can do Something

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

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.

new people party

New People Party!

You’re invited to a Party!

Join us on Sunday, April 23rd at 12:30pm 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

Week of Power

Week of Power with Bill Johnson & Randy Clark Sunday, March 12 – Thursday March 16. Hosted at every James River Church campus. We are believing this 5-day event will change your life!

Click below for times and locations:

Easter Egg Hunt | Saturday, April 1st

Join us Saturday, April 1st 9am – 12pm, for an exciting Indoor & Outdoor Egg Hunt! This takes place a week before Easter – a FREE event for kids 5th grade and under, across all our locations. Click below to learn more!

I Have Decided Event

If you would like to be baptized, we encourage you to sign up for our next, I Have Decided Baptism Event on April 8th & 9th following all services across all our locations!

Stronger Men’s Bible Study

6am on Tuesdays | March 7th – April 11th, 2023 | 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.

James River Christmas

Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th

Join us for an exciting Christmas celebration at any one of our locations or online!

James River Church Meta Campus

James River Church is going into the Metaverse because there are people in the Metaverse who need Jesus. Click below for details and how you can be a part!

Carols & Communion

Sunday, December 19th

Join us on Sunday, December 19th for classic Christmas carols, communion, and celebrating the birth of our Savior!

Designed Sisterhood Night

Friday, February 24th – 7pm (CST)

Our very own Ps. Debbie and Ps. Savannah will be speaking, and we have so many fun surprises planned for you!!

This event is FREE – hosted live at the James River Church South and Joplin campus and online. We can’t wait to see you!!

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!

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: