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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.

Designed for Life

Each year, the Designed for Life Conference encompasses two incredible, back to back, weekends in the month of October.  This event gathers thousands of women of all ages and seasons of life to experience spectacular production, powerful  worship and life-giving teaching.

Conf 1:
October 12-14
Conf 2:
October 19-21

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!

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!

Stronger Men’s Bible Study

6am on Tuesdays | September 5th – October 10th, 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.

Saturday Serve

October 31st

Join us for this AMAZING event for kids and families! The evening will include a variety of activities and ways to serve our local communities!

There is Hope and Freedom for You!

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

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.

James River School

1st Grade Now Available!

The James River School is now Preschool – 1st Grade! Click below for information and locations.


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!

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!

Cherish Kids

Everyone Can do Something

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

Summer Camps 2024!

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

new people party

New People Party

You’re Invited to a Party!

Join us on Sunday, September 17th at 12:30pm for food, fun and connection! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the JRC Pastoral Team and hear more about the heart behind all that we do as a church. Childcare is provided!

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 August 20th following all services across all our 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.

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!!

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!

James River Christmas

Saturday, December 3rd & Sunday, December 4th

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

Carols & Communion

Sunday, December 19th

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

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: