WELCOME TO FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

FELLOWSHIP PATHWAY...THE JOURNEY OF DISCIPLESHIP
The Discipleship Pathway is a lifelong journey to Discover new things about God, continually Develop into who He created us to be, so that we can Deploy daily into our community while pointing others to Jesus.

Fellowship is a church built on discipleship; and discipleship will continue to be what we are about. We believe that God has entrusted the spiritual impact of our community to His Church, so we are passionate about making apprenticing under Jesus something highly visible, deeply enticing to those around us, and easily accessible.

This year, we will rally around language that makes accessing the journey of discipleship easier to both visualize and engage regardless of how much of a faith background a person may have.

DISCOVER: We pray that each one of us who follow Jesus might experience the ever refreshing experience of discovering new things about our relationship with God, about the gifts and talents that He has hardwired into the people He created us to be, and how immeasurably deep is His love and acceptance of us as His children.

DEVELOP: Discovery is always followed by a process/season of development. It takes time to consider and learn how what we’ve just discovered can be used for greater Kingdom impact.

DEPLOY: What’s discovered and subsequently developed was never meant to be held back. As followers of Jesus, our discipleship is a constant equipping of the Church to impact our community. So the Fellowship Pathway is a continual focus to take what God is doing in us and share it with those around us.

And this always leads to new discoveries. In this way, the pathway of discipleship really is a never-ending journey on this side of eternity.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Bible

We affirm the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God and that it is eternally reliable in all matters of Christian faith and practice.

The Holy Trinity

We affirm that there is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the persons of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We affirm the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

Salvation

We affirm that salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We affirm that repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to receive salvation.

Resurrection

We affirm the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those that are saved to the resurrection of eternal life and those that are lost to isolation from the Living God.

Holy Spirit

We affirm the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. We affirm the fullness of the Holy Spirit as the empowerment of the Christian for witness and service. We affirm that the Holy Spirit provides one or more of the spiritual gifts to all believers manifesting them as He wills. We affirm that all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are operative today.

The Church

We affirm the one, universal Church which is the Body of Christ. We affirm Christ as its head. We affirm all who are born-again as its members. We affirm the church’s purpose as offering worship to God, fellowship and instruction to itself, and evangelism and service to the world. We affirm the offices of Ephesians 4 as the church’s divinely established order and government. We affirm the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Baptism

We affirm believer’s baptism by immersion in water in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Table Of Our Lord

We affirm the Table of our Lord, the Lord’s supper for believers.

Victory Of Christ's Church

We affirm and are confident in the victory of Christ’s Church over the forces of darkness.

OUR CULTURE

Being Together

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts Acts 2:46

This is NOT about Church attendance. Being Together isn’t about showing up once or twice a week and checking off that you were here. It’s really so much bigger than that. We need each other. We need to be present in one another’s life more than just ‘going to church.’ We need to show up for each other SO THAT WE CAN BE THE CHURCH.

Sharpening One Another

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

Sharing life happens when we worship, pray and open the word of God together, and share what the Holy Spirit is revealing to our hearts through His word. So many times, when you share what God is saying to you, what you are learning from His word, those thoughts will challenge or encourage others too. Sharpening is about sharing with one another what God is saying and doing so that we can all grow in our faith.

Speaking with Love

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

“Words are like bricks. They build up when placed strategically AND destroy when thrown about carelessly.” We aren’t ok with words that are thrown around carelessly. We believe only in interaction with others in a way that can best reflect Christ with our words and actions–this should always be done in a way that builds others up. Not only the person on the receiving end of our words, but also those who witness this interactions. Our words will have an effect on those who hear them–so they have to come from an obvious place of love.

The Power of Prayer

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people 1 Timothy 2:1

We practice prayer because it is the strongest weapon through which the Love of Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit can SHOW up in people’s lives. In every situation, we start by inviting God to move in people’s lives and for Him to bring change in a way that people would see Him in it.

Belong before Believe

And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. Mark 2:15

Jesus loved people enough to meet them where they were at… AND he loved them too much to leave them there. They were with him even before they came to agree with him. That’s why we say you can belong before you believe, because we know from first hand experience that putting your faith in Jesus as your Lord and Savior is a process. And we are saying you can walk that process out from start to finish with us. Because few people have ever been judged into life change, but many have been loved into it.

Sharing what God's given us

And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. Acts 2:45

We believe that we are called not to give, but to share. Sharing doesn’t come out of our surplus or margin; it comes from a heart posture of wanting to enjoy with others what God has given us, and to the same degree with which he shared it with us in the first place. So, we share with others as an act of loving well because God shared first and extravagantly as a demonstration of his reckless love for us

Serving One Another

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

“You can be a Christian at home by yourself, but you cannot be the Church.” Gifts are others-facing. God gave each of us gifts which He intended for us to use so that others would receive the benefit. So, if we think it matters that people discover their gifts, then it also matters that we show up and put those gifts in play so that our community can be impacted by them.

Forgiving Others

bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:13-14

In looking to Christ and considering the level, the degree, and how great the distance he traveled to secure our forgiveness, we gain a point of reference for our own practice of forgiveness to others. That’s why we forgive. That’s why we bear with the conflicts, wounds, and pains of others. Because at the end of the day, we know we are both undeserving of the forgiveness that we have received from God and because uncharacteristic forgiveness from man can point to the supernatural forgiveness of GOD.

Senior Pastor - Jeremy Hudson
Senior Pastor - Jeremy Hudson

Jeremy joined the Fellowship* team in December of 2005 after receiving his B.A. from Cedarville University.  He has served as Youth Pastor and more recently as Spring Hill Campus Pastor before his installation as Senior Pastor in January 2021.  He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Theological Studies.  Jeremy’s passion and propensity for leadership development, along with a firm belief that everyone is a leader, are the lifeblood of his team culture.  Having grown up on the mission field in Mexico, Jeremy has a strong heart for missions, starting with the local mission field right here in Springfield.  He and his wife, Julie, along with their four beautiful children, Mackenzie, Nate, and twins Abbey and Macey, share an excitement to be mission catalysts both locally and abroad.  Jeremy has a profound dream and desire to equip and empower others to have a Kingdom impact in their local community, and, through their community, the world.

OUR STAFF

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Chris Cox

Facilities Assistant / IT Assistant

Elisa Davis

Administrative Assistant

Mike Delledonne

Children's Ministry Director

Michelle Detrick

Director of Engagement

Joe Dunn

Online Campus Team Lead

Grant Edwards

Founding Pastor

Tammy Horsley

Custodial Staff

Heather Ives

Engagement Assistant

Dick Johnson

Pastoral Care

Terrie Kennington

Director of Spiritual Growth

Theresa Lading

Office Assistant

Greg Nerger

Spring Hill Campus Pastor

Jaden Pinkleton

Video Production

Jenna Roberts

Upper Valley Childrens Ministry Coordinator

Ken Robinette

Facilities Director

Laura Robinette

Engagement Manager

Ericka Schultz

Administrative Support

Nate Schultz

Youth Pastor

Steve Severt

Financial Administrator

Lilly Silveira

Worship Arts Director

Thaddeus Williams

Worship Arts Pastor

Ray Willis

Executive and Missions Pastor

OUR ELDERS

Jim Chamberlin

Elder

Bill Clark

Elder

Grant Edwards

Founding Pastor

Jeremy Hudson

Senior Pastor

Dick Johnson

Pastoral Care

Rohn Kennington

Elder

Wally Martinson

Elder

Lavern Nissley

Elder

Pat Rastatter

Elder

Bernie Willis

Elder