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We meet every Sunday
10am - 12pm
427 S Hubert Ave
Springfield, OH 45505
WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND OUR NAME?
Springfield was, and still is, the Champion City.
In 1856, farmers had been toiling in the fields around Springfield for decades. Whether they knew it or not, people were yearning for a better way. When Springfield native William Whitely invented the self-raking reaper, this innovative machine allowed people to work less intensively but yield a greater harvest.
They called his invention the Champion Reaper.
Agriculture, then industry, flourished in the city. By the time of the Civil War, Springfield was the world's leading producer of agricultural machinery. The city was profitable. The city was prosperous. A spirit of victory was in the air.
They called their city the Champion City.
The railroad brought additional profit to the area, and no traveler could take the National Road without arriving in Springfield. At that time, all roads led to the Champion City. In fact, Springfield was known as the "town at the end of the pike."
We believe that Springfield is not just a stop on the road. We are committed to seeking the welfare of this city, our home.
We call ourselves the Champion City Church to honor the victories of the past.
We call ourselves the Champion City Church to speak victory over the future of our city.
We call ourselves the Champion City Church to claim our identity as local members of the global body of international harvesters.
OUR LIFE STYLE STATEMENT!
What we practice...
IN OUR BELIEFS- WE HAVE UNITY
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6
IN OUR BELIEFS- WE HAVE DIVERSITY
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters...Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master, he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand...So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God...So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves.” Romans 14:1,4,12,22
“You can walk hand in hand without seeing eye to eye.”
IN ALL OUR BELIEFS, WE SHOW LOVE
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
WHO'S WHO AROUND CHAMPION CITY?
Don Bender - Care Pastor
Jason Channels - Campus Pastor
Derek Ellis - Counseling Pastor
Mackieson McCallum - Youth Pastor
Kenny Ronk - Community Pastor
Amy Willmann - Senior Leader/Formational Prayer
Bruce Willmann - Senior Leader/Teaching Team
CHURCH ELDERS (in addition to Pastors)
John Brown - Facilities/Men’s Ministry
Tim Voltz - Bible Study Coordinator
Wendi Brown - Women's Ministry
Jason Carnegis - Tech Team Coordinator
Jessica Hanely - Architect of Atmosphere (Hospitality)
Kearstin Hickey - Children's Ministry
Brett McInnis - Communion (Worship) Director