“WE EXIST TO REACH PEOPLE WITH THE LIFE-GIVING MESSAGE OF JESUS AND LEAD THEM TO KNOW GOD, FIND FREEDOM, DISCOVER PURPOSE, AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”

Our statement of purpose is based on two teachings of Jesus: Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul and…mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe…”Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mark 16:15-20)

Beliefs

At The Courageous Church, we strive to present essential Biblical truths and principles that people can base their lives upon. We’re Spirit-led without being weird and mission-minded without diluting the message of Jesus. We’re not scared of culture or seduced by it. Our approach to church isn’t traditional, but our commitment to Jesus shapes everything we believe, say, and do.

Courageous Code

We believe in Jesus.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is our everything. The goodness of what God has done in Christ is the motivation for all we do.

We expect the unexpected.

Faith requires risk, so we will risk more and anticipate change in order to see God’s powerful results.

We feel our faith.

We are a church filled with passionate prayer and heartfelt worship.

We don’t have perfect people.

We are not religious or legalistic. Our goal isn’t perfection, it’s progress.  Authenticity with God and each other is the best way for a spiritual family to be healthy and whole.

We’ve got your back.

The strength of all of us is greater than the strength of any one of us. Team work makes the dream work.

We serve hard.

We are action-oriented and addicted to constant improvement. We want to make a difference, and we’re ready to sweat to see it happen.

We love big.

We reach the many by never losing sight of the one. We go the second mile so our church will look like heaven – diverse in every way, yet united as the body of Christ.

We aren’t afraid to fight.

We will defend the culture and unity of our church, the vision of our leadership, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We put God to the test.

Generosity is a trust issue, we choose to believe God by giving sacrificially.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are your Sunday Worship Experiences like?

Each Sunday at The Courageous Church, you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship, complete with creative lighting and video elements. Children are well-cared for in a loving, quality nursery and fun-filled, age appropriate, Courageous Kid’s services.

2. Why do you use video teaching?

Sustainability is important to us at The Courageous Church  –  we believe everyone should experience built-in times of rest, time with family, etc. It has been said that preaching a 35-minute message is equivalent to running hard on a treadmill for 35 minutes, then stopping for 30 minutes, and doing it again…and again..and again. It can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually taxing.

However, through the use of video teaching, we can add additional gatherings, create more space for people to gather here on the weekend, and fulfill our mission without burning out our leaders. We believe that God is passionate about spreading the life-giving message of Jesus in any way possible, and video teaching is a great way to do that. Whichever location you join us on Sunday morning, the medium may be different, but the message will be the same.

3. What will happen when I visit for the first time?

If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for awhile – and that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee in our relaxed atmosphere, and see if this is the church for you.

4. Where are you located?

The Courageous Church can be found in two locations. Our North Location is in Springfield, MO at 2848 N Broadway, which is one block south of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Our South Location can be found at 4900 S Farm Rd 189 Rogersville, just one mile east of Hwy. 65 on Hwy. 60.

5. What about my children?

At The Courageous Church your children are a top priority. Our nurseries are clean, safe, and staffed with loving workers. We offer a dynamic children’s ministry called Courageous Kids as well as life-changing ministry to students from junior high through college.

6. How can I meet others and get connected and involved?

There are many ways to get involved. You can begin by attending Growth Track and joining the Dream Team. Small groups are another great way to connect. In each of these, you can build friendships, learn more about the life of our church, and have the opportunity to grow in your faith. Check out our Small Groups and Growth Track web pages to get connected!

7. How can I be discipled and grow?

Our Growth Track is the way to know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference. It is your path to serve on the Dream Team. From the initial decision to follow Jesus, to your involvement in life-changing ministry, we will lead you step-by-step from healing to growth and into leadership. Growth Track is three sessions and begins the first Sunday of each month. It begins at 11:30am.  Refreshments and childcare are provided. More information can be found on the Growth Track page of the site.

8. Why do you have small groups?

As The Courageous Church grows, groups allow us to “stay small” and connected with each other. We believe real life change happens best in the context of authentic relationships. Small groups are also where we pray, care for one another, and are missed if we don’t show up. Regardless of your age, interest, or location, there is a group that’s right for you!

9. How can I get involved in a small group?

One of the easiest things to do at The Courageous Church is to join a small group. Small groups meet weekly in locations all around our city and provide a place for you to connect, grow, and share life with others. Check out the online directory on the Small Groups web page. We would love for you to get connected!

10. What do I wear when I attend?

You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our Worship Experiences. Come in what is comfortable for you because The Courageous Church is not about what you look like or what you wear.