At Bar Church there is no judgement!
Is it a bar? Yes. We hold our weekly hangouts at Stella Blue. A bar downtown on 5th Street.
But I thought Christians aren't allowed to drink? Some people will want to debate this - so we let them. In the mean time we will win souls, make disciples and lift the cross of Christ over our city.
If you have an alcohol problem...We aren't promoting drinking and we don't want to be a stumbling block to anyone. If you have a problem with drinking where you are addicted and it's affecting your health and relationships... we know an awesome God and communities that can help you with that and set you free.
Why church in a bar? This idea may sound new and a bit unorthodox, but the first followers of Christ hungout, ate and drank together. God never told the world to go to church - He told the church to go to the world, just like He did. Jesus said GO...into ALL the world and preach the good news. (Mark 16:15)
Is this just a Christian hangout? (Insert buzzer noise) Wrong! Yes, Christians are welcome...BUT EVERYONE is invited!
We are about connection and community.
It's more than church as usual... It's about... COMMUNITY.AUTHENTICITY.APPROACHABILITY.ENGAGEMENT.AND CHRIT'S MISSION. No agendas, just Jesus!
Contrary to what the news may say, not all Christians are like the Westboro Baptist crowd. What does a real Christian look like? They are a lover of people and that's what we are...lovers of people! It's not just a list of "To Do's"... It's about a message of saving grace, healing, joy, peace, deliverance, & FREEDOM in Jesus.
Maybe you don't care about all of this Bible talk...maybe you are a doubter...a skeptic...or you just want to have a good time. YOU ARE WELCOME TOO!
We'll have plunty of FUN. Mixing up music every week. One week a DJ with dance music, the next a band, alternative/rock night, acoustic cafe style, etc... Ever had communion with those sweet hot honey rolls like you get at the steak house? Yeah... we'll do that too. We will expect religious critics and some hateration towards Bar Church. Jesus received some "hate mail" too. We aren't doing this to appease the crowd though. We are just doing what Jesus told us to do. Go!
We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary:
Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried:
And on the third day he rose again!
He ascended into heaven, where he sits at God's mighty right hand.
He is coming back for the sons of him.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy Christian church,
The communion of saints:
The forgiveness of sins:
And a life that never ends!
Brandon & Abby Damm are the leaders of Bar Church Springfield.com Both are licensed ministers with Fivefold International Ministries. Their desire is to reach this generation for Jesus, build a community of diverse people seeking more in life, and change the mainstream's inacurrate view of Christianity.
Nick & Ashley live in Springfield and have a heart to see God represented right and to show that He is everything about LOVE and nothing about JUDGEMENT.