You are created in the image of God, designed to spend eternity with Him. What will you do with this temporary life on earth that God has given you?
If you hunger to know God and His people, there is no better place to be than Main Street. For more than 100 years, we have been in the heart of Springfield worshiping God and serving Him and the Springfield community.
God is doing great things here. Come and see!
The shepherds have given us the following Vision Statement to serve as a filter for determining everything we do as a congregation.
In response to God’s love we submit the following:
We exist to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. As those who have been made right before God through the death and resurrection of His son, our singular purpose is to be ambassadors for Christ.
- We are committed to being an authentic community of faith that embodies the good news of Jesus wherever we go, especially in the neighborhoods in which we live.
- We are committed to the infallible Scriptures that produce a Christ-centered faith. This faith leads us to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength, and others as ourselves.
In September of 1911 brother T. W. Phillips held a gospel meeting in Springfield. At the close of the meeting, ninteen people came together desiring to work and worship together. For a short time the small group met in a rental hall, but in 1912 they purchased the old Baptist meeting house on North Main Street.
With congregations such as Green Street, Joelton, Coopertown and Bethel supplying preaching and encouragement the young congregation began to grow. By 1930 the church at Main Street was able to assist in the establishment of other congregations . Churches were born at Cedar Hill, Stroudsville, White House, Adams, Ridgetop and Big Rock. In 1939 brother J.B. Gaither became the first of only 12 full time evangelists in Main Street’s 100 year history.
Main Street has a great history of supporting missionaries all around the world including Zambia, New Zealand, Brazil, Italy, India, the Ukraine, Nicaragua and Brazil. We also work with aid groups such as Healing Hands International, and Disaster Relief.
What We Believe
God loves us and made a plan for our redemption from the beginning of history.
Genesis 3:15; Ephesians 1:4-5, 11; Romans 5:18-19; John 3:16
Jesus Christ is the one and only sacrifice for our sins, and He arose from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 4:12, 5:28-32
The Bible is the inspired word of God – a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. John 3:16
Those accepting and trusting Christ should repent of sins, confess their faith and be baptized (immersed) into Him for forgiveness of sins. Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38
The Church is the Body of Christ on earth, is empowered by the Holy Spirit, and exists to save the lost and edify the saved. Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; 3:10-11; 4:12,16; 5:23; Colossians 1:18; Jude 20-23
Ministering and serving others is our response of appreciation for what Jesus has done for us.
1 Corinthians 15:10
Jesus Christ will one day return and take His children to be with Him forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18