THIS IS JOY

LOVE GOD

LOVE PEOPLE

MAKE DISCIPLES

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OUR HISTORY

A Thrilling Journey!

  1. Joy was founded in 2016 by Pastors Jake and Bethany Schmelzer, with a small group of friends and a mission to reach the lost people in our community.
  2. Having gathered in our pastors living room for two weeks, God opened up a door to meet at our local community center.
  3. Several months later, our gathering grew from the community center to the Regal Cinemas at Valley River Center. From this location we have served our community and seen many people come to know Christ.
  4. Early in 2019, God gave us an amazing opportunity to purchase the former Skateworld building in Springfield. Through a series of miraculous events and the generosity of many, we have purchased the building and it is currently under rennovations.
  5. We can't wait to see what God has in store for the future!

OUR VALUES

Worship

Aligning our lives to the reality of God

Relationship

Loving others like God loves us

Generosity

Expressing God's goodness through our resources

Service

Living a life that leaves an impact

Mission

Connecting with God's purpose for our lives

OUR BELIEFS


We believe in GOD—the maker and sustainer of all things, who created us for relationship with Him. That relationship was broken because of SIN. Sin brought death into the world—death in our physical bodies and death in our spiritual being. Sin separated us from God and broke our relationships with others. But God sent His son JESUS to become a man, live a perfect life, and offer Himself for our sins. By trusting in Jesus we can become right with God and enter into relationship with Him. We have been gathered into God’s family, the CHURCH, and given a mission to make disciples of Jesus. We live our lives as an act of WORSHIP, seeking to love others like Jesus loves us. We celebrate that through Christ’s sacrificial and substitutionary death we have been granted eternal LIFE and will spend eternity with Him.