The church's Harrison location. (Images courtesy of LifeSpring)
CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is rich in the number and variety of houses of worship. In our weekly feature, WCPO shines the spotlight on where we pray.
This week. learn about a local church that combines the mission and resources of a large congregation with a personal feel with three locations around the Tri-State.
LifeSpring Christian Church began in 1931 as the Chase Avenue Church of Christ in Northside.
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LifeSpring Christian Church began in 1931 as the Chase Avenue Church of Christ in Northside. The church relocated to North College Hill in 1969 and became Clovernook Christian Church. In 2004 the name was changed to LifeSpring Christian Church in preparation for becoming a multi-site church.
The church combines of a large church ministry with the personal feel of smaller churches at each location. This approach allows the resources of a larger church to impact the world while maintaining a presence in multiple communities. Experienced ministry staff work to to develop leaders for all three sites. (Pictured below: Clovernook location)
Each worship location shares the common mission, vision, and values of LifeSpring, but also develops aspects of ministry unique to its community.
Who worships at LifeSpring?
The mulit-site congregation is made up of people from all over the Tri-State area: From Lawrenceburg to Mason and from Fairfield to Florence.
The church describes its membership as "a group of ordinary people on a journey with an extraordinary God." While the church emphasizes caring relationships, community service, and overseas mission work, the focus is helping people on their journey with God—beginning wherever they are.
Leaders say LifeSpring is a place to discover, explore, and experience God’s grace through a relationship with Jesus. It doesn’t matter if a person doesn’t know a lot about the Bible.
LifeSpring in the community
In the fall of 2013, church members at the Harrison and Westside sites worked directly with Westwood Elementary and Harrison Elementary collecting backpacks for students.
The Clovernook site held a drive called “Crates for the Classroom,” for North College Hill Elementary. As a result, the congregation was able to give supplies to every teacher, office staff member, janitor and aid supplies to help curb spending for the year.
LifeSpring's members support Missions of Hope in Nairobi, Kenya and the Mission Center in Kosovo. In November, another team will make a long journey to work in ministry with Kenyan leaders. MORE
Some team members will provide specialized training to the Missions of Hope staff; others will provide medical assistance and education to community members while others will be on hand to provide love and encouragement to whoever needs it.
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(All photos courtesy of LifeSpring)