We exist to make disciples. By making Jesus known.

And while this mission is very simple, it can manifest itself in a million different ways. So, in order to accomplish our mission, there are three things that must be in place:

The church needs a clear vision as to what making disciples looks like for us here and now. The church also needs men and women who are willing to take ownership of that vision and willing to lead in that vision. Finally, the church needs resources to make that vision a reality. A vision that is never resourced is only a dream.


The mission of the church hasn’t changed in 2000 years.  We are still called to make disciples by making Jesus known.  It’s that simple.


Yet, understanding the mission is only part of the process.  How is this mission going to be carried out?  In other words, what will it look like, who’s involved, and how will we execute it?

So, what is the vision for making disciples through the ministry of Springhill?

That’s where Envision comes in. Envision presents a vision for what making disciples will look like at Springhill.  Envision is a plan for leaders to engage in that mission.  Envision is designed to ensure the plan is resourced. Envision connects the budget to mission values rather than merely buildings and projects through these five simple categories:

  1. Envision greater ministry impact by continuing current ministry only with more intentionality, strategy, and efficiency.
  2. Envision greater financial freedom through debt reduction.
  3. Envision greater campus environments for gospel engagement with children, youth, and adults.
  4. Envision greater faith development by helping people take the “next step” through conferencing, strategic training, and community engagement.
  5. Envision greater missions commitment locally, nationally, and globally

You Can Download the Envision Booklet Here.

Five Category Breakdown

Envision greater ministry impact by continuing current ministry only with more intentionality, strategy, and efficiency.

Envision greater ministry impact by continuing current ministry only with more intentionality, strategy, and efficiency.

  • Connecting every aspect of Springhill’s ministry to the church’s mission.
  • Increased organization & structure will allow ministry to function more efficiently.
  • Add One to Two Key Staff positions. This will enable greater add one to two key staff positions. this will enable greater impact in specific ministry areas and free up current staff to better focus on their ministry area.
  • Utilize Media to Connect with Members, guests, and our community.
  • Advancements in technology will enable us to be more culturally relevant and make information more accessible for our guests.
Envision greater financial freedom through debt reduction.

Envision greater financial freedom through debt reduction.

  • Decrease debt by 38%. Decreasing the church’s debt, will enable more funds to be used in advancing the Gospel.
Envision greater campus environments for gospel engagement with children, youth, and adults.

Envision greater campus environments for gospel engagement with children, youth, and adults.

  • Create an  area for children’s ministry, including a secure check in system, outdoor playground, and consolidated children’s areas for birth - 5th grade.
  • Update & renovate spaces in the church, such as the lobby, welcome center, youth rooms and blue mile.
Envision greater faith development by helping people take the “next step” through conferencing, strategic training, and community engagement.

Envision greater faith development by helping people take the “next step” through conferencing, strategic training, and community engagement.

  • Create a culture of intentional discipling.
  • Provide leadership training.
  • Host Marriage & Parenting Conferences
  • Implement new membership process to include a new members class.
Envision greater missions commitment locally, nationally, and globally.

Envision greater missions commitment locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Increase direct missions giving by 1000% to include a 200% increase in cooperative program giving and to support 5 missionaries monthly.
  • Increase missions giving to 10% of the annual budget.
  • See 30 Percent of Springhill Members Go On A Mission Trip in the next two years.
  • Engage community leaders with a Christian world-view.
  • Partner with at least one North American church plant.
  • Restructure benevolence ministry around a gospel emphasis.

Money can be a touchy subject in church life, but it doesn’t need to be. At Springhill, we give not to hoard wealth or to build glorious buildings but to support the mission of the church. We do not promise that those who give will be financially blessed, though some are. We also don’t beg for money or make non-givers feel guilty. Rather, we affirm what Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 8:9-10a (ESV): “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you.” Our true riches as individuals and as a body come from the sacrificial death of Jesus, which paid for our sin. Yet, we agree with Paul that giving to support the church benefits the giver, often by relinquishing us from the lure of wealth.

With a biblical perspective on giving in mind, we challenge the members of Springhill to generously and joyfully support the mission of the church. No matter what the current giving level of a family or individual is, we encourage them to take it to the next level and to trust in the God who provides even for the birds of the air and the lilies of the field (Matt 6:26-28). In response, the pastors and leadership of the church provide regular updates and complete transparency, so that all may be accountable and above reproach.

If you would like to support Springhill financially, you may:

1) Attend a Sunday morning service and place your contribution in an offering plate during the service or in one of our secure drop boxes in and around the sanctuary at any time.

2) Give by mail by sending a check to Springhill Baptist Church, 7370 N. Farm Road 159, Springfield, MO 65803.

3) Access our secure online giving platform here. You can give using your debit/credit card or bank account and set-up either a one-time withdrawal or recurring contributions.