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Wondering About God?

At Spring Green Community Church, we want you to be able to take the time you need to ask the questions you have about God and the Christian faith.

The bottom line is that God loves you, but there is a chasm between you and God because of sin. God has bridged this chasm through his Son, Jesus Christ.

If you have questions, or if you would like to speak with someone about your questions or faith please Contact Us Here!.

If you have recently placed your trust in Christ for the first time, we’d love to hear from you. If you like we can send you some materials to help get you started in your Christian journey. You are invited to join us for worship this weekend.

Youth Group

 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity. –I Timothy 4:12

Our Mission

Come Grow Live

WHEN

Meetings are Wednesday in the 6:00 p.m.
Special events all through the year.

If you are a teenager in 7th-12th grades or are the parent of a teenager and are interested in learning more about getting involved in our youth program, please contact Kendall Harger, through our church office at (608) 588-2442.

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What We Believe

We can be flexible with our systems and processes and have to constantly change our methods if we desire to be relevant in our community. But when it comes to our beliefs, these are the unchanging non-negotiables that ground us. We fully believe in all of the fundamental truths of God’s Word.

VISION

Come. Grow. Live.

The Bible is God Inspired – 2 Timothy 3:16,17

The Bible is our compass for living. The Old and New Testament is given by God for us to study so we can apply its lessons. Scripture is the ultimate authority for life.
Scripture is the ultimate authority for life.
God is the One True God and Jesus Christ is His Son – John 17:3
There is one all powerful God that is the creator of Heaven and Earth. He loved us so much that he sent his Son so we can have a relationship with Him. Jesus Christ is fully God who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, taught truth, died on a cross, and resurrected from the dead. His same healing power is available for us today.

People Sin. God Saves – Romans 6:23

We mess up and the Bible calls it sin. God created us in his own image, but we chose disobedience. We deserve death and separation from God, but by his grace through his Son Jesus we can be forgiven. By trusting God as our Lord and Savior, we can experience freedom and live an amazing life.

Communion and Water Baptism – Acts 2:41,42

There are two ways we can remember what Jesus did for us on the cross. Communion is memorial and a celebration. The eucharist consists of two elements: the bread helps reminds of his body and the cup reminds of his blood. The Bible encourages us to follow his example by being immersed in water as soon as possible after we make a decision to follow him. It is a public way for us to show that we are changed.

One-Eighty Lifestyle – Romans 12:1,2

God welcomes us the way we are, but change begins to happen from the inside out. We stop living for ourselves and desire to glorify God by our actions and words.

The Holy Spirit – Acts 1:8

The baptism of the Holy Spirit gives us power to share the good news of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin. He gives us different gifts so we can build up the church and love others. The gifts of the spirit demonstrated in an orderly way are a beautiful and vital part of the church.

The Church – Ephesians 4:12

The church is filled with authentic followers of Jesus who follow the New Testament church in its five purposes. The mission of the church is to become friends with the unconvinced so there may be opportunities for them to become life long followers of Christ.

God’s Plan for the End Times – 1 Thessalonians 4:17

The Bible says that Jesus will return to the earth to bring his followers to Heaven. There will be a final judgement in which the dead will be resurrected and judged. Everyone whose name is not in the Book of Life, will be separated for eternity in Hell. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be rewarded and spend eternity with other followers in Christ in Heaven.

Sermon Based Growth Groups FAQ’s

Why should I be part of a Sermon Based Growth Group?

You can only grow so far on your own. We miss the joy of doing life and faith when not doing it together. Being on a team will help you develop lasting friendships that will encourage you and provide accountability and care. Teams celebrate wins and are there during crisis moments. You don’t even have to come to Spring Green Community Church on Sundays to be a part. Some people worry that when they come, they won’t connect, and they feel obligated. One of our core values is to try something for a month. If it is not the right fit, try another group.

What happens during a Sermon Based Growth Group gathering?

Its not nearly as intimidating as you think. You arrive and hang out for 15-20 minutes by catching up. There will probably be some snacks to eat. Then the group talks about scripture and/or the message from Sunday for 30-40 minutes. Facilitators make sure the discussion is practical and focused. There are no lectures or stuff you won’t understand. For the last 15-20 minutes, there may be some worship and prayer. It all lasts an hour-to an hour and a half, but often people will hang out a little longer.

Is there more to a Sermon Based Growth Group than the gathering?

Most of the time is spent with the home group during the designated time. But we envision groups praying for each other, providing meals for unique times, helping each other when there are needs. Some LifeGroups may also choose to serve together at one of our local volunteer opportunities. We desire to be a church that represents Jesus to our area by caring for peoples needs.

Where do Sermon Based Growth Groups meet?

They meet primarily in homes and surrounding areas. Some groups rotate homes, others go to the same house every week. You can usually find a group within 5 – 15 minutes from where you live.

What happens if I have kids?

It depends on the group. Since most groups meet in a local neighborhood, parents can rotate taking care of the kids at another home or they pitch in to pay for a sitter.

How do I try out a group?

Contact us at 588-2442 because there may be a group meeting near you now.

Can I start my own group?

There is always a need for new facilitators and host homes. We would love to get your information and talk with you about starting a group at some point. Should this be your interest, please let your facilitator know.

Should you have more questions, please contact us.

Sermon Based Growth Groups

Scriptural Mandate

The Church is God’s chosen vehicle for the operation of His love and grace in the earth. The power and work of the Holy Spirit through a dynamic church is how God gets things done – it’s how He builds His kingdom. Though the world does not see or know it yet, the Church has what the world is looking for.
Scripture and church history have taught us that the most effective model for a dynamic church body, which consistently administers the love of God, comes in the form of small groups. This interpersonal relationship model was the basis for vibrant Christian life and growth in the New Testament Church.

The small group is the context that God has chosen to reveal Himself to the world in His multi-faceted beauty. The small group is how the body of Christ is “built up until we all reach the unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13). If we are serious about making an impact in our community as a truly dynamic force of God’s love, power, and grace, we have to take seriously the model of Church that the scripture presents.
Getting In – Fellowship Groups

These are small groups of people in homes, and other settings where people come together and pray, play, read the Scriptures, have great conversations, and look for opportunities to serve one another in their community.
Sermon Based Growth Groups

At Spring Green Community Church, we value deeper community and believe that the best way to experience authentic relationships is in a Sermon Based Growth Group. We believe the Scriptures teach that the church is not a building or location, but people of God on a mission. Things like acceptance, accountability, love, care, vulnerability, commitment, authentic friendships, prayer, learning, support, and growth all occur int he context of our Groups. They are small groups of 8-14 adults that meet on the best night of the week for the members. This is how we nuture and grow people in Christ.

For more information visit the Sermon Based Growth Group FAQ page.

Seminar Topics

Your DivorceCare experience begins each week as your group watches a video seminar on DVD. The DivorceCare videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of separation or divorce. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format and feature on-location video and real-life stories of people who have experienced divorce. Here is a list of the weekly topics:

What’s Happening to Me? — Session 1

This introductory seminar helps answer the question, “Why do I feel the way I do?” You’ll come out of this session with an overview of the DivorceCare program and an appreciation for the benefits of a support group environment.

The Road to Healing/Finding Help — Session 2

This video segment helps you begin to identify the many losses that occurred as the result of your divorce. It also introduces strategies you can use to begin the process of healing from your separation or divorce.

Facing My Anger — Session 3

This video seminar deals with the subject of anger, a nearly universal response to the pain and stress of divorce. You’ll gain constructive suggestions for dealing with your anger and learn methods for responding to the anger coming from your ex-spouse.

Facing My Depression — Session 4

Depression can be a paralyzing emotion as you go through divorce. Even so, it can also be a “healing emotion,” and this video seminar explores constructive responses you can employ to deal with depression.

Facing My Loneliness — Session 5

After divorce, many people respond to their loneliness in ways that will cause them even deeper pain. This segment explores healthy ways to overcome the loneliness that will inevitably arise during your separation or divorce.

What Does the Owner’s Manual Say? — Session 6

This video seminar explores real-world answers from the Bible on issues related to separation, divorce and remarriage, presented in an easily understandable format.

New Relationships — Session 7

The loneliness that comes with divorce will put you at risk when making decisions about new relationships. This session helps you determine whether you are ready for a new relationship and how to get it off on the right foot if you are.

Financial Survival — Session 8

Most people are stretched financially during divorce. This video segment offers you practical help on how to survive and ways to deal with the many money issues that you’ll face during and after divorce.

KidCare — Session 9

This video seminar helps you understand the effects of divorce on your children and offers practical suggestions for being an effective single parent. You’ll also learn how your children are processing the divorce and how you can help in their healing.

Single Sexuality — Session 10

How do you deal with your sexuality after divorce? This important session will help you understand sexuality from God’s perspective and see that it is possible to be single again and satisfied.

Forgiveness — Session 11

The hurt that comes with divorce is a barrier that prevents many people from forgiving their former spouse. This seminar shows you why forgiveness is important and how you can begin the process of forgiving.

Reconciliation — Session 12

Reconciliation is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the divorce healing process. You’ll learn that reconciliation can happen even if your marriage is not restored and why it’s important to pursue reconciliation.

Moving On, Growing Closer to God — Session 13

How can God produce something good out of something as bad as divorce? This segment will show you how to grow closer to God as you go through your divorce experience.

I’m New

What to Expect

It’s a big deal visiting a new church for the first time…It’s easy to feel out of place. Do I belong here? Am I really welcome? Will the people be too friendly or not friendly enough? Will I stand out? Will they ask me for money? Will my kids enjoy it? How should I dress? Can I come even if I’m not sure what I believe?
At Spring Green Community Church , we want to make your visit a good one – easy, straightforward, uncomplicated. We are intentionally “user-friendly” for people, no matter what their background – you don’t have to have church ‘figured out’ to walk through our door. In fact, many of our people were not regular church attenders before finding SGCC, so you’re in good company! Here is a brief overview of what you can expect at your first visit.

Showing up

When you arrive at SGCC (151 E Bossard) for our 9:15 Sunday School (Children and Adults, during the school year only) or our 10:30am services for both Worship and children’s church, you’ll find ample parking with parking reserved for guests (the first section when you enter the parking lot).
At the front door, you will likely find a friendly face to say hello and answer any questions you have. If you have kids, our Welcome Center Hosts will gladly direct you to age-appropriate opportunities.
You’ll notice that everyone is dressed comfortably, in everything from “office casual” to jeans and flip-flops. If you’ve got a minute, please help yourself to a cup of coffee near the entrance, and pick up information in the lobby area.

Through the doors

When you enter the auditorium, you’ll be given a bulletin with a Connect Card which is a simple way for us to get better acquainted. The service usually begins with a welcome and greeting followed by some upbeat music led by our worship team . The message time (usually about 30 minutes) is Biblically based, relevant to daily life, interesting, and enjoyable.
When it is all over, if we do our job right, you should have experienced solid Christian teaching in intelligent, understandable and relevant terms. Our goal is to provide everyone who walks through our door a genuine experience of God that can be transformational.

From Pastor Kendall

Have you ever felt you were being given a second chance? Maybe a second chance for the tenth time? And
maybe you are like me and you, too, have found hope in the strangest places. That is the sermon series we
are currently in. Second Chances – Finding hope in the strangest places. It is my prayer that God encourages
you and brings you further down the road in your walk with Him because of this series. I know studying for
this series has done that for me. Ephesians 3:20-21NLT says, “20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through
his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him
in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” That is my prayer for this
series, that God will accomplish infinitely more than we might think or ask, both personally and as a church
body. Here is what is coming up in May and June:

June 22 Finding Hope After Failure John 21:15-17
June 29 Finding Hope After Being Ripped Off Philemon
The Month of July is “Family Month” on Sunday mornings. This is where we invite the kids
to sit in the front of the audience and join us for family friendly talks which are good for the
whole family. We will be learning about “Trust God Series.” Here is what is coming
up in July:
July 6  No Matter Who You are……..Trust God!
July 13  No Matter How You Feel…..Trust God!
July 20 No Matter What People Do…..Trust God!
July 27 No Matter What Happens…Trust God!
You can get a sneak peak by reading your Bible. That’s what I am doing.
Remember, “I can’t read your Bible for you.”

Community Food Pantry

 

Community Food Pantry has a new website http://www.communityfoodpantryofspringgreen.org/
 

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 “Blessed are those who are generous because they feed the poor.”

–Proverbs 22:9

 

 

About

Spring Green Community Church is a Bible-based, non-denominational, evangelical church with a heart for missions both local and abroad.

WORSHIP

Our church population is approximately 100 attendees. Our worship service is currently a blend of contemporary worship music and traditional Christian hymns.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Our church is very active in the community. We sponsor the local Food Pantry which serves approximately 100 families in the greater Spring Green area. We also minister to hurting people through the ongoing programs of DivorceCare and GriefShare. Our Benevolence ministry helps people as needed.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

are very important to our church. We have Wednesday night Children’s program during the school year and a vacation Bible school in the summer, both open to all children in the area. Our youth group for students in grades 7 through 12, meets on Wednesday nights. Our youth also participate in a mission trip rotating in the US or overseas on an annual basis. The 2009 trip was to Tennessee, the 2010 trip was to Guatemala, the 2011 trip was in Milwaukee.  In 2013 they went to Africa.

FELLOWSHIP

We currently have active life groups for Bible study and fellowship. Life groups meet at various times on various days throughout the week. The Helping Hands ministry provides meals for families within the congregation who are in need of extra help due to illness or other life situations. We celebrate life with many activities within the church pot-lucks throughout the year.

SEASONAL

activities include an all-church family campout weekend with a baptismal service at White Mound Park. As part of the Spring Green Christmas in the Country weekend, we sponsor a cookie walk and luncheon during the day and the youth sponsor a soup supper in the evening.

MISSIONS

Our church supports 10 missionaries both in the US and abroad.

GOVERNANCE

Our church is governed by an Elder Board which is supported by many who oversee the various ministries. Our senior pastor is Kendall Harger.

FACILITIES

We are known as the church in the middle of the field. Our building was built in 2003. There is fellowship hall/gymnasium, classrooms, food pantry area, office space, and a library with room for future expansion.

COMMUNITY

Our church is nestled in the beautiful driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin in the village of Spring Green near the Wisconsin River. Located 45 minutes west of Wisconsin’s capital city of Madison, Spring Green, population 1400, is home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s home of Taliesin, American Players Theatre, a nationally known classical theater and the House on the Rock, an eclectic collection of novelties. We serve a diverse, primarily rural farming community supplemented by small industries and a strong local artistic element creating an intriguing mix. www.springgreen.com