Campbell United Methodist Church is celebrating an anniversary. We hear of new churches being established in Springfield on a regular basis. We don’t hear of churches that are 125 years old and still going strong. 1887 is the official date for the founding of this great church, because that is when pastor W.W. Jared and 13 others formed a second methodist church in Springfield and broke ground on the corner of Division and Campbell.
In 1927 a new santuary was built next to the original building. An educational building was added in 1967 as the congregation was growing. Ups and downs happen in all churches, but the proof of a solid congregation is longevity. Campbell UMC has proven their strength through their long history.
Campbell’s vision is seen in six ministry components: worship, faith formation, fellowship, generosity, hospitality and mission/service. Theologically they emphasize the grace of God with discipleship as the common response to eternal life through Jesus Christ. The study of the Bible is enhanced by communal tradition, lived experience, and God’s gift of reason.
The local church combines with other Methodist churches to provide ministries around the world. Striving for a balance of mind and heart as well as the social and the personal helps them grow in knowledge, piety, justice and righteousness. The church encourages others to join them as they live, grow and share.
Small Wonders Child Development Center, operated as a ministry of the church is an outreach to the community. They provide a nurturing environment that encourages proper development for children of all ages. Contact them for further information. Thank you Campbell United Methodist for your years of faith, service and ministry in Springfield.