Blue Springs Christian Church (BSCC) has been guiding their community into a fully devoted relationship with Jesus for the past four decades. This church of 1,000 (pre-Covid) is in the far east suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. With an expansive facility and a remodeled worship center they are ready to once again “get back to normal this fall.” But they know that without taking serious steps forward in their digital online presence and practices, they will not be able to complete the mission they are called to, which is to reach and engage the lost.
“We are a Both/And church in our Outreach Ministry--both Attractional and Missional,” says Senior Pastor Dave Ferneau. Dave has faithfully served BSCC for three decades. “We are a Both/And church and by that, I mean, we are both Attractional and Missional, and we are a phygital church--both digital and in person. We believe relationships and prayer are essential to reaching people in a post-Christian culture. Out mindset is one of being missionaries.”
BSCC is positioned to be a missionary in the Eastern Jackson County suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri, including Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Independence, and Lee’s Summit. These suburbs are growing with new homes and young families. It is a short drive to the 30th largest metro area in the country. Kansas City is home to the Royals, Chiefs, and of course…BBQ! Read more about all this area has to offer https://www.visitkc.com/
“Our technical & production ministry is poised for growth,” says Executive Minister David Judd. “We just completed a state-of-the-art remodel of our Worship Center going into COVID that included incredible audio and visual upgrades. Due to the constraints of the pandemic, we have not been able to use these technical upgrades to their full potential. We are looking forward to seeing what the right person can do in leading this ministry..”
The remodeled space has been a major step forward including an LED wall, moving light fixtures, and a new audio system. The blacked-out ceiling and new tools have really helped take the minister forward. Worship is led by a modern four-to-six-piece band that utilizes tracks on occasion. The church sings modern worship from publishers like Elevation, Hillsong and Bethel.
Like many churches, the church was caught off guard by the sudden shut down and move to online in March of 2020. “Our digital ministry needs improvement. We livestream services on Facebook and have on-demand videos on our website via Vimeo. But that is about it,” says Dave Ferneau. The church is currently adding an Online Minister to oversee an online campus launch.
Whomever takes this role will benefit from the foundation and building that has been completed. This is not a re-build or remodel as much as it is a continuation of what has been occurring.
Some links to give you an idea of the worship culture at BSCC: