Church Groups & Committees

  • Parish Education Committee

    This group oversees the educational ministries at the Springfield and Nixa campus that are not part of Springfield Lutheran School such as adult education, Sunday school, VBS, confirmation, the church library, etc. Parish Education is currently looking for members for various ministries. Volunteers may teach, lead, assist, plan, help, etc. Please contact Randi Benson.
  • Emergency Assistance Fund

    This purpose of this fund is to provide money to meet immediate basic daily needs (food, utilities, rent/mortgage, car repair) to both Redeemer members and also non-members. People are needed to both donate to this fund and also refer people in need. To donate, or get more information, please contact the church office at 881-5470.
  • Springfield Lutheran School

    The purpose of SLS is to lead children to Christ and provide high quality education. Springfield Lutheran uses volunteers in various ministry areas. For more information please contact Paul Baker. Website
  • Youth Ministry

    The youth ministry ministers to the needs of children in 3rd-12th grades and their families through opportunities to come together for Bible study, service to others and fellowship. There are groups that meet Sunday morning, Wednesday evening and monthly activities for various age groups – KFC (3rd-5th grades), Jr. LYF (6th-8th grades) and ALYS (9th-12th grades). If you would be interested in volunteering please contact the Church Office. Webpage
  • Stewardship Committee

    A sustainable stewardship entity in the congregation; the committee has the responsibility to develop and implement plans and strategies of stewardship, finance education among other items. Members are asked to serve a two year term; meetings are monthly.For more information please contact Amanda Rohlf.
  • Greeters

    The goal of this ministry is to warmly welcome members and visitors on Sunday mornings. There are currently several openings for all service times. Only 15-30 minutes once a month or even every other month is required. For more information please contact Amy Hill.
  • Altar Guild

    This ministry is responsible for preparing the altar for communion and special services. About 20-30 minutes is required on Saturday and Sunday mornings one weekend per month. Please contact Cathy Burns to get involved with this ministry.
  • Ushers

    Ushers hand out bulletins, take up offering, help with the Lord's Supper and clean up the pews after the service. Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before the service one Sunday a month. For info please contact Paul Rose.
  • Redeemer Handymen

    This group does small repair jobs at church and members home. Volunteers are welcome. Please contact Gary Moss at the church office if you see a need at church or to receive more information.

Fellowship & Care Ministries

  • Blind Outreach Ministry - Now I Can See

    The mission of this group is "sharing God's love with the visually impaired through Christian fellowship, friendship and acceptance, thus breaking the sense of isolation and loneliness.” You can get involved by donating cooked meals for dinner, volunteering to drive, funding and prayers. This ministry meets the third Thursday of the month from 6-8:30 pm. For more information contact Tara Boehne. Webpage
  • ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

    This is a fellowship group of senior members and non-members. Members meet at a local restaurant and enjoy each-others company. Only one hour per month is required. For more information or to get involved please contact Dick Hennings at 885-0049.
  • Widow's Support Group

    The mission of this group is to give support to ladies who have lost their husbands recently or many years ago, in a friendly, Christian, understanding and loving way. Group members may call or visit recent widows or help arrange special trips or events and encourage others in the group. All that is required is around 1.5 hours a month for lunch and showing loving, caring concern for others in the group. Contact the Church Office for more information.
  • LWML

    As the official women's auxiliary of the LCMS; LWML focuses on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. Dues are $6/year. Members belong to a circle for monthly fellowship, Bible study and service projects. Members and the congregation at large are encouraged to give MITE offerings to help support mission grants in Missouri and worldwide. For more information contact Karen Daake. Webpage
  • For Friends

    For Friends ministry is a group of dedicated members who send cards to those in need—birth, baptism, get well, encouragement, sympathy, "significant anniversaries,” and shut-ins.This is the card-sending team and only one of three facets in For Friends Ministry.
    The second is the calling team. When a member is home from the hospital, facing an ongoing medical condition, or has a new baby, this team calls the member or family primarily to let the individual or family know that we are thinking and praying for them. We also let folks know that we have medical equipment for loan including a wheelchair, crutches, canes, portable commodes and bath chairs.
    We also offer a meal as we have thirty-plus wonderful ladies from the congregation who have volunteered to make and deliver an occasional meal. The last segment of the For Friends is the Cooking Team…and we cook! For more information or to get involved please contact Mary Louise Igert.
  • Marriage Enrichment

    The purpose of the marriage enrichment team is to promote, support and encourage healthy marital relationships. The team puts together activities such as the sweetheart dinner/dance, marriage celebration Sunday, couples float trip and Octoberfest for both married couple and couples in serious relationships. The group meets a few times before each event, shares in ticket sales on Sunday mornings and of course attends the event. To get involved, please contact Jeff and D'Ann Kohls.
  • SAM's (Senior Adult Ministry)

    SAM's meets Tuesday morning in Springfield and Thursday morning in Nixa for Bible study. The group also has a monthly luncheon on the third Thursday of each month along with taking other fun trips. For more information please contact Howard Goetze at 877-8820.
  • Fellowship Ministry

    The purpose of the fellowship ministry is to connect members and guests of every age and background with each other for meaningful relationships, encouragement and support. Every member of the congregation is welcome to participate in the fellowship ministry by helping plan events or just joining in the events. Any amount of time donated will be gladly received. Watch for more information in the future.
  • Kidney Disease Support Group

    The Kidney Disease Support Group is for anyone with kidney disease, their families, spouse, care-giver, and anyone interested in learning more.
    The Support Group is designed to help members get through life with the disease, as well as dialysis. We also have pertinent information each month that keeps members up to date on the latest in kidney transplant improvements as well as ways to better manage this disease.
    The Support Group is a peer-to-peer based group. We have a monthly meeting, on the Second Thursday of each month at 11:00 am. You are cordially invited to attend and support those with this chronic life situation.

Community Ministries

  • Lutheran Student Center

    The purpose of the LSC is to share Jesus with college students. The ministry equips students to share the Gospel and provides opportunities to develop Christian relationships and to participate in service and missions. Volunteers can assist as mentors, donate food, donate funds,donate labor (plumbing, electrical, painting, etc) or serve on the board. The time required is very flexible and all that is expected is to understand and love college students and be spiritually grounded and strong in faith and Word. For more information or to get involved contact Bethany Nier.
  • Operation Us

    The purpose of Operation Us is to strengthen personal relationships through educational workshops and special events and promote the benefits that healthy relationships have on children, families and the southwest Missouri community.

    There are a wide variety of opportunities to get involved including volunteering times to host/mentor, helping to set up for workshops, cooking/ arranging participant meals or snacks, providing childcare or donating to workshops. If interested please contact Jennifer Baker at 823-3469.
  • Work for Troops

    This ministry works to support our troops by knitting/crocheting 100% wool caps, helmet liners, scarves, neck gators and slippers for our troops. You can help knit/crochet, raise funds to ship boxes and/or purchase yarn. Volunteers can donate as much or as little time as they desire. Please contact Harold and Harriet Fritz at 724-9347 for more information.
  • Habitat for Humanity

    The purpose of this ministry is founded on the belief that shelter from wind, rain and cold is a basic human need. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing in Greene County. There are opportunities ranging from volunteering time, to skills, to monetary donations, to material donations, to prayer. The time required is flexible, people can sign up for a single day or more. If interested please contact Tommy Hawkins at 880-7168.
  • Lutheran Family and Children's Services

    LFCS provides pregnancy counseling to women and families who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy or crisis during their pregnancy, adoption services for families wanting to expand their family through domestic infant adoption or international adoption, and foster parent training and support for families wanting to foster children. There are various activities throughout the year including their upcoming special event called Adopting Hope. The time required is varied and depends on when the person is available. For more information, please contact Laura Farmer. Website
  • Victory Mission

    This is a Christian based group that strives to change lives from the inside out from spiritual poverty. There are many ways to get involved with Victory Missions including to help teach. If you would like to get involved please contact Ron Merritt.
  • Builders for Christ

    We build Lutheran churches in Brazil! Two churches are planned in 2013. Each trip is one to two weeks in length. This is a life changing experience; please join us in "taking a vacation with a purpose”. For more information call Carl Tiedt for dates and costs: 887-3893. Webpage

Resources Available to Members

  • Redeemer Library

    The purpose of this ministry is to make quality Christian material available to the congregation that will strengthen, encourage, entertain and educate. The library is open any time the church is open unless there is a meeting scheduled. It is located in room 147 behind the sanctuary. All members are invited to check out books, DVD's or VHS tapes.
  • Stephen Ministry

    The goal of this ministry is to equip lay people to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in the congregation and community who are experience difficulties in their lives. A Stephen Minister attends 50 hours of training plus gives the congregation two years of service. For more information please contact Vickie Petersen.
  • Courtyard Columbarium

    Provides a final resting place for your loved one's remains at church in the Meditation Courtyard. Webpage

Bible Study Opportunities

  • Crossways

    The full two-year study is a 60 unit course that leads people through the biblical narrative and its message from Genesis to Revelation. The more people dig into the biblical narrative, the more God’s message emerges and provides meaning for life and sure hope in relation to the life to come. For more information, please contact Diane Shields. Webpage
  • Life Groups

    Life Groups allow Redeemer members to meet in people’s homes on a more informal basis to enjoy each other’s’ company, encourage each other in faith and apply God’s Word to their everyday lives. Join one of the groups already in place or start your own. For more information, contact that group’s leader or talk with Steve Moser.

Music Ministry

  • Ministry Overview

    The music ministry at RLC is dedicated to the call of bringing God's gift of music to our community and church in worship. The Music Ministry needs and would love volunteers in all music programs. If you are interested in joining any music ministry please contact Trudy Tunnell or at 417-881-5470 x 319.
  • Sanctuary Choir

    The Sanctuary Choir is open to adults and rehearsals are Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This vocal ensemble sings at least twice a month for Sunday morning worship and usually alternates between early and late services but more often for both anthems. The director is Trudy Tunnell assisted by Kim Osterloh, accompanist. The type of music choir sings ranges from classical Lutheran hymn tunes to more contemporary sacred songs. This choir has performed Handel’s “Messiah” in the past with orchestral accompaniment and alternately presents a Christmas or Easter cantata with a chamber orchestra each year. No audition is necessary—the only requirement is a love of singing and the desire to “make a joyful noise to the Lord!”
  • Handbells

    The Handbell program at Redeemer was begun in 1990 by a generous donation from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Three octaves of Malmark handbells were initially purchased with six octaves available now. Hallelujah Bells is an advanced ensemble with thirteen ringers who have good music reading skills and use six bell octaves. The bells usually play twice a month for worship as well as for special festivals, concerts, and workshops. Gary Beckman is the handbell director and practices are Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary
  • Soul Purpose Praise

    Soul Purpose is a diverse group of talented singers and musicians. The four different teams and their song leaders provide contemporary praise and worship music for our 10:45 service in Springfield. There are three or four singers, guitar players, pianist and a drummer on each team. We are always looking for musicians who are willing to serve God in this special way. Soul Purpose practices Wednesday evenings at 7:30 following Choir practice and also on the Sunday morning the team is scheduled at 8:00 a.m. in the chapel. If you enjoy a casual atmosphere with awesome, upbeat praise and edification to our Lord, this could be for you.
  • Redeemer Youth Chorale

    RYC is an all-volunteer ensemble of young singers ranging in age from 8 to 13 years old. It was founded in 2001 by its current director, Roger King and performs regularly at worship services and other events with a broad repertoire combining traditional, gospel and contemporary choral music. Along with its dual focus on Praise and Worship, the RYC constantly explores the many facets and responsibilities of being a church music while growing constantly as Christians. They rehearse from 4:30-5:45 Wed. evenings and are accompanied by Kim Osterloh on piano.