Risen Christ

A Missouri Synod Lutheran Church

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Logo Explanation

     The beautiful logo designed by Kramer Publications Inc. for Risen Christ Lutheran Church is Both simple and profound.

    Above the name "Risen Christ" is the garden tomb of Joseph of Arimathea in which the body of Jesus was placed after his death (Luke 23:50-54). In the background to the right are the three crosses of Golgotha, with the central cross prominent as the cross on which Jesus was crucified, reminding us of the price Jesus paid for our sins and the manner of his death. In the center of the tomb is the cave entrance with the stone rolled away, and emanating from the tomb is the "light of life." (John 1:4-5: "In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.") The "light of life" shines forth announcing the resurrection and inviting all to consider Jesus' pronouncement, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12).

   The dominant color in the logo is purple which is the color of Lent, pointing to His passion that won our forgiveness and granted us eternal life. The color of purple and gold together are the colors of royalty, declaring the lordship of Christ over our church.

Our History

    Risen Christ Lutheran Church began when Rev. Gordon Bohlmann accepted a call to plant a church in Springfield.  He began his local ministry by inviting adults to a Bible study in his home.  The first worship service of Risen Christ Lutheran Mission was held in early 1987, at Northwestern Middle School with 158 worshippers in attendance.  Worship services continued at the adjacent Northwestern High School until our new building was dedicated in September, 1991.  The original sanctuary now serves as our fellowship hall, as we now enjoy our larger, beautiful, new sanctuary which was dedicated in 2008.

     A preschool was initiated in August,1993.  It proved to be more successful than anticipated; thus, kindling the spirit to begin a Christian Day School.  Risen Christ Lutheran School (RCLS) began in 2004 with a Kindergarten class, taught by Becky Reid.  The following year it was expanded to include First Grade and has grown in ensuing years to include classes through the Sixth Grade.  Mrs. Reid serves as Principal of RCLS.