Who We Are
Planted for a Purpose
Early in 2022, the Holy Spirit began moving in the hearts and minds of a few pastors in Middle Tennessee to plant a Christian community of faith in Springfield. Since the first mention of Springfield among the group, the Lord has opened doors and accelerated timelines to allow the Gospel to take root in Springfield. Now it is here.
Upper Room Fellowship is a Nazarene Church plant focused on, and committed to, living out the example that Jesus set forth in the Gospels. This means we hold in equal tension the importance of spiritual discipleship and meeting the physical needs of our people and community; inside and outside of the congregation. The Christian faith life is a journey that requires growth and maturity over time. While we do affirm that some individuals' growth may occur quicker than others; we are committed to walking with you, guiding you when necessary, and supporting you on your journey of growing closer to Jesus Christ.
Where We Are
104 Westgate Dr,
Springfield, TN 37172
Currently a gathering in a house on the corner!
Reflect the Community, Plant the Community
We are deeply convinced that Church bodies are established for the community they exist in and should reflect the community that surrounds them! Upper Room is for EVERYONE. Regardless your race, social status, financial standing, age, gender, etc. you are welcome at Upper Room. We see in scripture that Jesus went out of his way to minister to, not only the Jews, but surrounding nations as well; including cultural enemies. It is not for us to determine who belongs in and out of the Church because all people belong in the Church.
As a Church body that has been planted, we want to be intentional about being active in the expansion of God's Kingdom as well. What this means is: we want to be a Church body that plants other Church bodies. There are many communities around us, and Upper Room cannot serve and disciple all of them as faithfully as they deserve alone. It will take a tapestry of Church bodies to accomplish this task! From the start, we want to keep in the forefront of our minds, "What does it look like to plant again?"
What is a Nazarene?
Upper Room is proudly part of a larger Church body located in over 160 countries world-wide! Church of the Nazarene is a protestant, Wesleyan-Holiness, Church denomination that has been around since 1908. The Church of the Nazarene's history is bountiful with stories of discipleship and missionary service around the world.
For more information on our denominational heritage, full statement of belief, and our polity; please visit the Nazarene Manual.
Our Core Beliefs
We are Christian
We are united with all who claim the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe that in divine love God offers to all people forgiveness of sin and restored relationship. In being reconciled to God, we believe that we are also to be reconciled to one another; showing love freely to each other as we have been shown love by God and forgiving each other in the same way God has forgiven us.
We are Holiness People
God, who is Holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called entire sanctification, cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
We are Missional
As a sent people, we respond to the call of Christ in the Great Commission and live empowered by the Holy Spirit to "go into all the world" as witnesses to Christ's Lordship. Our mission begins in worship, encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and ministers to our world through compassion and evangelism.
As Nazarenes, We Affirm...
One God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The complete inspiration of the Old and New Testament Scriptures and they contain all truth necessary to salvation.
By the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ original sin was atoned for on behalf of the whole human race.
Christ followers are to be sanctified wholly through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers; starting with repentance.
Christ will come again, the dead will be raised, the final judgment will take place, and creation will be restored fully.