The Bible And God The Trinity
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the final authority for Christian faith and living.
God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and has revealed Himself to be perfect in love, and righteous in all His ways, and creator of all things.
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son. As true God and true man He allowed Himself to be born of a virgin, taught men how to live through His sinless life, was crucified as a sacrifice for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, was seen by over 500 people, and returned to heaven to prepare a place for us.
Fall Of Man And Salvation From God
Men and women were created in God's image, tempted by Satan and rebelled against God.
Through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven our sins, reborn by the Holy Spirit, and we become children of God.
The Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord. He lives in us and teaches us. He provides for our growth in grace at every stage of our spiritual life, enabling us to live a victorious life through His power and presence.
The Church And The Return Of Jesus
The Church is the living Body of Christ on earth; He is its head and the source of its life. The Body is composed of those who have received Him as Savior and Lord. The church exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ and to accomplish His purposes.
JESUS WILL RETURN
Jesus Christ will return to earth to raise the dead, judge the world, and establish His glorious kingdom. This is the hope of the Church and its encouragement for ministry. Those who have been reborn will live with Him forever.
We are passionate about connecting God’s timeless message in the Bible in a practical way with people’s day-to-day lives…their needs, concerns, hopes. We will not hold on to methods that worked in the past but which are no longer very effective. Rather, Dayspring will always seek methods that showcase how relevant God’s Word is to our lives and culture today (even if they are not our personal preferences or what we grew up with).
We will passionately seek to build healthy and caring relationships in our marriages, our families, our workplaces, our community, and our church… relationships that show people they have inherent value to God and to us…a way of doing relationships that is so powerful that people’s perceptions of God and the church begin to change. The people in our lives are not our “projects”, but we will care about them enough to “invest and invite”…invest in relationships with them, and invite them to personally experience our church and our amazing God.
Dayspring is a safe place to explore God and faith regardless of people’s current lifestyle, understanding of God, or knowledge of the Bible…a place where people feel welcomed and accepted regardless of their faults, failures or doubts…a place that exudes realness, authenticity and transparency…a place whose people look a lot like Jesus, who was full of grace and truth.
Consumers consume, but that’s not Dayspring. We believe in our people…that each individual is gifted and called to make a real difference…that together we are capable of unleashing unprecedented amounts of time, talents, and resources that will change the lives of those in our community and in our congregation. We will all do something…we will all be a part of a “servolution”. Why? Because it’s not all about us.
Our faith is a lifetime journey of continual change in our attitudes, thoughts and actions, seeking to live out our faith every single day in all aspects of life…a journey of growing every day in our devotion to Christ and becoming more like Him…a journey that involves taking one step at a time, one day at a time. At Dayspring we will not stop, we will not lose our passion, we will not be satisfied, we will not get comfortable, we will not give up. We will each take our next step.
Every empty seat is a missed opportunity. It's an opportunity for Jesus to break chains, change lives, and redirect the paths of our friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers. But it's our job to make that ask and invite. 4 out of 5 people would come to church if they are just invited by someone they know. We care about filling those empty seats. It's a top priority.
Pastor Steve & Debbie Buckner
Pastor Steve Buckner is the lead pastor of Dayspring Church based in Auburn, IN. He holds the master of divinity degree and along with is wife, Debbie, is the founder of hotmarriage.org. Pastor Steve and Debbie have a heart and passion for teaching, discipleship, life groups, and healthy marriages.
Creative & Worship Pastor
Pastor of Dayspring Kids
Lead Pastor Assistant
Pastor of Dayspring Students
Dayspring Kids is a place where your child will discover the love of our God at a level appropriate to them. We separate all kids (birth to 5th grade) into smaller more intimate classrooms. Dayspring Kids love learning about Jesus through classroom teaching, special activities, worship music and dance, video, and age appropriate games/toys.
If you are new to Dayspring Kids, we invite you to arrive 15 minutes prior to the Gathering. When you walk in, look to your left for the Dayspring Kids booth in the Lobby. We'll get your child checked in and walk with you to their room. We promise to make your first time the best you've ever experienced!
Want to save some time? Preregistering your kids will make your first Dayspring experience much easier. Just fill out the form below and we will take care of the rest. See you soon!
Learn about Jesus and have fun doing it. Our students not only focus on our Savior, but play games, go to camps, participate in mission trips, work on community projects, have a great time at Cedar Point, and create memories, friendships, and foundations that last a lifetime!
Dayspring Worship exists to lead people to a life-changing, Spirit-empowered relationship with Jesus. We believe that face-to-face moments with God can change everything, and this is the heart behind the worship experiences we create each weekend at Dayspring. We bring our very best musicians, singers, worship leaders, and technicians to each song for the purpose of pointing people directly to Jesus.