our story & Values

In the fall of 2005, a group of 13 friends and their children began gathering on Sunday evenings in their homes to pray about the kind of church Wellspring would become, as well as allowing God to knit their hearts together into an authentic community. Fueled by a passion to see young adults connected to a faith community and equipping them to enter adulthood in a God-honoring way, a vision was formed.  

After a couple of years of prayer and vision casting, Wellspring opened its doors at our current location for our first public service on October 1, 2006. Over the years we have continued to seek God’s plan for our church community and have watched as He has worked through us to impact and transform the lives of many individuals and families. Wellspring continues to be a place focused on reaching young adults and helping people heal from their broken pasts, while “creating a new normal” for what their lives could be with Christ at the center of their stories.

Our Mission:

Creating a new normal for the next generation

We Value:

A dependence on corporate prayer and God’s Word

Investing in the next generation

Being an irresistible influence in our city

Healing and transformation

Wellspring has four focus areas that inform our decisions about how we allocate our staff, time, finances and direct ministry. We believe God has called us into these areas to be intentional in how we represent Him to a hurting world. So, what are the four areas that we believe are Wellspring’s calling as a church community?


Our neighborhood

Vulnerable children and families

Young adults



We believe God has given Wellspring a unique subplot in His great story. The Bible reveals that ordinary people have the opportunity to do extraordinary things when they understand that God has placed them in a specific time and place for a reason. The details of our lives are not random. This means that instead of imposing our ideas on how we will do ministry, we are always examining what God is doing around us and what that requires of us. If you are curious what these four ministry areas mean for us and how you might fit in, please visit our ministries page to learn more. 

What WE believe


It is God’s authoritative revelation of spiritual truth. It is alive, active and relevant to everyday life. “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God maybe thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16,17).



God is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). God exists in three persons. The Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. God loves people and longs to have a relationship with them.



He is God in the flesh. His desire is to be Savior and Lord of our lives. He died, but was physically resurrected and is now in heaven. Through His death and resurrection redemption is made possible for all of humanity. He will return to Earth at a future time.



The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.



Every person is created in the image of God and is valuable. Every person is born separated from God and is under judgment. Every person is given the opportunity for new life by receiving Christ’s death and resurrection as a redemptive gift.  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).



We are not saved by “believing in God.” In the United States, nearly 90% of the population “believes in God.” But “God” can mean many things to many people. We are not saved by hoping our good deeds outnumber our bad deeds. We are not saved because we were brought up in a Christian family. We are not saved by participating in religious activities, like going to church, prayer, or because we were baptized or went through some other religious ceremony.

We ARE saved ONLY by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not

from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).



The Church is a body of believers that represent Christ in this world. Its role is to bring glory to God through worship, teaching of the Word, service, helping people grow in their faith, and living life together in a way that honors Christ. It is a “community” – a family where we know and are known, we love and are loved, we serve and are served, and we celebrate and are celebrated.  



“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a response to the command of Christ. It is the first step a person should take after beginning a new life in and being identified with Christ. It is a representation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and is an outward testimony of an inward transformation—not a requirement for salvation. It is to be experienced in community as a promise to covenant your life with Christ’s Church on Earth.



Communion, also known as "The Lord's Supper," was instated by Jesus himself (Matthew 26:26-28). Jesus told us why we celebrate communion when he declared, "Do this...in remembrance of me" (1 Corinthians 11:25). When we take communion, we are remembering Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. The bread and wine are tangible, visible reminders of Christ's love. Just as we depend on food and drink to live physically, we can only live spiritually through Christ. To take communion is to acknowledge that you need the body and blood of Christ. Communion is to only be received by followers of Jesus, as we remember his life and death, and offer our own lives to be broken and poured out for others so that they might know Christ as Lord and Savior.