When you boil it all down all churches have the same mission. First, as followers of Jesus we are called to belong to and encourage other followers of Jesus in a local church. We call this 'ministry'. Second, all churches are commanded to invite others to be followers of Jesus. We call this mission. So if all churches have a similar ministry and mission, then what makes them distinct? In short, it is two things: identity and context. What makes us distinct at Wellspring is:
We believe God speaks, and as people of faith, we receive His written and spoken word as our source of wisdom for our lives.
God calls us to remain faithful to Him and His word.
God has given us minds to use. He has called us to serve Him in spirit and in truth. Our local context requires thoughtful responsiveness to consider how to understand and share the gospel, especially with the university located next door and may families in the area.
We want to explore what it means to follow Jesus living in the 21st Century world. God's Spirit in us is inspiring and dynamic.
We are not the 'experts'. We are jouneying in life together. We want to be a community that supports each other as we seek to express the Kingsdom of heaven. This is especially meaningful in our relationships with people who are different to us, within and beyond our church.