Category Archives: Church Leadership

Epicenter

How will we reach the diversity of our area together? Wellspring was formed with a clear conviction that Living Water and Blanchard were better together to reach the diversity of our area. Our merger helped us to reflect the diversity … Continue reading

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Discerning Core Values and Our Upcoming Town Hall

Who is God calling Wellspring to be?  We have been in a discernment process around this since January. As an adolescent with rapid growth seeking to discern who he is supposed to be, so Wellspring has grown rapidly but continues … Continue reading

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Young, Scrappy and Hungry…in Faith

With March Madness upon us, I begin with an uncharacteristic basketball illustration. When I play basketball I have one thing going for me: I’m scrappy. I don’t have skill, height, knowledge of the game, ball handling or experience. But I’m … Continue reading

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Friendships and the Kingdom

“Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus” (Rom 16:3). Why do so many epistles end with a long list of boring names?  Would we not be better served if God’s Word focused only on clarifying doctrine and … Continue reading

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Stretching hearts, shoveling snow and deepening values

  Life is busy. We have appointments, responsibilities, practices, projects, piano lessons and nap times.  So do I.  Especially the nap times. But today is the first day of Missions Week. And in the midst of the busyness of your … Continue reading

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How do you become a Jedi when you cannot find a Yoda?

When I was younger, I looked for a Yoda to train me and become a Jedi in life. I wanted to be a great leader, Christian, man, pastor and even lift rocks by looking at them. Yet everybody that I … Continue reading

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Salvation: Horizontal AND Vertical

Salvation is not only vertical. It’s also horizontal. God has saved us from sin for himself to spend eternity with Him, but God has also saved us to serve one another and break down the walls that divide. A church … Continue reading

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