Category Archives: Church Leadership

We’re Not Benetton!

Marin Luther King Jr. asked a million dollar question, “Why is 11 AM on Sunday morning the most segregated hour of our week?” When I looked at the limited palette of our most recent governing board picture, I wondered, “Are … Continue reading

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Overriding the 80% Rule

This past year we overrode an important church growth principle. Church growth experts say that when a sanctuary is 80% full, more worship service options need to be opened up. This past year our sanctuary has been filled far beyond … Continue reading

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The Power of “Amen”

There is power to “Amen.” When we say “Amen” to the Word of God, then we agree to the living and active power of God’s Word.  When we say “Amen” in prayer, then we depend on God to see his … Continue reading

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Core Values

Who is God calling Wellspring to be? Since January we have been on a journey of discernment. We have had listening meetings, leadership retreats, town hall meetings, times of prayer and discussion. Honestly I have felt impatient with the process. … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Body of Christ

I’m grateful for the body of Christ. When I look around me I see fingerprints of God’s presence in so many different ways through the diverse gifts of people. On Saturday I was surprised by the impressive repertoire, training, and … Continue reading

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God’s Big Plan and Our Little Plan

We must balance God’s big plan with our little plan. Paul speaks of “my insight into the mystery of Christ” (Eph 3:4), which is God’s big plan “to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth” … Continue reading

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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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