Category Archives: Church Planting

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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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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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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Korean New Years, Cultures Collide and the Church

In Korean culture, New Year’s is a big deal. On New Year’s Day, families gather to eat dduk-gook (rice cake soup) and play games of yutt-nori together. But the climax of the gathering is when the children sebae (bow) to their parents and grandparents, bowing very … Continue reading

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Discerning Values

At Wellspring, we merged two different ways of doing church with Blanchard and Living Water. One church merger between an Anglo and African American church fell apart because one side did not realize how much they inadvertently assumed that their … Continue reading

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