MISSION, VISION & VALUES

The definition of a wellspring is “an original and bountiful source of life.” We believe Christ is the wellspring of life. Wellspring Church is excited to be a part of the global movement in which every follower of Jesus would participate with others in spreading the great news about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.

MISSION

 

Wellspring’s mission is built on the mission given by Jesus to his followers in Matthew 28:18-20. At Wellspring we simply say we exist to ignite a craving for Jesus by relentlessly loving our community. 

ENDLESS GROWTH VALUES

 

Knowing and following Jesus means that we are becoming more like him in character and action. We value the following practices, worded as questions, to help us become more and more like Jesus:

Engage with God

 

A question to ask yourself: How did I spend time with God this week? 

 

Engaging with God is building spiritual habits that followers of Jesus use to strengthen their relationship with God. To know God we need to engage with God, developing spiritual habits like prayer, worship, and Bible reading will transform us into being more like Jesus.

 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. ~Timothy 3:16-17

 

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Daily Surrender

 

A question to ask yourself: How can I pursue Christlikeness today? 

 

Daily Surrender is complete faith in Him and belief in His promises. Our pursuit of holiness is daily and requires personal sacrifice to achieve. As followers of Jesus, we need to daily surrender our will, wants, and desires to those of Christ. Becoming a true disciple of Jesus requires a complete and total lifestyle of daily surrender and giving it all to Him.

 

1 I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

 

3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. ~Romans 12:1-3

Give of Yourself

 

A question to ask yourself: Does the giving of my time, treasures, and talents show love for God and people?

 

As a follower of Jesus, we give of ourselves because we are called to be contributing members of God’s family. When we understand that Jesus gave everything for us, out of an overflow of gratitude, we’ll give of ourselves completely with our time, talents, and treasure. God has called us to contribute, and He’ll equip us to contribute.

 

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. ~2 Corinthians 9:11

Pray for One

 

A question to ask yourself: Who am I helping to know Jesus?

 

Praying for One is praying for the lost with a desire to be actively used by God to see the lost become found. The “One” terminology flows from Christ’s parable on leaving the 99 in pursuit of the One lost sheep. As followers of Jesus, we are commanded to love our neighbor and share our faith with others. Do we love those that don’t know Jesus enough to love and share our faith with them?

 

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. ~Matthew 28:19-20

Pursue Community 

 

A question to ask yourself: Do I have a community that is encouraging to my faith?

 

As followers of Jesus, we pursue a Christian community because it is a gift and responsibility for all believers. When we become children of God we enter into the family of God. Christian community is made up of sinful people with the united purpose of pursuing Christ. Christian community is not without struggle and hardship, but in our unity with Jesus, we’re called to reconcile with each other and experience love, support, and accountability within the family of God.

 

24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. ~Hebrews 10:24-25

VISION

 

In the years ahead we envision our mission being fulfilled by passionate followers of Jesus, seeking the ONE and to expand the mission throughout Toms River and beyond through a movement of kindness, campuses, and planting new churches. In other words; passionate followers of Jesus building passionate churches! 

 

In other words; passionate followers of Jesus building passionate churches! 

 

  • Kindness: We put community first and will never neglect our community.
  • Campuses: as the church grows, we will pursue opportunities to extend Wellspring to new communities around us.
  • Church Planting: we will deliberately build up pastors and leaders who will launch new churches in new locations.

LEADERSHIP DISTINCTIVES 


While churches share much in common in their belief in Jesus, churches also have unique cultures. The following leadership values will tell you something about our unique culture and calling:


We Don’t Lead to Maintain, We Lead to Multiply

We believe the mission of the church is to take prayerful risks. We will do anything short of sin to reach those no one else is reaching. Our leaders move towards multiplication. 


True Discipleship is Missional

True knowledge leads to action. We believe when Jesus said to “go” that He meant it! Our leaders help people grow in biblical knowledge that overflows into their lifestyle. 


Mission over Methods

The mission is sacred, the methods are not. Hanging on to methods is a pursuit of comfort. Pursuing mission will drive our discomfort. Our leaders will sacrifice methodological comforts for the sake of the mission. 


Simplicity Drives Excellence

We want to be excellent at all we do. We believe in giving God our very best. Since we can’t be great at everything, we will pursue simplicity. This is a less is more approach. Our leaders will not try to be all things to all people, but will carry out what God has ordained for them. 


Better Together

We will build systems and environments that include as many different kinds of people as possible. The church must grow beyond people “like me.” Our leaders will pursue collaboration over silos.

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Churches often take different approaches to spiritual formation and developing believers to be on mission in pursuit of their faith.


At FUEL, we take time to fully develop how we see this playing out in our church. To sign up for our next FUEL event click below. 

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