One great way to get connected at Wellspring is to attend a Growth Group. Growth Groups are where you can learn, apply, grow, and make lasting friendships around the Gospel. Growth Groups consist of 8-12 people and meet on Sunday morning at 8:30 am and typically last 10 to 15 weeks. Childcare is usually creatively worked out by the group leader with the group members.
The Triad: Wellspring has three sequential core groups called "The Triad". These groups are Gospel-Centered Life, The Basics, and Missional Living. Our desire is that each person at Wellspring complete these groups in succession as they build on Gospel-centered concepts. You can sign up for groups at the Life in the Spring table (information table) on Sunday.
Step 1- Gospel-Centered Life (GCL): This 9-week group explores what the Gospel is, what the Gospel does in us, and what the Gospel does through us. The group is open to new believers, Christ followers, skeptics, burnt-out church goers, etc. All are welcome to come and grow! GCL will challenge and encourage you that the Gospel is not only a one time event that saves us. Rather a Gospel-Centered outlook processes, views, and applies all of life in light of what Jesus has done for us. In short the Gospel is not a hurdle in the race of life, the Gospel is the race.
Step 2 - The Basics: This Growth Group is the next step after GCL and deals with the basics of Christian doctrine. Doctrine is the word Christians use to define the essential truth claims about the person and work of Jesus as revealed in the Scriptures. The Basics Growth Group uses the storyline of the Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—to explain key Christian doctrines such as the Trinity, creation, sin, the fall, and redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Step 3 - Missional Living: The last of the core groups is the Missional Living group. This Growth Group lives, learns, and serves together striving to live a Gospel-centered and Gospel-informed life. This is where knowledge meets wisdom, where there rubber hits the road, where group members get some "skin in the game". The Growth Group is challenged with practical assignments to live as missionaries in neighborhoods, communities, church, and workplace. This Growth Group is open to all who have completed GCL or The Basics.
Open and Ongoing Growth Group: Sometimes the timing of groups, specific group offerings, or present stage of life, prevents someone from completing The Triad. We desire that all our guests, regular attendees, and partners benefit from Growth Groups. To that end, we offer the Healthy Church Growth Group to assist anyone to connect as soon as possible. This Growth Group meets continuously Sunday mornings at 8:30 and is open to anyone, at anytime who desires to attend. This group explores the marks and traits of a healthy church.
If you have any questions concerning Growth Groups please feel free to contact Pastor Tommy here.