Every church has its own distinctions – the practices or beliefs that make it different from other churches. Sometimes this can be confusing. Some may wonder, “Why are there so many different churches or Christian denominations?” They may look upon this and conclude the Church is divided, but in most cases it is more helpful to conclude that church is diverse. Every Christian denomination and every local church is unique and when you step back and look at the Church as a whole, you get a fuller, clearer picture of the depth and breadth of what the Bible calls ‘the Body of Christ’.
Although Wellspring has its own distinctions, at our core we are still simply a Christian church, made up of people from many different church, or non-church, backgrounds.
Wellspring Worship Center believes these fundamental doctrines:
- The Bible: The Bible is God’s message to us. It is the authoritative source that teaches us about God and how to live.
- The Trinity: There is one God who exists forever in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
- Sin: Humanity was created by God for the purpose of being in relationship with Him, but because of sin (wrongdoing), right relationship with God is broken, and people are powerless to restore this relationship.
- Jesus Christ: The only hope for people to be in right relationship with God is to believe in the Savior (rescuer) Jesus Christ, and to accept that He is in authority over their lives. Jesus Christ was born to a virgin (Mary), died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and rose from the dead. By receiving Him as our Savior and Lord, we are able to live forever in a love relationship with God.
- The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit lives in, and with, those people who accept Christ’s gift of right relationship. He helps them know and love God, and live a life that is pleasing to Him.
- The Church: The Christian Church is in a unique and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. It is composed of all those around the world who trust in Him for a right relationship with God. They are made alive by the Holy Spirit living in them. The mission of the Church is to love God, and to love other people. This includes pointing them to the Savior, Jesus Christ, and helping them follow Him.