Q: How long are your services?
A: Generally, the service runs approximately 1.5 to 2 hrs. Twice per month, we have a Shared Meal after the service. During the second and fourth Sundays of each month, we enjoy this meal together and this affords a special opportunity for families to get to know one another, fellowship and spend time as a church family.
Q: How does the Shared Meal work?
A: Some call it a potluck, some a pot blessing, we use the term “shared meal.” Basically, bring enough food to feed your family and perhaps a little extra for visitors. This would include a main dish, a side dish and a dessert. All the food is then brought together and everyone has the opportunity to share and experience each other’s cooking.
Q: How do you teach to both parents and children at the same time?
A: We are a “family integrated church,” but we believe God’s primary means of preserving His truth is through the parents to their children (Deut. 6:4-9), and not the other way around. This is why we encourage men to be the spiritual leaders of their family and for parents to take an active and primary role in spiritual discipleship of their children.
Q: OK, so I agree that concept of having children beside you during the service sounds good, but how do you keep them still or make them listen? What if they wiggle, make noise or act up?
A: If your children squirm, exhibit their sinful nature or are easily distracted by those in front of you, their sibling’s nosepicking or an invisible bug on the corner wall, they will fit right in with the rest of our young boys and girls who are, after all, children. In the family friendly service, we don’t expect perfection (and none of us are blessed with perfect children of any age) but we do challenge you to use their childish behaviors as an opportunity for training. You will be amazed at how well your children do in the service once the expectations are clear, training is instilled and grace abounds.
Q: Are visitors welcome?
A: Absolutely! We hope you will consider whether Wellsprings Church is right for you and your family. Our church is for those people who seek after relational discipleship, long term relationships, meaningful community, edifying fellowship and loving accountability structures without a program-heavy, institutional format. We welcome visitors, and are always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you did not find your questions answered here, we encourage you to contact us!