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.
- Romans 2:12, ESV
Our goal with education at Wellspring is simple. We want to help people grow closer to the Lord, better resemble Jesus, and become a more active conduit for the Holy Spirit by the renewing of their minds.
That means learning more accurately who God is and what He’s done for us through Jesus Christ. It means understanding better who we are as children of the King, filled with His Spirit to live like Christ. It means growing into our unique calling to affect God’s Kingdom in our homes, our communities, our schools and our workplaces.
Education opportunities take several shapes at Wellspring. From the introductory “We Are Wellspring” class to mid-week Enrichment Classes to the focused intensity of the Wellspring School of Leadership, there are always new opportunities to learn better who God is, what He is up to in our world, and how we can join Him.
Continuing Education is meant to be flexible and relaxed. Just because you can’t invest loads of time and energy doesn’t mean you can’t grow. These classes are typically short-term and periodic – perfect for your busy schedule.
Common Offerings Include:
- Enrichment Classes
- Special Events
Advanced Education is for those who want to get the most of themselves. These intensive classes typically require a lot of time and hard work, but the payoff in personal growth will match it.
Common Offerings Include:
- Wellspring School of Leadership
- Elijah House
Fall 2013 Educational Opportunities:
New to Wellspring
We Are Wellspring
Sundays at 9:00am, September 29 – December 15
Consider We Are Wellspring the introduction to the Wellspring community – Wellspring 101. Each of the 12 classes is designed to orient you to one of the core values and major beliefs of Wellspring Church. This is the backbone to everything we do at Wellspring. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about Wellspring, to meet leaders in the church, and to connect with others in the community. This is who we are, what we do, why we do it, and how you can get involved.
No cost and no registration – just drop in!
Tuesdays at 6:30pm, October 1 – December 17
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, nonthreatening setting over a ten week time period. It is especially designed for those who want to investigate and establish whether Jesus Christ has any real relevance for their lives. The course is typically run in the fall and spring. Alpha consists of dinner, a talk addressing a key issue relating to the Christian faith, and a small group where there is an opportunity to ask questions, express opinions, and discuss the topic of the evening.
Wednesdays at 7:00pm, October 2 – November 13
Worship Lab with Pastor Wesley Zinn & Andrew Springman.
While most of our corporate worship experience is expressed through songs and prayer, worship is much more. Therefore, we are providing a true lab environment for corporate worship. We will create a safe place to experiment with expressions and expressiveness. We will also create stretching experiences that will help us expand our boundaries with a goal of widening and deepening our corporate worship environment. The lab is open to all worshipers, not just musicians and singers. Come experiment and practice with us.
Cost is $20.
Is God to Blame? with Mike McKinniss & James Allen
When many of us encounter real suffering in our own lives or the lives of those we love, questions flood our minds and seem to dominate our existence. Chief among these is whether God is at all to blame for the tragedy we experienced. Often, when we seek answers to these questions, we get answers that are too brief and unsatisfying. Join us in this class to look past the pat answers and explore what Jesus has to say about the suffering we endure.
Cost is $30 (includes book).
Rev. Dennis Reiter returns to Wellspring for a two day workshop on conflict resolution. Learn healthy strategies for dealing with the inevitable conflicts in our families, our friendships, and our workplaces. The event is sponsored by the Wellspring School of Leadership, but is open to the public.
Elijah House II
Mondays at 6:30, October 26 – April 5
This school will help you discover scriptural answers to many searching questions we all have about life, God, and ourselves. Have you ever wondered why you think, feel, speak and act the way you do? Have you ever wondered why things happen in your lives and relationships the way they do, and why God allows certain things to happen? Jesus desires to bring you into wholeness through true change and breakthrough at the heart level. He wants to equip you with greater vision and hope for the future…to take you into a deeper, more exciting and fulfilling love relationship with Him, and to prepare, empower, and release you into a new anointing to help others. In Elijah House School of Ministry 202 (Formerly EH Basic 2) students learn to apply 201 level skills to specific problems such as sexual issues, shame, depression, generational sins, etc.
Pre-requisite: Elijah House I. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and inquiries.
Wellspring School of Leadership
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
Spiritual Formation with Debbie McKinniss
September 3 – October 8
This course emphasizes the basic principles and tools for the healing and ongoing transformation of the whole person according to God’s Word. Students will identify bad fruit in their own lives and others’ lives, such as unforgiveness, bitterness, negative decisions and other strongholds that hinder them from living in wholeness. Students will also engage in the study and practice of time-tested spiritual disciplines.
Old Testament Survey with Mike McKinniss
October 15 – November 26
This course provides students with the basic skills necessary for interpreting the Old Testament and includes an exploration of its history, distinctive genres, and dominant themes. Practical Bible study experience is a major part of this course.
New Testament Survey with Mike McKinniss
December 3 – January 21
Building from the principles established in Old Testament Survey, this class provides an overview of the New Testament message. Special attention is paid to the life and work of Jesus and its implications for the 21st century world.