Wellspring of Hope is Wellspring’s outreach ministry to the city of New Britain.
There are a number of ways we are reaching the city of New Britain through our Wellspring of Hope Ministries. Read below to learn about what each one does and how you can get involved!
Big L Sidewalk Sunday School
Big L’s purpose is to bring the good news of Jesus to the children of the Mount Pleasant community in New Britain through sharing the truth and love of Jesus with them, building relationships, and having lots of fun.
Big L meets on site at Mount Pleasant every other week, either early evening outdoors or in the community room on Saturdays. A program of teaching, puppets, songs, games and prizes lasts about an hour, while informal interaction continues much longer. We are also expanding the ministry to include home visits to the children who attend regularly. This requires not only the planning and development of these programs, but working side-by-side with the Housing Authority and Wellspring of Hope leadership.
There are opportunities for planning, teaching, production, administration, and simply interacting with the children.
P.S. – Big L is the name of our mascot lion!
Currently we are providing mentoring to first, second, and third graders at Lincoln school in New Britain. Each mentor meets during the school day with the same child once a week for an hour throughout the school year. We provide basic tutoring assistance and a positive adult role model who cares about them and desires the best for them.
There is room for as many Tutor/Mentors as are willing to serve. Wellspring provides the training and background clearance in a simple seminar format. Mentors are then matched up with a student for the school year.
Mount Pleasant Afterschool Program
We are currently providing an afterschool program in the Mount Pleasant community on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15-6 p.m. The Mount Pleasant after school program helps equip first through fourth graders with skills to succeed in school while encouraging and instructing them in the Word of God. “Teach a child the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Our goal is to make a lasting impact on the youth of Mount Pleasant by showing them Jesus.
Has God given you a heart for children? Come join us in sowing hope into these little ones.
Training for all interested volunteers happens periodically at Wellspring. Training is required for participation.
Contact us for questions or to get involved.
Prayer for New Britain
Prayer for New Britain is an effort to actively seek the power and presence of God for New Britain. We believe it is His heart’s desire and His hand of favor and grace that will accomplish the transformation of the city to be a City of Hope.
Current efforts include small informal prayer gatherings and prayer walks. The gatherings coincide with our various ministries in New Britain. In addition we are often prompted by the Holy Spirit to focus on a specific location or aspect of the city. We link our prayer efforts with other New Britain churches to lift up the city as well.
There is room for as many intercessors as are led to join us in this effort. Intercessors can focus their prayers on a specific ministry, location, or aspect of the city, and can pray from home or join in regularly scheduled or specific times of prayer gathering or walking.