The Sacred Us
As of the writing of this article we are halfway through The Sacred Us call. We are very encouraged by the level of participation and commitment from the congregation. We value this community and are honored to lead and shepherd with the Lord’s help.
As a review, we have asked everyone to consider three aspects of The Sacred Us challenge.
First, CONNECTING. How would you like to connect with God’s people and purpose at wellspring?
Second, SERVING. Are there ways that you would like to invest your time, energy, and gifting to advance the Kingdom here at and through Wellspring?
Third, GIVING. Will you seek the Lord for what he would have you give above your regular offering so that we may own our Kingdom future together?
We would love to hear your responses for the first two questions (the third question about giving is between you and the Lord.) To simplify the process, we are offering an easy way for you to share your thoughts and responses with us. Go to our website wellspring.net. You’ll find the form scrolling across the front page. Or simply BY CLICKING ON THIS RESONSE FORM.
We look forward to hearing from you and owning our Kingdom future together.
Blessings to all of you.
PRESENCE WORSHIP NIGHTS and LISTENING TIME
Our monthly Presence Worship Night will include a significant time of Prayer and Listening to the Lord. As we press into The Sacred Us call to “own our Kingdom future”, we want to hear the Lord’s heart for Wellspring. Join the Pastors and Elders for these important nights as we seek the Lord’s wisdom and direction for Wellspring as we step into 2023. Everyone is welcome to join us on Friday night 12/2 at 7:00 pm.
THE SACRED US
What is The Sacred Us? And what is the challenge attached to this phrase? And why should we care?
The Sacred Us is the Body of Christ; the people of God; the community of faith that is Wellspring Church.
The challenge attached to this calling as a Sacred Us is the call to own our Kingdom future—together. As we close the chapter on the past thirty months of pandemic and shutdowns and prepare for the next season of ministry together, the challenge is to prepare to move into that future as a Body.
As a congregation we have weathered these past two and a half years pretty well. Some folks have drifted away and not come back. New people have begun to attend. We have held together; we are together. Most of our ministries are up and running again. The Lord’s presence is demonstrably manifest in our worship gatherings. He is at work in many of our lives. We have much to be grateful for.
But . . . we are looking at a projected deficit of $65,000 by the end of the year. We have cut expenses in just about every conceivable way we know how to do. But if this deficit is not met, we will be faced with some very hard decisions that could lead to cuts in our ministries and outreach.
Hence, we are facing a challenge. However, the challenge is much bigger than simply meeting a financial deficit. The challenge is to own the Kingdom future that is before us.
The Sacred Us Challenge puts before us three commitments to consider over the final quarter of 2022. We are asking everyone to seek the Lord about three expressions of our life together. The first is how is the Lord leading me to connect more with the life and people of Wellspring? The second has to do with serving—how is the Lord leading me to use my gifts and talents to further the ministry here and beyond? And the third challenge is to ask the Lord how he might be leading me to give above my regular giving in order to meet this financial deficit? Please take some time to ponder these commitments and seek the Lord for his direction. Our Kingdom future is before us to own and step into.
You can let us know how you are responding to the challenges BY CLICKING ON THIS RESPONSE FORM.
We welcome the opportunity to assist you in getting more connected and serving at Wellspring. Your financial response is between you and the Lord. May he bless you and Wellspring.
Blessings, Pastor Rick and Pastor Wes