Trusting the PromiseJoin our initiative of prayer and sacrificial giving. It's for you, your children, and the future.
Trusting the Promise is an initiative of prayer and sacrificial giving that will last from now until the end of 2020. Through it, we’ll create more room on our current campus while planting a WellSpring campus in Columbia. Both efforts will allow us to more effectively carry out our mission of helping people follow Jesus. Want to make a financial gift to Trusting the Promise? Tap our app’s “Give” icon, text GIVE to 615-433-5152, or use this link.
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An update from our Executive Minister
As most of you know, I have never had a job in accounting or finance. My background as a minister is that I was a student minister for 11 years and a preaching minister for nearly 19. However, at WellSpring, one of my responsibilities is overseeing an amazing team of accountants and financial people who love the Lord and faithfully steward the church’s financial resources. So, because of my background, when crazy times like these come, my natural instinct is to respond on a pastoral level – not a financial one.
The effects of the coronavirus have left a lot of people unsettled. The not-too-distant future looks murky. However, God is not nervous or worried. He isn’t in heaven wearing out His rug pacing back and forth.
When our kids were little, we taught all of them Psalm 56:3: “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.” Fear, anxiety, and worry may be part of the human experience, but over and over again, God’s Word asks us to place our hope in Him.
Deuteronomy 31:8: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and staff, they comfort me.”
John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
On a pastoral level, we want you to be encouraged – and we want to know if you have any personal needs. If you do, please reach out to us. You can use the WellSpring app and tap the pastoral care icon. It will take you to a form where you can leave us a message. Another way you can reach us is by texting the word “urgent” to 615-433-5152. And finally, you can reach us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do also want to say “thank you” for your generosity. Even though we have only held online services for the last couple of weeks, many of you have continued to give online, through the app, or by text. And while things are temporarily different, our mission hasn’t changed. When you give, it still goes to help people follow Jesus.
As we have pivoted from meeting together on our physical campus to meeting online, our ministry staff has been working hard to facilitate online meetings among LifeGroups and students. We are producing new materials for families with children. Our Prime ministry is working on new and better ways for our “seasoned” WellSpringers to stay connected and be ministered to.
Over the past couple of days, the decision has been made to direct additional financial resources to The Well Food Pantry and the feeding of hungry children. We are shifting resources to areas where we can meet more needs. And while we may not be able to meet every need, we are committed to doing all that we can.
We will also continue to see construction on the new facility. Thank you for continuing to support our Trusting the Promise initiative. We are currently working on the lobby roof, brick work, traffic flow, and plumbing. We know that it might seem unusual to continue to work on a building we can’t use, but we know that these days won’t last forever. One day, we will be able to worship again on our physical campus and we will need the new space to help more and more people in Spring Hill and Columbia follow Jesus.
WellSpringers, thank you again for your generosity. Blessings to you for your love for Jesus and His church. And finally, peace to you my brothers and sisters during these crazy days.