who we are
We are a Christ-centered, missional, evangelical church. We are multi-ethnic and long to show the world that we are first and foremost brothers and sisters in Christ. We are the family of God, on mission together. Our worship is Christ-centered, contemporary and evolving into an expression that reflects a multi-ethnic fusion. Our dress is casually comfortable. There is no required dress code, so feel free to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. We have multiple ministries and classes which meet on Sunday mornings @ 8:30am. Please contact us if you’d like more information.
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the history of wellspring
Though Wellspring Church did not officially open its doors to the public until the launch service held in March 2007, it began as a burden on the heart of Dwayne R. Bond, Lead Pastor and Visionary of Wellspring, many years before. By seeking God in prayer, studying the Scripture, and seeking wise counsel, Pastor Bond was led to relocate his family from Prince George’s County, Maryland to Charlotte, North Carolina and plant Wellspring Church.
In February 2006, Pastor Bond arrived in Charlotte and in March 2006, 5-6 families began gathering in his home and did so for several months. A coffeehouse bible study was started in the Ballantyne area and as these gatherings began to grow, people began to pray about where God wanted to plant Wellspring. By God’s divine design, the lease to obtain space at J.M. Robinson Middle School was offered to Wellspring and in July 2006, Wellspring began to occupy its current space at the school.
From July 2006 to February 2007, God expanded the core team at Wellspring and Pastor Bond led the way in teaching the mission, vision and core values of Wellspring in preparation for the public launch of the church.
As God began to bring people to join in the endeavor of planting Wellspring, the need to serve the children became evident. As a result, on Christmas Eve 2006, the children’s ministry was born and has grown exponentially since that time.
After much praying, teaching, and planning, Wellspring had its inaugural service on Sunday, March 4, 2007, where over 150 people were in attendance. In June 2007, we held our first partnership seminar and in July 2007 presented our first partners (traditionally called “members”).
Since 2007, Wellspring has participated in numerous community outreaches and service projects, supported other church plants and service organizations, has conducted several prayer walks throughout the city of Charlotte, and has held several baptisms. God is doing some amazing things as He positions Wellspring to love people who are looking for genuine satisfaction, which can only be found in Jesus Christ. We cannot wait to see what God has in store as He continues to write Wellspring’s story.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. To Him we owe reverence, worship, love and obedience (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 5:3-4; 1 Tim.1:17; Hebr.1:1-3).
The Eternal Son of God who was 100% man and 100% God and came to redeem sinful man with His life.We believe that Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God that came into the world so that He might manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the redeemer of the lost world. He is the one and only mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus. He was born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, possessed a human body and had a sinless nature. (Isa. 7:14; Matt.1:18-23; John 1:1-18, 29; 14:6; 2 Cor.5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Eph. 1:20; Phil. 2:5-11; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; 3:16; Hebr.1:1-3, 4:14-15, 9:12-15; 1 John 4:14-15; Rev. 19:16).
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is the divine person equal with God the Father, and God the Son. He is the third person in the Trinity. He has indwelt every believer since the Day of Pentecost and by His baptism unites Christ’s own into one body. The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs immediately upon saving faith when we are placed into the body of Christ, the true Church. The filling of the Holy Spirit is as the occasion demands for service. The Holy Spirit can fill believers by having an extensive influence and control over their lives. The Holy Spirit administers gifts of the Spirit as He pleases. He seals, regenerates, exalts, fills, convicts, indwells, guides, instructs, helps, comforts and sanctifies (Gen.1:2; John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4, 38; Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; 5:18; I Thess. 5:19; 1 Tim. 3:16; 1 John 4:13).
One God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all sixty-six (66) books of the Bible are the inerrant, unchanging Word of God, written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the whole and in its parts, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice (Deut. 17:19; Ps. 19:7-10; Ps. 119:11; Isa. 34:16; John 17:17; Rom.15:4; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, distinctively male and female but through the sin of Adam and Eve is now totally depraved. All men are sinners by nature and practice and are in need of the sacrificial atoning death of Jesus Christ (Gen. 1:27; Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-19; 7:15-21).
The gathering of baptized believers who live on mission representing Jesus Christ’s truth and love in culture. We believe that the church is an elect body of believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body. In the body of Christ are many spiritual gifts that should be in operation for the building up of the body. Water baptism (by immersion after salvation) and communion are the ordinances of the church in this age. The church is not a building but a body of believers where Jesus Christ is the head (Matt. 16:15-19; 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26, 12:7-31; Acts 1:8, 2:41-42, 47; Acts 5:11-14; Eph. 1:3-4, 22-23; Eph. 2:19-22).
The good news of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection to eternally redeem lost man. We believe that Jesus Christ died and shed his blood for our sins so that we could obtain eternal redemption. We are saved by grace through faith. Salvation is a free gift given to sinful man. Salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification and glorification (Gen. 3:15; John 3:3-21, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; Rom. 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6:1-23; 10:9-10, 13; Gal. 2:20; Gal. 5:22-25; Titus 2:11-14; James 2:14-26; 1 Pet. 1:2-23; Rev. 3:20; 21:1-22:5).
Ministry and Gifts
We believe that every believer is given at least one spiritual gift at the time of salvation when we are baptized into the body of Christ. It is, however, each believer’s responsibility to develop those God-given gifts to be used for His glory. It is the responsibility of every believer to be good stewards and minister according to the gifts and opportunities that are given to Him by the grace of God (1 Cor.12:7, 11, 13; Eph.4:7-8; John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15; Rom.12:1-8; 1 Cor.13; 1 Pet.4:10-11).
In October 2006, Wellspring became partners with the Acts 29 Network. Acts 29 is a network of like-minded, yet diverse churches that have banded together to plant gospel-centered churches that are missionally minded, culturally engaging and theologically orthodox. Acts 29 believes that we are first Christians, second Evangelicals, third Missional, and fourth Reformed.
By God’s grace, Jesus is using Wellspring and Acts 29 to influence and shape the church planting culture through both rock-solid theology and contextualizing the gospel. Our church is accountable to the network of over 250 men committed to Jesus, the Scriptures, healthy family life and reaching lost people with the gospel.
We are currently positioning our church to plant other churches in Charlotte that are missional in their respective communities sent by Christ with the gospel (John 20:21). In the meantime, we take joy in financially supporting the following churches and church planting organizations:
- 1.21 Church (Greensboro, NC)
- Exodus Church Northlake (Charlotte, NC)
- Connect Church (Raleigh, NC)
- Acts 29 (Dallas, TX)
- Evangelical Church of Liberia – (Monrovia, Liberia).
- SIM – (Kijabe, Kenya)