What to Expect

Sunday Service

Churches have developed into diverse expressions and styles over the years. If you’ve grown up in church, you may have pre-conceived ideas and expectations of what a Sunday morning meeting is like. If you’re not from a church or religious background, you may have no idea what to expect or only what you’ve seen in the media.

Walking into a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience. Where do I sit? Is this someone else’s spot? Do I talk to others? Do they talk to me? Will I be asked to do something I’m not comfortable with? The list goes on. It’s almost enough to talk yourself out of going.

At WellSpring Community Church, we endeavour to provide a relaxed, safe, and non-threatening environment for all who come, whether churched or unchurched. We know it’s impossible to remove all the apprehension you may experience but we will do our best to make you feel welcome and fit in.

When you first enter the doors at WellSpring, you will be welcomed by one of our greeters. They are there to make you feel welcome and provide assistance if needed. When you enter the auditorium you will see that we are set up with banquet tables. Each table has a Bible, tissues, prayer request slips, and crayons/pens. The tables are paper covered so feel free to doodle away! You also have a place to put your own items and to take notes if you so desire.

Typical Sunday Morning Service

Praise and Worship – A time of singing and focusing our attention on God. We believe it brings honour to God and prepares our hearts to encounter Him.

Announcements/Offering – Pertinent information is delivered on screen and through our host followed by worshiping God with our giving. As a guest, please feel no obligation to give. This choice is entirely yours.

Break – Children are dismissed to Kid’s church (Nursery to Grade 8). All staff have been screened through police checks and we follow a plan to protect policy to ensure your child’s safety. Coffee and tea are available.

Message – A time of presentation of God’s Word and principles to apply in life.

Closing and Prayer Ministry – We close out the service and have a prayer team available to pray for people. At this point, parents can retrieve their children. It is quite common for people to hang out for a while after the service so you need not be in a hurry to leave.

For Your Children

We believe children are very important in the life of spiritual community. We must think multi-generationally. Therefore we have programs for children ranging from infancy to the end of school. Each program is tailored to the age and stage of children.

Our Children’s ministry department is directed by Amelia Ieraci, Director of Student Ministries. She, along with volunteer staff are all trained to follow a ‘Plan to Protect’ guideline to ensure the safety of your child(ren). All Student Ministries staff undergo a police check.

Although ministry to children is not a replacement for godly parenting, the programs at WellSpring Community Church provide Biblically based principles for your children to learn and live by. They can be strong and effective at whatever age they are, not just when they grow up. We believe in your children!