The world is desperate for the Savior, and Wellspring Church is called to participate in fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the corner and across the globe. This is exciting work, something we want every person who calls Wellspring their home church to participate in. To that end, we aim to provide opportunities for our congregation to strengthen their walk with Christ by actively participating in mission work locally and globally, through finances, prayer and service.
Those who spread the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ are in desperate need of prayer, for open doors, God's guidance and protection, boldness of witness and much more.
Wellspring is planning another return missions trip to Honduras for July of 2018. You can get more information about that trip by clicking here!
The Great Commission is as important locally as it is globally. And we believe that developing relationships in our neighborhoods and our communities opens the door for sharing the Gospel.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Wellspring has partnered with Hand 2 Hand to distribute food for needy children right here in our own community. For more information on how you can give or get involved, click the button!
Wellspring Church PRAYERFULLY AND financially supports the following missionaries/organizations:
🇭🇳 Andy & Carmen Castillo • Honduras
Andy and Carmen Castillo, native Hondurans, serve with World Reach in Siquatepeque, Honduras. Andy is a pastor of an evangelical church and they both work together as church planters, small group leaders and creative visionaries for ministry in this mountainous region of Honduras. They have three sons (teen, pre-teen) who serve closely with them and other members of their church as they serve the people who live in the San Francisco area of this sprawling city. Their vision is to develop a community center to reach the educational, spiritual and medical needs of the people they are ministering too.
🇩🇪 CALEB CURTIS • GERMANY
Caleb is a recent college graduate who felt God’s call to serve on this mission field as a church planter and disciple maker. He will be filling the position of youth director at an international evangelical church in Berlin, Germany. As a missionary, he will be serving with ABWE International.
To keep up with what God is doing in Berlin through Caleb and the ABWE ministry, Click the button below or follow his blog here.
🇺🇸 KYLE & MELISSA DONKER • ALLENDALE, MI
Kyle and Melissa serve with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) at Grand Valley State University. Being captivated by our Lord’s love for years, they long to bring others into their joy in Him! God is all we ever need, bringing full satisfaction to all who are His. Kyle and Melissa seek to communicate this truth to the constant influx of college students entering the university system today. Making much of Christ and sending students and graduates off to do the same! Our greatest hope is to WIN as many students to Christ as possible, BUILD them up in their relationship with the Lord, and SEND them out into the world to make disciples of all tribes, nations, and languages!
Feel free to follow our ministry at the-donkers.epistle.today.
🇺🇸 The EDGE Urban Fellowship • GRAND RAPIDS, MI
The EDGE Urban Fellowship is an inner-City evangelical church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This ministry, led by Pastor Troy Evans, has a passion to reach the young, diverse, hip-hop culture of the area in meaningful, relational and engaging ways. They provide space, connection, mentoring, outreach, and opportunity for this group of often overlooked and misunderstood individuals. Pastor Evans is uniquely gifted for ministry in this setting and has a distinct passion for evangelism and discipleship that is contagious.
🇰🇪 Travis & Patti Nielsen • Kenya
Travis and Patti Nielsen serve in Kenya, Africa, at Rift Valley Academy. They have six children and this family loves to minister to others in a variety of ways both at this unique international school and within their local community. Travis teaches photography, computers and art at the academy while Patti has served in many roles from being a dorm parent to numerous administrative assistant positions.
🇿🇦 KEY OF HOPE • DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA
Key of Hope desires to reach thousands of poverty, HIV and AIDS stricken children with the love of God, transforming them into ambassadors of change in their families, schools and communities.
After working with inner-city children in metro Detroit for 10-plus years, Dan and Rachel Smither, and their four daughters, moved to Durban, South Africa—the epicenter of the global AIDS epidemic. What began with ministering to one 9-year old girl who couldn’t afford to pay school fees, has grown into Key of Hope, an organization that reaches 2,000 children every week through home visits, and a host of sports, music and education programs. Key of Hope develops long-term mentoring relationships with vulnerable children—demonstrating the love of God in tangible ways, and instilling the life-changing hope of the Gospel.
🇺🇸 REMEMBRANCE RANCH • GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Remembrance Ranch is led by Pat and Arica Adams and is focused on ministering to at-risk teens in the West Michigan area. They serve this group of individuals through counseling, mentoring, intensive and engaging outdoor/recreational camping trips, relational evangelism and discipleship, etc. Pat brings an abundance of energy, passion and vision to this ministry and has assembled a team of like-minded individuals (some who attend Wellspring) with unique God-given talents and abilities to uniquely minister to these troubled teens and their families with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
🇺🇸 ANDY & MICHELLE SHINABERY • HUDSONVILLE, MI
Andy and Michelle Shinabery are currently serving with East/West Ministries. They have transitioned into this mission after 20+ years of serving in Latin America as church planters. Their vision is to assist, equip, train and provide resources to raise up Latin American missionaries who will serve in unreached countries around the world. They live here in West Michigan and are actively involved along with their four children right here at Wellspring. They are currently in the process of raising support, serving as associate missionaries and planning/training for outreach with other U.S./International churches to unreached peoples.
🇦🇺 ALEXANDRA THISS • AUSTRALIA
Ali is serving with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) on a two year commitment. She is a recent high school graduate with a tremendous heart for God, missions and those without Jesus. Ali will be in Australia for several months where she ministers to young adults new to YWAM through a teaching and discipleship ministry. Once this is completed, she will be serving as a missionary in an evangelism/discipleship outreach to rural villages somewhere in Asia with a team of church planters.
🇬🇧 RICHARD & CATHERINE WESTON • UNITED KINGDOM
Richard and Catherine Weston are based in England and have worked in every possible ministry role with Friends International for many years. The ministry of Friends International is focused on reaching out to the multitude of international students that are coming to European or U.S. Universities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They have recently felt God's leading to take this type of ministry to churches throughout the world. Their new vision is to impassion the local church to reach out to international students with the love of Christ right within their own local neighborhoods. This couple has grown children and are highly engaging and relational with gifts of evangelism, discipleship and administration.