In 2003, a small group of people felt led by God to start a new church in Spring Hill, Tennessee. With support from Stadia (an organization dedicated to starting new churches) and Franklin Christian Church (a local church just north of Spring Hill), this group began to meet, pray, study the Bible, strengthen their friendships, and share their hopes about what God might have planned for the future. They decided to name this new congregation “WellSpring Christian Church,” to symbolize Jesus’ offer to give water which would quench one’s thirst forever. On October 19, 2003, WellSpring opened its doors to Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, and Columbia-area residents for its first Sunday morning worship service at Spring Hill Elementary School.
Since that time, WellSpring has stayed committed to helping people follow Jesus, encouraging all people to quench their spiritual thirst forever through repentance and acceptance of God’s love and forgiveness. We still meet every Sunday to worship together (8:15am, 9:35am, 11:05am, and 6:00pm) and throughout the week as smaller LifeGroups. We’ve launched The Well (our city’s food pantry) and The JetPack Project. And we now have a ministry facility of our own at 1001 Chapman’s Crossing (just off Duplex Road, near the I-65 overpass).
While the overall story of WellSpring is exciting, we think that the personal stories are even more amazing and important. Those personal stories – written each time someone decides to follow Jesus or even allow God to come one step closer – are the ones that change families, communities, and the world.