The following statements of faith reflect the areas of the Christian life that we deem important to WellSpring Fellowship, to be embraced by those who are committed to our church.
We believe it is the inspired word of God, upon which we should govern every aspect of our lives. We believe the Godhead to be the Trinity, which consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. We also believe in Christ's personal return, which brings to an end this age, upon which He will judge the living and the dead. We believe that salvation, healing and deliverance are available to everyone through the redemptive work of Christ at Calvary. We only baptize those who trust Jesus Christ for their personal salvation and who confess Him before others.
All Christians need to be committed and submitted to a local expression of the Body, which is known as the local church. We believe in Elder/Pastor rule, giving him the first and final authority to lead the flock.
We understand that Jesus taught and demonstrated non-resistance because He knew this would effectively stop the devil. Ours is a spiritual conflict, which needs to be fought by spiritual means.
We believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit as a distinct and separate experience from the New Birth; and that the gifts of the Spirit and His miraculous power are as available today as they were at the beginning of the church. We also believe that each ministry gift, such as prophets and apostles, are necessary to build strong, life-giving, churches today.
We believe that marriage, as God intended, is a sacred covenant between man and woman. Therefore, all sexual activity, including homosexuality, which occurs outside of marriage, is sin. If such sin remains unconfessed, it would result in the participant's ineligibility to be part of the Kingdom of God. For this reason, those who are unrepentant would also be ineligible to be part of our Fellowship. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
We believe that life begins at conception and that we should provide the same love and protection before the birth of that child, as we would give after. (Psalm 139:13-16)