“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
At Wellspring we put Matthew 22:36-40 at the heart of everything we do. We believe that a huge part of being faithful to God is through loving our neighbours and caring for the creation God has blessed us with. We encourage you click on some of the links below to find out more about what Wellspring is doing within the communities God has placed us in.
Community Youth & Young Adult Program
For the last many years Wellspring has hosted programming for the Willowtree community. Starting in the Fall 2019 we are starting a new program, under the leadership of Director Jeff Barker, to focus more on those kids who are about to, or who have just, "aged out" of access to many public programs.
Mission has always been central to operations at Wellspring. Whether it's supporting mission workers internationally, in Canada, locally in Toronto, or right here in our Wellspring backyard, we are committed to supporting our community engaging in mission.
Truth and Reconciliation
At Wellspring we are on a learning journey to better understand the role of the church in the historic and current violences done to the First Peoples, Inuit, and Metis in Canada. Our goal is to learn and step up to what our role and responsibility is in regard to seeking after truth and reconciliation.
Wellspring hosts Awana on Sunday evenings from the end of September until early May. The program serves children of any background from ages 2 through grade 6 and is run by the program director, Marsha Marlow.
Early Years Program
Wellspring has been running our Early Years Program since 2012 and in that time we have welcomed thousands of children and caregivers. Directed by Ava Ha, this program is fully run, operated, and financed by Wellspring. We hope you'll join us!
At Wellspring we believe that helping those in need is not just a nice thing to do, but a fundamental part of following after Jesus. At this point in history, when so many are being forced out of their homes, we believe that it is more important than ever to support refugees globally and locally.
In the Spring of 2019 Wellspring partnered with Alvéole to install a beehive on our property, in an effort to respond to God's call to humanity to care for creation. We are happy to have these extra 6000+ bees as a part of our community!