EQUIP classes are a great opportunity to dig deeper into God’s word in community and with the help of experienced teachers including college professors, pastors, and authors. 

Classes are offered 9am and 11am on Sundays.

9:00AM Classes – Wheaton

LOCATION: Foundation Room, September 9, 2018 – November 18, 2018

What kind of life are we called to? How do we live as Christians in this world of systemic inequality, poverty and abuse of power, pain, shame, and violence? Join us as we explore the complexities of Christian community through the lens of Kingdom culture, and learn together what it means to love one another well.

CARISSA VAN SCHOOTEN serves as our Spiritual Formation Associate at Wellspring. Carissa grew up between many cultures including Taiwan, the U.S. and Germany as the daughter of C&MA missionaries.  Carissa has her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a licensed therapist. Carissa is passionate about helping people better understand themselves and how deeply Jesus loves and pursues us.

LOCATION: Rooms 104-106, September 9, 2018 – November 18, 2018

This class is based on The Bible Story Handbook, written by the Waltons, and is for anyone who wants to help children understand the Bible. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles, Teachers, Mentors….

We’ll talk about telling Bible stories to children from a theory and practical side. We’ll consider the questions:

What are the challenges to helping children understand the Bible? What is the age appropriate time to teach children the Bible? What are common flaws in telling Bible stories to children?

JOHN H. WALTON (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including several Bible commentaries and Bible story books for children.

KIM E. WALTON has been teaching Sunday school and developing and evaluating curriculum for 25 years. The Waltons have three adult children.

AUDIO FILES: (Right-Click to download)

Session 1 – 09.09.18

Session 2 – 09.16.18 (lower quality)

Session 3 – 09.23.18

Session 4 – 09.30.18

Session 5 – 10.07.18

Session 6 – 10.14.18

9:00AM Classes – Warrenville

DURATION:  September 9, 2018 – November 18, 2018

11:00AM Classes – Wheaton

LOCATION: Rooms 104-106, September 16, 23, 30

If you are interested in becoming a member at Wellspring join us for this three week class.  We’ll talk through the history and doctrine of the C&MA. We’ll share the history of Wellspring and you’ll meet the staff.  This is a great introduction to our church and we encourage you take the step of membership!

DEAN RENNINGER serves as one of our church elders.

LOCATION: Rooms 104-106, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18

Limited to 10 couples. Signup required.

Sign up by emailing Cheryl@wellspringalliance.net or at the sign up desk in the foyer

Whether engaged, newly married or together for many years, love and commitment don’t guarantee a sense of emotional connection. This six week class will help partners become more intimately connected by learning how to communicate more effectively.  Participants will build skills to bring their best and most insightful selves to every interaction; learn to clearly express their wants, even on “hot topic” issues; and walk away with tools for building and maintaining close, day-to-day connection.

MICHAEL & SUSAN GALBRAITH have been married for 34 years and members of the Blanchard – now Wellspring – body since 1994.  Michael is a licensed psychotherapist with a specialty in couples work. Since 2011, they have participated in and regularly led a couples group that focuses on strengthening their marriages.