The Two Become One
In 2014, the leadership teams of Blanchard Alliance Church and Living Water Alliance Church asked, “Could we reach the increasing diversity of our area more effectively together than apart?” At the time, Blanchard was predominantly Caucasian, while Living Water was predominantly Asian-American. While both of the churches were reaching people like themselves, they felt that coming together, though challenging, would teach everyone to depend more on God and to be more sensitive to other cultures.
A Season Of Discernment
The churches commissioned a merger task force to consider the potential the challenges and benefits of coming together. After much discussion and prayer, it was decided that the churches would be better together. They began sharing leadership and worshiping together in October 2015. Then, in June 2016, the congregations unanimously decided to start one new congregation under the name Wellspring Alliance Church.