Thank you for your interest in Springs of Life Church. Our God is a good God; one who has done more than just vocalized His love for you. He has demonstrated it on the cross! Our vision and values are based on that truth. Let me share them with you.
“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.” (Acts 5:20) Life is available through Jesus Christ! Not just in the life to come, but here and now. There is no reason to stay “separated from the Life of God” (Ephesians 4:18) when forgiveness of sins is offered freely through faith in Jesus. Even more, as believers, there is no reason to live in defeat or despair without hope or purpose. Yes, Jesus died on the cross for our sins, but He also rose from the dead so that “we, too, may live a new life” (Romans 6:4). Certainly, those who don’t yet know Christ need to hear that forgiveness of sins is available. But just as important, believers need to be reminded of the promise of an abundant life in Christ, taught how to stay connected to the true source of life, and exhorted to pursue this promised life from God. Springs of Life Church is dedicated to proclaiming “the full message of this new life.” Receiving life from God happens as we learn to stay intimately connected to God, trust Him fully, walk in authority, understand His plan for our lives and appropriate the power of God available through the Holy Spirit.
An Environment of Grace
Grace is God’s unmerited favor in our lives. It is completely free, not on our own desire or efforts, but on the work of Christ on the cross. In our relationship with God, we experience it in three practical ways: unconditional love, acceptance, and forgiveness. As we receive this life-giving, freedom-bringing grace from God, we are increasingly able to pour it out to others. We call this freedom-bringing relational atmosphere a “Grace Environment.”
The Passionate Pursuit of the Living God
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to “Love the Lord your God with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). Our God is an awesome God. He is the Creator and King of the Universe, the Source of All Life, the Greatest of Treasures and our Truest Friend. He is worthy of our highest praise and our deepest affections. Loving Him is our highest aim. For this reason, we value internal heart issues over the external religious activity. Coming alive to Him and in Him is our primary pursuit.
The Firm Foundation of God’s Word
“Therefore, everyone who hears these words and put them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” (Matthew 7:24-25). God’s infallible Word is the firmest of all foundations for Christian life and service. Pastor Dan’s teaching is primarily expository verse-by-verse teaching, sprinkled with topical studies along the way. We love hearing and obeying God’s word.
The Empowering Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We like to describe ourselves as a “Word & Spirit Church,” solidly Spirit to live the victorious Christian life. Prayer, fasting, healing, spiritual gifts and dynamic worship are keys to experiencing the ministry of God’s Spirit in us. It is simply too hard to be a Christian without God’s power.
The Intentional Development of Meaningful Relationships
We believe in the foundational role of meaningful, loving relationships in loving one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35). We believe in the practical expression of love toward one another as our primary testimony to the world around us. Deep relationships are developed in the contexts of one-on-one ministry, small groups and ministry teams.
Our Primary Call to Family-Based Ministry
We believe that powerful Christian homes are an essential building block for Christ in our communities. Families just don’t work without Christ. SLC seeks to serve the family by coaching parents to be influential spiritual leaders, so that their homes are filled with the life of God. This “life-giving home” is a reachable goal for every Christian family.
The Great Commission to Reach Our World for Christ
Without a stated priority of outreach, the Great Commission can easily fade to reach the lost at any cost. We are committed to missions and the proclamation of the Gospel both in Colorado Springs and around the world.
All Life Is In Him,
Pastor Dan Finnegan