WellSpring Centre is committed to providing space and support within a Christian context to those who wish to deepen their awareness of the presence of God and to follow the implications of this in everyday life in ways that are just, compassionate, healing and reconciling.
"This water which I shall give will become in you a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (Jesus)
From ancient times the spring was viewed as a gift, arising mysteriously from the ground and spreading life wherever its waters flowed. It is not surprising that in biblical times this became a common picture of the life of God in the world.
WellSpring Centre also has this image at the heart of its ministry. God is the 'living water' of life... refreshing, cleansing, life-giving and creative. The physical space of the Centre and the program offered seek to encourage an awareness of this as a reality out of which to live.
Scope and spirit
The development of WellSpring Centre was initiated by the Ashburton Baptist Church and thus has its roots in the traditions of Christian spirituality. It is however administered by an independent board and is intentionally ecumenical in scope and spirit.
You are welcome!
We warmly invite you to visit us as soon as you can! You may enjoy participating in some of the seminars, retreats and other events that we offer listed, or you may prefer to simply browse in the reading room or sit quietly in the chapel or garden. Perhaps you will do both.
Whatever you choose, we hope that you will discover refreshing and hospitable space here and that you call in frequently to find yourself 'at home.'