Who We Are

Hope flows through us.

Today, the concept of “it takes a village” has given way to urban sprawl, disconnected families and broken lives.

Wellspring Lutheran Services purposefully takes a whole-person approach to our organization and delivery of our services. We are convinced that we must find the strengths in people and build on these for any lasting change to occur.

We believe in a concept of community, where resources are available in an integrated fashion to people at any stage of life. We want to be a wellspring, a source of hope and refreshment, where young and old live naturally together, strengthening one another and receiving the security, services and renewal they need to live out their full potential.

Mission, Vision & Values

Just as water from a wellspring is pure and clear, we want our Vision, Mission and Values to be the bedrock of all we do and aspire to.


Changed lives. Strong families. Transformed communities.
A ripple is caused by making a splash. Many of our clients believe they can make no positive impact at all. By engaging with the individual to build self-esteem and dip into their own God-given potential, a splash of hope ripples through the individual and the family. We believe this ripple cannot only reach distant shores, but its lasting effect can transform whole communities.


Motivated by Christ's love, we engage people as they experience and embrace their God-given potential.
Christ is at the core of who we are. We seek to release and be a channel of the love that Jesus, by his example, poured out in abundance. It's a love that places the good of neighbor above personal interests and engages those on the "outside," as he did with a woman he met at a well. Because of this meeting, her life, her family and community were transformed.


Our values are the things we must live out — things we must not only believe, but also be. These values help direct our actions and drive our behavior.

  • Christ-centered
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Life



Our history runs deep.

For over 120 years, we've been in the business of serving people. During this time, we've engaged with thousands of people of all ages and circumstances.

That deep history has built a legacy of trust throughout Michigan. But we haven't rested on our legacy alone. Depth must also be applied to our thinking. That's why in recent years we've re-thought and restructured our core competencies to increase the flow of services to the people we serve — individuals, families, communities, congregations and more.

The word “wellspring” is defined as the head or source of a stream that flows with abundance.

That’s really what we are, too: an abundant source of hope, flowing to people in need.

This wellspring will be directed to water the seeds of hope and change for people at every stage of life, so they can grow to experience and embrace their God-given potential.