Our Purpose

IMPACT Your Relationship with Christ and Others!

I IMITATING Christ

M MEETING needs (Ministry)

P PROCLAIMING the Good News (Evangelism)

A ASSIMILATING people into the church (Fellowship)

C CELEBRATING God (Worship)

T TEACHING the Word of God (Discipleship)

We base our purposes on 2 key scriptures…

The Great Commandment:

“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart – soul & mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matt. 22:37-40

The Great Commission:

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matt. 28:19-20

Our Beliefs

Our Values

We recognize that Heart of the Springs Church is a living organism and the state of its health is determined by growth in three levels:

Internal – Equipping members

Expansion – Enlisting new members

Extension – Establishing new churches

Refer to: (Acts 2:47)

We recognize that Jesus Himself set the standard for self-sacrificing servant leadership and that He commanded those of us who would be His disciples to follow His example.

Refer to: (Matthew 20:28)

We recognize that all believers everywhere make up the universal church family and that all believers that unite with this congregation make up the Heart of the Springs Church family. It is critically important that we are united in purpose and committed to serve, support, encourage, and hold each other accountable as loving family members.

Refer to: (Ephesians 2:19)

We recognize that living out our Christian beliefs is incredibly challenging. In fact it would be virtually impossible if we tried to accomplish it on our own. We must have the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit and the positive reinforcement that only fellow believers can give.

Refer to: (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

We recognize that many people believe that the Bible’s message is outdated and does not address the practical issues of life in the modern world. Therefore, we must make every effort to present God’s truth in a way that is pertinent and applicable.

Refer to: (Matthew 7:24-25)

We recognize that in many ways our society has lost touch with the true meaning of commitment. We also understand, however, that as believers we are expected to persevere in three critical areas:

Our commitment to Christ

Our commitment to the Body of Christ

Our commitment to the Work of Christ

Refer to: (Hebrews 12:1-3)

We recognize that while the message is timeless and unchanging, our methods must be evaluated and adapted to the people and the culture that we are trying to reach.

Refer to: (1 Corinthians 9:19-22)

We recognize that people cannot be expected to live like believers until they are believers. We must meet them where they are so that we can show them where God is.

Refer to: (Acts 17:27)

We recognize that God expects us to take time to develop personal relationships. He expects us to become involved in each other’s lives, to recognize needs, and to seek to meet those needs both spiritual and practical. Cultivating Biblical fellowship is just as critical as any other purpose of the church.

Refer to: (Acts 2:42)

We recognize that God has gifted every believer and that He expects each of us to use our gift(s) to serve Him and each other. Until we have discovered our areas of giftedness and begun to develop them through service we can never reach our potential in Christ as individuals or collectively as a Church.

Refer to: (1 Peter 4:10)

Pastors

Mike Hensley
Mike HensleySenior Pastor
Mike is back home at Heart of the Springs Church. Growing up in Colorado Springs, Mike has a passion for this community. He and his wife Chrissie met and married at Heart of the Springs way back in the 90s. Mike moved on to pastor churches in Texas, New Mexico, and Maine before God led him back to Colorado Springs. Mike and Chrissie have 2 sons, Josh and Caleb!
Chris Ennis
Chris EnnisWorship and Arts Pastor
Chris is a Colorado transplant. Having only lived here since 2009, he is calling this HOME! He and Melinda have 5 kids. Yep 1,2,3,4,5! :) They are in love with the community and the people of Heart of the Springs Church.
Joey Lackey
Joey LackeyStudent Pastor Intern
Joey has completed 2 years at Moody Bible Institute with a major of Discipleship and Evangelism. He grew up here at HOTS and loves being used by God to help bring students into a closer walk with Jesus so that their lives will bring glory to our Lord. Joey enjoys the outdoors, especially rock climbing and canyoneering.
Jeff Lackey
Jeff LackeyAssimilation and Administration Pastor
If you’ve seen those bumper stickers that say “Not a Colorado Native, but I got here as fast as I could,” then you know Jeff Lackey!! :) Jeff and Maria, his better half, have 2 sons and LOVE the outdoors. Jeff is also not just a great guy, but he will help you get connected to each other and your ministry.

Elders

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Mike Hensley

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Doug Bray

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Bucky Smith

Jim Whittington

Jim Whittington

Bob Leedom

Bob Leedom

Scott Sims

Scott Sims

Staff

Dominique Isaacson
Dominique IsaacsonMinistry Assistant
Dominique is new to the Colorado Springs area. She grew up as a military dependent, as her parents served in the United States military. Dominique has a heart to serve our Lord, and is excited to start this journey that God has paved in her life.