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Norfolk church joins world-wide network

WellspringA Norfolk church has just joined an 11,000-strong world-wide network of churches and is set to run its first-ever inner healing conference near Norwich.

Pastor Michelle Smith reports.



Wellspring Family Church began in 2001 in a small building in Carr Lane, Poringland with just six people. The founding pastors Rod and Michelle Smith went to the Partners in Harvest (PIH) international leader’s school at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship in 2003 and decided then that they wanted to join the ‘river’ movement.
Our church was still only a baby then and the European co-ordinators wanted us to be more established before we joined. We kept links with the PIH movement, attending most of the twice-yearly conferences in Hemel Hempstead and last year they were invited to apply again.
The timing really felt right this time and when the co-ordinators came in March they were confident that we should join now.
The network has almost 11,000 churches now, with over 10,000 of them being in Mozambique under the ministry of Heidi and Roland Baker. There are churches in Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and several other nations. Other ministers from more traditional streams like Baptist or Anglican can also join as Friends in Harvest ministers.
The founding church TACF - now called Catch the Fire - is still in revival which began in 1994. Rod and I are joining a big team of around 35 to do our first international leaders school in Kenya and we fly out this week.
This is a very exciting trip, where we will be doing a medical and feeding programme for 40,000 people in the first week and holding a leaders school for 500-600 Kenyan leaders in the second week.
At the end of May, Wellspring hosts its first inner healing conference with Rivers of Grace ministries whose founders Scott and Hilary Dalton have been linked with Catch the Fire for many years.
We really want to bless the wider church community with this conference. We are all in a process of healing and restoration and this is Scott and Hilary’s speciality.  
Wellspring works closely with other local churches and ministries and we believe that having a kingdom mindset is very important. There are some very exciting things happening in the city of Norwich and surrounding area, God is certainly on the move and many ministers are working together, linking their congregations and pooling resources. We are blessed to be a part of it, but we are only just seeing the beginnings of something much bigger.



Stepping Into Freedom Conference


Scott Hilary DaltonDo you desire to come into greater freedom in Christ? Do you need a breakthrough in your life? Then come and receive Father God’s profound, healing love!


Dates: May 28, 10am - 4pm and May 29, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Poringland Community Centre, Overton’s Way, Poringland NR14 7WB

Speakers: Scott and Hilary Dalton [pictured right]

Registration: (for Saturday only): £10 if payment received before 21st May or £15 on the door.

Please make cheques payable to: Wellspring Church and send to: Jamie Whitten, 17 Neptune Court, Trafalgar Square, Poringland, Norfolk NR14 7WQ


There will be a separate section of the hall set up for parents with children which will include crafts, DVDs, Wii and toys. There will be an audio and visual link through to the main hall. Children will need to be supervised by a parent in this area.

Scott and Hilary speak and minister internationally, across denominations. Their ministry places a high value on both the Word and the Spirit of God. Through strong biblical teaching and dynamic Spirit-empowered ministry, they have seen many people healed, equipped and anointed to live God's plan for their life. For more information about their ministry go to



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