The Vision

Mission Statement

"We Exist to Ignite a Craving for Jesus by Relentlessly Loving our Community"

 

In 2012, Bayside Chapel cast a vision to plant churches along the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County. We are the first church of this vision. 

 

We have a vision to reach people for Jesus Christ. Our heart is to relentlessly love our community in hopes of igniting a craving for Jesus Christ. We've done this and we will continue to do this in practical ways. We serve a loving God so His people better be loving. Yup, pretty simple; be kind to people as we proclaim the name of our Jesus! 

 

Our values reflect this desire. We want to keep things simple as we formulate uncommon relationships. We want to reach people no one else is reaching. The gospel is all-inclusive so we better reach everyone! That is an endless mission. This will require our people to be generous as we are generous to our community. Our environments are captivating to be welcoming and excellent in what we do. 

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In 2016 a group of 17 people from the Ocean County area got together because they each had a heart for the people of Toms River, New Jersey. Their desire was to ignite a craving for Jesus by relentlessly loving their community. This passion launched Wellspring Church in March of 2017. 

 

From its start, Wellspring Church has shown extravagant love to the community of Toms River through their community outreach. You may have heard of the two times they opened up the Holiday Service Center and offered free gasoline, gave away 60,000 diapers, or perhaps another time when they provided free cycles at several local laundromats. Their mission soon placed them in a permanent location in Downtown Toms River in October 2018.

 

Even before acquiring their Downtown location, Wellspring Church had been drawn to the Downtown Toms River area. Most days you would find staff members working from a coffee shop in the Downtown Toms River area, or grabbing lunch with friends at that same spot, and they even began to serve that shop’s coffee exclusively at their Experiences.

While continuing to serve the people of Toms River, Wellspring Church grew in size and grew in passion for its mission. In January of 2020, it was clear that to continue the mission Wellspring would have to think out of the box. This is when that coffee and eatery the staff would always hangout in came into play. 

 

The dream was to create a local coffee shop that offered unbelievable coffee, awesome food, and genuine love. The coffee and eatery would fund the ministry of Wellspring Church as they desire to continue their mission and start-up additional locations. In March of 2020, The Well Coffee & Eatery, formerly known as Cafe Enigma, was launched! The dream became a reality.

 

Now, the story continues and you get to be a part of it! Each time you visit The Well Coffee & Eatery you will experience genuine love and care by our baristas and at the same time contribute towards the relentless love Wellspring Church desires to show the community through their Endless Growth Campaign. More Wellspring = more love to our communities. Come experience something new and different at The Well Coffee & Eatery, we promise you won’t regret it.