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Purpose & Vision

Our Purpose

We exist to love God. Love people. Make disciples. 

Our Process

Gather, Group, Grow, Go.

    • We believe that each of us are called to love God, love people, and make disciples. We aim to accomplish our purpose through our Gather, Group, Grow and Go process.
    • We encourage each person at WBCC to Gather for corporate worship, Group into smaller community groups, Grow through our discipleship pathway, and Go reach our spheres of influence through local and global mission.
    • We believe that our purpose to love God, love people, and make disciples is found throughout each step of this process.

PROCESS EXPLAINED
We love God, love people, and make disciples corporately through our Gather, Group, Grow, and Go process.

GATHER
Wells Branch Community Church is committed to gathering those seeking God to gospel centered assemblies primarily on Sunday mornings. The goal of these gatherings is to worship God in a way that grows believers in their faith while making a relationship with Jesus accessible to those who are not connected to God.

(Heb. 10:23-25, Ps. 95:1-11)

GROUP
A vital part of WBCC is community groups. Community groups exist to connect people relationally and grow people spiritually.

(Acts 2:42-47, Gal. 6:2)

GROW
We desire for people to grow to be fully devoted followers of Christ. Growth to maturity comes through discipleship - as those who were once far from God are brought into the family of believers, growth happens through the Holy Spirit when a Christian receives the Word of God through meaningful teaching, small group discipleship relationships, and missional experiences. We have a specific discipleship pathway intentionally designed to help us see our core identities fully formed in us with corresponding life patterns that we are called to reproduce in others.

(I Cor. 11:1, II Cor. 3:18, II Tim. 2:2)

GO
Jesus’ plan to reach the world was for His followers to intentionally go out into the community and neighborhoods to interact with those around us as well as continue that mission around the world. We like to say the “mission” has a church, the “church” doesn’t have a mission. We seek to utilize our community groups to serve in community events, leverage our Benevolence program to help those in need and encourage people to engage the people in their circle of influence in spiritual conversations that lead to sharing the gospel. Wells Branch Community Church also engages in an intentional mission to go to those far from God both near and far through our summer Great Adventure.

(Matt. 4:19, Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8)

Our Vision

Our vision is that every man, woman, and child in Greater Austin has the chance to experience the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ because they hear the gospel from the lips of someone from Wells Branch Community Church or a sister church in partnership with the Association of Hill Country Churches.

How will we reach 2 million people?

Wells Branch Community Church was planted in 2009 by Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville, which was planted in 2000 by Hill Country Bible Church Austin. In all, HCBC Austin has planted 25 churches in the greater Austin area and beyond, and continues to train leaders to plant churches. At Wells Branch Community Church we are committed to carrying on this tradition of church planting to reach the Greater Austin area. We planted our very own church plant, Eastside Community Church in 2017, who in return planted Refuge Community Church in 2019.

We believe that if 10% of the city is engaged in a spiritually vibrant church, our vision will become reality in our lifetime.