WATERSPRINGS CHURCH

  IDAHO FALLS

elcome! You’re invited to Watersprings Church to come and be refreshed by our Lord!

Watersprings Church is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and is an affiliate of Calvary Chapel. Our mission is to reach as many people as possible with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. We welcome all people who are seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ, who want to grow in their walk with God, or who are curious about the promises and validity of the Bible.

As God has revealed Himself to us through His Word, our services are centered on the teaching of the Bible. We follow worship with a practical, Bible-centered teaching, usually given by Pastor Ty Orr, or assistant pastors Gordon Boyle, and Alipio Amaral.

Once you encounter the power of Christ in your life, your life will never be the same.

Why “Watersprings”?: We are an affiliate of Calvary Chapel, however, our name was chosen because it speaks about the promise we hold onto as a church body, and the mission we are striving to meet. “He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings” (Psalm 107:35). For the dry in spirit, for those searching for more, for those who want to live in the depth of everlasting life – we desire to share Christ’s living water with you.

“Jesus answered and said to her, ‘Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:13-14).

WHAT TO EXPECT

If this is your first time visiting Watersrpings – we would like you to feel as comfortable and welcome as possible. Here is what to expect!:

Sundays at 9:00am, 10:45am & 12:30pm
Saturdays & Wednesdays at 7:00 pm


Before Service

Dress
Parking
Where to go
Help

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Dress: Our congregation ranges in dress from very casual (jeans and sweatshirts/t-shirts), to traditional church attire (dresses, suits). The majority of attenders are somewhere in the middle. Wear whatever you are most comfortable in.

Parking: We have two parking lots – one on the South Side, and one on the East Side. You are welcome to park in either area. Our handicapped parking is on the East side, as well as our Children’s Ministry wing if you are bringing children. Please remember to lock your cars and remove from sight any valuables. We have had very few incidences of car theft, but it is a good precaution anyway!

Where to go: If you have children, you will first register them with our secure KidCheck system, and get them settled in the Children’s Ministry wing. Adults gather in the sanctuary, which is at the west end of the building. The easiest entrance if you are going straight into the sanctuary is through the doors by the fountain.

Help: We have an information desk at both the main entrance, and also the East Entrance Children’s Ministry wing. If you have any additional questions, or any need arises, please look for anyone with a Watersprings Nametag from our servant’s team, and we will be glad to help!

During Service

Worship
Bulletin & Announcements
The Sermon
Communion

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Worship: We begin each service with singing our praises to Jesus through contemporary songs, and occasional hymns. You will see most of the congregation standing (although if that is uncomfortable for you, feel free to sit), singing, and perhaps lifting their hands as an expression of praise and love to our savior, Jesus. If the songs are unfamiliar to you, feel free to observe, and sing along as they become more familiar to you.

Bulletin & Announcements: Each week you will be able to see our video announcements, as well as have a bulletin for any upcoming events, and a listing of ongoing ministries. If you have any questions on how to get involved, please see someone at the Information Desk to help you.

The Sermon: After our time of worship and announcements, Pastor Rick, or visiting pastor, will teach a passage from the Bible. We are currently going through the “Great Adventure” which is a three-year through the Bible reading program, where the sermon is based on the reading from this previous week. The congregation is encouraged to pick up a “Great Adventure” guide to participate, and additional Family Devotion Questions are available on our website.

Communion: Communion is a time we set aside to remember, through the representation of grape juice and crackers, the body and blood of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for us on the cross. We celebrate communion on the first weekend of each month, and the 3rd Wednesday of each month. In participation, we are proclaiming our faith in, and accepting the grace of Jesus’ death on the cross for us. We believe that with His death and resurrection, and our acceptance of our need for a savior, we are given eternal life and forgiveness of our sin, so that we will be able to enter heaven after this life is over. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact one of the pastors after service, or call the church office for an appointment.

Children & Youth

Safety & Paging
Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Curriculum
Family Room

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We have many ways in which our children and youth are engaged and involved during our services.

Infants through 6th grade: Safety: Parents will register their children with our secure KidCheck system at the children’s ministry desk. This is to ensure that we have any pertinent information about your child, contact information for parents & guardians, and a secure system to make sure they are going home with the right people! All of our children’s ministry volunteers and staff have been screened with a State and Federal Background check.

Paging: If at any time during the service, your child needs you, we will page you from the sanctuary by putting your child’s first name, last initial, and age onto the large screens in the sanctuary.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up: On Weekends, Grades 1 – 6 will be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall where they will begin with Children’s Church. Parents and guardians will pick them up at the end of the service in their classrooms in the Children’s ministry Wing. Infants through Kindergarten will begin and end in their classrooms. On Wednesdays, during the school year, we have our Awana program. For Awana, all Kindergartners through 6th graders will be dropped off and picked up in the Fellowship Hall. Younger children will be picked up in the Children’s Ministry classrooms.

Curriculum: On weekends, the children are also participating in the “Great Adventure” reading program, and the children’s lesson will be taken form the reading from that week. (See “During Service/Sermon” for more information)

Family Room: If at any time, you would like to stay with your children, we have a “Family Room” located at the South East end of the Sanctuary, where families can watch and listen to the sermon together, without the fear of disturbing people in the sanctuary.

Youth: 7th grade & up: On Sunday Services, the youth will join parents/guardians in the sanctuary for worship. Following worship, the youth are dismissed to go to the Youth Building for Youth Group if they choose to. (They are also welcome to stay in the sanctuary for the sermon). The Youth Building is located on the north end of our campus in a separate building.

On Wednesdays, they are welcome to begin and end out in the Youth Building from 6:45 – 8:15 for our Jr. High & High School Extension of Awana, called Trek (7th & 8th grade) and Journey (High School).

Our greatest desire is for people to come to know God personally. The simple truth is that there is a God who created you and loves you very much. He gave us life and deserves our gratitude and love.

We, however, have chosen to disobey Him and sin against Him; all of us have done wrong and failed to do what is right. We may not be more sinful than our neighbor, or we may be far worse than anyone we know, it does not matter. Either way, we are guilty before God.
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Location:
4250 S 25th East, Idaho Falls, ID 83404 | Driving Directions

WE BELIEVE

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance for sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe it is important to uphold the Scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as defined in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We belive that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)

The Gospel:

Salvation through Jesus Christ

What does God want from us? The Bible tells us that God loves, and wants each of us to have lives that are full of joy, peace, and purpose. His Son Jesus came to share this message of hope; not to condemn the world but to save it (John 3:17), that we may have life more abundantly than we thought possible (John 10:10).

How do we get this abundant life? What's holding us back?

God gave us freedom of choice, because He loves us. But when we think our way is better than God's, we create a gap between us and God. This gap is called sin.

Our sin makes us guilty before Him, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Through the ages, people have tried to bridge this gap with good works, religion, philosophy, and morality. Yet, "there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death" (Proverbs 14:12). Because the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). The good news: There is a way to bridge the gap-Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). Jesus took our penalty upon Himself, and God accepted His death on the cross as payment for our sins.

Three days later Jesus conquered death, rising from the grave. God sacrificed His Son to restore our relationship with Him, so Jesus is now the mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2:5), always living to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25). What is your response? You can believe and look to Jesus, Who died for you on the cross; or you can continue going on as you are. To be lost, you don't have to do anything, just keep on living your life without the Lord and you will perish. But, if you believe in the One who died for your sins, then the gift of eternal life is yours, for "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13).

If you would like to receive Jesus Christ right now just pray this simple prayer:
God, I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins and experience a life of joy and peace. I invite Jesus Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Savior and Lord of my life. In Jesus' Name, amen.

If you sincerely prayed that prayer-congratulations! This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. We encourage you to maintain and grow in your relationship with the Lord through prayer and reading the Bible (Philippians 4:6, 1 Peter 2:2). It's also important to fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:24-25). If you'd like to know how to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus, don't hesitate to contact us!

Imperfect

God is Love

ccording to the Bible man is an imperfect being - flawed and damaged. Scripture describes man this way with the word “Sinful.”

Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” meaning that man falls short of God’s standard of glorious perfection required to have a relationship with Him. Consequently, man has a problem that sin has caused resulting in God’s unwillingness to have a relationship with us. Isaiah 59:2 says, “…your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.” Good works won’t help us as Isaiah goes on to tell us in 64:6 that “… we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;” and Titus 3:5 “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”

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Because of this sin problem in our lives there is an eternal consequence and that consequence is a separation from God for all of Eternity. Romans 6:23 tells us, “…the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Because man chooses to embrace the shame of his flawed condition by justifying himself before God instead of running to God for His forgiveness, man’s eternal destiny is Hell. Hebrews 9:27 tells us that “… it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,” We are given one life, and if in that life we choose to reject God’s love and acceptance, God grants us that same condition for eternity.

The Bible tells us that God is Love. Out of God’s compassion for man’s sinful condition, He sent His Son to pay the price for our sins by absorbing all of God’s wrath and punishment for sin in order that God might grant us the righteous perfection of Christ. God became a man, and in the man Jesus Christ, he became our substitute and died for all of our imperfections. Someone put it this way, "GOD TREATED HIM ON THAT DAY AS IF HE LIVED OUR LIFE, SO THAT GOD COULD TREAT US ON THIS DAY AS IF WE LIVED HIS LIFE." This is what 1 Peter 3:18 means when it says “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.” Jesus, the perfect Son of God went to the cross, suffered and died for the sins of the World so that all who trust in Jesus to save them from the consequences of their sins might be accepted in the same way that God the Father accepts Jesus Christ His Son. God accepts the perfection of His Son Jesus Christ , therefore when we believe that Jesus came and died on the cross for our sins like it says in Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” and in John 3:16 “…God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” God adopts us into His family as His own children. John 1:12 says “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”

The Bible tells us that all we must do in order to lay hold of the gift of salvation is to believe and receive. Paul says in Romans ‘that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved, For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’

Our certainty of the truth of the Gospel is in the fact that God raised Jesus Christ from the grave. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:3 "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep." The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the indisputable proof of the legitimacy of the Gospel of Jesus.

If you have not become born-again be encouraged to take a moment now to pray - Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen

Meet the Pastoral and Leadership Team

Pastor Ty Orr
School Superintendent
Ty’s driving forces are his unquenchable passion to know God and understand His Word, and his compassionate love for God’s people. Coming to Christ in the late ‘80’s, he began serving at his church – a small Calvary Chapel – whenever and wherever possible.

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Pastor Ty & Laurie Orr
Eventually, Ty started serving full-time, becoming the youth pastor of the church, then the assistant pastor, and finally an interim senior pastor of that fellowship. The Lord, then led Ty to Salmon, Idaho where he has been pastoring until his call here to Idaho Falls. We are excited to welcome Ty, Laurie, his wife of over 20 years, and their three boys Joshua, Caleb and Benjamin to Watersprings Church!


Pastor Gordon Boyle
Gordon comes from a proud family of Idahoans. He spent his summers working on the family ranch as a teen, and continued ranching for six years once out of school. When the Teton Dam broke, Gordon—who'd been a search-and-rescue volunteer began...

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Pastor Gordon & Roxanne Boyle
... working for the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office.When his wife Roxanne returned to her Christian roots after the birth of their two children, she began praying for Gordon's salvation. After over a decade of prayer, Gordon finally surrendered his life to the Lord, but didn't tell Roxanne for over six months. Once he confessed, and committed to living the Christian life, things changed forever. In 2000, Gordon retired the police badge and came on staff where he does counseling, weddings, funerals, and helps with anything else he can!

Pastor Scotty Brown
Scotty grew up hearing about Jesus from his grandparents, and asked Jesus into his heart when he was 9 years old. However, his mom married an ex-convict, and Scotty’s life was radically altered under the influence of sex, drugs, country music, and rodeo.

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Pastor Scotty & Connie Brown
During a rodeo in 1981 a bull stepped on Scotty’s chest. Realizing he could have easily been killed, he was haunted with the question, “Where would I have gone if I had died?” He wrestled with that question for the next few years of his life, and in 1985, he totally surrendered his life to Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior. Scotty is now the Pastor at Watersprings School. He also oversees several cowboy churches throughout southeastern Idaho on weekends.

Tami Darfler
Tami was raised by two raging alcoholics. The philosophy in her family taught her that she could never trust other people, especially the men in her life. After spending much of her life in drug and alcohol addiction, Tami cried out to the Lord for help.

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Tami and John Darfler
Jesus led her to her husband of 11 years, John, who introduced her to Jesus. John and Tami have one daughter together. After learning of the saving grace of Jesus through the Healed and Set Free Bible study, she surrendered her life. Over the years Tami has enjoyed serving in the wedding, funeral, bookstore, coffee shop, and women’s ministries. She facilitates women’s Bible studies including HSF, where she experiences great pleasure in sharing how Jesus took her from a lost and broken existence to living a life of abundance as the daughter of a King. Currently Tami serves as store manager at Watersprings Thrift.

Pastor Dan Kishiyama
Dan started drinking at six years old, sneaking whiskey from his dad's liquor cabinet. But it wasn't until he attended a hippie "love in" in his twenties that he was introduced to drugs. He thought he'd found all he ever wanted, but his life became a nightmare...

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Pastor Dan & Nancy Kishiyama
...He pulled his wife and three sons into addiction; he lost his middle son to suicide; he and his wife Nancy separated, divorced and remarried numerous times. Satan lured Dan to quit his job and start dealing drugs to fund his addiction. He hit rock bottom one day in a dirty motel room, falling to his knees and crying out, "Please, God!" The Lord heard Dan's prayer, delivered him, and set him free. Today he is honored to serve his Savior teaching faith-based recovery, reaching the incarcerated and institutionalized, and enjoying the great outdoors through his deep love of fishing.

Eric Schweinsberg
Eric hardened his heart at an early age, having grown up in an unstable “party” environment. He poured his energy into sports, culminating in a full-ride football scholarship. But he led a double life of partying, drinking, drugs and promiscuity.

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Eric & Julie Schweinsberg
During college he met his wife Julie, and they married upon graduation. Yet pride and selfishness dominated his life. He continued partying and told Julie he wanted a divorce. Her response infuriated him: “I’m not giving up. The devil has a hold of you. We need to find a good church.” He knew she was right. In 1982, a coworker asked Eric, “Are you born-again?” And over the next year, he pondered the gospel, finally surrendering to Jesus. The Lord restored Eric and Julie’s marriage and gave them seven children. He also gave Eric a passion for home ministry, and for 30-plus years he has led or been part of a small group.

Kristine Haas
Growing up in the public eye with her father in politics, Kristine knew what it took to appear good from the outside. But the realization that her life was empty drew her to the Lord when she was 29. She was a professional clarinetist and had two master's...

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Kristine & Chalmers Haas
...degrees in music yet it wasn't until her life in Christ that she had a desire to play piano, sing, and write music. She launched into ministry—worship, women's, youth, children's and drama ministries—to get people excited about Jesus, equip them to serve, and help them discover their God-given talents. She has written and produced six Vacation Bible Schools, six children's and two contemporary Christian albums, and enjoys writing musicals for Watersprings Church.

Pastor Alipio Amaral
At 5 years of age, Alipio was hit by a speeding truck. His skull was shattered, his tongue severed, his heart stopped, and his body unconscious. He was put on life support as he slipped into a coma, and his doctors said he would be incapacitated.

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Pastor Alipio & Ashley Amaral
But Alipio’s mother believed God had already healed him. She waited nine days until Alipio woke up and said, “God told me He wants me to tell people how He healed me.” Family life was focused on doing things God’s way, and yet by high school Alipio had become a rebellious teen. A few years later, after a friend praised his self-centered behavior, Alipio went home and rededicated his life to the Lord. He enrolled in Bible college, and launched into the mission field. After serving the Lord for 15 years in Europe and South America, assisting in three church plants, and marrying his beautiful wife Ashley, Alipio returned to care for his mother before she went home to be with the Lord. It was during this season that God opened the door for Alipio to come serve on the pastoral team at Watersprings Church in Idaho Falls.

Katheryn King
Katheryn was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. Her dad was a Baptist pastor, so she knew early on who Jesus is. She first decided to make a public proclamation to serve Jesus at the age of 9 when she was baptized in a Florida swimming pool...

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Katheryn & Scott King
...Unfortunately she walked away from the Lord during her teen years, but Jesus mercifully pursued her. After her rebellious teen years, Katheryn decided to rededicate her life to Jesus, completely surrendering to Him in 1992. Katheryn and her husband, Scott, have been married for over 23 years; they have two incredible sons and three beautiful granddaughters. Katheryn has had the privilege of teaching in various areas, including special education, 2nd grade, 4th grade, and a high school Bible class. She currently loves serving Jesus as the principal of Watersprings School, where she is able to love on the kids, staff and parents.

Jeff Isham
From the time I was a small child I have always had an inquisitive mind about Jesus. I loved going to Bible studies with my parents and would get somewhat reprimanded for asking too many questions. I grew up in a loving Christian home in a rural farming community...

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Jeff & Kelly
...in Howe, Idaho where I still live and farm with my brothers today. I grew up attending church weekly as well as youth group and Bible Camp. I was 7 years old when Jesus found me through a man named Harry Ingstram who was a charcoal painter that visited our church. I began teaching youth when I was 16 years old at Bible Camp as a cabin leader and realized God placed a passion in my heart for youth. I wanted to teach them about the saving grace of Jesus and to write His love on the tablets of their hearts.

In 1989 I married the other half of my Ministry, my wife Kelly. We have five sons and started teaching Sunday School and leading youth group a few years after we were married. I also sit on the board of directors for Old Faithful Christian Ranch Bible Camp. We can't help but love on youth and it is our desire to continue to love and serve the youth at Watersprings, Lord willing, until He comes!


OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

Janitor & Maintenance
Servant & Children's Ministry Team
HSF Prison Ministry
Open Gym Overseer
Hospitality
Watersprings Thrift
Children's Ministry
Greenhouse Coffee
Awana

APPLICATIONS

"If there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind" (Philippians 2:1-2).

There are always opportunities to serve at Watersprings! No matter what your gifts are, there is a place to serve in the Body of Christ. To get involved, print and fill out our volunteer application and return to the church office or info desk in the lobby.

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