The Well is a gathering specifically focused on the Presence of Jesus, taking the lead from the early church in Acts 2:
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47
**The Well is no longer meeting weekly. It was always intended to be much more organic than that. Plus, with ministry travel schedules, keeping a weekly gathering going is very difficult. We will meet when and as the Holy Spirit leads. Gatherings will be posted on our Facebook page.
FAQ for The Well:
1. What is The Well?
The Well is a gathering of people around the Presence of Jesus.
2. Is The Well a church?
No. The Well is not a church. It’s not even really a home group. We don’t have pastors or elders or deacons. We’re just people who love Jesus getting together, inviting Him to come, and letting Him have His way.
3. Do you have a leadership structure?
Not officially, however, we do have a team of people who have been specifically called by God to steward the vision of The Well. This team facilitates and stewards, but the Holy Spirit does the leading.
4. What can I expect at The Well?
You can expect God to show up, but He may not always show up in the way you might expect Him to. The Well is not a formula, nor is it predictable. We come with no agenda other than to invite His Presence and allow Him to orchestrate the evening however He desires.
5. What does that mean?
That means that sometimes we gather, have a meal and hang out together just getting to know each other better, letting others into our lives a bit. It’s not always an intense spiritual experience. Sometimes being together is what God has for us that evening.
6. But, that doesn’t sound very spiritual…
Being together, learning how to love well, building community – these are all things that matter to God. The Bible tells us that all the commandments are summed up into these two: First, love God. Second, love people. What’s the point of being all “spiritual” if we’re not learning to love each other?
7. Do you do this community thing well?
No. Not always. Society in general makes building true community difficult. We’ve never been more connected as a people, yet we are so disconnected. Community doesn’t just happen. We have to be intentional about it. We try but we don’t always get it right. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that being in community isn’t necessarily about what’s in it for me, but what can I contribute. We want to be better at it and we’re making progress, but if you come expecting your needs to be met, you will probably be disappointed.
8. What do you mean, I won’t get my needs met?
If you are wanting a community with ministries in place to satisfy your needs and to care for you personally, those things can be found in a church. The Well is not a church. We all have needs that we long to have met, but The Well is not designed to meet them. If, however, you want to spend time with others who long to minister to Jesus, who are hungry for His Presence, who enjoy being together on that journey, and are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to be wildly unpredictable even in His consistency, then, you will find that at The Well. We would love to have you join us!