Our Sunday gathering begins with a 30-minute prayer service at 9:15 am, followed by worship and teaching at 10. We believe that gathering together weekly for corporate worship and fellowship is crucial for life in the body of Christ. While we do livestream our Sunday services for church members who are sick or travelling, we strongly encourage all our church members to meet together in person for worship, “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some.” (Heb. 10:25)
This community has been founded on prayer, from its inception to where we are today. Throughout the Gospel we see Jesus often going to the Father in prayer, so we are not so foolish to think that we can accomplish anything of true eternal value without Him. While we believe in a healthy daily prayer life, we also know the power of corporate prayer. This is why we open every Sunday gathering with 30 minutes of prayer from 9:15 to 9:45 am, and on the last Wednesday of every month we hold an evening prayer service at 6:00 pm.
Here at the Well, we call our children’s ministry Droplets. Droplets exists to serve our children. We are not a babysitting service, but we look at our time with the kids as a chance to get to partner with parents to “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
We believe the Lord can and does speak to our children. We desire to encourage them to listen to God and learn His ways. We foster this by teaching foundational truths, using Biblical language, teaching, demonstrating, and partaking in worship and prayer, and creating an environment where children can freely grow in their walk with Christ.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Psalm 1 tells us that the person who delights in God’s law (His Word) and meditates on it day and night will be blessed (exceedingly happy). At The Well, we put this into practice on Wednesday evenings by gathering together for the sole purpose of studying God’s Word in community with other believers.
For curriculum, there’s nothing better than the Bible itself. Typically, the book of the Bible we study on Wednesday evenings will follow right along with what is being taught on Sunday mornings. We use inductive study methods to look deeper into the passage, building our understanding of scripture and building fellowship with each other.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE WELL
If you’re planning on visiting the Well for the first time, you may have some questions. What do I wear? When do I stand up or sit down? How honestly do I answer when someone asks, “How was your week?”
At the Well, we don’t do church the way the current culture tells us we should. Instead, we look to the Bible as our blueprint and model ourselves after what we see there. This means that we put the Gospel first and foremost, and we strive to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, minds, and strength, and to love each other as we love ourselves. We don’t always get it right, but we’re chasing after the one who did, and we invite you to join the chase.
Oh, and if you’re still wondering what to wear… casual’s fine.
Jesus said that whoever wants to become a leader must first become a servant to all. At the Well, we want to actively demonstrate self-sacrificial love by putting ourselves last and serving each other in our church community and outward. We are primarily a volunteer-based church with very few paid positions. (You may notice we have no staff page. There’s not enough content to fill it!) We are a family here, and like a family, we all pitch in and use our gifts to build up the body in Christ.