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Rejoicing In God: Our Response to the Devastating Marshall Fires

"Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice." We find these familiar words in the letter to the Philippians. It's an interesting command that the Apostle Paul believes bears repeating: Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice. Paul's instruction is powerful enough on its own, but if we consider the person that wrote it (Paul), the circumstance...

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Educate yourself: resources to learn about race

Looking for gospel-centred resources to fight against racism? Read Pastor Matt's recommended resources to get you started. The goal with these resources below is not to agree with everything in every resource, but to begin listening and learning. We will be adding resources over time to make this list even better. ...

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Zambia Children's Home Partnership

Mibila Children's Home "A village of refuge," Kahona excitedly interrupted his big brother, Pastor Barry. We stood in front of the future site of the Mibila Children's home; a recently laid foundation sprawled out in front of us. He was beaming with pride. Pride not in himself, but in seeing the initial steps being taken toward a dream becoming a reality. In No...

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Goals and Objectives 17-18

Every year our leadership team goes through a 4 month process of praying and planning to ask God what he has in store for our church in the next year. Last year there were three main goals: grow in emotional and spiritual health, develop more ministry options for people to get involved, and become a more invitational church. Our church did a great job working these out. We...

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The Biblical Norm of Church Membership

Mark Dever, pastor of Captiol Hill Baptist Church, once declared that "if you are not a member of the church you regularly attend, you may well be going to hell" (Joshua Harris, Stop Dating the Church, 55). His point in making this provocative statement is that the local church verifies your salvation and it is where you practice the love of God towards others. While this ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Batt's Family

We are working to provide a brief spotlight on the blog for volunteers in each of the church ministries to give some insight into the different opportunities to serve at The Well. To find out more about serving on the Well Kids team, please contact our Well Kids Director, Andrew Reimer.Name(s):The Batts: Joel, Jennifer, Grace, Lily, and JackWhere do you serve in TWK?Jenn a...

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When you don't feel good enough to join a Missional Community

I didn't join a Missional Community (MC) until six months after I began attending The Well because I didn't feel like I was good enough. I feared people would ask me questions like, "So how has your relationship with God been going?" and I would have to say, "Just ok," when I wanted to be able to respond, "It's the best it's ever been!" I thought that if I put off joining ...

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Book Review: Saturate by Jeff Vanderstelt

“What does it look like to live for Jesus in the everyday stuff of life?” ...

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Missional Community Spotlight: Gunbarrel

Missional communities are the primary way we connect with others and live together on mission. These smaller groups of people provide an opportunity to know others and be known within The Well community. Through these relationships, we mutually challenge and encourage one another to truly believe our Identity in Christ and live a life that shows the world who God truly is....

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A Return to Biblical Manhood

Recently, the men of The Well completed a 6-week study on Biblical Manhood led by Pastor Matt Patrick. The study focused on who God calls us to be as men in accordance with His design and followed 33: The Series curriculum."Manhood"? Give me a break.That's not an uncommon reaction. So let's get realWhy did The Well believe a study on manhood was necessary? How did the stud...

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