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Take the Leap.

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A trapeze artist soars through the sky. It’s risky, but must be super fun. Stepping off the platform; letting go of the bar; flipping into your partner’s grasp: Releasing control. A giant safety net below makes it all possible. God’s sovereignty is your safety net....

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Parents' Corner | August 26, 2018

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Dear Parents, Paul was in Roman custody because the Jews said things about Paul that were untrue. Paul had stood before rulers in Caesarea and invoked his right as a Roman citizen to appeal to Caesar. So Festus the governor arranged for Paul to go to Rome. Paul got onto a ship going toward Rome. As if Paul's journey to Rome had not already been delayed and complicated eno...

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Parents' Corner | August 19, 2018

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Dear Parents, Paul was in custody in Caesarea, the capital of the Roman province of Judea. The Jewish leaders had brought serious charges against him, so Paul now stood before Felix, the governor. Felix listened to Paul's defense but delayed a ruling. He met with Paul off and on for two years. When his time as governor ended, Felix left Paul in prison because he did not w...

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Parents' Corner | August 12, 2018

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Dear Parents, This unit we will be talking about God's plan for Paul, who had devoted his life to preaching the gospel and planting churches, in a frightening and dangerous position. As Paul's third missionary journey came to an end, a prophet named Agabus warned him that the Jews would seize him in Jerusalem and hand him over to the Gentiles. (See Acts 21:10-11.) 

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Parents' Corner | July 22, 2018

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Dear Parents, Paul knew that following Jesus is difficult. After Paul met Jesus on the road to Damascus, his life was turned upside down and he was never the same. Paul spent the rest of his life struggling and suffering to advance the very gospel that he had denied and fought against before his conversion. Paul was in prison when he wrote his letter to the believers at...

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Parent Corner | April 29, 2018

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Dear Parents,The church in Antioch praised God for His grace to Paul on his first missionary journey. Though Paul and Barnabas were strongly opposed in some places, many people heard the gospel and believed. Paul and Barnabas took the gospel to both Jews and Gentiles. But a problem arose when some Christians began saying that the new followers of Jesusthe Gentile believers...

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Why I Became a Member at The Well

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I'm going to break down my rationale for membership into two parts: why I'm a member of any church body at all, and why I'm a member of The Well specifically. Why Membership? Maybe you're the kind of person who doesn't see the need for formal churchy commitments. Maybe you think they're legalistic. Maybe you're like me and thoughts like this have run through your mind: ...

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Parent Corner | April 22, 2018

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Dear Parents,Jesus' followers preached the gospel in Jerusalem, and the good news spread to places like Judea and Samaria. More and more people believed, and new churches began as both Jews and Gentiles began to follow Jesus. Barnabas went to Antiocha city about 300 miles north of Jerusalemwhere he brought Paul to help teach the believers. The church in Antioch grew. It wa...

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Parent Corner | 4-15-18

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Dear Parents,Saul was no stranger to religion. He grew up in a religious household. He was a devout Jew who was born in Tarsus (Phil. 3:5) and inherited his Roman citizenship from his father. So when people began talking about this man named Jesus and claiming that He was the promised Messiah, Saul was defensive. Saul believed strongly in the Jewish faith of his ancesto...

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Parent Corner | March 21, 2017

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Parent Corner | March 11, 2018

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Dear Parents,When Jesus ascended to heaven, He instructed the disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would come upon them. So the disciples went back to Jerusalem, where they waited and prayed. The time came for the Jewish festival called Pentecost, or the Feast of Weeks. As with the Passover festival, Jews from all over the Roman Empir...

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Parent Corner | March 4th, 2018

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Dear Parents,Picture the reality of your salvation: Imagine standing as a defendant in a courtroom. You've been justly found guilty of a crime and the penalty is death. But rather than ordering law enforcement to lead you away to be executed, the judge gets up and takes your place. He takes your punishment upon himself, declaring your innocence and allowing you to walk fre...

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Parent Corner | February 25th, 2018

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Dear Parents,After Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus showed His followers that He is alive. He taught them about Himself and about God's kingdom. (Luke 24:25-27,44-48) Jesus told them that He would soon return to the Father. (John 20:17). Jesus directed the Eleven to go a mountain. When they arrived, Jesus appeared. Some of them wondered if Jesus was finally goin...

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Parent Corner | February 11, 2018

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Dear Parents,After Jesus' resurrection and His appearance to the disciples, seven of the disciples returned to Galilee, near the Sea of Galilee where Jesus had called four of His disciples to be fishers of men. (See Luke 5:1-11.) The disciples went fishing. Perhaps they felt it reasonable to return to the fishing business since their stint as disciples was apparently overo...

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Parent Corner | February 7, 2017

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Dear Parents,After Jesus' resurrection and His appearance to the disciples, seven of the disciples returned to Galilee, near the Sea of Galilee where Jesus had called four of His disciples to be fishers of men. (See Luke 5:1-11.) The disciples went fishing. Perhaps they felt it reasonable to return to the fishing business since their stint as disciples was apparently overo...

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Resources to Guide Your Study of Acts

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The book of Acts is an exciting, and sometimes difficult to understand story of the early church living out their faith. Below are a few resources to help guide your study. These resources can be used individually, in community, or your 3D....

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Parent Corner | January 17, 2018

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This week our kids studied Matthew 28:1-15 and John 20:1-18. The time between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning must have been dark hours for Jesus' disciples. Fear, doubt, and confusion certainly overwhelmed their thoughts. Jesus, their Lord, was dead. He had been unjustly arrested, falsely accused, and severely beaten. Even worse, He had been killed in a horrible manne...

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Family Guide - January 10

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This last Sunday in our PreK and Elementary classes we studied Matthew 27:11-66. We learned that Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection are the center of the gospel. Jesus accomplished the plan God had been working out throughout the Old Testament to bring salvation to sinners, and it happened in such an unlikely wa...

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3D Groups? Yes. 3D Groups.

We recently made a slight but significant change to the name of our discipleship groups that are within Communities. What used to be "3’s", we now call 3D Groups, or 3D/3D’s for short....

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