Lent begins tomorrow, with Ash Wednesday. Some of you may have participated in this time of preparation for Easter, some have not. Simply, this is a set time (46days) in which the church has historically prepared through the tools of fasting, prayer and other practices to focus our affections on the person of Christ, and specifically His substitution for us in His sacrif...Keep Reading
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On Sunday, Matt taught from 1 John 4, reminding us that we must evaluate the messages we allow to shape us. As Christians, we have to filter the information we are receiving from the world around us through the person and work of Jesus Christ. In the information age, this task is harder than ever....
“Say the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘contentment.’” That was the introductory task women were given at the recent Women’s Thrive taught by Courtney Klingler. Women’s responses ranged from “satisfaction” and “peace” to “churchy” and even “unattainable.”...
“...the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few,” Matthew 9:37 (NIV). This verse is one of the most memorable in the Bible for me, but what does it mean to you? Recently, our newly formed White Oak community got a chance to live out this verse by performing a simple act of kindness to a community in need in our very first scatter time....
Have you ever wondered who the Elders are at The Well? Check out the next part in our Meet the Elders series to get to know another leader in our church. This week… Meet Stephan. Stephan is an Elder on the Directional Team. We asked him a couple questions to help you get to know him a little better....
Have you ever wondered who the Elders are at The Well? Check out the next part in our Meet the Elders series to get to know another leader in our church. This week… Meet Blaise. Blaise is an Elder on the Directional Team. We asked him a couple questions to help you get to know him a little better....
In Luke 10, a lawyer responds to the commandment to love God and love neighbors as yourself by asking Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds with a parable that strikingly reframes the question. Who will be a neighbor?...Keep Reading
People are starting new relationships with God! It is a joy to see the grace of God break into someone’s life as they receive the work that Jesus has done for us to pay the penalty for our sin, and make us a son/daughter of God! Here are some helpful places to start growing in your relationship w/God, if its new or old. 1. Pray! Just spend time talking to God. Here...Keep Reading
As we look back on 2014, it is amazing to see how God has grown our church in so many ways, including growing our staff. As is the chaotic nature of church planting, 2015 will include even more staff changes: James/Joy Harris: James will come on full time as the Communities Pastor this January!!!! In this role, he will both pastor Communities (3D’s) and help creat...Keep Reading
December snuck up on me. I'm probably not the only one. I am hopeful that Christmas, the Advent ("arrival") of Christ will not. Attached are two reading guides, one from The Well CC and the other from The Village Church in Dallas, TX. You will find both simple and helpful in your preparation and meditation on the coming of Jesus. Enjoy!...Keep Reading
In Luke 10.25-37 Jesus tells a fantastic story; a story He is going into and out of Jerusalem to live; one that compels us to do the same....Keep Reading
This is a three part blog series in response to Ferguson that will be posted throughout this week. Each part will be written by a different leader of The Well and offer next steps to guide our church family. Part 1 | After Ferguson: "What do we do?" by Eric SoPart 2 | After Ferguson: "What do we do?" by Matt KlinglerPart 3 | After Ferguson: "What do we do?" by Brandon S...Keep Reading
This is a three part blog series in response to Ferguson that will be posted throughout this week. Each part will be written by a different leader of The Well and offer next steps to guide our church family. Part 1 | After Ferguson: "What do we do?" by Eric So Whether you consume the news through print, television, or internet and especially if you engage in social m...Keep Reading
GK Chesterton and other prolific professionals of the day were once asked by a reporter to respond in essay to a profound question: â€œWhat is wrong with the world?â€ The answers given covered various ground. Voluminous, extended, circumlocutions abounded. Education, government, war, racism, family, a sundry of symptoms were to blame. Chesterton cut to the core of...Keep Reading