A Thrive is a place to learn, grow, and connect.
Thrives happen throughout the year, with topics ranging from how to share the gospel with your neighbors or how to practice a biblical approach to your finances. Sometimes they are gender or stage-of-life specific, and other times they are open to anyone in and outside of The Well church body.
Key leaders teach these seminars on fresh and relevant topics that challenge each of us to expand our knowledge, ask hard questions, and meet new people.
Check out our schedule below for upcoming Thrives this fall. Use the Typeform below to sign up for one (or more than one!) that interests you.
FALL THRIVE SCHEDULE
Women's Thrive: Contentment vs. Complacency
Saturday | September 30 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Location: The Well House
Contentment is rare! Few of us are truly content, deeper than just “Facebook happy.” There are so many pressures, stresses, distractions, and traps. It almost seems impossible.
There’s never enough time. I could always do more. I wish I was more like so-and-so. If only I had such and such. The list goes on and on. What is the secret? What does it look like to learn contentment? How?
Join the Women of The Well as we uncover the secret of contentment and begin practicing it together. This is a great event to bring neighbors, coworkers, and friends to. Encouraging teaching and small group discussions make this an easy place to bring questions and learn more about faith. Brunch will be provided.
Thrive: Marriage Boot Camp
Sunday | October 22, 29, November 5, 12 | 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. | Location: Klingler house (9828 Cherry Tree Lane; Silver Spring, MD 20901) | Cost: $40 (covers food and childcare)
Good marriages take hard work. We can't expect to coast through marriage and live together as anything more than roommates if we refuse to put in the hard work.
We're also a church that runs on honesty. We invite married couples to bring their real struggles and celebrations. This action-based Thrive will help guide and equip your marriage with the tools necessary to thrive.
Thrive: The Art of Memoir
Saturday | October 28, November 4, 11 | 10 am – 12 pm | Location: Rammon house (10619 Kinloch Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20903)
We all carry around memories, a collection of moments that shape who we are and how we see the world. But sometimes we don't know where to carry them, or how to express them artistically, or how our faith shapes the way we tell our stories.
If you're a creative writer or dream of becoming a creative writer, join us for a three-week Thrive to learn practical methods to inspire your writing. We'll also spend time workshopping a short memoir-style piece that you will craft through the stages of the writing process. As Anne Lamott says, "...writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around."
Special Note: Please read Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird before this Thrive and take note of a few of your favorite passages. We'll spend time discussing to kick off our exploration of the intersection between faith and writing.
Thrive: Spiritual Disciplines
Sunday | October 29, November 5, 12, 19 | 11:15 am – 1:15 pm | Location: The Well House
Let's be honest—we've all heard the things we should do to "get closer with God," but feel lost in how to approach them. Whether you've been a Christian for years or have recently met the Lord, there's always an opportunity to grow in our intimacy with Jesus.
If you want to learn more about the secrets of a growing relationship with God, this is the Thrive for you. Open to all men, women, ages, and stages.
Thrive: Family Discipleship
Saturday | November 11 | 10 am – 2 pm | The Well House
How do we live as families rooted in the gospel? What does it look like to scatter together with our family to foster relationships with neighbors, co-workers, and friends? Why is it so important for parents to stand firmly in their identity in Christ to model that relationship for our children?
We're a church who cares deeply for families. Join us for a refresh of our core values in Family Ministry at The Well and practical ways to live out our devotion to our families.