Any group or church can call itself Christian. That doesn’t mean anything. It can be all talk, womp-womp-womp, with no real evidence of Jesus or the cultural values of Heaven operating in and through them. But there’s also no truly Christian group or church that’s...
Is their proof of Christ in your life? In other words, if you said yes to Jesus ruling and reigning in your life, does your everyday life reflect that? When Jesus first began his ministry, he always seemed to have to combat a religious group called the Pharisees. This...
Will I be rejected? I’m convinced this question goes through the minds of most women on a regular basis. We fear rejection from parents, spouses, friends, bosses and even our church families. Unfortunately, this fear can stop potential spiritual leaders from ever trying and potential relationships from ever forming.
The Well Training Ministry believes that there are women out there who are asking the question, “Is this really all there is to the Christian life? Did Jesus really die, so that I could go to church, take copious sermon notes, sing four songs to Jesus, volunteer once in a while in the kids’ department, then afterward go to Bob Evan’s for lunch?”
The Well creates training environments where women can learn to be disciples who can contribute to making disciples, owning their part in advancing the Kingdom. This is perceivable almost immediately when you come through the doors at one of our events. Women all around choose to be intentional. They mill about choosing to be noticers, welcoming and greeting one another because individuals matter.
Women sense that The Well is different. Not perfect, but different. Some think it’s because we’re serial huggers, as few manage to escape one of our meetings without getting one or two or ten of those. Some think our mojo lies with the content of our studies, trainings and conferences. Others believe it’s the diversity of denomination, age, race and ethnicity – which really is pretty stinking amazing.
At least two things make The Well different: we do follow up within our studies and groups, and we date each other. Yeah buddy, date – but more on that in a minute. By follow up, we mean we help women learn how to shepherd their groups. Shepherding is not the same as facilitating, whereby the facilitator often leaves the follow up to someone else and the work of ministry to others higher up on the food chain. No, no.
The Well trains women to embrace the whole Gospel – allowing it preeminence in their lives, allowing it to impact their relationships, their church, and their world through them. We do this because when a woman operates from only a part of the Gospel, then salvation becomes solely a doctrinal acknowledgement and an accepted gift, but the Gospel she believes doesn’t necessarily impact her world.