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The Well meets In-Person and Online Sundays at 10am Arizona time at Hancock Elementary in Chandler, AZ and Online on YouTube.

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The Well meets In-Person and Online Sundays at 10am Arizona time
at Hancock Elementary in Chandler, AZ and Online on YouTube.

Current Series

Current Sermon Series

Peace of Mind: Faith and Mental Health

A brand new sermon series, Peace of Mind: Faith and Mental Health, begins Sunday January 8.

The relationship between faith and mental health has often been strained at best. So many have sought Christian counseling only to hear, "Just pray about it." Others have been told that a serious mental illness like depression is just a "lack of faith." While these answers may come from well-meaning people, they ignore evidence-based mental health treatment.

While the Bible never uses the phrase like "mental health," verses abound that speak of the soul (from where we derive our word "psyche" in biblical Greek), the spirit, peace, healing, order, a person being restored, etc. The people of the Bible experienced just life as we do, with all of our human hurts and struggles.

In the anxious times in which we live, you will benefit from a greater understanding of our mind, soul, body, and spirit and how our faith can partner with mental health science to help you live life to the fullest. Drawing from both our faith and evidence-based, science-backed clinical resources, Peace of Mind: Faith and Mental Health will help you to integrate your faith as you journey toward wellness.

Join us beginning January 8 for Peace of Mind: Faith and Mental Health.

Carrie

Special Guest Carrie Wester January 15

On January 15, the second week of Peace of Mind: Faith and Mental Health, The Well welcomes special guest Carrie Wester. Carrie will set the foundation for our understanding of the relationship between faith and mental health with a talk entitled, "Maintaining Your Faith and Hope While Struggling with Mental Illness."

Carrie currently serves as the Manager of Spiritual Care for Dignity Health’s East Valley Hospitals where she oversees a team of twelve chaplains in three locations.

During nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, Carrie has served as a staff chaplain at Banner Behavior Health in Scottsdale, where she was the sole chaplain for patients with mental illness. Prior to that, Carrie was a member of the chaplaincy team at Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas and a volunteer chaplain at Kossuth Regional Hospital/Hospice of the Heartland in Iowa. Carrie has a wide range of clinical skills that include spiritual and emotional support, grief support, ministry in crises, spiritual group leadership, and the development of spiritual services and events.

Carrie was an officer in the United States Air Force 355th Medical Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. After that time, she worked for the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System. She also served as a professor for Ottawa University, where she instructed healthcare administration classes on leadership, cultural diversity, compliance and regulations. Carrie earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

Colby

Special Guest Colby Martin February 12

During Peace of Mind: Faith and Mental Health, The Well welcomes special guest Colby Martin.

Colby is an author, speaker, and spiritual coach who creates resources to help people grow in their faith. The author of the popular Unclobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality and The Shift: Surviving and Thriving After Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity, Colby understands the questions people have along their faith journey and how to integrate faith with a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

On February 12, Colby will speak on "Religious Guilt and Shame and Mental Health."

Ryan Gear Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to The Well.

If you're looking for a church where thinking, compassionate people can find a spiritual home and cultivate a Jesus-inspired life...

You are welcome here, and so are your questions and doubts.

You don't have to check your brain at the door, because if God created you with a brain, then it's okay to use it in church. The Bible and science are not enemies, and The Well is an open and affirming church, because we believe in interpreting the Bible wisely.

And, ultimately, following Jesus is about how you live and love. The Well is a place to express both your faith and your doubts, so you can grow to become your best self, and partner with God make a difference with your life.

An example of what we mean by that was captured in recent articles about The Well in the East Valley Tribune here and the SanTan Sun News here.

If that sounds like the kind of community you're interested in, we look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Ryan Gear
Lead Pastor

The Well meets Sundays at 10am, and services last about 60 minutes. Well KIDS (infant- 5th grade) is offered during the service.

Meet the leaders of The Well, get more information, or just introduce yourself.

The Well meets In-Person and Online at Hancock Elementary School, 2425 S. Pleasant Dr. Chandler, AZ 85286 and Online at YouTube.com/TheWellOnline.

IT ALL STARTS HERE

The Well is a place of hope, meaning, and purpose where we can be inspired, grow as followers of Jesus Christ, and be a part of something bigger.

More and more people feel like they no longer fit in the type of Christianity they see today. It can be:

Too unlike Jesus
Too out of touch, and
Too closed to the questions ordinary people have about faith.

That's why we started The Well.

We believe that following Jesus should be refreshing, positive, and pull us together instead of pushing us apart.

The mission of The Well is to create a community where thinking, compassionate people can find a spiritual home and cultivate a Jesus-inspired life. 

The Well is a place where:

You are free to express both your faith and your doubts.

You can spiritually grow to become your best self.

And you can partner with God to make a difference with your life.

You'll experience practical teaching from the Bible that will give you hope and wisdom for your everyday life, inspiring worship music, an excellent children's ministry, and the love of a church family who welcomes you with no hidden agenda.

No matter who you are, you are welcome at The Well. We cheer each other on because none of us is perfect, and everyone belongs.

Something different is needed now more than ever. If this sounds like the kind of community you're looking for...

Welcome home.

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HEAR OR WATCH THE LATEST SERMONS

Peace of Mind | Heal My Anxious Mind
Peace of Mind | Maintaining Your Faith and Hope While Struggling With Mental Illness
Peace of Mind | Dangerous Myths of Mental Health
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