The Unvarnished Jesus: A Lenten Journey
Our 2024 Lenten series is a book journey through The Unvarnished Jesus by Brian Zahnd. The Unvarnished Jesus is a forty-six day Lenten journey taking the reader from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday on a quest to encounter Jesus in a new and startling way.
You are invited to participate in three ways:
1. Purchase a copy of The Unvarnished Jesus wherever books are sold, and read through the book, with daily readings, beginning in Ash Wednesday February 14.
2. Try a brand new six-week Connect Group beginning on either Tuesday February 20 or Wednesday February 21.
3. Attend Weekly Worship Services, and the sermon will focus on the upcoming weeks' readings.
These forty-six daily meditations on the life and ministry of Jesus drawn from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are a spiritual solvent to help remove the layers of lacquer comprised of political and cultural assumptions that prevent us from seeing just how challenging and compelling Jesus of Nazareth really is. The Unvarnished Jesus is a forty-six day project to restore the incomparable image of Christ.
Purchase your copy of The Unvarnished Jesus wherever books are sold, and begin reading on Ash Wednesday February 14.
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.
If that sounds like the kind of community you're interested in, we look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
The Well meets Sundays at 10am, and services last about 60 minutes. Well KIDS (infant- 5th grade) is offered during the service.
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...
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