The Well meets In-Person and Online Sundays at 10am Arizona/1pm Eastern
at Hancock Elementary in Chandler, AZ and Online on Facebook.


The Well meets In-Person and Online Sundays at 10am Arizona/1pm Eastern
at Hancock Elementary in Chandler, AZ and Online on Facebook.

Current Series

A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith

The Well fall all-church study this year is a book entitled A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith.

Author Brad Jersak deconstructs four counterfeit ways and then explores seven facets of the Jesus Way. From the book description: "Christ's radical revelation of true humanity beckons us, 'Would you be human? Take up your cross and follow me.'"

For six weeks, the sermons and a brand new Online Connect Group will coincide, as we discuss A More Christlike Way.

To participate:

  1. Purchase your copy of A More Christlike Way, by Brad Jersak, wherever books are sold.
  2. Join the new Online Connect Group here.
  3. Beginning September 12, hear weekly sermons based on the book, and discuss your reading in the Online Connect Group.

Reading Schedule

Sermons begin September 12, and the Online Connect Group begins Wednesday September 15.

Ex. On September 12, you will hear a sermon on Week One- "Read this First!" and Chapters 1-3, then you read those portions for yourself, then you will discuss your reading at the Online Connect Group on September 15.

Week One (week of Sept. 12)- "Read this First!" and Chapters 1-3
Week Two (week of Sept. 19)- Counterfeits 1-4
Week Three (week of Sept. 26)- Facets 1 and 2
Week Four (week of Oct. 3)- Facets 3 and 4
Week Five (week of Oct. 10)- Facets 5 and 6
Week Six (week of Oct. 17)- Facet 7 and "Finale"

Upcoming Series

Upcoming Series

Live Well

The past few years have probably challenged our health and wellbeing more than any other time in our lives.

We have experienced heightened anxiety and strained relationships. With this added stress and the COVID shutdown, we have probably been tempted to overeat and exercise less. On top of that, many of us have embarked on a spiritual journey during which we left old paradigms behind and have been searching for a new kind of spiritual wellbeing.

In this series, we will explore time-tested wisdom for living well in a challenging time.

Sermon Schedule
Oct. 24- When Life Doesn't Go Well
Oct. 31- Emotional Wellness
Nov. 7- Relational Wellness
Nov. 14- Physical Wellness
Nov. 21- Spiritual Wellness (Thanksgiving Sunday)

Join us beginning October 24 for a new series, Live Well.



Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, and Well KIDS presents Fall-O-Ween. Children ages pre-K through 5th grade are invited to dress up in a costume and receive treats and surprises during Well KIDS at 10am Sunday October 31.

Younger and older kids (including adults), won't be left out, because you're invited to dress up too. Wear a costume to the worship service, as Halloween is All Hallows Eve, the day before All Saints Day, on which we remember those who have gone on before us.

So, this October 31, we will explore the topic of "Emotional Wellness" during the Live Well series, remember those saints in our lives who have gone on before us, and have some light-hearted fun as well. Join us for Fall-O-Ween.

Membership Class

Online Membership Class

If you are interested in becoming a member of The Well, you're invited to the next Online Membership Class Wednesday November 3 at 6pm Arizona time/9pm Eastern.

(Watch for the Zoom link in upcoming weekly emails and here at

Membership Class lasts one hour, and you will have an opportunity to become a member of The Well anonymously at the end of the class.

Membership Expectations

  • Worship in-person or online every Sunday unless sick.
  • Experience community and growth in a Connect Group
  • Serve in a Well ministry or mission project.
  • Give in proportion to your income.

If you plan on attending Membership Class, please RSVP to with the message, "I plan on attending Online Membership Class on November 3."

The Well at PHX Pride

The Well @ PHX Pride

The Well is attending the Phoenix Pride Parade on Saturday November 6 at 10am in downtown Phoenix.

The parade begins at 3rd St. & Thomas and ends at 3rd St. & Indian School. Announcer Stages are located at 3rd St. & Osborn and 3rd St. & Clarendon.

We are creating custom Well t-shirts for the event, and you can indicate your interest in purchasing a t-shirt at the link below (the price is yet to be determined, but we are aiming to keep the price reasonable).

Click this link for more information and to RSVP.

Ryan Gear Welcome


Welcome to The Well.

The Well returns to In-Person and Online Services Sunday July 18, 10am Arizona/1pm Eastern, at Hancock Elementary in Chandler, AZ and Online on Facebook!

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 on The Well Facebook page.


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.

Connect with The Well on Facebook and Instagram @thewellchurchaz.


A More Christlike Way: Forgiveness
A More Christlike Way: Radical Self-Giving and Radical Hospitality
A More Christlike Way: The Ugly Side of Christianity
A More Christlike Way: Deconstruction or Restoration?


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