The Well Online
Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, all Well services will be online until further notice.
Even after the shutdown ends, The Well is committed to offering a fully functioning online church complete with worship services, Well KIDS, and Online Connect Groups.
Watch The Well Live Sundays at 10am Arizona time, watch past sermons, watch Well KIDS Online, try a new Online Connect Group below, etc.
Upcoming Series: If God Gave You A Brain, It's Okay to Use it in Church
Join us for a new sermon series starting January 10 at 10am MST/12pm EST.
This past year, we witnessed the explosive growth of conspiracy theories, disinformation, and propaganda, along with distrust of medical science and vaccines. While COVID-19 spiraled out of control, many self-professing Christians supported the false claims of politicians with no evidence and even mocked doctors who urged Americans to take common sense precautions.
This has prompted some to ask, "Can a thinking person be a Christian?"
Can followers of Jesus trust reason and rationality, or do we have to just accept "blind faith," and believe in claims in spite of what our eyes and brains tell us?
Starting January 10, we will explore the relationship between faith and doubt and faith and reason:
January 10- The Bible and Your Brain (the Relationship between Faith and Reason)
January 17- Surviving Disinformation and Propaganda
January 24- Interpreting the Bible Intelligently
January 31- The Bible and Science
February 7- Christians, Vaccines, and Conspiracy Theories
February 14- Special Guest Dr. Pete Enns
Special Guest Dr. Pete Enns
The Well welcomes special guest Dr. Pete Enns February 14.
Pete Enns is the Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies Eastern University. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and is the author of many books including The Sin of Certainty, Genesis for Normal People, How the Bible Works, and The Evolution of Adam.
He is the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People, with over 5 million listens, and a sought-after speaker.
Join us February 14 at 10am MST/12pm EST for special guest Pete Enns.
Lent 2021: Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile
Beginning Sunday February 21, the Lent 2021 study is Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile.
The series is based on a book of the same title by Brian Zahnd. Every week, the sermon will be based on the book, and the following Wednesday at 6:00pm Arizona time, you will have the opportunity to discuss the reading for that week in a new Online Connect Group.
Then on Palm Sunday March 28, we will welcome special guest Brian Zahnd!
From the publisher:
The original gospel proclamation that the Lord of the nations was a crucified Galilean raised from the dead and that salvation was found in vowing allegiance to Jesus of Nazareth unleashed a shock wave that turned the Roman Empire upside down. Early Christianity was subversive and dangerous—dangerous for Christians and a threat to the keepers of the old order. Most of all Christianity was countercultural.
But what about contemporary American Christianity? Is it the countercultural way of Jesus or merely a religious endorsement of Americanism? In his provocative book, Postcards From Babylon, Brian Zahnd challenges the reader to see and embrace a daring Jesus-centered Christianity that can again turn the world upside down.
Join us beginning Sunday February 21 for the Lent 2021 series, Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile.
Special Guest Brian Zahnd March 28
On Palm Sunday March 28, The Well welcomes special guest Brian Zahnd.
Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981.
Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, Beauty Will Save the World, Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness, and the newly released Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile.
Thank you for your interest in The Well.
We normally meet at Hancock Elementary School (Alma School and Germann) in Chandler, Arizona, but during Coronavirus social distancing our worship services are online only at well.online.church until further notice.
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.
And, ultimately, following Jesus is not just about what you believe; it's 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 hope to see you online this Sunday!
The Well meets Sundays at 10am, and services last about 70 minutes. Well KIDS (infant- 6th 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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