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Churches Planting Churches

Fall 2017 Gospel Life Church is being sent out from The Well in the Broomfield Area. ...

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The Biblical Norm of Church Membership

Mark Dever, pastor of Captiol Hill Baptist Church, once declared that “if you are not a member of the church you regularly attend, you may well be going to hell” (Joshua Harris, Stop Dating the Church, 55). His point in making this provocative statement is that the local church verifies your salvation and it is where you practice the love of God towards others....

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Sabbaticals

What is it and Why? ...

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Dig Groups

What is a Dig Group? Dig groups are groups of 2-5 people (we recommend gender specific) who get together on a regular basis to disciple one another into Christ in their head, heart, and hands. Discipleship focuses on beliefs, affections, and life. How do I get connected to a Dig Group?Talk with your Missional Community leader about what Dig Group you should join up with....

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Financial Generosity

Having your life changed by Jesus isn’t just a one time event. Although it is that, it is also a long, sometimes slow process of loving him and loving others. As Eugene Peterson has called it, “a long obedience in the same direction.” The Well is a church that’s in it for the long haul. We’re here to see lives transformed over generations. Tha...

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Become More Fruitful

Our third goal for this year as a church is to become more fruitful. Biblically, fruitfulness has to do with both holiness and disciple making. Some churches pit faithfulness and fruitfulness against one another as if making efforts to grow is somehow contrary to just “letting go, and letting God.” We desire to be both faithful and fruitful. We want to see The...

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Become More Knowledgable On What It Means to be a Diverse Church in Our Context

Another goal of ours this year is to become more familiar with what it would look like to be a church marked by diversity. Some people view diversity with an eye towards skin color. Others picture diversity in line with the book of James with the poor and rich in the church together striving for unity. Still yet others view diversity with regards to social status. We want...

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Develop Healthy Servant Leadership

One of our goals this year as a church is to develop healthy servant leadership. We want to be a church which models the leadership of Jesus in serving one another. Just as Jesus came to earth not to be served but to serve (Mark 10:45), we want to serve one another. We want to do so not to earn one another’s affections or approval but for the benefit of others. We de...

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Gospel

What is the Gospel? It was the question that silenced everyone. No one at the table was able to comprehend the softball subject that was tossed out into the conversation. And still there it was: a term so simply accepted by Christians daily, and yet a word we stake everything we do on. But still no one responded. Many times we become so comfortable with our Christian voca...

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Recommended Reading

Here are some resources that we use for training leaders at The Well that we would like to share with you. We recommend that anyone desiring a deeper relationship with Christ read the following: A Praying Life Cousel for Christian Workers Humility ...

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The Reason for God

During our first night of Theology on Tap, an open night for people to ask questions about Christianity, we discussed the reason for God. I've reposted some of the notes here. These are highly adapted from a talk that Tim Keller gave at Google a few years ago. We discuss God first because we need to be able to prove his authority apart from Scripture. Meaning that Scriptu...

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Discipleship

Christians often speak “Christianeeze” and fail to explain what they mean by certain terms, which is a surefire way to create a self-focused community that doesn’t seek to learn the language of their surrounding culture and communicate with the lost in an understandable way. The word “disciple” is one of many Christianeeze terms. The goal is n...

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Missional Community

Missional communities are the primary way we connect with others, live our lives on mission and remind one another of the gospel. The idea stems from two obvious root concepts: “missional” and “community” both of which are as hot in the church world as the words "organic" and "enlightenment" are in Boulder. It would be helpful if we had a working de...

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Christ and the Church Part 1

If marriage is to be a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:22-33), then it is of utmost importance that we represent this relationship well. To misrepresent this relationship is to preach a false gospel. When our marriages are not based on the relationship between Christ and the church, we don’t just have a marriage problem, we h...

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Christ and the Church Part 2

In part 1 of this post we examined the nature of analogy, freedom and equality. In this post we'll get into the text (Ephesians 5:22-33) and examine what it exactly means for wives to submit to their husbands and for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Christ loves the church. Do you believe that? The messy, broken and beautiful church. He died for th...

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A City Transformed

My wife wears glasses most days and most days they have smudges on them. My 2 year old is constantly needing his mom and it just so happens he also wants her glasses. He'll smudge them, get peanut butter on them, throw them, drool on them. This means that she has to constantly clean them. If she didn't, she wouldn't be able to see. Organizations need a clear vision of wha...

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X-Ray Questions

Dig groups are groups of 2-5 people (we recommend gender specific) who get together on a regular basis to disciple one another into Christ in their head, heart, and hands. Discipleship focuses on beliefs, affections, and life. It's helpful in Dig Groups to have some questions to drive the conversation. Sometimes we can be lost for words or confused as to what questions we...

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What's The Well Like?

Every Sunday we have a quick intro class to life with The Well. The question we try answer is "what is The Well like? What are we trying to create?" It is important to recognize not only what we want to do but who we are to be. Followers of Jesus find their identity in him not hobbies, failures, or successes. We are his. As a church in Boulder, this means that we feel that...

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