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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. That's why we're invested in shar...

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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 Well grow n...

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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 desire t...

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The Bread of Life

We live in a culture obsessed with food. Myself included, most of our time throughout the day is spent pondering, planning, buying, preparing, cooking, consuming, cleaning up after food. Not to mention the instagramming, blogging, posting, bragging, and recommending of recent food adventures. When we get together with friends, it involves food; when we invite others over, ...

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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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3 Things We Saw at Our Baptism Gathering

A few weeks ago The Well church held its very first baptism gathering, and it was an amazing time for our new community here in Boulder. As a church plant, it is imperative that we celebrate when God moves and blesses us, and the celebration of God's glory was the goal of our baptism gathering. While celebrating, I saw 3 things that stood out to me. Honestly, what I saw b...

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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 not to abandon its use, but to ...

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