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Sep 15 2016 Who, Me?

Posted by Shaina Hough

“Shaina, children’s ministry needs volunteers.” Uh huh. “Shaina, children’s ministry would be a good place for you to serve.” I’m sure someone will step up. “Shaina, you need to step up.” I can’t hear you… “Shaina.” La la la… There had to be some mistake. I was pretty sure God had been… More


Sep 12 2016 My Greatest Prayer These Days

Posted by Melissa Danisi

I think I know why God gave me a crazy story. I think I know why I didn’t grow up within the church, why I spent 20+ years without understanding the cross, why I indulged, carried on and went my own way. Had I not, I would have been a Pharisee among Pharisees, the legalist of all legalists… More


Sep 8 2016 For Such a Time as This

Posted by Beth Warkentin

He is the reason I came to this church. I didn’t know it at the time but God led me straight into his path. So much of what I’d learned in life seemed to have prepared me for being his buddy. The Sunday I met Logan was the second time he’d been to church in his life. He didn’t know what to expect… More


Sep 7 2016 The Well Logo

Posted by The Well Video Team

Find out what The Well logo means and how it encompasses our mission statement of “helping people connect to God and to each other in every neighborhood.” More


Sep 6 2016 Following the Call Part 1: Hearing the Call

Posted by BaCall Burns

I heard the call as if it was spoken aloud to me. It was direct and clear. My heart, unflinchingly and wholeheartedly said YES! I remember this moment like it was mere seconds ago. It was one of those moments when obedience to what God is calling you to almost seems too easy, and I can honestly… More


Aug 29 2016 (Gulp), That Was My Pride

Posted by Emily Howard

Let me take you back. Back to fall 2014. Are you with me? My husband Chris was serving at a church in the East Bay. It was after the 11:00am service, and 2-year-old Keeley was starting the melting down process. I had taken her to the later service on a regrettable whim. "Let's take the long… More


Aug 22 2016 The Appeal of the Easy Way Out

Posted by Jessica Peer

I have a love/hate relationship with hiking. While I love being out in nature and the fresh mountain air, there’s usually a point where I ask myself, “Why did I think this would be fun?” That question is always answered when I get to end of the trail or the top of the mountain. The view waiting… More


Aug 15 2016 The Light in the Darkness

Posted by Zach Smith

Last week I went caving. Silly, I know. In college my buddies and I would go all the time, and last week my friend Jesse and I wanted to check it out and see how it looked 10 years later. I neglected to consider how I looked 10 years later though; 40 pounds, a marriage, three kids, a mortgage and… More


Aug 8 2016 This Is All That Matters

Posted by Jody Winter

It has been six months since my father died. His name was James Gary Winter, and he died on December 12, 2015, 40 days after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. His career was exceptional. Retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, he had flown combat missions over… More


Aug 3 2016 Serve With Kids and Students

Posted by Nic Ferguson

The Well reaches for the next generation. It is a distinctive that makes us The Well. How are you part of reaching the next generation? Maybe you think, "I’m not built to be around kids, tweens or teenagers," and it does take a unique person to walk alongside them. But there are lots of ways to… More