The Well Blog
Shea Sumlin and the Elders
As a church, we train, equip, develop and send out leaders to reach the world with the gospel. This includes walking with people through the work of ministry, planting churches and helping men become pastors.
After his completion of our Residency Program and working through many pastoral…
Proximity and Race
So far, we’ve looked at what we should learn about ourselves and about the idea of learning to listen to other people’s perspectives, but as we continue in our series on racial justice and racial reconciliation, I want to add in one more element that I think is essential as you…
The Well Video Team
Every weekend, people from The Well participate in Saturday Sports, a program through Every Neighborhood Partnership, that meets on local elementary school campuses. Through sports, crafts and hanging out with kids week to week, the hope of the gospel is spreading throughout our city. Take a look at…
There aren’t many days that I don’t feel the weight of responsibility as a parent. My wife Jennifer and I have four beautiful gifts named Kamryn, Addison, Tessa and Samantha (four daughters, in case you didn’t catch that), and we count it a privilege to be their parents. But parenting is hard and…
Hearing Multiple Perspectives
Coming from a very safe, comfortable white middle class evangelical culture, when I first heard people of color talk about race, privilege, American history (told from a very different vantage point), and even theological worldviews and pastors, I of course was put off…
Ronaldo grew up in a small village called Tame. A few times each day, a truck rolls through the village on the dusty road that serves as the community’s only lifeline to the outside world. If you can catch a ride, a bumpy journey through the forest takes you to the town of Canchungo.
The Importance of Discovering Your Own Ethnic Identity
When you think about the “normal American,” what image comes into your mind? Who is a stereotypical American? What age are they? What gender? What size, hair or eye color? What language do they speak?
What race are they?
If you are a white…
Jennifer De La Cruz
I never personally knew you – it was my husband who introduced usFirst in a Fitness magazine, then in the rejection of my touchI always smelled your stenchMy own hands released the buttons of my wedding gownAn occasion meant for the fingers of my groomThat hotel pillow was not…
Haiti Team Members
It has been said that life is like all of us being in the same theater, watching a different movie. This is because we each bring a unique perspective to the situations we encounter. Below are three different stories from Tami, Meadow and Ali about an encounter we had with a young man who led a…
Kelly M - Thailand Team Member
How do I describe what it’s like to see a dream fulfilled… or to see the faces of those I’ve heard of for so long, or the ones seen only in photographs? It’s been a whirlwind of joy and so humbling to be here in Ma Oh Jo, Thailand. I’m humbled by God’s faithfulness, by the belief in me that my…