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Well Language Decoder

May 20, 2011
The Well Staff
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2x2 Mentoring – In 2x2 Mentoring, trained mentor couples help mentee couples lay a solid foundation for their marriage.

415415 is our preteen ministry for fourth and fifth graders.

The Anatomy of a Disciple (AOD) – The Anatomy of a Disciple was designed to help a believer discover the process of becoming a maturing disciple of Jesus Christ. It also includes Walking With a Limp by Brad Bell.

Campus Pastor – A face for the place, who shepherds the people who attend each campus.

CultivateCultivate is our 3-year campaign with 3 goals: The First Fruit (strategically investing the first $500,000 back into the local community), Renovation of the Fig Garden Campus, and Relocation of the North Campus.

Directional Leader – What may be called a Senior Pastor or Lead Pastor at other churches. This distinction is intentional because we consider our pastoral staff to be a team, not a hierarchy.

Edah Network – Our network of church planters and church plants. Edah means Community or Assembly in Hebrew.

Exposure Trips – Our short-term Exposure Trips allow our church body to experience the amazing things God is doing overseas (and occasionally in-country).

Extended FamilyExtended Family are people in our church body who have responded in obedience to a call to live out our mission statement, "Helping people connect to God and to each other in every neighborhood," in a particular nation or local neighborhood.

Kids Ministry (Formerly Kids Connection/KidsCo) – Our Kids Ministry is comprised of Sprouts and Sprigs (for preschool) and KidsQuest (for kindergarteners through third graders).

La Fuente La Fuente (The Fountain) is our Spanish ministry at the Fig Garden Campus.

Life GroupsLife Groups are small groups that meet in homes or other places for the purpose of developing community and growing spiritually.

Merge – Our Merge class is designed to prepare seriously dating or engaged couples for the lifelong commitment of marriage using biblical principles.

Ministry Teams – A group of people gathered together to serve. Some teams are campus-specific and others have teams at all campuses.

Multi-Site – Being multi-site means we are one church in multiple locations. Each location, or campus, has its own Campus Pastor and live worship. The message may be live or video.

re|engageRe|engage is a 16-week marriage enrichment process that will both care for and equip marriages.

re:generation groups (re:gen) – Re:gen is a 12-step discipleship process through recovery.

Reading Plan (Formerly known as the Life Journal Bookmark) – A reading plan to help you read through your entire Bible every two years.

Residency: Biblical Studies – The Biblical Studies track of Residency is a seminary-level learning experience aimed at growing aspiring leaders toward a better understanding of Bible, theology, leadership, character development and servanthood.

State of the Church (SOTC) – A gathering that occurs approximately once a year for the purpose of casting vision for the upcoming ministry year.

Student Ministries (a.k.a. Well Student Ministries or WSM) – Our Student Ministries include Surge (middle school) and Verve (high school).

Welcome Card – Available online and at all campuses for you to update your info, make prayer requests or get connected.

Your Unique Design (YUD) – Your Unique Design is a tool for helping people understand their personalities and gifting.

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