Our mission is to educate and coach everyday people to pursue a personal and active relationship with Jesus Christ that forms them into everyday leaders.
We believe God has demonstrated his love to us through the person and work of Jesus Christ. We believe that through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as savior, we receive eternity in heaven, access to the Holy Spirit, and an assurance that surpasses our circumstances. We believe that it is through prayer, Biblical knowledge, and relational community that we grow in understanding of our personal relationship with the holy trinity of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Begin with Prayer, Study the Bible, Build Community
Jesus encourages and teaches us to pray (Luke 11). And all throughout the Bible we see and hear the act of prayer. Prayer in its simplest definition or interpretation is “talking to God.” And at The Gathering Well we invite you to begin your day, your relationship with Jesus, or any step you’re faced with taking by talking to God.
We believe that the spiritual practice of prayer will help you grow your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and we are eager to help you whether it is your next step or your first step.
2 Timothy 3:16 - 17 is a passage from the Bible that says that “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that [we may] be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” We believe this means that the Bible has an abundance of things to teach us about God, about ourselves, and about life as a Christian.
We also believe it is important for you to be able to study the Bible on your own. To have the tools and the knowledge to pick up a Bible and start to dig in and understand it for yourself.
Community as we see it is both the people and the place of Jesus Christ. The people of God coming together to celebrate together, eat together, work together, and truly live together is one of the distinctions of the Christian faith (Acts 2: 42 - 48).
We believe the practice of building community is one of joining the people that God has placed around you together in an intentional way of living. Not only doing the things of the Christian life on the outside (attending church together), but living a Christian life from the inside (confessing sin, seeking forgiveness, helping one another in and through the darkness).
Three perfect strangers with one thing in common: Jesus. Ten years ago, not one of us would have picked the other out of a crowd. We certainly would not have made plans to stack hands on what we now call The Gathering Well. But God. He criss-crossed our paths through the women’s ministry of our local church, used an obedient and faithful woman to call us out of the crowd, and stirred in each of us a desire to share what we believed he was revealing in our prayers, Bible study, and experiences in community.
Involved in our local church, we saw a need and felt a draw, to help develop a Bible study curriculum for the women’s ministry we were all respectively involved with. As we took small steps of obedience for our local church, we saw the big leaps of faith the Lord would ask us to take for the Kingdom. We wrote and published our first Bible study book, Hebrews: An Anchor of Hope in a Sea of Feelings, in 2019. We produced and released season 1 of our podcast in 2020. And in the wake of a worldwide pandemic, we brought virtual Bible study, coaching, and fellowship to over 25 women throughout 2020 - 2021.
In a world that distracts us and causes us to wonder and wander, we believe the one place we can always come back to is the well…the source...Jesus. At The Gathering Well, we seek to encourage, equip, and empower others to begin with prayer, get to know God through His word, and experience Him and His best for you in relational community with others. Our prayer is that this would be a place where others come to not only draw from, but also pour into through faithful prayer, partnership, and participation.
Welcome to The Gathering Well, we’re glad you’re here.