At The Gathering Well we form everyday people into everyday leaders who know, follow, and grow with Jesus.
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).
The Gathering Well was established in December 2019 as a result of a year-long effort to develop a Bible study curriculum for a local church. The Gathering Well was formed through prayerful nudges and a meeting over our Bibles and biscuits. Hazel McCluskey, Anna Harrison, and Jazmin Caton came together with similar desires that have since remained the heart of The Gathering Well even today— to teach people how to grow in relationship with Jesus for themselves through prayer, bible study, and biblical community.
After the worldwide upheaval of a pandemic and multiple pivots in discerning God’s best for us, we pulled the curtain, took a long pause, and opened our hands to ask the Lord what HE would have us do. In 2021, we relaunched The Gathering Well as a 501-C3 non-profit organization. We began inviting others to join us in our mission of forming everyday people into everyday leaders who know, follow, and grow with Jesus.
Welcome to The Gathering Well, we’re glad you’re here.