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Sundays @ 11am
What to expect
Our Sunday gathering usually lasts for about 60 minutes. Children ages 3-6 can stay with families during our time of musical worship and go to their own group, called WellSpring, during the weekly Bible message. The WellSpring is staffed by background-checked volunteers and staff. Families with children under 3 are always welcomed to stay in service as well, but we also have a family room available with toys, rocking chairs, a crib and a livestream of the service. If you feel you need to take your child there during service, it’s open for your use.
There are activity sheets, crayons and markers for our younger guests who end up staying with their parent or guardian. If you prefer your 3- to 6-year-old children remain in service with you, that is fine, too. We are family-oriented and welcome all attendees, no matter their age.
all are welcome here.
Reaching the Lost
The term “lost” is a Christian term often associated with someone who has not yet professed Christ as Lord. They are lost in the darkness of this world and have yet to come into the light of the Gospel. Theoretically, they are lost in the darkness.
The Well is committed to preaching the Bible and exegetically examining the Scriptures in order to reveal the Savior and our need for Him. Everything that is done as a ministry of The Well will have a focus on reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel.
We believe discipleship starts even before someone accepts Christ. Our daily interactions with co-workers, neighbors and friends are just small ways to disciple people. The Lord was clear in His commandment to us: we must disciple each other. At The Well, it is important that brothers and sisters in Christ be discipling each other and pointing each other back to the Words of Truth on a regular basis. Discipleship is not one person pulling another person up to where they are, but it is walking alongside each other towards a common goal. That goal for the believer is Christ-likeness and we believe discipleship should be a primary focus for the family at The Well.
The Well has a vision to train and equip church planters and families to go to rural contexts and plant churches. Our hope and desire is to continue a relationship with the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, The V3 Church Planting Network and to partner with churches ( ie: Oasis Church in Amherst, VA, and Portico Church in Charlottesville, VA, and Epiphany Fellowship in Baltimore, MD) doing the same thing in suburban and urban areas.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
- John 3:16 -
The Well has 3 areas we would like to see God spur us to have a Gospel impact. Jesus’ impact was greatly felt in the educational system, as he challenged the religious and academic minds. His desire that the hungry be fed and the homeless be housed show us a great example. Finally, Jesus’ impact on the marketplace was often rocky as he sought to teach Godly principles to the men and women in commerce.
Statistic show that children who have positive experiences in their education have a higher rate of overall success in life, not just in professional settings but in their personal relationships. Students who have appropriate and positive relationships with at least 5 adults in their history have the highest rates of success.
We want to have tutoring programs, where students can achieve educationally and grow relationally. The Well will equip and resource believing teachers to live out the Gospel in their schools. These teachers and administrators will be front line soldiers in the spiritual war that rages in our schools (both public and private).
Even a psychology major would agree that the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing are essential for the building of healthy relationships (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs). We want to be improving and helping provide the basic needs of our community by partnering with organizations already in place that repair or restore utilities, water, sewage, etc. We want to work with County administrators to provide quality community programming in the small hamlets of our rural context. Having our Well family involved with these types of care missions will help further our ability to win, disciple and even plant.
Our building is more than a Sunday meeting place; it is a community gathering place with free access to Internet, a welcoming and safe atmosphere and we even have snacks and drinks available.
Our third GIA is economics. We want to encourage the local economy through patronage, good business practices, and recruiting economy-boosting business to consider Nelson as their place of business. We want to be a Gospel witness to incoming and existing business owners and provide our spaces for business meetings, community business round tables, etc.