Connect. Grow. Serve.
What is The Well?
The Well is Second Baptist Church’s 8:45 am informal worship service. In the Bible, a well is often shown to be the central meeting place for the community. It was where people met and talked, where visitors were welcomed, where lives were shared and refreshed. Perhaps for these reasons, the well was very often a place where God revealed Himself and renewed those thirsty for grace and truth. We want this service to be that type of place for you!
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14).
At The Well, we want to participate in what God is doing in the world. We will joyfully and openly focus on Jesus Christ and proclaim Him as the sole source of our life and hope. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will practice honest openness with God and each other as we receive and express the reality of God’s Kingdom.
8:45 Well, Craig Sherouse, Communion Meditation: American Idolatry: “Patriotism,” Jonah 4
8:45 Well, Welford Orrock, American Idolatry: “Politics,” Philippians 3:20; John 18:36
11:00 Joint Worship Service Craig Sherouse, American Idolatry: “Self,” Ezekiel 28:2; Jeremiah 2:13
8:45 Well, Tom Mitchell, Palm Sunday, “We Wish to See Jesus,” John 12:20-26
Well Service Teams
Connect. Grow. Serve.
Our dream is that every single person who comes to The Well would be actively participating in what God is doing at SBC and in the community – to be connected, growing and serving:
· Connected in vibrant relationships: first a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, and also meaningful relationships with other people at SBC.
· Growing in our faith and obedience to Jesus: becoming more like Him, experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit, discovering our gifts and expressing them.
· Serving God and serving others: at SBC, in our neighborhoods, at our jobs and our schools, and in our homes.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
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First impressions leave lasting impressions. We want every person who walks through our doors to feel welcome and comfortable, to sense that they belong! We also want to provide useful information to new guests and assist with questions about our programs or facilities. That’s why our First Impressions Team is here serving each Sunday. We are committed to providing an atmosphere where people can connect with Jesus and each other in a real and personal way.
Opportunities to Serve:
• Outside Team – engaging and welcoming
• Inside Team – greeting and guiding
• Host Team – welcoming to the FLC and seating
If you want grow in your genuine love for Jesus and for every person that walks through the doors at The Well, we want you on the First Impressions Team!
“Love the Lord your God. Walk in all his ways and obey his commandments. Hold on to him and serve him with all your heart and being.” (Joshua 22:5).
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In offering hospitality at The Well, we seek to create a loving environment that invites imperfect people into relationship with one another and with Jesus. Our team will practice community and vulnerability together so that we can equip one another to offer those same gifts to our congregation.
“Hospitality, therefore, means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter, and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place. It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer them freedom not disturbed by dividing lines.” -Henri Nouwen in Reaching Out.
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in …” (Matthew 25:35)
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The Well Worship Team exists to join with, encourage and lead the congregation into the presence of the Lord, to create an atmosphere where the presence of the Lord can dwell. If you are a worshipper with musical gifts, if you have a heart to see others commune with the Lord in worship, if you believe that God has called you to lead others in worship, then the Worship Team wants you!
Each week, we meet on Thursday evenings for rehearsal, and we also get together for warm-up rehearsals before the service or event. It is expected for musicians and singers to attend assigned rehearsals. If you would like to audition, contact Hilliary Larsen for an audition form & more information!
“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” (Psalm 34:3).
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The Tech Team serves The Well service by ensuring that everything sounds and looks great. Our Team is responsible for setting up and running sound, slides, and other A/V needs. You do not need experience running sound or using ProPresenter. If you have an ear for music or are comfortable with computers (Mac) and have a willingness to learn, we will teach what you need to know – both by observing and by doing. Get connected and serve with us!
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” (John 12:26)
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The first Sunday of each month at The Well, we remember the sacrificial death of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by taking communion together. The Communion Team prepares the elements and sets the table for this community experience. If you have a heart to worship and serve in this way, join our team.
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)
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The Well Leadership
Well Core Team:
Tom Mitchell – Co-Leader
Jamie Mitchell – Co-Leader
Staff Representative – Craig Sherouse
Worship Team Leader:
First Impressions Team Leader:
Hospitality Team Leaders:
Steve & Jackie Griggs
Tech Team Leader:
Set Up/Take Down Leader: