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 Craig Sherouse, Communion Meditation: Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “God Favors the Humble,” Proverbs 3:34; James 4:6-10
8:45 John DeWitt, Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “Ask and It Will be Given,” Proverbs 2:1-11; James 1:5-6
8:45 Craig Sherouse, Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “Show Not Partiality,” Proverbs 24:23-26; James 2:1-9
8:45 Tom Mitchell, Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “Be Slow to Speak,” Proverbs 10:19; James 1:19-21
8:45 Well, John Chandler (Spence Network), Communion Meditation
8:45 Well, Allan Smith (Greystone Baptist Church, Durham, NC), Broken & Beloved: “Everything to God’s Glory,” 1 Samuel 16:14-23; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 8
8:45 Well, Tom Mitchell, Broken & Beloved: “From Shepherd to Giant-slayer,” 1 Samuel 17:34-49; Psalm 9:1-11
8:45 Well, Alan Miller (Orange Baptist Church), Broken & Beloved: “Repentance,” 2 Samuel 12:1-13; Psalm 51
8:45 Well Ginny Richardson Tourville (Vienna Baptist Church), Broken & Beloved: “Trusting in a Crisis,” 2 Samuel 15:30; Psalm 3
8:45 Well, Ben Brown, Communion Meditation: Words of Life: “Broken Bread, Opened Eyes,” Luke 24:13-35
May 12, Mother’s Day
8:45 Well, Katie Vance Lucas, Words of Life: “Blessed Are We Who Haven’t Seen,” John 20:24-29
8:45 Well, Curt Kruschwitz (Goochland Baptist Church), Words of Life: “All, Everywhere, Everything and Always,” Matthew 28:16-20
8:45 Well, Tom Mitchell, Words of Life: “It Is Not For You to Know,” Acts 1:6-9
8:45 Katie Vance Lucas, Communion Meditation: Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “Do Not Boast About Tomorrow,” Proverbs 27:1; James 4:14-17
8:45 Craig Sherouse, Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “Sow Peace, Reap Righteousness,” Proverbs 11:18; James 3:13-18
Feb. 17 11:00 Joint Service, Alan Sherouse
8:45 Tom Mitchell, Wisdom’s Treasures, Old and New: “Be Patient!” Proverbs 19:11; James 5:7-11
8:45 Well, Katie Vance Lucas, Communion Meditation: Broken & Beloved: “No Cheap Offerings,” 2 Samuel 24:18-24
April 14, Palm Sunday
8:45 Well, John Upton (Baptist General Association of Virginia)
Monday, April 15, 12:00 Ben Brown
Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 Welford Orrock
Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 Darden Battle
Maundy Thursday Music Service
Good Friday, April 19, 12:00 7 Last Words: Sunday School Teachers
April 21, Easter Sunday
8:45 Well, Tom Mitchell
8:45 Well, Ryan Goude (VCU Baptist Collegiate Minister), Words of Life: “Why Do Doubts Arise?” Luke 24:36-49
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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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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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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“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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“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: