The Well

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.

Service Schedule


May 5
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

May 19
8:45 Well, Curt Kruschwitz (Goochland Baptist Church), Words of Life: “All, Everywhere, Everything and Always,” Matthew 28:16-20

May 26
8:45 Well, Tom Mitchell, Words of Life: “It Is Not For You to Know,” Acts 1:6-9


June 2
8:45 Rev. Katie Vance Lucas, Communion Meditation

June 9 Pentecost Sunday
8:45 Rev. Ben Brown, Words of Life: New Birth (Acts 2:1-13) 

June 16
11:00 ONLY Welcome Weekend Preaching in view of a Call

June 23
8:45 Tom Mitchell, Words of Life: Preparing for Change (Acts 7:1-4; Genesis 12:1-4)

June 30
8:45 Ryan Goude, Words of Life: Letting Go of the Old (Ephesians 4:22-25; Isaiah 43:18-19)


July 7
8:45 Rev. Katie Vance Lucas, Words of Life: Seeing the New Thing (Mark 4:10-12; Isaiah 43:19)

July 14
8:45 Alex Schad, Words of Life: New Practices for New Life (Luke 5:33-39)

July 21
8:45 Ben Brown, Unity: Unity Through and Because of Christ (Romans 6:1-5)

July 28
8:45 Tom Mitchell, Unity: Gifts are not for Comparison, but for Unity (Ephesians 4:11-13)

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.
The Setup/Takedown Team will serve at The Well by preparing the Family Life Center (FLC) for worship each week. Every Sunday morning, the team will meet, connect, and pray before setting up chairs and stage elements for the service, and then take it all down afterwards. This ministry is a terrific way to get to know others, experience the joy of serving, and participate in what Jesus is doing at The Well.

Team Leaders

Adam Rothschild
(804) 307-3987

“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!

Team Leaders

Allison Rothschild

“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.

Team Leaders

Steve and Jackie Griggs
(813) 957-1507

“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!

Team Leaders

Hilliary Larsen

“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!

Team Leaders

Andrew Larsen
(804) 380-6135

“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.

Team Leaders

Margaret Bargatze
(804) 380-0351

“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

Hilliary Larsen

Andrew Larsen

Margaret Bargatze

Steve Griggs

Jackie Griggs

Adam Rothschild

Allison Rothschild

Brooke Pray

Allen McIlwaine

Kathy McIlwaine

Joya Sellers

Staff Representative – Craig Sherouse

Worship Team Leader:

Hilliary Larsen

First Impressions Team Leader:

Allison Rothschild

Hospitality Team Leaders:

Steve & Jackie Griggs

Tech Team Leader:

Andrew Larsen

Communion Leader:

Margaret Bargatze

Set Up/Take Down Leader:

Adam Rothschild