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Our Story

The Well has been a product of many years of praying, dreaming and believing. The inception of The Well took place some time in 2001 as I (Jason) was attending Bible college in Australia. As most Bible college students do, we were having a conversation as to what each of us would be doing as we graduated and made our way back to our respective countries. It was a conversation that would eventually change the course of my life.

God has given us a big vision for The Well, which you will discover as you browse our site and make your way into one of our services. Our prayer has been, from day-one, that The Well would be known as a place of authenticity, community and ultimately a place where lives are changed week after week by the grace of God. We believe we are seeing that exact prayer take place and are thankful for all that God is doing in our state!


 

Our Vision

Here at The Well, we are building a house that welcomes the least and the lost. A house that beckons the brokenhearted and builds up the beat down. We are building a house that calls out to the cast away and the commuter, the callous and the cast down. A house with its doors open to the marginalized and the maligned. A house that throws a party for the wayward and binds up the defeated. A house that welcomes home the burdened and the burnt out. Encourages the discouraged. Heals the hurting. Loves the unlovable. And accepts the unacceptable. We are building a house that is united in cause, resolute in character, intentional with resource, founded on truth and has Jesus at the center. We are a house where you can laugh and you can cry. You can doubt and you can dig in. We are a house for this city, where we can say, "Welcome home".

 
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A worship experience that is a celebration.

At The Well you will find our worship experience to be passionate, engaging, expressive and life-giving. Using music, media and the arts we are committed to being a church that focuses our attention upon Jesus in worship.

 
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Preaching the word so that anyone can understand.

In every one of our services there are people who have never stepped foot into church before and we like that. So we keep things simple and to the point, yet at the same time biblical.

 
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Getting to know the person next to you.

This happens when we get out of our seats and begin to get to know the people around us. You'll see it in our services, in our parking lots, in our Table Groups and at all the other things we do week in and week out at The Well. It is community and it is what we are about.

 
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Seeing lives changed.

This is why we do what we do at The Well. When addiction is broken, thinking is changed, a heart is healed or forgiveness found, our mission has been accomplished and we have a tendency to celebrate BIG! In everything that we do, life change is what we desire to see.

 
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Getting our hands dirty.

Church was never meant to reside in the 4 walls of a building, so we are taking it to the streets. We don’t just point out the problems, we help fix them. We want to bring hope to our city, life to our city, help to our city, and change to our city.

 

Our Team

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Jason Parrish

Lead Pastor

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Erica Parrish

Executive Pastor

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Justin Parrish

Worship/Youth Pastor

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Kaisa Freeman

Family Life Pastor

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ANDREW & KAYTALYN WINSTON

North Community Pastors

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Dave & Sarah Nelsen

Experience Team Directors

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seth freeman

Business Manager & Community Engagement Pastor

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Carla Vargas

K-5 Kid's Director

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Elicia parrish

Pre-K Kid's Director

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Kaleb Hibdon

Student Director

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The Bible

We believe that the Bible, and only the Bible, is the true, authentic and authoritative Word of God. The Bible alone is the complete and final authority in settling all doctrinal truths. It also establishes the basis of truth for each of our lives, upon which our thinking, feeling, being and understanding are founded. The Bible, in its original writing, is both inspired and inerrant.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Proverbs 30:5-6; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39, 17:17; Romans 15:4, 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-3, 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:20-21, 3:16-18

 

The Trinity

We believe that the Godhead has existed for all eternally within 3 distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each with specific and unique functions yet all with the same power and authority, having the same nature, attributes and perfection.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11, 12:29; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-4, 5:21-23, 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; James 2:19

 

The Father

Our God is great, gracious, merciful, good to all, faithful, powerful, all knowing and ever present. He is near to those who call upon Him and it is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He upholds and raises up. He is our Father. He is loving and kind, just and a justifier. He is faithful to His covenants and promises.

Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45, 19:2; Psalm 145:1-21; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16, 4:24, 5:26, 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

 

The Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second part of the trinity. We believe that Jesus is 100% God and 100% man. He is the only begotten Son of God the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary making Him the Son of God. He is the only man to live a sinless life. He was placed and died upon a cross for our sins, rose from the dead three days later and ascended into Heaven.

Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Matthew 1:18, 20, 23; Luke 1:27-35; John 1:1, 14, 20:28; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5, 3:16 

 

The Holy Spirit

Initiated at Pentecost, this ongoing baptism (or infilling) is the promise of the Father given by Jesus after His ascension. His presence assures us of our relationship with Jesus, functions as a guide, establishes conviction, comforts and empowers the believer with various gifts. Some of these gifts are manifested in various ways.

Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11, 139:7; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35, 4:1, 11:13, 12:12; John 15:26, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, 2:1-18, 8:18, 10:46, 13:2, 19:6; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17 

 

Eternity

We believe in a real Heaven and a real Hell. Heaven is the eternal dwelling place of all who believe in Jesus Christ. Those who have rejected Christ will be judged justly by God and will be eternally separated from Him in Hell.

Daniel 12:2; Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, 41-46; Mark 9:43-48; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 9:27, 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8

 

Man

We believe that mankind was created in the image and likeness of God, he was created good and upright. However, through Adam's voluntary transgression known as sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. Man lives in total depravity and is utterly incapable of redeeming himself.

Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21

 

Salvation

Man's only hope of salvation rests in the grace that is freely given in, through and by Jesus Christ. It is through faith that we are saved by grace (which is undeserved and unearned) through Jesus' death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.

Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9-10; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22

 

The Church

We believe the one true and universal Church consists of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and that the local church should be the expression of the one true and universal Church. We believe that Christ appointed the ministries of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher, for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry. We believe that Jesus is the builder and protector of His church. We believe in the ultimate triumph of the Church through the power of the Holy Spirit under the government of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22, 4:11-13; Hebrews 12:23