What is the gospel for George Floyd who was choked to death by a police officer's knee in Minneapolis? How does the good news of Jesus Christ give hope to a man who was murdered by a corrupt cop? What message are we to proclaim to George Floyd? To his family? To his black community? The man is dead. His family is grieving. His community cries, filled with righteous rage....Keep Reading
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“...the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few,” Matthew 9:37 (NIV). This verse is one of the most memorable in the Bible for me, but what does it mean to you? Recently, our newly formed White Oak community got a chance to live out this verse by performing a simple act of kindness to a community in need in our very first scatter time....
Have you ever wondered who the Elders are at The Well? We’re kicking off a series called Meet the Elders to help you get to know these leaders in our church. First up… Meet Matt. As the Lead Pastor at The Well, he oversees the team of Elders. You might think you know him well, but check out this Q&A to learn a little bit more about a day in the life of Matt....
In the early hours of Sunday morning, June 12, a horrific act of violence took place at a night club in Orlando, Florida. When tragedy strikes it is often difficult to have the right words and actions in response. It is in times like these, as Christians, we must hold tightly to the truth of Scripture....
Hey, Parents! When I was in college, my family went on a trip to the Bahamas. While it was a super fun trip, the thing that I will never forget is the feeling I had when I looked out at that clear, blue-green ocean water for the first time. I'd never seen anything like it before. I literally had no words (and that's rare for a person like me). I was awestruck-- totally me...Keep Reading
Hey, Parents!I'm a podcast kind of person, so today's tidbit is a recommendation of a resource I've listened to and benefited from for years: The Focus on the Family Broadcast.The episodes are chock full of meaningful, practical advice on all things faith and family related. It's a great resourceif you're looking for tips and encouragement as you seek to disciple your kids...Keep Reading
What are we to think in light of the recent tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery? How should Christians respond? Pastor Matt, Pastor David, and our church planting resident Danny Chung are joined by Pastor Eric So and Brandon Smith of Peace City Church. In this conversation, the group shares their initial reactions to the tragedy, discuss how shocked and surprised we should be about ...Keep Reading
Below are a few ideas of how to make prayer a part of your daily life or family life, and prayer requests during COVID-19 that we can pray for together (scroll to the bottom of the page for daily prayer topics!). Prayer is such an integral part of our relationship with God. During this time of social distancing and staying at home, what better time to strengthen our praye...Keep Reading
Our memories are so powerful. They have the ability to affect our feelings, behaviors, and our perception of ourselves and our world. They enable us to build relationships with others and help shape our desires and affections. But our natural tendency as humans is toward forgetfulness. No wonder remembering is a central theme in Scripture! It's also a crucial part of answe...Keep Reading