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Use the resources below to grow in your personal relationship with God and in community as we follow Jesus together for the good of the world. 

Current Series Resources

Counter Cultural: The Letter of 1 Thessalonians 

Use this Series Guide (click here) for your personal times with God in His word, and for CG/3D group discussions.

The Thessalonian Church thought they were heading out and up to heaven right away, done with this world and hitting the road to be with God. Turns out, they (and we) have some time to spend on earth first.

As we wait for Christ’s return, we live a counter cultural life: in submission to authority when others buck up, with gratitude when others complain, in sexual purity in the midst of sexual revolution, loving each other rather than ranting and tearing each other down.Simply, we live to please God, not people. Serve God, not the world. Walk in step with God, not the patterns of this world. Shout God's message, not parrot the world's. This is the life to which we have been called. It can be scary and uncharted, but it's always worth it.

We know Christ is coming back to judge and restore, but He isn’t here yet. So let's follow Jesus together, against the grain of the world, and for the good of the world, until He returns.

Previous Series Resources 

Ordinary Awesome (click here)

Around The Well Sermon Series (click here for resources)

Say Yes  In this series, we’ll follow Moses’s life towards becoming disciples of Jesus who say, “yes” to whatever He calls us into. The six week series starts April 18th and runs through May 23rd. The resources below will lead you through weekly personal study and CG/3D discussion. We're asking that you do this series along with the whole church!
Here’s the reason: a. Saying "yes” to whatever Jesus calls you into will transform your life and show off His greatness. b. Saying “yes" to Jesus will lead to lives transformed through you. c. Saying “yes" to Jesus in this critical moment of our church may lead to God’s provision of a permanent ministry space for The Well here in SS, to see see lives transformed for generations to come.

  1. Say Yes Overview and Vision
  2. Say Yes Series Guide

 

Personal Relationship With God

  • SOAP REAP RRRRCIA and GROW. God wants to transform us by His word. Sometimes we just don't know where and how to start! Use any of these simple, one page guides to help you meet God in His word (GROW is the most robust).
  • The Bible As One Story: These resources can help you get a handle on the overarching story of the scriptures. Having this framework will help give context and meaning to any book or passage in the bible. This will help you both understand and meet God in His word.
  • To Whom How: This tool is created to help you think through and intentionally build relationships with those whom God sovereignly has placed around you. The more we fall in love with Christ, the more people around us will hear us talk about Him, and see us live differently for Him. This tool will help you become more intentional towards fostering real friendships with those who don’t yet know Him. 
  • Books About The Bible: These short books are helpful tools to understand how to read the bible accurately, particularly with a Christ Centered lens (Lk 24.25-27, 44-49). To Understand the Bible Look for Jesus, by Geisler. How to Read the Bible Book by Book, by Fee. Church with Jesus as Hero, by Prince.  How to Read the Bible as Literature, by Ryken.
  • Sharing My Story: Sharing the story of how we came into a relationship with God will not only bring Him praise, and connect with others that don’t yet know Him, but it will also draw us closer to each other. Use this tool to share your story in your 3D group and with those you are engaging with the gospel.
  • ACTS:Communication is central to every relationship. Use this guide to help you talk with and listen to God in prayer 
  • Prayer- We must stop and seek the Lord in prayer. Here are some resources from The Well to help you engage with God in prayer. Prayer Resources: Link 1. and Link 2
  • Investment Guide: Use this guide to help you create a plan for investing in the work of God through giving and serving.

Communities

  • Family Gathering GuideThis guide will help you create a family time where you build community and move toward others.
  • Scatter Together GuideThis guide will help you look at your schedule with intentionality and plan to live your lives together on mission.
  • 3D Meeting Guide: This guide will keep your 3D Meetings focused and impactful.
  • Communities Launch Steps: This will help you get a community off the ground, create the culture and shape the direction and purpose. If you desire to launch a community, connect with a leader at The Well so we can help resource you in the process!
  • Grant Proposal: As your Community is on mission, there may be funds needed (one-time or recurring) to effectively carry out the mission. The Well wants to help resource Communities! Complete this form and submit to Matt Klingler.
  • Meal Ideas: A collection of easy, delicious meal ideas for Family Gatherings.
  • Community Rhythms Videos: Short videos that teach the community group rhythms: Family Gathering, 3D, and Scattering Together.
  • Move In Tool: This tool is designed to help you as an individual, or as a Community Group, follow the pattern of the incarnation by taking deeper steps into relationship and service. This one page will guide you to prayerfully decide who/what area to step into and how to go deeper in relationship/service as you follow God's lead, experiencing His power to reach people with the gospel through you!  

3D Groups 

  • 3D Guide- Use this guide (in conjunction with the GROW or other personal bible study guides above) to share life, bible, and prayer together in your 3D group times.
  • Rooted: This study is a great place to start with your 3D group before you tackle The Gospel-Centered Life. Before we can begin to share the gospel with anyone or live a gospel-centered life, we need to know how to articulate the gospel for real impact and a changed life. 
  • The Gospel-Centered Life: Lots of Christians talk about the gospel, but how many really understand the gospel and know how to apply it to their lives? This study is great to do as a 3D group, with articles and discussion questions to work through together.
  • New City Catechism Companion Guide: The New City Catechism will give you a good overview of the core elements of your faith in Christ and a foundation for your relationship with God. Use this companion guide, along with the New City Catechism Devotional.

     
    3D Groups Tools
  • 3D Meeting Guide: This guide will keep your 3D Meetings focused and impactful.
  • Rhythm Activity: Use this template to help create your personal weekly rhythms to read, pray and connect with those who know and don’t know Jesus. 
  • Sharing My Story: Sharing the story of how we came into a relationship with God will not only bring Him praise, and connect with others that don’t yet know Him, but it will also draw us closer to each other. Use this tool to share your story in your 3D group and with those you are engaging with the gospel.
  • To Whom How: This tool is created to help you think through and intentionally build relationships with those whom God sovereignly has placed around you. The more we fall in love with Christ, the more people around us will hear us talk about Him, and see us live differently for Him. This tool will help you become more intentional towards fostering real friendships with those who don’t yet know Him.
  • SOAP , REAP , RRRR, CIA and GROW. God wants to transform us by His word. Sometimes we just don't know where and how to start! Use any of these simple, one page guides to help you meet God in His word (GROW is the most robust).
  • Share + Repent This guide will help you intentionally share the gospel and personally repent in response to the gospel.

Other Resources

  • Racial Reconcilition: Church, these resources are primarily collated by Acts 29 (one of our church planting networks and trusted source). It includes many of the books that our pastors and members have personally read and grown from. We have also added a few internal to the list. There are other helpful books on these topics, and the below resources do not contain all that needs to be said. You, and I, and other faithful Christians will find areas of disagreement within these resources. Every one of them is helpful in our conversation and our personal growth in Christ as we seek conformity to Jesus and the gospel in the areas of race, justice, restoration, and renewal.
  • Child DedicationThere is no substitute for modeling and passing down your own personal love and relationship with Christ. Your kids will gain a picture of God by watching you, as you grow to live for Him, and as you interact with your spouse. Ultimately, they will choose to receive or reject Him. This is why we pray, pray and pray some more. We hope these resources will help in your pursuit to raise your kids to know and love Christ.
  • On The Money: Gospel Centered Stewardship
  • Todd Engstrom's Blog: A great resource answers many of the practical questions on how to lead a community group.