“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled... For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” Titus 2:3-5, 11-14
The vision of Women’s Ministry at The Well is that we would be a group of women committed to coming alongside other women to grow both in doctrine and in life, obedient to God’s command to us in Titus 2. Our women’s ministry emphasizes women’s relationships with other women that promotes a love for God and love for neighbor (Matthew 22:36-39), in the various contexts and vocations in which God has called us to live this out, stripping away individualism, promoting fellowship, and living life together as women and as families. Our women’s ministry does not function as an individual entity, but rather under submission to and direction by church eldership, as a ministry connected to and promoting the care of the whole body (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
Practically, this works out in three ways: feasting, feeding, and fighting.
Feasting: Together, and as individuals, we feast on the Word of God contained in Scripture and on prayer, encouraging regular Lord’s Day attendance, and so far as each woman is able, regular attendance of monthly Women’s Ministry meetings and other ministry activities.
Feeding: Together we feed one another with the Word by promoting and encouraging discipleship through both “mentor/mentee” and “peer-to-peer” relationships, as well as feeding others in the church and our community through service in various ministries.
Fighting: Together we fight against the world, the flesh, and the devil, and fight for right doctrine and right living. We strongly encourage accountability pairs or groups. These pairs or groups should flow from gospel-centered relationships women already have, or which they can grow in. They are not meant to be exclusive, but rather are meant to be a time where, on a more intimate level, we can bear one another’s burdens, confess sin, rebuke and encourage one another in Christ and with the Word.
Women's Ministry Events
Women's Monthly Meeting
The women meet every 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm. This year, we are studying the book of Colossians using a study called Raised Together by Gloria Furman. Please see the events page for location details and directions.
Women's Small Groups
Additionally, some of the women are meeting in smaller groups for an expositional study on the book of Colossians using Jen Wilkin's method from her book, Women of the Word. If you are interested in joining a small group or would like more information on this method of study, you can listen to our recent teaching from our 2018 Fall conference, or contact Beverly Reininger for more details.
We had a wonderful time at our 2019 Women's Retreat with guest speaker Courtney Reissig. Recordings of the teaching should be posted soon.
Mark your calendars for next year's retreat: April 30 - May 2, 2020.