Small Groups

At Church at the Well, we believe that many of the most important moments in our lives take place in small communities that meet during the week. Sunday is a great time to come together for worship, teaching, and fellowship, but we believe that gathering in smaller communities throughout the week is just as important, if not more so.

Below is a list of current and upcoming small groups taking place within Church at the Well. It will be updated as groups end and new ones begin. If you are interested in organizing or leading a small group, contact adam@wellchurchvt.com

We also have an email forum for those who would like to communicate unofficial specific needs or events with the church and other forum members. Typical postings include things such as spontaneous get-to-gethers, people looking for help moving, giving away goods, etc. To sign up for the forum contact Sherry Chang at sherry@wellchurchvt.com

CURRENT SMALL GROUPS

COMMUNITY GROUPS 

Mid-Week Community Group(led by the Averys & Baileys)

Are you looking for a mid-week opportunity to pray for one another, learn some spiritual practices, have conversation around the previous Sunday sermon, and build meaningful friendships? Join us for 8 weeks starting Wednesday, September 26th. Childcare will be provided at the Baileys’ House, just 6 doors down the street.

Location: The Avery House, 77 Lamplite Lane, Williston

Time: Wednesday 6:45 – 8:15pm (Sept. 26th – Nov 14th)

Contact: Adam Avery adam@wellchurchvt.com

GOD Group(led by Peter & Karen Newman)

We want to support and care for one another in the midst of life’s challenges and blessings by creating a safe place to share our brokenness, struggles, and triumph—lending a listening ear to all. When we share our stories, we experience new levels of friendship and God’s healing in every aspect of our lives.

Location:The Newmans’ House, 315 Dorsett Heights, South Burlington

Time: Sundays 4:30 – 5:30pm (Sept 23rd& 30th, Oct 14th& 28th, Nov 4th& 18th, Dec 2nd& 16th)

Contact: Karen Newman kpsct@optonline.net

Men’s Young Adult Group (led by Mike Chmielewski, Caleb Knight & Francis Mtuke)

We are men in our early to mid-20’s who share a common vision for authentic community, accountability, the power of Scripture, prayer in everyday life, and sharing the Gospel.

Location: The Chmielewski House, Burlington

Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30pm (already in progress – ends Oct. 25th)

Contact: Michael Chmielewski amchm08@gmail.com

Montpelier Community Group (led by Mark & Gail Pettersen)

We have a number of people from the Montpelier area who worship at the Well on Sundays, so we’re launching a Montpelier community group! Our vision is to have a space for building friendships, encouraging each other in our walk with Jesus, worshiping together, and going deeper into God’s word to us in Scripture. (The Bible study will be based on questions about the previous week’s sermon, and you can catch the podcast if you miss church.)

Location: The Pettersen House, Montpelier

Time: TBD

Contact: Mark & Gail Pettersen markmpettersen@gmail.com, gail.pettersen@gmail.com

STUDY GROUPS

Boundaries Class(led by Jon Ayers)

Why do I say “yes” when I ought to say “no”? How do I avoid burnout and tell others that I have limits? In this study group, we’ll be exploring the topic of personal boundaries. To supplement the discussion, we’ll be reading the book Boundariesby Cloud & Townsend.

Location: New Moon Café – 150 Cherry St., Burlington

Time: Tuesdays 7:00pm (Sept. 18th– October 16th)

Contact: Jon Ayers lifelinesguide@gmail.com

Women’s Bible Study(led by Jill Bohlman)

Join us as we spend time with Susie Larson’s book, Your Beautiful Purpose: Discovering and Enjoying What God Can Do Through You, an action-oriented guide that encourages women to discover and embrace their unique “God assignment.” Combining biblical insight with examples from her own experiences, Larson helps you overcome your insecurities, busyness, and other obstacles in order to use your gifts and passions on furthering God’s kingdom.

Location: The Bohlman House, 31 Vale Drive, South Burlington

Time: Mondays 9:00am (This group will consist of two consecutive 6-week studies. Starts Sept. 10th)

Contact: Jill Bohlman jillbohl@live.com

Lectio Divina Group(led by Abby Carroll)
In this 8-week class, we will explore a contemplative approach to scripture and prayer that has been a part of the Christian church for many centuries called Lectio Divina, or “sacred reading.” The aim of our time together will be spiritual refreshment and deepening our walk with the Lord in the context of community. We will spend time soaking in the Word, praying the Word, and letting it form us as we encounter God in it.

Location: The Classroom (2ndfloor of Main Street Landing), 60 Lake St., Burlington

Time: Sundays 8:30 – 9:30am (September 23rd– Nov. 11th)

Contact: Abby Carroll abby@wellchurchvt.com

Ladies’ Bible Study For 20-Somethings(led by Kaley Mulligan)

Are you a 20-something woman looking for a chance to go deeper in community with other women your age? Come join us as we seek to draw closer to Jesus in our everyday lives.

Location: The Knight House, Burlington

Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30pm (already in progress – ends Sept. 27th)

Contact: Kaley Mulligan kaley.e.mulligan@biola.edu