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.

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If a Small Group you are interested in is full, please contact about other options.

Good, Beautiful, and Kind – A Women’s Small Group – this group is full

Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Dates: September 28th – November

Location: Downtown Burlington

Contact: Megan Meinen ( or Annalee Pratt (

Goodness, beauty, and kindness are three essential qualities we all long for, and yet they can be quickly stolen from us by sin, trauma, and the brokenness of our world. In this small group study of Rich Villodas’s new book, Good, Beautiful, and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World, we’ll consider how the ancient way of Jesus can help us individually and collectively reclaim these virtues for our lives and world. Cost of Supplies$22

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Created for Connection – this group is full
Married couples interested in investing in emotional safety and closeness are welcome to join this small group, which will feature a short DVD teaching and discussion. Participants will also engage a workbook during the week (yes, there is homework). We ask participants who sign up to make a commitment to attend each of the 8 sessions, or as close to the full 8 sessions as possible. Childcare available TBD.
Time: Thursdays, 6 – 8pm
Dates: Sept. 15 – Dec. 1. We will meet for a total of 8 weeks (skipping a few weeks here and
there) and hope to end with a date night.
Location: Downtown Burlington
Cost of Supplies: $30 for the workbook. If this presents a financial burden, please be in touch with Jon.
Contact: Jon Ayers at
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Emotionally Healthy Discipleship THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL

What if being a disciple means slowing down and embracing our limits rather than resisting them? What if it’s less about what we accomplish and more about how well we love others? What if discipleship means we learn to integrate our sadness and losses instead of denying them? What if it means choosing to follow the crucified Jesus rather than the Americanized Jesus? Join us on Wednesday nights as we explore these topics and others through readings, discussion, scripture, and prayer. Copies of Emotionally Healthy Discipleship by Pete Scazzaro will be available for you to purchase at our first meeting, and we’ll read approximately one chapter each week.
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dates: Sept. 14th – November
Location: Shelburne
Cost of supplies: $12
Contact: Meg Andersen ( or Abby (

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Church at the Well Men’s Group
The morning men’s group is an opportunity for CATW men to connect with God and each other as we take turns sharing a “God story” from the past week.

Time: Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 am
Dates: Sept. 1st – December 22nd and resuming after the winter holiday
Location: Downtown Burlington
Contact: Jae Bowman (

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The Deeply Formed Life – A Women’s Small Group – THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL
For many, our Christian faith has been formed in fragmented ways, sometimes shallowly, leaving us thirsting for a more integrated and sustainable walk with God, and ultimately, a more deeply formed life. In this small group, we will use Rich Villodas’ book, The Deeply Formed Life, to explore contemplative rhythms that can help us slow down to be with God, consider how racial justice and sexual wholeness relate to our spirituality, learn to look under the surface of our lives to live freely and love others well, and practice living as the presence of Christ in our broken word. We’ll read and discuss approximately one chapter each week.
Time: Tuesdays, 7pm Dates: Sept. 27th – November
Location: Essex
Cost of Supplies: $16 for new paperback
Contact: Tracy Centracchio (

Listening to God in Your Life – THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL

Group spiritual direction is a way of listening to the work of God in our lives as we share and reflect on our spiritual journeys in the context of a trusted group. Participants will grow in the contemplative practices of silence and listening prayer as we come alongside each other, seeking to be transformed into the image of Christ for the sake of others.

Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Dates: Sept. 27th – November 8th
Location: Essex
Contact: Chris Centracchio (

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Discipleship Group

 This group is for individuals wanting a closer walk with God, either returning to their Christian roots or a new believer. We will discuss how to bring God’s word into our daily lives as we read scripture and share how it is applicable to our lives right now. Join the group as we learn how to love like Jesus loves and be who God created us to be.
Location: Online and in Charlotte Time: Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm Starting Date: Sept 10th

Contact: Cheryl Shive (

Status: Full, but if you are interested, please contact Cheryl in case space opens up.