Small Groups

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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.

If you are interested in organizing or leading a small group contact ian@wellchurchvt.com

Current Small Groups:

Spiritual Practices with Abby Caroll – Wednesdays on Zoom from 8-9:15 pm starting 2/3/21 – In this small group, we will grow in our walk with God by taking time for simple spiritual practices such as journaling and praying scripture. We’ll also take time to get to know each other and lift each other up in prayer. – OPEN – email abby@wellchurchvt.com to sign up.

Mere Christianity with Anne Watson – Thursdays on Zoom at 8 pm starting 1/28/21 – In this small group we will read through the book Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and discuss it together. – OPEN – email anneofvermont@gmail.com to sign up.

Couples Community Group with John and Megan Meinen – Sundays on Zoom from 8-9 pm starting 2/7/21 – In this group for couples, we will reflect on a Psalm, discuss what God taught and impressed upon us and use a feelings wheel to explore two emotions you felt during the week and a story behind one of them. – OPEN – email jwpmeinen@gmail.com to sign up.

Couples Small Group: Going Deeper into Revelation with Chris and Tracy Centracchio – Tuesdays on Zoom from 7-8 pm starting 1/26/21 – We will discuss the week’s sermon on Revelation in more depth and focus on the spiritual formation application from it. – 6 spots OPEN – email chris.centracchio@gmail.com to sign up.

Men’s Small Group with Kevin Pounds – Fridays on Zoom from 7-8:15 am – currently meeting – In this small group for men we discuss what God is teaching us in the current sermon series and pray for each other. – 2-3 spots open – email kevinpounds@mac.com to sign up.

Young Men’s Small Group with Lane Kessler, Michael  Chmielewski and Jord’n Bay – Tuesdays at 6:30 pm- meeting on Zoom – A men’s group where we try to grow in faith and community, through gathering weekly discussing life and issues that are on our hearts. – 2-3 spots open – email jordnbay@gmail.com to sign up.

Women’s Small Group with Michelle Avery – Every Other Friday on Zoom at 10 am starting 1/29/21 – This small group will be a time of spiritual and social connection for women. – currently full

Prayer & Scripture Small Group with Mark and Gail Pettersen – Thursdays on Zoom from 1-2:30 pm – currently meeting – currently full

Prayer & Scripture Small Group with David and Cheryl Shive – currently full

If you would like to explore the sermon deeper in your Small Groups, here are some Sermon Discussion Questions from the sermon on 2/28/21 – The Way of the Wilderness

Just as Jesus spent time in the wilderness, so will we, as his followers. In this sermon, Adam explores the wilderness in our lives as a place where we come face to face with our questions and where we learn new things about ourselves and God.

 Sermon Discussion Questions:

Luke 4:1 – 13

1)      For most of his life, Jesus was a carpenter. Only when he was thirty did he step into public ministry (and his public ministry only lasted for 3 ½ years). What seems relevant about this timeline with regard to your life? What encouragement do you draw from it?

2)      In this passage, what role does the Spirit play in Jesus’s wilderness experience, and what role does the Word play? How have/might the Spirit and the Word play/played roles in your own wilderness experiences?

3)      Adam described the wilderness as a place where, historically, people have faced the questions they had to face, silenced the conflicting voices that would try to lead them astray, and further aligned their will with God’s will. Can you relate to any of these? What else, if anything, has God done in your life while you have been in the wilderness?

4)      Jesus went The Way of the Wilderness to demonstrate his commitment to the Way of the Cross, Adam argued. How might/have your own wilderness experiences help/helped you to live a cross-shaped life?