Community Life

Name of Group: Becoming Mom Strong

Leader(s): Alyssa Lentsch (welentsch3@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: TBA
Meeting Time: TBA
Location: Lentsch Home or possibly video-conference, SE
Description: Fighting with everything in you for your family and your faith.  Our life is a spiritual battlefield and you are a warrior! For six weeks, we will be doing a devotional based around the “Becoming MomStrong”. A book that focuses the “what” and “why” of motherhood from a spiritual/ biblical perspective.
It’s a great book and I encourage you to read it even if you are not interested in the study group! You do need the book and devotional to participate.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: The Couve

Leader(s): Dayn & Mandi Arnold, (thedandiarnolds@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Saturday
Meeting Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM
Location: Simms’ House, Arnolds’ House, Vancouver
Description: We want to share brunch and conversation with other Well folks in the Vancouver area on a biweekly basis.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

The ESL CafeName of Group: The ESL Cafe

Leader(s): Tim Cowley (503-329-3052)
Meeting Day: Volunteer-based activity meeting 3 different days
Meeting Time: varies
Location: SE Portland and SE Vancouver
Description: conversational English and relationship building with non-native English speakers (immigrants, refugees, foreign students), www.newportlanders.net/eslcafe/ for details
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

The Gospel Centered LifeName of Group: The Gospel Centered Life

Leader(s): Alanna Mauch (mossythicket@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: 6:00PM
Location: Alanna’s house, NW Portland
Description: We are diving in to God’s word knowing that when we know who He is and what the Gospel truly means, our hearts are moved by the invitation to follow the way of Jesus in our daily lives, seeking to be vessels for the Kingdom and bearing fruit from the Spirit.
Openings for new members: Not right now – join wait-list


 

Name of Group: Guys’ Theology Group

Leader(s): Jesse Califf (jdcaliff@gmail.com) & Brandon Mason (brandon.mason109@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: every other Wednesday
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: TBD, we will rotate locations
Description: We are a small group of guys who meet together every other week to pray for each other and study theology.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Hot Topics

Leader(s): Alexa Mason (alexa.e.mason@gmail.com) & Amy Rozzelle (amy.rozzelle@cru.org)
Meeting Day: Quarterly
Meeting Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Description: This is a discussion based group in which women are encouraged to share their opinions on various topics impacting them personally and our cultural generally. The heart behind these events to provide a safe space for women to come together and discuss these issues, without feeling judged or shamed for their opinions. As stated in our initial event, this is not a time to debate. People are encouraged to share their opinion, but there is no room for judgment, shaming or bullying others for expressing their views.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Leaders’ Community Group

Leader(s): Jill Rector (503-913-3966, jillkrector@yahoo.com) John Rector (503-706-9000)
Meeting Day: Every other Sunday
Meeting Time: 6:00PM
Location: The Well Basement, NE Pdx
Description: If you are in a leadership position at the Well, you’re invited to this group. We study scripture together, encourage one another, and grow in our roles as leaders. We will meet every other Sunday.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Living Waters

Leader(s): Jenni Severson (severson.j@gmail.com), Ashley and Mike Larkin (larkinhome@mac.com), Jen and Spirit Meller (espirito.meller@gmail.com) & Janelle and Andrew Wade
Meeting Day: Mondays, starting in October
Meeting Time: 7:00-9:45PM
Location: Portland Fellowship House
Description: Living Waters is a 20-week closed group for men and women seeking freedom in areas of relational brokenness. Through Living Waters, participants are invited to rely more fully upon Jesus and His saving work at the cross — allowing Him to meet deep needs and call us int our true identities as sons and daughters. Note: Applications are available by emailing Jenni or Spirit or can be found at the information table at The Well.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: New to The Well

Leader(s): The Elders (newtothewell@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Varies
Meeting Time: Varies
Location: Varies
Description: New to The Well is our church membership group and is for anyone who wants to make The Well their “home.” This group is also mandatory for those considering future leadership positions at The Well. We talk about the vision and mission of the church, our doctrine, and what that looks like in our different ministries. The group limit is 25 people, and sign-up is ongoing as this group does not normally follow the same schedule as other community groups.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Northeast Community Group

Leader(s): Troy and Becca Snyder (971-832-0408, rebeccaesnyder@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: 1st and 3rd Sundays
Meeting Time: 4:30pm
Location: Snyder Home
Description:  We are a “family friendly group” where we share a meal, build relationships,  provide prayer support, and just live life together!
Openings for new members: Not right now – join wait-list


 

Name of Group: Northeast Not Quite Gresham

Leader(s): Jon Kauffman (jondkauffman@gmail.com) & Meg Kauffman
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: Our House, NE PDX Russell Neighborhood
Description: We are a fairly low-key group that is trying to figure out how to do this whole “Christian” thing. We generally collaborate on the direction of the group and what we want to study next. Currently, we are exploring the topic of prayer and are reading “Too Busy Not to Pray” by Bill Hybels. We usually have a fair amount of time devoted to fellowship and catching up with each other which is usually/hopefully accompanied by tea and snacks.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: pSunday Psalter

Leader(s): Tim & Daylan Bedi (daylanarnold@gmail.com) and Rodney & Jenn Whiteside
Meeting Day: Sunday
Meeting Time: 3:30PM
Location: The Whiteside’s House, Outer Northeast
Description: We are a kid-friendly group (but all life stages are welcome!) who gather each week to build community and study a Psalm. We also provide childcare and ask that each family with children be ready pitch in $5-$10 a week. Due to limited space, there is a cap on this group, so please email as soon as possible to let us know you are interested.
Openings for new members: We have space for two more adults (plus kids)


 

Name of Group: The Public Reading of Scripture Group

Leader(s): Jesse Califf (360-450-1338, jdcaliff@gmail.com) and Brittany Califf
Meeting Day: usually Friday or Saturdays every 2 or 3 weeks
Meeting Time: 7:30PM
Location: Califf’s House
Description:  We gather to read aloud large portions of scripture in one sitting followed by a discussion time.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Reaching In – Reaching Out

Leader(s): Dominic & Sybil Hernandez (sybhernandez@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Two Thursday evenings a month
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: Our home, outer NE
Description: This community group season will be focussing more on praying for each other and others we are intentionally trying to reach out to (our neighbors, co-workers, family members, families in the community, friends etc).  We will also spend time reading and discussing the word.  Occasionally, we will share a meal together and will also be connecting with a refugee family that our group has begun to invest in.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: SE Marriage Group

Leader(s): Stan Cunningham (steppinstan@hotmail.com) & Ann Cunningham (canadianannie@hotmail.com)
Meeting Day: Monday
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: Stan & Ann’s House, SE Portland
Description: We will be discussing the book, “What did you expect? by Paul David Tripp” It is exciting to partner with other couples and realign out marriages with the vision that God has for us. The group is limited to 5 couples. We meet from 7pm to 9pm every Monday. Child care is not provided.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: St. Johns

Leader(s): John and Mary Ann Aschenbrenner (503-764-8020, aschesfarm@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: 6:00PM
Location: Our house, St. Johns
Description: We will meet for dinner at 6:00 pm. We will always have plenty of homemade soup ready. The rest is potluck. After dinner we will study the book that the church is reading for the month. Download the book onto your own Kindle or bring a printed copy. Books may also be available electronically or by checkout through the Multnomah County Library.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: SW Community Group

Leader(s): Jill Rector (503-913-3966, jillkrector@yahoo.com) John Rector (503-706-9000)
Meeting Day: Every other Wednesday
Meeting Time: 6:30PM
Location: The Rector Home, Tigard/SW Beaverton
Description: We gather for dinner at 6:30, followed by a Bible Study/group discussion/prayer.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Well Being

Leader(s): Jon and Holley Gedney, Eric and Annabelle Davis, Jim Savino (wellbeing.meals@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Last Sunday of every month
Meeting Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: The Well basement
Description: Well Being is a chance for the Church to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in the local HIV/AIDS community. Once a month we prepare and serve a meal for 30-60 guests. More importantly, we share life together. Please join us in loving this community of friends. All you need to bring is a smile and a serving heart. We would love to hear from you if you have a group who would be interested in preparing a meal, whether it is a community group or just a group of friends looking to help. We would also love to hear from you if you have a desire to help serve a meal with us. Meals are served the last Sunday of ever month. Setup is at 2PM and the meal is served around 4PM. Please feel free to email us with any further questions you might have.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Well Global

Leader(s): CJ Coffee (coffee@swissmail.org) and Kevin Nichols (kr.nichols@live.com)
Meeting Day: 2nd Tuesday of Every Month
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: Varies
Description: Well Global meets once a month to mobilize people to greater global involvement, bring awareness of all that God is doing through our community, spend time in prayer for global concerns, and practically support Well workers.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Well Hooped

Leader(s): Chon Armsbury, Keith Hill & Brandon Mason, Facebook Well Hooped page
Meeting Day: Mondays
Meeting Time: 8 PM until 10 PM
Location: 65 NE Stanton
Description: Our purpose is simple: Play basketball and get to know each other without getting hurt.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Well Men’s Reading Group

Leader(s): Ryan Cahill (503-936-9150)
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: Cahill Home, NE Portland
Description: This group consists of the following components: read a book a month, discuss it, and get into each other’s lives and pray together. The books will range from Steinbeck to Lewis, but biographies and cookbooks are prohibited. We will also avoid lengthy and boring books. Come to think of it, there is actually a whole list of arbitrary rules.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Well Spun

Leader(s): Chon Armsbury (503-793-6510, charmsbury@msn.com), Seth Dougan, David Sims
Meeting Day: usually Mondays
Meeting Time: varies
Location: Various Locations
Description: Join us if you have a bike and want to enjoy the sheer pleasure of cycling. We have done some big events like Reach the Beach and STP. Rides are usually organized via Facebook (see Well Spun group and request to join if interested). In addition, post ride, we go to a nearby establishment for food and refreshments for recovery. All abilities welcome.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: The Well Women’s Book Club

Leader(s): Kelsey Cahill (503-936-8021, kelseymcahill@gmail.com) and Becca Shadburne (971-276-9049, ranorman89@gmail.com)
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: 7:00PM
Location: Different homes/locations around Portland
Description: If you like to read and like hanging out with amazing women at the Well, join us! We meet monthly – first Tuesday of every month – at different locations around Portland. We read one book a month. During our meetings we discuss the book and pray for each other.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!


 

Name of Group: Women’s 40 Plus Group

Leader(s): Sarah Modrall (sarahmodrall@yahoo.com, 503.201.6604) & Annabelle Davis
Meeting Day: Saturday
Meeting Time: 10:30AM
Location: varies month to month
Description: The purpose of this group is to develop relationships with women. We sit around a table and laugh, pray and cry together as we share our stories and how God is working in our lives.
Openings for new members: Yes – Please join us!