For those of you who follow my blog but are not a part of The Well, I wanted to let you in on some changes that are taking place with our church.
Before we launched The Well, we learned about another missional church in Broad Ripple—Trinity—that had some astonishing similarities to what we envisioned the church to be. Over the past two years, I have developed a good relationship with their pastor, Todd Fisher, who has become a mentor to me. Whenever we would meet, we were always amused at how different we both were in our leadership styles and gift mixes, and yet always aware of how very similar our visions for church were. At various points, we would discuss the possibility of working together and bringing our communities together.
Recently, we made the decision to make that happen. As you can imagine, there are many details that I’m leaving out of the journey that led to this partnership, but there are several indications that this has been orchestrated by God.
What this means for me and my fellow “Wellers” is that we’ll be surrendering our name and our logo. For the foreseeable future, we’ll also discontinue our Sunday evening worship gatherings and, instead, will be joining our Trinity brothers and sisters on Sunday mornings to gather and celebrate.
However, we will continue to have our house churches in Hamilton County and will continue reaching out to serve the poor, the outcast, and the abused who live among us but are nearly forgotten amid the affluence of our community. In other words, those of us of The Well who have been the body of Christ to our Hamilton County neighbors are as committed as ever to continuing to be the body of Christ right where we live. Our little missional community is still very much alive and well!
If you’re interested in learning more about Trinity and our mission, I invite you to visit our website at www.indytrinity.org or drop in and experience a worship gathering with us some Sunday morning.