OUR VALUES  

Our core values bring clarity to the things that matter most to us at The Well Covenant.  They guide how we achieve our mission and influence major leadership decisions as well as everyday ministry plans.  They even help us navigate staffing and budget issues.  In short, they keep us focused on the unique call God has given us as a local church.

THE BIBLE IS THE BASIS FOR ALL WE BELIEVE & DO

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

We believe the Bible is God’s Word, the final authority for life and godliness, and a guide for all we do.  The Bible has the power to change lives and as a result, the teaching and study of the Bible serves as the core of every ministry of the church.  It is the key for all teaching, training, and equipping of those who follow Christ.  Through it we grow in the knowledge of God and in combination with the Holy Spirit, we strive to become more like Christ. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

PRAYER UNLEASHES THE POWER OF GOD

“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” (Acts 4:31).

We believe in the power of prayer.  Prayer is an acknowledgement of our desperate need for God.  Prayer is our declaration that we are powerless apart from Him.  Prayer is foundational to all we do.  Therefore, we must find every possible means to move and motivate God’s people to pray both in private and in corporate settings.  There should be a visible and pervading environment of prayer in the church. 

“They continually devoted themselves to prayer” (Acts 2:42).

EVANGELISM IS THE MEANS TO BRING PEOPLE TO CHRIST

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” (Romans 10:14-15).

Locally– We believe that evangelism is a natural result of a personal relationship with Jesus.  It should be visible, strategic, and intentional.  The church should have identifiable pathways for evangelism to take place in our ministries and the personal lives of our members.  We believe every member should be equipped and growing in their ability to build spiritual friendships beyond the walls of the church and know how to share their faith as God opens doors (Colossians 4:2-6).

Globally– We believe the sights of our members should be raised beyond our congregation and community by developing a Biblical worldview.  The church should have identifiable pathways to support the cause of Christ globally.  Members should be equipped and growing in their ability to participate in the global dimensions of our ministry and mission (Acts 2:41, 5:14).

SERVICE IS INHERENT FOR EVERY BELIEVER

“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:16).

We are saved to serve. We believe the responsibility of the church is to equip, empower, and shepherd the members of the church to do ministry and live sacrificially, becoming a people who are increasingly giving freely of our time and resources.  Each member of the body is indwelled with the Holy Spirit and is Christ representative to others. Every believer is uniquely equipped with spiritual gifts and God-given abilities.  Each of us has a significant place of ministry.  Discovery and equipping opportunities should be regularly provided as we move new members into ministry, service, and sacrificial giving. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10).

CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IS VITAL TO SPIRITUAL LIFE & GROWTH

”And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:24-25).

We were not meant to live the Christian life alone.  We were created to live in relationship with one another.  Therefore, we believe spiritual growth and mutual care happens best in Christian community, and the best place to find Christian community is in a small group.  Small groups are a place believers can experience love, fellowship, mutual care, spiritual growth, and discipleship. It is vital that we continually train new small group leaders, start new groups, and seek to assimilate every member into a growing and expanding network of small groups in our church. 

GOD COMMUNICATES HIS NEVER-CHANGING MESSAGE
THROUGH EVER-CHANGING METHODS

“To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some” (1 Corinthians 9:21-23).

We believe the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His saving grace will never change, but we live in an ever-changing and ever evolving culture.  Because of this, our methods in reaching people with the eternal truth of the gospel must adjust and adapt to reach those who are far away from God.  Whether it is our worship style, method of evangelism, or simply the way we do church, we will seek creative and effective ways to share the Gospel and reach people with the Good News of Jesus.  “You are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile. But God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean” (Acts 10:28).

FUTURE GENERATIONS MUST BE A PRIORITY

“Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation” (Joel 1:3).

The next generation is the future church.  Churches that are failing to reach out to and connect with the younger generation place their future in jeopardy.  While we value and celebrate our multi-generational culture and will continue providing discipleship and worship opportunities for the older generations, a strong emphasis and investment must be made in the ministry areas of children, youth, college, single adults, and young families.  We must bridge the generational gaps.  The growing culture of the church must be one that reflects a commitment to reach the next generation.  “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.  One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:3-4).