New to Jacob's Well?
Welcome. We are so excited that you've chosen to check us out. Jacob's Well is church for people who don't like church, so maybe you're in the right place. We hope that wherever you are on your journey with God, the words on this page speak to your soul in a simple and powerful way.
We're not really sure why you're here... maybe it was the postcard that you got OR it could have been the winter beanie your friend was wearing OR the t-shirt OR our spots on the Current OR something else... whatever the reason, you're here and we're glad. You will find a lot of information that can give you an idea of who we are and how you can become a part of Jacob's Well, but we'd be glad to answer any other questions. Just call us at 612.822.0300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of the staff directly.
Here's a list of some common questions people have about Jacob's Well:
Jacob’s Well is under construction and always will be, both as individuals and as a community. That’s how faith works. We started in September of 2006 and are ‘re-inventing church for people who don’t like church.’ We will be discovering what that means and how to do it forever.
For Jacob's Well faith is a wrestling match. We are uncompromising about the fact that we follow Jesus by loving God with all our heart, soul and mind and loving our neighbors as ourselves. But we know that takes radical openness and honesty. Doubts and questions are good things at Jacob's Well; they can help us grow when we explore them instead of hiding them. We'd rather have hard questions than easy answers.
We also know that while many people are uninterested and even turned-off by organized religion, a vague, disconnected and undisciplined faith doesn’t get anyone anywhere. We grow spiritually when we are focused, connected and committed.
Jacob’s Well also seeks to be the kind of church people are, not have. That’s why we don’t own a building, and we challenge ourselves every week to practice what God is showing us.
We believe in taking risks too. There are many ways to grow in relationship with God and each other. So we try to be creative and not get stuck on one formula for worship. We love to experiment and learn from what works and what doesn’t. And besides, whoever thought church needed to be boring?
We know that God loves you enough to accept you just the way you are, but too much to leave you that way! The same goes for each of us.