The Well takes place every Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. in the Jack & Deb Miller Chapel. Everyone is invited to attend. Below is a list of the topics that will be discussed and who the featured speaker will be.
8/26 Encounter, Experience, Respond - Speaker: Mr. Nate Bebout, Seminary Intern
Explanation of the movement of the Well. Welcoming back students and explaining the motto of Encounter, Experience, Respond. [John 4:1-26]
9/2 “On Earth as it is in Heaven” - Speaker: Mr. Nate Bebout, Seminary Intern
Introduction to our fall 2010 theme, “For a King and a Cause.” Explaining the idea that God didn’t intend for His people to simply ascend to a cognitive belief and wait for heaven, but rather, that Jesus believed the Kingdom of God could be made tangible in the here and now. [Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 17:20-21, John 14:9-14]
9/9 Express Compassion - Speaker: Mr. John Rounsaville, Seminary Intern
The Kingdom of Christ is unlike the systems of the world that teach us to keep our heads down and to mind our own business. Christ refuses to be numb to the pain and brokenness of those around him, but comes along side those who are hurting and restores them. [Mark 10:46-52, Luke 13:10-17, Exodus 34:6-7]
9/16 “Love Your Enemy” - Speaker: Miss Anrea Wiebe, Ashland University Student
From the moment we are born, our world forces distinctions of “we verses them” upon every race, culture, and gender. God sees things a different way, instead He commands us to love those who hate us and to pray for those who persecute us. Do we live out the radical love of Christ in the face of world that is always trying to put us at odds against one another or do we claim superiority in arguments because God is on our side? [Matthew 5:43-48, Romans 12:9-21]
9/23 Speaking Life - Speaker: Mr. Cory Smith, Ashland University Student
Our words have power. The God of the universe created everything that we perceive in reality through speaking them into existence. A sons and daughters created in His image, we also have the power to speak life or death into existence with the words we choose. [1 Thessalonians 5:14, Matthew 16:19, Luke 22:31-32]
9/30 Unlocking Scripture - Speaker: Mr. Nate Bebout, Seminary Intern
Interactive night. 5 Questions that make Scripture come alive.
10/7 God Boxes - Speaker: Mrs. Jody Thomae
How often is our understanding of God limited by the rules and expectations we place upon him? In this talk, we’ll seek to unpack the limitations we place on our God and try to allow Him to reveal Himself in freedom and truth. (Perhaps an incorporation of Bounded Set vs. Centered Set ideas.) Matt Durbin will help tangibly express this through art.
10/14 “A Friend of Sinners” - Spaker: Mr. Nate Bebout, Seminary Intern
We often miscommunication to the world the message of Christ not only in what we say, but also in the posture in which we say things. Christ is an advocate of people who are caught in sin, not an accuser. He speaks truth in love, only after He has earned the right to be heard. [John 8:1-11]
10/21 The Call Night - Speaker: Mr. John Swope, Director of the Religious Life Network & the Call
A night of worship and teaching lead by students involved in the Call Program.
10/28 Lectio Divina - Speaker: Mr. Glenn Black
Interactive night. An ancient practice of meditating on Scripture and hearing from God.
11/4 Live without Spot or Blemish - Speaker: Mr. Cory Smith, Ashland University Student
What does Scripture truly have to say about our sexuality? What does it mean to live without spot or blemish in a world that is aggressively pushing a hedonistic lifestyle? Purity, although intricately tied with our sexuality, is about living a holistic life of obedience before God. [1 Timothy 4:12, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Matthew 5:27-29]
11/11 Authority and Responsibility - Speaker: Dr. Dan Lawson, Dean Religious Life
Followers or Christ are blessed with the Holy Spirit to be a blessing to others. God did not simply give us the power of the Holy Spirit to comfort and assure us of our salvation, but also to demonstrate His love, grace, and compassion to those around us.
[Colossians 2:9-10, 2 Timothy 1:6-7, 2 Corinthians 1:20-22, John 14:11-13]
11/18 Sabbath Rest - Speaker: Miss Andrea Wiebe, Ashland University Student
As Americans, it is our default to overwork and overwhelm ourselves. The rat race is the promise that our culture has embraced that assures us that working our fingers to the bone will make us happy and prosperous. When God created the universe, He had a very different idea in mind. Instead of working ourselves to death, He longs for us to embrace the life that comes through Sabbath rest. [Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-11, Hebrews 4:1-11]
12/2 God Stories - Speaker: Mr. Jon Rounsaville, Seminary Intern
Interactive night. The people of God encouraging one another and giving glory to Christ for what He has done this semester.
12/9 Acoustic Underground - No speaker
Kicking it old school. Acoustic worship in the Lower Chapel to end the semester.