The Well is a gathering place for women
to grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus and
to create richer, more authentic connections with one another.

The Well

The Well is the women’s ministry at First Woodway, made up of women from all different ages and stages of life . . .
and we would love to meet you!

We know that we live very full and busy lives, therefore our goal is to create a ministry fueled with intention and purpose.
Every Life Group, prayer group, Bible study, retreat, service opportunity, and other events we offer will encourage you in your walk with Christ while also fostering genuine relationships with other First Woodway women.

But we can’t do it alone. We need YOU!  We’d love to have you get involved in one of our Women’s Ministry Teams. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Oates, Minister of Discipleship: Women and Marriage at eoates@firstwoodway.org

Mark Your Calendar for 2023

We will provide more information on these events as they become available, but in the meantime – save these dates on your calendar!

  • Seasons of Womanhood Retreat  |  February 17-18, 2023
  • Mother’s Day Celebration  I   May 14, 2023
  • Coffee at The Well  |  January 22 + 21, 2023

Don’t want to miss a single moment? Sign up here for our women’s ministry newsletter to be informed of what’s going on at The Well!

Weekday discipleship classes for the Fall 2022 semester are starting now! Wednesday evening classes begin August 24.
You may register now for any of the classes.

Isaiah  |  Mondays  |  9:00 – 11:30 am
Led by Jan Gilbert
In this seven session study, author Melissa Spoelstra encourages you to let go of striving and learn to trust in God’s character, His comfort, and even His correction. As you study the book of Isaiah – from the prophet’s challenges to the nation of Israel to prophecies of the Messiah – you’ll see that you can trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests.

The Dwelling ­| Mondays | 9:00-11:00 am
The Dwelling is a place for moms of all ages to rest in God’s promises and be affirmed that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. Our theme this semester will be “The Quest for Connection” as we study the biblical perspective on relationships including marriage, friendships, parenting, and even those complicated in-law dynamics! Come enjoy a morning of great table interaction with peers and a mentor mom, breakfast, and two hours of Bible study.

Free childcare is provided, but at this time we are pausing childcare registration for Monday morning Bible study while we search for more childcare workers. Please click here to put your children on a wait list. You will be notified if spots open up. Thank you for your understanding. For more information, contact Vicki Lassiter at goyethere4@aol.com.

Just Moved  |  Tuesdays  |  9:30-11:30 am
Led by Nancy Jackson
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, full of challenges, and lots of hard work. With this in mind, we want to offer a Christ-centered study entitled, After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving on After Moving In. This is a powerful, hands-on class using biblical principles and practical how-to’s. Come and make new friends and get acquainted with other women also new to the area. For more information, contact Nancy Jackson at nancy@islandmt.com.

Amos  |  Wednesdays  |  6:00-7:00 pm
Led by Melodie Robison
Amos is often called a prophet of doom. On the surface, his prophecy doesn’t sound like a happy formula for the good life. However, every condemnation he gives serves as an invitation, a cry for us to “seek God and live” (Amos 5:4). You’ll be invited to live assured, faithful, chosen, humbly, justly, prayerful, and hopeful. This kind of living will bring us and others around us peace and true prosperity.

He’s Where The Joy Is
Wednesdays: Either 9:00 – 11:00 am  or  6:00 – 7:00 pm
Led by The Well Bible Study Team
It’s hard to know a God we don’t understand, and it’s hard to love a God we don’t know. But our God wants to be known and loved, and He’s told us a lot about Himself in the pages of His Word. In this seven session study written by Tara-Leigh Cobble, we will break down the intimidating doctrine of the Trinity. You’ll discover a beautiful, foundational view of our Triune God that will transform how you relate to Him. Understanding God’s three-in-oneness and each of the Persons of God individually—Father, Son, and Spirit—will lead you to deeper intimacy with God and greater joy in knowing Him!

Ruddell | Sundays | 8:15 am | Multi-Generational

Oates | Sundays | 9:30 am | Multi-Generational

Baldwin + Thornton | Sundays | 11:00 am | Multi-Generational

Reagan + Boyd | Sundays |11:00 am | Multi-Generational

For more information on women’s Life Groups, contact Elizabeth Oates at eoates@firstwoodway.org.

Need prayer? Let us know by sending an email to our prayer team at prayeratthewell@firstwoodway.org, or by filling out a prayer request form here.

Thank you for your interest in serving.  We are happy you are here and have prayed you will find a place to serve and share the love of Christ.

Acteens – disciples and encourages girls in grades 6 through 12 to look beyond themselves and become actively involved in ministry and missions.

Women on Mission® (WOM) – provides women ages 18 and older an opportunity for ongoing missions, prayer, giving, education, and involvement.

Christian Women’s Job Corp (CWJP) – a comprehensive faith-based program to build Christian relationships and empower women to experience spiritual, personal, and professional success.

Freedom’s Gate – a ministry dedicated to the spiritual, personal, and professional growth for incarcerated women through education and mentoring, enabling them to reintegrate more successfully into their families and the community.

Comfort Quilters – using your gift of quilting to bless others! Quilts are made upon request for FW members and their family members who are home-bound, bedridden, or on hospice. Quilters get to know the family and make unique quilts designed just for them!

For more information or a calendar of events please contact Doris King.

FLOURISH is a 1-year discipleship program that connects mentors and mentees to encourage and challenge one another in their walks with Jesus. FLOURISH calls women to a higher standard of living and urging us to live a God-filled life for the sake of the Gospel. Matthew 28:19-20 calls us all to create disciples, and FLOURISH gives us the opportunity to do just that.

* These FAQs are partially taken from the flourishmentor.com website by Passion City Church.

What is FLOURISH?
FLOURISH is a 1-year discipleship journey that combines staying rooted in God’s Word with learning from a woman who is in a different stage in her walk with Jesus. Throughout the FLOURISH journey you will:

  • Build a relationship with your mentor or mentee.
  • Explore what Scripture says about your identity, calling, gratitude, and other relevant topics.
  • Learn to wholeheartedly love and follow Jesus.
  • Challenge how your individual story fits into God’s larger redemption story.

Who can participate in FLOURISH?
If you are interested in growing your faith, then you can participate in FLOURISH. You do not need to be at a certain point in your faith journey to participate. That being said, there are certain requirements to participate . . .

What are the requirements to participate in FLOURISH?

  • Participants must be a FW member. If you are not a member but still want to participate, please contact Elizabeth Oates to discuss (eoates@firstwoodway.org)
  • Participants should commit to a full year, as FLOURISH is a 1-year curriculum.
  • Mentors will take on no more than one mentee at a time.
  • Mentors/mentees should commit to meeting at least twice a month in order to experience the full benefits of FLOURISH.
  • Mentors/mentees should follow the FLOURISH curriculum, which enables them to spend time in God’s Word and prayer five days a week.

What curriculum do you use?
FLOURISH uses the its own curriculum which was created by Passion City Church and is based on numerous Scripture passages, including Titus 2:1, 3-5 and 1 Peter 5:1-5. FLOURISH is a 1-year curriculum broken into six sessions. Each session anchors women around six practical life topics, engaging them in both the Word and in each other’s lives. These topics are relevant to women of every age and stage of life.

Do I get to pick my mentor/mentee?
When you sign up to be a part of FLOURISH, we will ask you to fill out a mentor/mentee application. You may request a certain mentor/mentee on the application. If you do not have someone in mind, no worries! We are intentional and prayerful with the matching process and consider many factors to provide each mentee with the most suitable mentor.

Is there a cost to participate in FLOURISH?
We charge a one-time fee of $40, which includes the cost of the curriculum, the mentor training, the FLOURISH kickoff, and more! If you cannot afford this fee, scholarships are available. Please contact Elizabeth Oates (eoates@firstwoodway.org) for more information on receiving or providing a scholarship. We never want finances to prevent a woman from participating in FLOURISH.

Do you have any resources to guide the mentoring relationship?
Yes! We offer a mentor and mentee training. But, if you want to get a head start, videos, downloadable guides, and more are available at www.flourishmentor.com.

What is the FLOURISH Matching Event?
This is a fun night when we gather our new FLOURISH women and reveal their mentor/mentee. It’s an inspiring night of worship, teaching, and celebrating as their FLOURISH journey begins.

When is the next FLOURISH Matching Event?
The next FLOURISH Matching Event will be Thursday, October 20, from 7:00-9:00 pm in The Venue.

I am interested in FLOURISH but can’t commit right now. What should I do?
We will be opening FLOURISH applications again in Fall 2023. If this is not the right season for you, feel free to check back next year.

Applications for FLOURISH will reopen in Spring 2023.

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