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

Coffee at The Well  |  September 18  |  Glass Room
Whether you are new to the church or have attended First Woodway for a while, all women are invited to gather and hear about what we have planned for women’s ministry. Join us on this Sunday morning between 8:15-9:15.

Deep Roots  I  September 22, 6:30 pm  I  Worship Center
The Well invites women of all ages and stages to join us for a meaningful night filled with worship, a panel discussion, and table talk designed to help women cultivate authentic community in a lonely world. Bring a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or just come by yourself. Mix and mingle starts at 6:30 pm. Program begins at 7:00 pm and closes at 9:00 pm. Registration is open, and you can sign up online.

Fall Launch of FLOURISH  I  Applications Open August 26 – September 26
FLOURISH is The Well’s one-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 urges 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.

Both Mentor and Mentee applications are available, and they open August 26. For more information about FLOURISH, check out the section further down this page.

Important FLOURISH Dates:

  • Aug 26:  Applications Open
  • Sep 26:  Applications Close
  • Oct 16:  Mentor + Mentee Training
  • Oct 20:  Match Party

Simply Still Holiday Event  I  November 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm  I  Worship Center
Do you dread the busyness of the holiday season? Does your endless to-do list make you feel anxious and overwhelmed? If so, The Well invites you to take a deep breath and be Simply Still. Join us as we create space to connect with our heavenly father through a powerful, yet peaceful time of reflection, worship, prayer, and Scripture. You won’t want to miss this time to orient your heart toward Christ as you usher in the holiday season. You may RSVP online.

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!

The Dwelling ­| Mondays | 9:00-11:00 am (ended for summer 2022)
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. For more information, contact Vicki Lassiter at goyethere4@aol.com.

Just Moved | Tuesdays | 9:30-11:30 am (ended for summer 2022)
This group is for women who have recently moved to the Waco area and are looking to connect with others in the midst of major life changes. For more information, contact Nancy Jackson at nancy@islandmt.com.

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

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

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

Taylor | Sundays | 8:15 am | Senior Adults

Oates | Sundays | 9:30 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.

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.

Important FLOURISH Dates:

  • Aug 26:  Applications Open
  • Sep 26:  Applications Close
  • Oct 16:  Mentor + Mentee Training
  • Oct 20:  Match Party

* 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 are planning to open up FLOURISH again in the Fall 2022. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this interest form, and we will be in touch.

Applications for FLOURISH will open August 26, and will close September 26.  You can apply to be a Mentor or Mentee  – or both!

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