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

Mother’s Day at The Well  |  May 8
All mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures are welcome to join us in the Glass Room after each worship service on Mother’s Day for a time of fellowship. We will have snacks, a photobooth, and more. Please stop by and say hi—we’d love to honor you this Mother’s Day.

Coffee at The Well  |  Thursdays, June 2 – July 28
Bring your kids, your friend, your neighbor, or just bring yourself and join us for coffee and conversation at Common Grounds Woodway every Thursday morning at 9:00 am this summer (no need to RSVP).

Walking at The Well  |  Various Times + Days
Join other First Woodway women as we walk, talk, and pray. Bring yourself, bring a stroller, and always bring the fun! All ages and stages of life are welcome.  No need to RSVP; just show up with your shoes laced up and ready to walk!

  • Monday mornings at The MAC – 8:00 am (Every Monday morning, June 6 – July 25) (Not meeting July 4)
  • Thursday nights at Cottonbelt Trail – 7:00 pm (Every Thurs night, June 2 – July 28)
  • Saturday mornings at Hewitt Park – 8:00 am (Every Sat morning, June 4 – July 30)

Book Club at The Well  |  Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grab a friend, a co-worker, or a neighbor, and sign up for one of three different books for Summer Book Club: Find Your People by Jennie Allen; It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst; or In His Image by Jen Wilkin. All book clubs will meet at First Woodway on Tuesday nights for six weeks on June 14 – July 19. RSVP for one of the above here. Registrations close June 6.

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

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

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

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


FLOURISH is a mentoring program developed by Passion City Church. We’re launching this program in April. Learn more below! 

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 website by Passion City Church.

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 (
  • 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 ( 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

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 in the Fall of 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

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 are currently closed.  However, we plan to open applications again in Fall 2022.  If you are interested, please fill out our interest form and we will contact you in the fall.

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