By Karen McBride
This is such an exciting time for The Well Training Ministry! It has been six years since the ministry decentralized and women began meeting in their homes, coffee shops, restaurants, and other locations to continue to study God’s word, support each other, and learn to make disciples of other women. Women have found a way to connect across the U.S. through the use of Zoom, allowing the outreach to extend far and wide.
But it has been a challenging journey. Three years ago, The Well purchased property in Lutz as a future site of bible studies, trainings, and community building. Then COVID hit and plans were stalled.
“We believed God through all the COVID shutdowns and continued to believe God when the world was in chaos.” It was a discouraging time. “And when we couldn’t believe, we borrowed each other’s belief,” said Susie Walther, President of The Well Training Ministry.
Three years from the day that the closing documents were signed, The Well property is officially open! The property provides conference rooms for women to hold bible studies, prayer groups, and small training sessions. A welcoming child watch area is equipped with toys and books ready for children ages 6 months to 12 years.
In-person events are held throughout the year. Recently, a “pop-up” was held at North Pointe Church. Roughly 200 women attended, shared their testimonies of God’s great love, and how He carried them through difficult times. Lots of hugs and smiles were shared as the Christian women connected and when it was over, had such a warm feeling of sisterhood knowing we are all in this together. After all, we are daughters of the King!
The next main event this year is Renovated, which is a women’s conference coming in September via simulcast. Renovated digs into the theology and psychology of what it means to be a godly wife. The conference is beneficial to married women and single women who are engaged or marriage minded. This one-day event will simulcast on September 16, 2023, and anyone can host in their home or churches can register to host the simulcast for their women. Go to https://www.renovated.live/ for more information.
The Well has home and community groups that meet during the day, evenings and weekends, fitting a variety of schedules. To find a group, visit https://thewelltraining.org/.
Watch this video on the 3-year journey of The Well’s new property. https://youtu.be/6LA0kEFn5zc