The Well in Carmel
Love is Here!
Thank you for taking a moment to visit The Well in Carmel’s website. The inspiration for our church community’s name is taken from a Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at a local water well. It was here that a broken human being tasted “living water” for the first time in her weary life and discovered something insightful from the voice of God:
“From here on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and He longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore Him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.” – Jesus (TPT)
At The Well in Carmel we are committed to worshipping Jesus in Spirit and in truth and facilitating an encounter with the Living Christ. We believe once a relationship with Jesus begins, similar to the “woman at the well”, that the past is confronted, the present is made whole, and the future is an adventure into the kingdom of God.
“All at once, the woman dropped her water jar and ran off to her village and told everyone, “Come and meet a man at the well who told me everything I’ve ever done! He could be the Anointed One we’ve been waiting for.” Hearing this, the people came streaming out of the village to go see Jesus.”
– John, eyewitness (TPT)
We hope The Well in Carmel can be a place where you can leave your “water jar” behind and boldly step into the joyful calling and purpose of your life. We look forward to meeting you!
Statement of Faith
The Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
That for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
In the baptism with the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of spiritual gifts.
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We also embrace and adopt the Nicean Creed of AD325 and Chalcedon Creed of AD451.
Our vision at The Well in Carmel is to encounter Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Our mission to provide an atmosphere of worship in Spirit and in Truth.
1) Passionate Worship (John 4:23)
2) Persistent Prayer (Luke 11:9)
3) Unapologetic Preaching of the Word (2 Tim. 4:2)
4) Authentic Community (John 17:23)
5) Holy Spirit Powerful Living (Acts 1:8)
6) God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17)
Come as You Are
What to Expect
We understand stepping into a church for the first time can be sometimes scary and intimidating. We hope that your experience at The Well in Carmel is casual and relaxed. Our desire is to cultivate a culture of love, honor, and care for one another, and deeply hope you would feel like part of The Well in Carmel family from the moment you enter our atmosphere.
You can enter our lobby thought the front doors, grab a cup of coffee, and if you have younger children, check them into their classes (otherwise, no need to check other people’s kids in – haha!).
We believe you will sense a comfortable atmosphere where you can slip into the auditorium and observe a community of worshippers who are seeking to encounter Jesus through worship, praise, teaching and prayer. We believe you will receive a gentle touch from God as you experience Him in spirit and in truth.
We are an elder-led church community and registered with the state of Indiana. We do have part-time paid staff, but are mostly and uniquely a volunteer-led community with a passion for everyone to discover their spiritual gifting and kingdom desires. Every member of our body is special regardless of background, color, religion, or identity. We echo the Apostle Paul’s declaration:
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
– Galatians 3:28 (NASB)
Trying to describe what happens at a typical service is difficult, as it usually varies week to week. We desire to be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and find it creates an atmosphere of expectancy, excitement, and something you don’t want to miss. Some of our folks show up early to simply pray for the Lord to bless each and every person who comes through our doors.
Sunday mornings also include various ministry opportunities for both children and youth.
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM – Worship Based Prayer Service
This service includes praise and worship with spontaneous words from God, directed prayer times, encouragements, and testimonies of God’s kingdom in action.
Children’s ministry and infant care is not provided but Jr. and Sr. High students are welcome to hangout in the iGen room for foosball and conversations (btw, foosball games cost $0.75 and all donations go to the iGen ministry)
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM – Greeting and Meeting Time
Come and enjoy this time to check things out, grab a coffee, find a seat, and relax.
10:30 AM to 11:45 – Worship & Teaching Service
Praise and worship often includes spontaneous words, encouragements, and testimonies of God’s kingdom, followed by either an elder or guest speaker who has a prepared Biblical teaching. Services typically close with an invitation for personal prayer where we have many miraculous answers happen!
Children’s ministry and infant care provided at 10:30 AM with Jr. and Sr. High meeting in iGen room at 11:07 AM, or after 10:30 worship.