Who Cares What They Think?!?

Posted on: March 20th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

That philosophy is easier said than lived!  Recently, my youngest daughter was invited to a school function in front of a large number of classmates by a special needs boy in her school.  Since our family has a “no dating policy,” normally her response would be that she can only go with a group of […]

You Are Never Going to Believe Me (But It’s Not Too Late!)

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

Well I told you that God was up to some amazing things… This week we have hit three major milestones already with our Something for Everyone Generosity Campaign.  I can’t tell you the details right now even though I really, really, REALLY want to.  Instead I will tease you now and promise to tell you this […]

Something for Everyone

Posted on: March 5th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

Nearly 10 years ago, my wife Carrie and I, along with a few friends, launched The Well.  Within seven years we grew out of our first and second location, the Geneva Park District at the Sunset Recreation Center and the Randall 15 IMAX Theater on Randall Road in Batavia.  Outgrowing those locations landed us in […]

Is It Really Free?!?

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

Alright I admit it, I have become a skeptic! For years I have led or participated in groups where we would go out and do random acts of kindness, through giveaways or service projects.  It used to always confuse me that people would turn things down like free gas, free coffee, free water bottles, or […]

At Just the Right Time?!?

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

In the apostle Paul’s ancient letter to the churches of Galatia (a region in modern south central Turkey), he said, “…when the right time came, God sent his son,…” (Gal. 4:4.)  He built up to this with the idea that Jesus and all He would bring was the fulfillment of a promise God had made […]

“To Be” or “To Do” That Is the Question….

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

Being or doing… that is the struggle in all of life, but uniquely in faith.  Everything in life, and most of the world, not to mention church history, attests to the idea that we are supposed to “do” or “not do” things to stay out of trouble, to get ahead in life, to make people […]

A Body Divided can NOT stand

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

Matthew 12:25 New Living Translation (NLT) 25 Jesus knew their thoughts and replied, “Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart. We read this and hear the words of Abraham Lincoln during our country’s own dark civil war, but the implication of Jesus’ statement are much more relevant […]

Speaking out of both sides of your mouth…

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

It is interesting what God has to say about us.  On one hand He pronounces that we are helplessly broken, fundamentally flawed, and indelibly stained.  The ideas that set behind these words make it impossible for us to assume that there is any hope for change.  And what’s worse, He calls all those in our […]

BIG Things Heading Your Way…

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

BIG things headed your way… We have two really important events coming up you won’t want to miss.  There are always more ways to live out our mission here at The Well than we can promote at our Weekend Services.  But I wanted you to hear about these great opportunities from me. So check them […]

Letting Go…

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by Jerry Shaffer

The first Century Christian leader Paul said, “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize of my calling.” There is a truism that seems to contradict Paul’s thinking, “If you don’t know where you come from, you can’t […]