Square 1 - Back To Square 1 With God

April 23, 2017

The challenge of a maze is that when you get stuck you can’t just push on, you have to go back to where you turned wrong and start fresh. That describes our situation with God pretty well. Human beings got a few inklings of what God was like from what they could understand and ran with it. Now we’re in a corner with an image of God that just doesn’t work or make much sense. It’s time to back up to square one and explore again.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Am I? Easter 2017

April 19, 2017

We've snipped and clipped pieces of the message from Greg Meyer and Heidi Esposito that was woven throughout our Easter gathering and we stitched them together into a podcast to give a little sense of the wonder and fun that was going on with Jacob's Well this year and to prod you a little bit to reflect and own who you are and what you do! 

Find resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Show Up - Wherever You Are, Whatever You’re Doing, Whoever You’re With

April 9, 2017

April 9 –  So what happens when you would rather be elsewhere doing something else with someone else? It happens often to each of us. Circumstances aren’t ideal, they aren’t what we planned or expected, we wish things could be different. So what do we do and what would it look like to show up anyway? It’s worth thinking about because it might be the way you’ll spend the majority of your life.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Show Up - The Power of Being All There (Part 2)

April 3, 2017

Show Up - The Power of Being ALL There (Part 2) It’s not because people are lazy that they don’t show up with their whole selves. They avoid it because that real, raw person inside is fragile and sensitive. We all know what it’s like to risk something in public just to be criticized, judged or laughed at. Who wants that? How can we develop the strength to show up even when we know we might be somebody’s lunch? Let’s talk about how we can build up our worthiness to stand up to the fears that try to undermine it.

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Show Up - Leftovers

March 28, 2017

In this leftovers episode, Melissa Lock, Greg Meyer, & Chris Tripolino poke at the question of what it looks like to really show up. 

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Show Up - The Power of Being All There (Part 1)

March 26, 2017

The Power of Being ALL There (part 1) – It’s one thing, and it’s a big one, to just get where you are supposed to be. Yet there is something enormously different when you show up with your whole self. The world doesn’t need more mannequins, it needs more wholehearted people bringing their whole selves to the scene. Showing up that way is a lot harder than it might seem. It’s worth wrestling with. 

Here's the message outline on our Sunday paper. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give or learn more about our March Giving Challenge here. Thank you!

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Show Up -Aligning what you do with who you are

March 21, 2017

Greg Meyer, Melissa Lock, and Chris Tripolino check in about schedules, priorities, and choosing which is in the driver's seat after starting the conversation this past week about what it means to show up.

For more about the practice mentioned in this episode, The Daily Examen, listen to this podcast

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Show Up - The Power of Being There

March 19, 2017

The Power of Being There – There is more to you than Jacob’s Well, and there’s more to Jacob’s Well than Sunday morning. But important things happen because we show up together. That’s just a small picture of the many ways and places your being there matters.

Here's the message outline. Find other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through parts of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give or learn more about our March Giving Challenge here. Thank you!

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Creating a Community with a High Care IQ

March 13, 2017

Chris Tripolino, Melissa Lock, and Greg Meyer talk about discovering the need for raising Jacob's Well's Care IQ. 

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Wisdom From The Wasteland: Practices

March 12, 2017

Andy Jolivette shares some basic practices that he has found helpful amidst his personal, vocational, relational, and mental health struggles. 

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Care IQ Review

March 12, 2017

When someone you care about is having a tough time it can be tough to know what to do, and much of life is a lot harder than ‘a tough time.’ Unfortunately caring isn’t enough. It takes learning and experience to be the help you want to be. On March 12 we reviewed what we are learning about CareIQ. No, we’ll never chase all the problems away or find a fix for all the unfixable things life brings us, but we can build our capacity together. Make a point of being here and connect with GroupLife to take it deeper and make it real.

The link to the Message Outline can be found here or with other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give or learn more about our March Giving Challenge here. Thank you!

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Leftover Wisdom from the Wasteland

March 6, 2017

Andy Jolivette joins Melissa Lock and Greg Meyer to talk more about Andy's experiences of struggle, anxiety, depression, gratitude, and more and pick up from questions asked at a March 5 gathering of Jacob's Well.

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Wisdom From the Wasteland

March 5, 2017

If you’ve been a part of Jacob’s Well for a while you have probably heard a message from our friend Andy Jolivette, but you may not have noticed it’s been a while since he’s been with us and that’s because he experienced some big “life disruptions” a few years ago. He was with us on March 5 to tell his story of getting knocked down, facing his feelings, discovering the gift of gratitude, and slowly/painfully reclaiming his life.

The link to the Message Outline can be found here or with other resources like discussion guides at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Free Money: Shame Busters

February 27, 2017

Should churches be groups that talk about money? Jesus sure talked a lot about it. Maybe rather than adding to the shame churches can deconstruct shame and helping us work together to use the money that's been entrusted to us to help shape the world around us in life-giving shame-free ways. 

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Free Money (Week 3)

February 27, 2017

February 26 – FREE MONEY (WOW) from what you have to do, so that it is free for what you want to do. Did that make any sense? Let’s try it another way: The “Wow” of your money is that it can not only pay the bills and afford you some nice things, but it can help you shape the world more like you sense the  world should look. We don’t get to this stage with our money easily, however. Let’s talk about what it takes and how it happens.

Links to the Message Outline and GroupLife Discussion Guide can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Why Do We Talk About Money?

February 21, 2017

What's your least favorite subject to hear a pastor talk about? Well shave off some of the crazy fringes and money probably at least makes the short list. Greg Meyer and Chris Tripolino talk about why it is that we dive into the subject of money as a church regularly. 

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Free Money (Week 2)

February 19, 2017

February 19 – FREE MONEY would never solve all your problems. A budget and a get-out-of-debt plan would help, but they won’t entirely solve the problem either. That’s because it isn’t just about the money you have or don’t have, it’s about your unique story and predisposition towards it. You’ll need to come to grips with those before money will start serving you, instead of you dancing to its demands. It’s time to start setting yourself FREE from MONEY!

Links to the Message Outline and GroupLife Discussion Guide can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Free Money (Week 1)

February 12, 2017

FREE MONEY sounds so tempting, and it should be, not because it would let you have enough, but because if you could free money from all the games you play with it you might just find a whole new perspective on life. From our years working and living together as a community one of the biggest problem areas we’ve noticed is money. It messes up just about everything. It’s time to talk and put money in it’s place so you can go on living.

Links to the Message Outline and GroupLife Discussion Guide can be found at www.jacobs-well.net/leftovers. Also watch for Leftover podcasts coming up each week in which we talk through some of the pieces of the message that ended up on the cutting room floor.

You can support Jacob's Well as a community and help to bring messages and experiences like this to more people at jacobs-well.net/give. Thank you!

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Participation Trophies and Whiplash

February 7, 2017

Greg Meyer, Melissa Lock, & Chris Tripolino try to bring a little wisdom to the whiplash we get swinging between the hollow rewards and powerless predicaments we find ourselves in as we reach for growth, not only in ourselves, but in others too!

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My Healthy Real & Ideal Message to Me

February 6, 2017

During our Feb 5, 2017 gathering everyone could write a healthy affirmation about their real & ideal to put on their mirror. It's a reflection of the person God sees in each of us. We also invited them to text them in - and they did! We put them all up on the screens so we could read them together... And here it is! Enjoy. 

Feel free to adopt any of these for yourself, or make up your own. And if you do, feel free to send it on to us at info@jacobs-well.net

Want to see the post-it note photo album? It's HERE on our Facebook page.

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