Serving Sheffield Since 2015
To raise and equip our family of believers to move in the power of Holy Spirit, secure in their identity and authority, living in Jesus-centred intimacy and living out their destinies and callings. Learning to love, living in hunger for God and generously sharing God’s transforming power in everyday life.
Develop and grow life tools and habits to become people of robust, faith-filled character, underpinned by a life of prayer, worship, bible inspiration and a sacrificial heart. Growing our ability to live in community, persevere and pioneer. Helping people live into the fullness of their gifting and callings. Preparing them for a life where the supernatural and missional intermix, whatever their context – workplace, family or ministry, locally or internationally.
To significantly impact the culture of Sheffield for the kingdom of God. Helping The Well to launch new ministries and mission across this city and its cultures, or partner with others’ initiatives. Enabling us to increase our life of prayer and to serve the poor/vulnerable within the context of a church focussed on the city and called to the nations.
what does deeper involve?
DEEPER programme begins September 2018 to June 2019. Part Time (approx 16 contact-hours plus optional extras per week, following the academic term pattern) spread over 2 days a week, plus some evenings & Sundays. Typically this means: all day-Monday, Thursday afternoon & evening. You may need to work part-time alongside Deeper, or there’s space for other initiatives and commitments.
⅓ Worship &Prayer
⅓ Outreach to our city and beyond
⅓ Teaching & Discipleship input
We strongly believe in raising missionary disciples within a nurturing context of family and community and within a culture with a clear focus on the missional and the supernatural. DEEPER participants become part of The Well family, equally as involved as other members in serving/facilitating our local church activities and conferences, plus partnering with other churches/agency’s initiatives in the city.
Across the year we’ll learn how to serve and reach people for Jesus in stretching situations around Sheffield. Plus, occasional faith-stretching missionary trips to new contexts, most likely including overseas.
Alongside scheduled input, trainees are expected to read & study chunks of the bible, as well as a set reading list and other occasional personal study. Enough to get your teeth into, but not too much to manage with a full schedule and other part-time commitments.
what does deeper look like?
Part-time 9-month intensive programme for those ready and willing to join. The full course is all-day Mondays & Thursdays, with some exceptions for Thursday day-time, if your schedule/work doesn't allow (Thursday nights are compulsory)
Thursday evening modules are part of the school, also available to the public. Occasional weekend events.
Missional opportunities beyond Sheffield will be offered (previous Deeper years included Calais 'Jungle', Helsinki, Nairobi)
FEES: Deeper costs £1000 for the year, payable either at the start or at agreed points. There are some bursaries available if money is likely to be a significant issue, so please let us know.
The family of The Well Sheffield
Mature and new believers welcome
Anyone with a heart to go deeper and can give their time to engage in this school
Any nationality, church background or part of another church family here in the city
There’s no upper age limit, but we’re expecting most folk to be 21+
We welcome alumni of other ministry schools (like Bethel, Iris, CTF, YWAM, PIH)