The Well has been chosen as the name of this church for a couple of reasons. First, we see a significant connection between the spiritual need of men and women with our physical need for water. We are not alone in connecting water to spiritual life. Jesus Himself uses this metaphor to show the significance of having Him as Savior and Lord when he said, "Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'" (John 7:38). Our relationship with Jesus creates in us a heart that will live out His gospel, worship Him in spirit and in truth, be part of a community that longs for Him, and goes out to live on His mission.
Secondly, one of the most amazing stories of a sinner transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ takes place at a well; Jacob's Well in Samaria. In The Gospel of John, chapter 4, we read of a woman whose life had been ruined by her sin and yet was transformed when she encountered the One who came that she (and us) might be forgiven, made new. Jesus openly discusses this connection between our need for water and our need for Him. After a fairly long conversation, we read the most glorious part of the whole story, found in verse 39, "Many Samaritans from that town believed in Him (Jesus) because of the woman's testimony..." What a powerful picture of God's grace at work.
When we encounter Jesus Christ in this powerful way, we are not only confronted by our sin, but given a life-transforming offer to have those sins forgiven and then become a missionary so that others may have their sins forgiven as well. This is what happened 2000 years ago to this woman and it still happens today.
Our main desire at the Well is to say, "Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters..." (Isaiah 55:1) to all who need Jesus Christ.