A FEW WORDS
Our name comes from Jesus’ encounter with a woman at a well…
Church at The Well Everett exists to make disciples of Jesus who find their greatest joy in his glory.
Joe Polson – Lead Pastor
Joe moved from South Carolina to the Greater Boston area in November 2019 to plant Church at The Well Everett in Everett, MA. He married the love of his life, Jessie, in 2011, and they have three children: Archer, Ainsley, and Adon. Prior to vocational ministry, Joe worked in the recycling industry and taught high school business education. Before moving in November 2019, Joe was on staff at a church in South Carolina and served as Student Pastor and Associate Pastor. He enjoys sports, food, and gaming of all sorts. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business and Religion from Liberty University and a Masters Degree in Church Planting from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are inspired by God an inerrant in the original writing. We believe the 66 books of the Old Testament and New Testament are God’s completed and sufficient revelation for the total well-being and salvation of mankind.
Related Scriptures: Psalms 119:160; Matthew 5:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 10:15-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe there is one infinte and personal God, who is the sovereign Creator and omnipotent Sustainer of all things, who is eternal and perfectly existent in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three equally possess all the characteristics of personality and attributes of deity and each is equally deserving of worship and obedience. By His providence HE is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
Related Scriptures: Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 139:1-10; Isaiah 41:4; 45:5; 46:10; Jeremiah 32:17; Matthew 28:19; John 1:18; 4:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:17
We believe Jesus Christ was both fully God and fully man; therefore, His deity was total and His humanity was perfect. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and as the Son of God, He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father. He voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by being crucified and dying on the cross as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him and His work alone. He arose bodily from the dead and He ascended to the Father’s right hand. There, as High Priest and Advocate, He intercedes for the believer before the Father. He indwells the believer in the Person of the Holy Spirit, and He will return personally and bodily to earth in power and glory to consummate history and fulfill the eternal plan of God.
Related Scriptures: Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 1:18-25, 25:31-46; Mark 10:45; John 1:1, 4:26, 8:58; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 5:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:12-19; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philemon 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Hebrews 2:14, 4:14-16, 9:24, 10:5; Revelation 11:15-17, 20:4-6, 11-15, 22:13.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity whose present ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ, convict people of sin (awakening in them a recognition of their need of a Savior) and to be actively involved in the life of the believer. The Holy Spirit’s ministry in believers’ lives involves regenerating and permanently indwelling them at the moment of conversion and guiding, instructing and empowering them for Christ-like living. The Holy Spirit is the Source of the church’s power. A primary role of the Spirit is to indwell and mold individual believers into Christ’s image as they yield themselves to Him, with the results being that the corporate body of believers accurately refelct Christ’s character and adequately represent His purposes for His glory.
Related Scripture: Genesis 1:27; Psalms 139:7-10; John 3:5-8, 14:16,26, 16:8,13; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4; Romans 8:9,13; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 12:13; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:16-17, 25; Ephesians 4:30; Titus 3:5.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless state. The consequences of this fall are that all mankind are sinners and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse. We believe that without exception every man is totally depraved and is in need of a Savior.
Related Scriptures: Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18,32; 3:10-19, 23, 6:23.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. We believe that all who by faith receive Him as their personal Savior are justified on the basis of His blood shed at Calvary. Believers are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become eternally secure as children of God. We believe the Holy Spirit baptizes a person who believes into the body of Christ at the moment of salvation.
Related Scriptures: John 3:16; Romans 8:37-39; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 John 2:1-2, 3:16.
We believe the universal church is the body of Christ, of which He is the Head, and it is composed of all who have acknowledged Jesus Christ as SAvior and Lord and are united ot Him and to one another by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. All individual believers are to be an active part of a local church body, devoting themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of God’s Word, the observance of baptism and communion as the sacramental ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body and outreach to the world, thereby glorifying Christ and furthering His purposes. Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command there is the local expression of the church – under the watch-care of Elders and other supportive leadership. Its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Related Scriptures: Matthew 16:18, 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 15:13-17; Romans 12:4-9; 1 Corinthians 12:7, 12-13; Ephesians 1:5-18, 22-23, 4:12-16, 5″23, 30; Colossians 1:18, 2:19; 1 Peter 4:10.
We believe in the blessed hope that Jesus Christ will return to this earth, personally, visibly, and imminently, in power and great glory, to gather His elect, to raise the dead, to judge the nations and to bring His kingdom to fulfillment. His return has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
Related Scriptures: Matthew 20:1-16, 25:14-30, 46; John 5:24-29; Romans 2:5-11; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, 9:25, 15:13; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; 2 Timothy 2:11; Revelation 14:11, 20:11-15.
Faith & Practice
We believe Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The Bible teaches that all believers are saints, set apart unto God and are thus responsible to live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. As Christians, we should obey the Word of our Lord, seek the things which are above, walk as He walked, and accept as our responsibility the duty and privilege of bearing the Gospel to a lost world. A victorious and fruitful Christian life is possible only for those who have presented themselves wholly to Christ and walk by the power of the Holy Spirit, which all believers are called to do.
Related Scriptures: Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 12:1-2, 6-7, 21:1-2; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 5:18, 23; Colossians 3:1; 2 Timothy 2:19; Titus 2; 1 Peter 1:14-19; 1 John 2:3.
We are part of a collective of like-minded churches in the Greater Boston area who partner to share resources in advancing Christ’s Kingdom in the world.
We also partner with SEND Network which provides collaboration and support with churches across the world. As a part of SEND, we receive coaching, training, care, and resources to help advance Christ’s Kingdom everywhere. We are able to mobilize missionaries locally and globally. SEND also provides disaster relief throughout the world through SEND Relief.