April 20, 2019 – Journey Through John: The Love of Christ

This week, Pastor Steve concludes his Easter series titled “Journey Through John.” Join us as we look at the radical, passionate love of Christ and the impact that it has had and continues to have on so many Christ followers.

March 16, 2019 – Journey Through John: The Work of Being Healed

Welcome back as Pastor Steve continues his Easter series titled “Journey Through John.” In this week’s message, we look at the effort or work that one must often undertake in order to be healed. Be sure to follow along this…

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March 9, 2019 – Journey Through John: John the Baptist

This week, Pastor Steve begins his new Easter-themed series titled “Journey Through John.” The first message in this series focuses on John the Baptist, a pretty great guy sent by God to bear witness of His truly Great Son. Be…

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March 2, 2019 – Tough Choices: Initiate Contact

This week, Pastor Steve concludes his series on the Tough Choices facing a Jesus follower and why we most constantly strive to initiate contact with those who have not yet discovered the joy found in a relationship with Christ.

February 16, 2019 – Tough Choices: Honor

This week, Pastor Steve continues in his series on the Tough Choices facing any individual who desires to follow Jesus and what it means to honor others. Week’s Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-40 (NLT) 31 “But when the Son of Man comes in…

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February 9, 2019 – Tough Choices: Putting Yourself Out

This week, Pastor Steve continues in his series on Tough Choices facing a follower of Jesus and what it means to put yourself out for others. Week’s Scripture: Luke 9: 23-27 (NLT) 23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of…

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Matthew’s Musings – “God be merciful to us and bless us… That Your way may be known on earth…” (Psalm 67:1-2)

This psalm is a communal psalm of thanks calling Israel to praise God for God’s abundant blessings. Israel has always been blessed to be a blessing to the surrounding nations and the rest of the world. Abram is called to leave his…

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap is an inner city weekend sleepover where each person is immersed into the realities of Memphis poverty, education, and homelessness through back-to-back hands-on experiences, interspersed with reflective debriefing, reflection on scripture, and teaching. We each have assumptions about…

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Fundraising Dinner

  Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Caritas Village 2509 Harvard Ave. Memphis, TN 38112 Please join us to share a meal and hear how your financial support of Jacob’s Well impacts the city of Memphis. We will hear moving testimonies…

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Hand up Internships

Thanks to generous donors we have begun a new initiative to offer financial help, job training and opportunity for meaningful service to people engaged at Jacob’s Well who are in need. These $25/week commitments will be in ministry areas such as…

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Nutbush Adventure

   What a night!  God was at work Wednesday night in Compassion Party on the Road.  This was only my second time going on CPR but it was quite an adventure.  We first stopped at Methodist North Hospital to see…

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No Perfect People Allowed

Jacob’s Well is a place where we say, “no perfect people are allowed.”  It’s a tagline that we rehearse as a reminder that we’re all in need of rehab and that each one of us are equal at the foot of the cross….

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ATTN: Gmail Users…Are you Receiving our E-newsletter?

If you are using Gmail and not receiving our E-Newsletter, it may be due to a setting in Gmail. In your Gmail inbox, there are three tabs across the top of the page.  The first is your “Primary” tab, the second…

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Jacob’s Well engaged in Berclair, Nutbush, Highland & Mitchell Heights

From the beginning of Jacob’s Well in 2010, God has connected us with neighbors in this part of town and recently some of us have sensed a call to invest deeper in this area.  Confirmation of this call has come…

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Boys to Men

How do we reach a generation?  We must start with the young men.  They’re the ones causing all the trouble and they are the ones that can lead a revolution to change the world.  Men can rise up to be…

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Choosing Life over Death

Last time I remember seeing Robert was out on CPR (Compassion Party on the Road) on a night when the temperatures were below freezing.  Robert was tucked away for the night, but our CPR team knew where to find him….

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Individuals in their 20’s find acceptance and a way to contribute at Jacob’s Well

Some new faces you might see around Jacob’s Well include Josh, Sarah, and Christian.While each have come from a different part of the country, all have found a home at Jacob’s Well. Josh came from Kansas to engage in Downline…

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A Perspective on “Bridging the Gap”

I feel so blessed to have been a part of Bridging the Gap! It was a wonderful time of encouragement in my faith and also a time of personal stretching and challenge. I’m relatively new to the Memphis area, so…

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Jimmy’s Journey

Jimmy’s journey is a testimony of God’s power over sin and death.  Since the doors of Jacob’s Well were opened on the corner of Summer and Highland in 2010, Jimmy was there.  At first he came to worship inebriated, yet…

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Kroger and Superlo Foods Community Rewards Program

You can now help out Jacob’s Well while you grocery shop at Kroger or Superlo Foods! How? It’s easy. Introducing the Kroger and Superlo Foods Community Rewards program. Both Kroger and Superlo Foods are committed to donating a portion of purchases made…

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Providing a ride to worship

Providing Transportation at Jacob’s Well is at the heart of our vision for Reconciliation.  Thanks to several devoted individuals tirelessly driving our people from their homes (or homelessness) to worship and ministry partners like BDC, SV Church of Christ, Living…

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Saved

From two of our CPR veterans, Mike and Connie:   One afternoon we were standing in the Parking Lot of the Smith Center (where Jacob’s Well meets) at 602 Looney Ave.  We were talking with others getting ready to go…

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Team Eden

Eden is a lively 3 year old who adores her 3 sisters, loves to swim in her pool, watch cartoons, and hang out with all her friends at Jacob’s Well. Eden also has Acute Lymphoblastic Luekemia. She was diagnosed in…

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God comes through

It had been one of those weeks where it was difficult to remember why we were doing this thing called “Jacob’s Well.”  Men that were being discipled and showed potential and promise on their road to recovery were relapsing back…

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Serenity: One Day at a Time

Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make…

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Bread for the Hungry

A great opportunity to “Love Your Neighbor.”  The pickup is Wednesday evenings and the bread is then delivered before Saturday when it is served to all that come to Jacob’s Well and are hungry. We are also in need of volunteers to…

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Understanding Your Homeless Neighbor

You catch him out of the corner of your eye. You know what is going to happen next. He is going to come up and ask for money or food or give you some excuse about his situation. All you…

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Walking the streets of Memphis

Not long ago, Rick was running the streets of what used to be known as Hurt Village and Smoky City, searching for dope.  But, tonight Rick is rolling with his new friends in the Uptown area of Memphis on behalf of Jacob’s Well.   Rick…

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A Look Back on Bridging the Gap, March 2013

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” Winnie the Pooh to Piglet I think most of us would say that we learn best by…

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From Isolation to Embrace

A little over a year ago, Alex sat in his car alone in the parking lot of a Church’s Chicken on the corner of Hollywood & Chelsea where he accidentally overdosed on heroin.  Somehow, he came to and soon after…

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Ruth’s Heart

Jacob’s Well is proud to introduce Ruth’s Heart, an emerging non-profit begun by our volunteer staff members, Tana and Tom Vanderhooft.  It was begun to give compassionate attention to the real needs of our neighbors that we often meet on…

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Step by Step: Step 4

The goal of Step 4 is to clean house in a way that our unclean spirits do not return.  If you want to get rid of rats or roaches, the first steps are to expel them from your house. But…

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Step by Step God Story

This past week we started Step by Step, where we bring together the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the framework of the 12 steps.  Lots of newcomers showed up but one is especially memorable.  She had gotten…

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Step by Step

Step by Step is a journey through the 12 steps via the lens of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  At Jacob’s Well we believe that rehab isn’t just for addicts and invite all people to embrace this amazing framework for…

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The Story of Dave & Roy

Just one of the amazing stories of God’s grace on display at Jacob’s Well…