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Hand up Internships

handup internshipsThanks 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 Saturday kitchen, CPR, transportation, grounds, hospitality and follow up, sound, music, coffee, set up, take down & cleanup.  These will be mentored by our team leads.  Upon completion of the 8-week internship a certificate will be presented during worship and a reference given to partnering businesses seeking employees.  The hope is that the graduates can then continue to serve on a voluntary basis once a month after and/or mentor incoming interns.
Interested individuals should download an application here and turn in at our Help Desk open from 5:00-5:30 on Saturday nights at Jacob’s Well.  help desk
We currently have funds for two interns, but you can provide more opportunities.  Each $100/month contribution to our Samaritan fund creates space for a new intern.

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 living life on life’s terms.

At 6:00 is a service with music, stories, and teaching themed around each step. Both before and after will be a discussion-based meeting where participants share experience, strength, and hope. The meeting at 4:30 is women only and the one at 7:30 is co-ed.

Nursery and Childcare is available from 4:30 – 7:30.

Recovery Study Bibles available free to participants after 3rd visit. Also, we are now a TN Drug Court Approved meeting.

Click here to attend on Facebook.

Thanksgiving Dinner on the Road

Each Wednesday Night, a dedicated crew departs from 602 Looney Ave. and goes out on the streets of Memphis delivering a warm meal, coats, blankets, and the love of Christ. This weekly event is called Compassion Party on the Road, or CPR.

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, 11/21, we’ll be amping up our efforts to bring a special Thanksgiving meal to our neighbors who are without family and isolated from large feeding events. You can help by donating parts of the meal like whole turkey breasts, pans of stuffing, greenbean casseroles, etc. or winter gloves and hats to give as gifts.

We’ll also need plenty of hands to put it all together. We’ll begin gathering on Thanksgiving Eve at 2:00pm in the new kitchen of Jacob’s Well at the Smith Neighborhood Center at 602 Looney Ave. 38107 (off Danny Thomas North of St. Jude). Others will be hitting the streets at about 6:00pm to deliver the meals.

To volunteer in any of these ways, please contact Sherri at and join our event on Facebook

Happy Thanksgiving!

Black Clouds at Block Party

block partyOn Wed. afternoon dark clouds loomed overhead as we worked feverishly to set up for our first block party.  I’ve got to admit I was experiencing some anxiety, especially when Jim showed me the live doppler of the heavy rain coming.

Over the last month a group of Jacobs Wellers have been working hard on this new thing called CPB, Compassion Party on the Block. We printed fliers and went out through the neighborhood promoting an upcoming party in a nearby empty lot. Too often with something like this, the planning team will boast about their success before the event happens. But CPB was different. Someone asked if we invited the press and I said, “No, we really didn’t want a whole lot of people to know about it!” We didn’t know what to expect, so instead of boasting, we prayed, including a prayer walk on site last Saturday night.

So when the dark clouds came to rain on our party, we kept praying. A few of us got together and simply asked our Father to blow the rain clouds away and let us have the party to give Him glory. We also prayed for CPR and asked that He would allow someone to come to know him that night and get off the streets. And y’all, God showed off Wed night. While the water was filling the gutters a few blocks north, there wasn’t more than a few drops at the Compassion Party on the Block. And over 200 came together for a great time and heard the gospel as they partied. And sure enough, during CPR a gentleman named Wayne gave his life to Christ and entered into Safe Harbor that night. And he plans to get baptized here in about a month. The CPR and CPB volunteers can’t take credit for that y’all. No boasting except in the Lord.