The Well is a Bible believing Christian Student Group on ASU's Main Tempe Campus focused on making Disciples who make Disciples. We are a community of believers who together are preparing for a life of Discipleship after college.
We are connected with a local church called Desert's End Church Community, which meets on Sunday Mornings inside Tempe Prep High School. We meet frequently throughout the week and attempt to "live life together" in hopes of spurring one another on to a fully surrendered, fully dependent, life in Christ.
Jesus meets a woman at a Well in John Chapter 4, and tells her that he can give her "Living Water" that will make her never thirst again. This is our desire; to taste of the Lord in such a way that our hearts do not desire (thirst) for anything this world has to offer us. We also take seriously the call in Matthew 28, when Jesus tells all believers to "Go and make Disciples of all nations" by trying to bring the Gospel to new students through our resources and relationships.
Statement of Faith
1. The Scripture: The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. It was uniquely, verbally, and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and was written without error in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in faith and life in every age.
2. God: There is but one God, infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness, and love, the Creator of the universe, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each of whom possess all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
3. Man: God created man in His own image, and man, as he was originally created, was innocent before God. But man chose to sin by disobeying God and therefore was alienated from his Creator and came under divine con¬demnation. Thus, all human beings are born with a corrupted nature and without spiritual life and are totally incapable of pleasing God in and of themselves.
4. Jesus Christ: God the Father, by His own choice and out of love for sinful men and women, sent Jesus Christ into the world to reconcile sinners to Himself. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He is God in the flesh, both true God and true man. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and voluntarily suffered and died as our subs¬titute to pay the penalty for our sins, thus satisfying God’s justice and accom¬plishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He bodily as¬cended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, makes intercession for His own. He will return to earth personally, visibly, and bodily to judge all men and es¬tablish His Kingdom.
5. Salvation: Men and women are freed from the penalty for their sins not as a result, in whole or in part, of their own works, goodness, or religious cere¬mony, but by the undeserved favor of God alone. God declares righteous all who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation.
6. Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, to convict men and women of their sins and to impart new life to all who place their faith in Christ. He indwells believers from the moment of spiritual birth, seals them until the day of redemption, and empowers them to live a life pleasing to God.
7. Assurance: All who are born again of the Spirit can be fully assured of eter¬nal life from the very moment they put their faith in Christ. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but upon the fact of God’s elec¬tion, upon Christ’s complete payment for sins and upon the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who is the deposit guaranteeing their inheritance.
8. The Resurrection of the Dead: At physical death, the believer enters imme¬diately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resur¬rection of his or her own body to everlasting glory and blessing. At physical death, the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting suffer¬ing, judgment, and condemnation.
9. Baptism and Lord’s Supper: Jesus Christ has instructed those who believe in Him to be baptized in water as a symbol of their new birth in Christ. Bapt¬ism should be by immersion and is only for those who have personally be¬lieved in Christ. The Lord also instituted the Lord’s Supper as a remem¬brance of His suffering, death and resurrection. Neither baptism nor the Lord’s Supper has any merit in helping a person obtain eternal life.
10. The Church: All true believers make up the church worldwide and should as¬semble together in local churches—for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching—to become conformed to the image of Christ and to become equipped to carry out the “Great Commission” that Christ gave His followers in Matthew 28:19–20.