What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Church at The Well Everett based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Scriptures

We believe the Scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament are inspired by God and 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 infinite 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

Jesus Christ

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.

Holy Spirit

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 reflect 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.

The Church

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.

End Times

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.

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.

Chalcedonian Creed

We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable soul and body; consubstantial with us according to the manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the virgin Mary, the mother of God, according to the manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ, as the prophets from the beginning have declared concerning him, and the Lord Jesus Christ himself taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us.