The Well - The Church in the Y - in Sumner, WA

Mission & Beliefs

Mission & Beliefs


Helping People Connect to God

We are created to be connected to God. This is how life is best lived. The Well exists to help people connect to God. With a strong focus on God’s Word, we seek to know God in an intimate way that is relevant and meaningful in our everyday lives. 

And to each other

Life can sometimes be very difficult. It’s even worse when we try to go it alone! Human beings have an innate desire to connect, to experience dynamic relationships with one another, in fact, we are created this way!  The bible gives us huge insights into these relationships. At The Well, we are very committed to helping people connect to one another. In a world where so many things seek to divide people, we come together to live life as one body… one movement for God’s purposes! 

In every neighborhood

When we talk about “every neighborhood”, we are simply stating that the church exists wherever we go. At The Well we define “neighborhood” as where we live, work or play. In other words, we want to see God use us for His purposes in every area of our community and around the world. We are a body of believers that are committed to more than just an hour a week in a church service. We want to be used by God, on mission, on a daily basis wherever we are! 

What We Believe


We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, it is without error.


We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. 
Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the son of God) and became flesh in order to reveal God to man.


We believe man was created in the image of God to fellowship with Him, but sinned against God, becoming spiritually dead and alienated from that relationship. Apart from the initiation of God, mankind is incapable of coming back to a right relationship with God.


We believe the shed blood of Christ on the Cross is God’s sole provision for the forgiveness of sins.
All who place their trust in Christ’s substitutionary death will receive a salvation that cannot be lost.

[The Christian Life]

We believe that Christians are called to live for God and to obey the Word through submission to the indwelling Holy Spirit, resulting in continual spiritual maturity.


We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head.
The members are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God as members use their individual spiritual gifts to build up the body and make God known to a lost world.