The Well is a growing Wesleyan Methodist Church in Christchurch named for the story of Jesus and the woman at the well in John 4. In that story we see a broken woman’s life restored by Jesus’ transforming power and love. She, in turn, shares His love with her neighbours and they too experience life change. By naming the church The Well we acknowledge we are not the Living Water but serve as a guide to point people toward Jesus, the true Living Water.
Big things happen when you encounter God and you’re awakened to experience and express the depth of His love. This is the mission and vision of The Well. As this occurs, we believe we’ll see our city transformed through a community devoted to loving God and loving others.
But Christchurch is just the beginning. Through God’s power The Well is merely a starting point––a catalyst––for experiences like this throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and the South Pacific region.
Take a moment to read about what we believe.
You can also learn more about us and the hope we have for Christchurch by watching this video.
“…the world will know that we are His disciples by our love.” John 13:34 & 35
The Well is led by godly, gifted, and anointed leaders consisting of Servant Leaders, Ministry Leaders, and our Pastor.
Our Servant Leaders provide overall spiritual leadership and governance. They are the primary guardians and nurturers of our Vision, Mission, and Values.
Our Ministry Leaders are those with the responsibility of building and leading ministry teams in the practical outworking of our Vision, Mission, and Values. They are the ones with primary responsibility for the day-to-day leadership of specific ministry areas, such as: Children, Youth, Pastoral Care, Creative Arts, Connections, and Outreach.
Clint & Jamie Ussher
Pastor Clint, Lead Pastor at The Well, is fully committed to helping you experience genuine faith in Christ. In all areas of life, he’s motivated by the possibility of what could be and should be through the power of Jesus. Pastor Clint sees the potential for The Well to be a life-giving church that God uses to not only transform lives but change a city and even impact a nation. A gifted communicator with a proven ability to unleash others in ministry, he’s passionate about leading you to embrace God’s calling and equipping you to use your gifts for His service.
Jamie’s love for Jesus and compassion for others drive her ministry. Jamie has a unique ability to empathize with those who are hurting and broken, especially mums with young children. In addition to joyfully serving at The Well, she brings hope to Christchurch residents by facilitating a suicide bereavement programme.
Pastor Clint is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing doctoral studies as an International Beeson Scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Jamie is a devoted wife and mother of two. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, holding a degree in Psychology. She is a certified bereavement counsellor and serves Christchurch as a professional social worker.