Phil & Julie
Phil & Julie are the founder leaders of The Well and currently serve on the Hub team. They have a wealth of experience in church planting, discipleship, pastoral care, leadership mentoring and community projects. They have two grown up children and three grandchildren. They oversee a team of young people who deliver Oikos.
Email Phil & Julie for more information
‘Oikos’ discipleship series
“Truth be told, I have never been discipled in a way that the gospel was applied and allowed to transform every area of my life. I’ve learned a pretty high degree of Bible literacy, but I have pretty low gospel fluency.”
This quote may or may not represent where you are at but we hear it a lot, so it is our aim to make sure that everyone at The Well has access to some form of ‘discipleship that fits’, especially if you are a newcomer. ‘Oikos’ is a vehicle to 1) Learn some tools and principles of gospel-fluency 2) Practice transformational learning in a small group 3) Access some mentoring in spiritual formation. It is a series of 90-minute sessions in the context of a group meal. ‘Oikos’ is a Greek word meaning ‘household’, or ‘extended family’, something which we see is the foundational building block of church. Oikos is also an anagram for: Orientation. Information. Kinship. Observation. Sending.
‘Oikos’ is not instead of a missional community, but a complimentary discipleship series that aims to introduce you to our way of life at The Well and set you up with some tools to serve well in your calling or mission. The size of each group is limited to under 20 people. It runs weekly for several weeks at someones home, sharing supper together. The series usually concludes with an ‘Oikos day’ affirming our unique story, gifts and callings.