Jacob’s Well is a Beloved Community of Faith and Fellowship of the United Methodist Church. At Jacob’s Well people come together from different racial, economic, and cultural backgrounds to gather around the spring of water welling up to eternal life as a living reality. Jacob’s Well is a multicultural church filled with people on the fringes of society and people who have compassion for the hurting.
During these trying and changing times where people are crying out for justice and reform these core values are key to a just and equitable society for all.
Each week we offer Gospel-centered discipleship bible study from the 12 steps to Recovery Program. and The Protege Project by Dr. Morrow. Our goal is to offer spiritual and practical tools that aid those who want to live well in a world of chaos where Christ Has All Our Solutions.
Bringing people together for from across racial and economic lines to fellowship over a meal and worship. We employ a two side method to do ministry, mission work through discipleship, and discipleship through mission work.
Serving the community out of the overflow of God’s love in us. We invite interns, mission groups, and people with a passion for the least of these to volunteer with us. Especially in light of the new normal, we are facing in the post-Covid-19 world. here.
Areas To Volunteer at Jacob’s Well
As we demonstrate the grace of God as described by Jesus in Matthew 25, verses 34 to 40, we welcome those who have a passion to effectively help us as we share the love and grace of God to our hurting and troubled friends in the Street Community. Two ways you can help us through your prayers and your visits to Jacob’s Well.
Below we have listed ways you can help us in our mission to share God’s message of Hope, Deliverance & Victory to our brothers and sisters living on the margins, but wanting to live well in a world of chaos, Where Christ Has All Our Solutions. Here are some of the ways you can help:
As a most important act of our hospitality, we invite and welcome friends who will help us as greeters and servers for our Saturday Night Experience. As greeters, we ask that you welcome our guests as they come into the building offering them hand sanitizer, direct them to the restrooms and guide them to the sanctuary. As servers, we ask that you:1) check to make sure tablecloths are clean. 2) Set the napkins and flatware on the tables 3) Pour and distribute drinks and 4) serve the meals.
Friday and Saturday Dinner
Jacob’s Well provides a dinner every Saturday for all who come to the Saturday Night Experience. Our goal is to provide a wholesome dinner in a welcoming environment. We welcome Families, Churches, organizations, and businesses who want to provide a meal. If, after trying it once, you find that it works for you or your group to continue, we have a sign-up calendar with the options to provide a meal one time, monthly or quarterly. Any choice would be greatly appreciated. The basic routine is to procure and prepare the meal at home or on sight. work with the servers to serve the meals, clean any pots or utensils, dispose of any trash, leaving the kitchen clean. If you bring volunteers to serve with you that will be fine.
The Saturday Night Worship At the Well
Jacob’s Well is a different kind of church whose focus is on broken and hurting people, it is most imperative that Jacob’s Well be a house of prayer. As a house of prayer when people come to the Well they will experience the living waters of Christ Jesus. We welcome those who would like to give back to the community using the gifts in leading, worship, music, prayer, sharing Christ love,
Personal Care Items
Jacob’s Well does not have a clothes closet at this time, but we are providing personal hygiene packages for women and men. This is a fairly easy and inexpensive way you can support Jacob’s Well and help our friends in the homeless community.
Hygiene Supplies Needed: Small bars of soap, toothpaste, shampoos, single sealed toothbrushes, deodorants, and Band-Aids. We recommend Dollar Tree.
Packable Food Items: Vienna sausages, vacuum pack chicken or tuna, single-serve boxes of cereal, Granola bars, fruit cups, mini bottles of water, hand wipes, and plastic spoons.
You can bring your donations on Fridays and Saturdays between 5:00 PM and 6:PM to 204 North Second St, Memphis TN 39105. Or you can call us at 901 209 1168 to leave a message and we will call you back and arrange how will receive your donation.
Spiritual Direction / Rehabilitation
Through the 12 steps and the Protege Project, our objective is to heal those in need of a spiritual and practical way to live life with a path to living well in their world of chaos. We welcome volunteers who would like to be a part of this process of healing and wholeness
In 1869 a hymn by Katherine Hankey was included in the hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church entitled “I Love to Tell the Story. “The song included in its the refrain, “I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. At Jacob’s Well Memphis the message of reconciliation, rehabilitation, and reciprocation is a message that we want to share with not only the homeless and people in recovery but for anyone wanting to experience transformation and renewal in their life. We welcome people who would like to help us tell the story of God’s message of hope, deliverance & Victory.
Transportation is an important part of Jacob’s Wells outreach ministry. We need drives and schedulers. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry please contact us at 901 209 1168 to leave a message and we will call you back with details.