How it  started & How it's Going

Welcome to The Well, a vibrant community of faith with a rich and inspiring journey. Founded by Pastor Danny Lybarger, The Well officially began its worship services on December 5th, 2021, following months of heartfelt preparations and gatherings by our dedicated launch team from August to November.

Our mission is clear: to ignite a god-sized movement that leads 100% of our region into a transformative relationship with the person and power of Jesus. Our origin story traces back to Good News Brewing in Defiance, MO, where we took our first steps. We then celebrated Easter in 2023 in Cottleville and embraced the virtual world in May 2023, connecting online and in homes. Since June 2023, we've found our long-term home, where we gather every Sunday at 9 am inside the annex building of Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Weldon Spring, MO.
What sets us apart? We proudly embrace inclusivity, warmly welcoming and involving all members of the LGBTQ+ community in every aspect of our church life, including leadership roles. Our core values reflect our commitment to unity, with the belief that "Your seat at the table cannot cost someone else theirs."

Whether you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a young adult, a family, a republican, a democrate or whatever else - when we say all are welcome, we truly mean it.

That being said, don't just take our word for it. Hear what many other around The Well have to say about our community?

This is a great community of Jesus folks who really love God and love others. Everyone is welcome, and they really mean it! You will see a diverse group of people in all areas of leadership and throughout the church."  -Aaron

"I have found community and acceptance here and highly recommend it if you are looking for somewhere to be accepted just as you are."  -Avery

"I’ve been part of this new church since the initial service in December. In the past six months, I’ve noticed a growing opportunity to share stories, scripture-based messages, joyful music and increasing opportunities to serve." -Cindy

"The Well is such a welcoming and accepting place to worship! There’s no judgement and everyone is welcome. 
The music and sermon are incredible!" -Amy

"The Well brings those of us who wandered, back in. Reminding us that God loves us and is leading us all- in an inviting, welcoming, accepting all, loving all “church” atmosphere." -Sheri

We invite you to explore The Well, a place where you can come as you are, find acceptance, community, and a deep connection with God. 

We hope you'll join us on this transformative journey. 

We've saved you a seat & can't wait to see you sunday!

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 9AM.
6210 Highway 94 South Weldon Springs, MO 63304
(Emmanuel United Church of Christ)