Jacob's Well

church for people who don't like church Minneapolis, MN
Jacob's Well

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4645 4th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

(612) 822-0300


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Who We Are

Most people in South Minneapolis don't like church...and for good reasons. Jacob's Well is a community that welcomes people that the Church has traditionally failed. We strive to be honest, thinking, relevant, and casual and do pretty well with it. We're not a community for everyone but anyone is welcome. We are also building a network of churches that would earnestly like to see the world served, the Kingdom of God revealed and if your'e a church leader who would like to support that movement of God, learn from/with us, we're open to conversations there too!

About Us

Casual, Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Young families, Spirit-filled, Young

Social Justice, Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Adult Education

Indie, Bluegrass, Rock-n-roll, Hillsong-style, Contemporary, Singer-Songwriter

Lutheran (ELCA)





Our Services

What are services like?
We meet in a middle school, so it can feel pretty different if you're expecting limestone and stained glass. We usually run about 75 min, commonly have songs then welcome people. We might ask you to stand up and say hi to a couple people, share a message, might do communion, pass offering baskets (though most folks give online), sing another song and call it a morning....then again, you might catch us on a week where we're doing something weird like sharing bread and wine in the gym, having an "open space" conversation, or exploring some live art. There are often kids around and people will get up and get coffee. If you'd like a little more detail, check out http://hereticalworship.tumblr.com/

What is the community like?
It's a really bright, friendly, rag-tag crew. Good mix of introverts and extroverts. You can check us out on Yelp too.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You'd be in the same boat as a decent chunk of our community. We want to help you have significant experiences of spirituality and to develop significant relationships. We think belonging is not contingent on believing.

Leadership View all

Greg Meyer

It comes down to this: I can’t spend the rest of my life doing stuff that doesn’t really matter. Jacob’s Well is our attempt to be, not have, a church that deals with the real stuff of life and doesn’t play games. My reason for developing Jacob’s Well isn’t to make sure everyone believes the right or the same thing, but to provide a community where people can fully engage the most important questions, keep God out of the box, and do life together.

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