Community Connect is intended to be a seven-day-a-week community cafe and studio space in our local neighborhood to help people build relationships both with God and with loving, healthy friends.
We’ve seen first-hand that a wholehearted life doesn’t come from spending a few hours in a church on Sunday, but through daily conversations and time spent together—not unlike Paul’s experience in Ephesus, where he scrapped teaching in the synagogue in order to hang out in the ancient version of a community center and connect with people every day.
The Well’s primary building sits on a busy street, On Nut, on the east side of Bangkok (see it on Google Streetview). Hundreds of people walk by our front doors every day. In 2017, we began renovating our ground floor to create Connect Center: a space including a cafe and studios for hosting everything from a dance class, to a game night, to a Bible study. Around the corner at our second building, we began landscaping to create Connect Garden, a peaceful gathering space.
We hope both Connect sites will become a neighborhood hub, especially for working-class folks with fewer opportunities to build real friendships with loving, healthy people.