Website: The Well Coffee House
The following is from The Well Coffee House's website:
The Well Coffee House is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who desire to be a blessing to others. Our first location opened on January 21st, 2014 in Boston's historic South Station.
Today, coffee houses can be considered the modern day well. In the Bible wells served as a place to get water, socialize with others, have public meetings, listen to new ideas, hear the latest news, make public announcements, attract a crowd, serve needs, watch people and listen to prophets. The well was often at the center of the community which made it a very convenient place for public gatherings. Since all people needed water, the well served as a life source for the entire town.
John 4:1-42 provides a narrative of Jesus’ dealings with a Samaritan woman at a well. The woman came to the well to get water for her household, but in reality she was given the true “water of life” from Jesus. In essence, He used the attraction of the well as an opportunity to build a relationship with the woman, and ultimately change her life with the Gospel. However, the impact of the Gospel did not just change the life of this one woman, but it impacted the city. Hearts were regenerated, people were saved, and Jesus was glorified; all from a conversation that started at the well.