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Purpose & Values

At Living Water our purpose is clear:

To glorify God by developing a diverse* family of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ who reproduce that devotion in others. 

OUR VALUES

God Always Comes First and People are a Close Second

Loving God and loving others is the foundation of all Christian life and ministry. As such…

We demonstrate our love for God through…

  • Humble obedience to His Word;

  • A passion for his Gospel; and…

  • A commitment to authentic worship.

We demonstrate our love for others by…

  • Acknowledging that all people are created in the image of God and possess great value and worth;

  • Considering others better than ourselves;

  • Striving to demonstrate grace-filled, Christ-like love in every relationship, even with those we disagree;

  • Being helpful, compassionate, and understanding; and…

  • Being quick to ask for forgiveness and equally quick to grant grace.

Honesty, Authenticity, and Kindness Matter

We are people who strive to be of godly character and who desire to have open, soft hearts. We seek to be honest and have integrity. We commit to being transparent in all we do, avoiding any hint of questionable character. And we are committed to speaking the truth in love even when it might be uncomfortable for others or for us.

Making Disciples is our Mandate

God’s Word commands us to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. We do that by creating a church family that is committed to God’s Word, to worship, to prayer, and to Gospel-centered unity.

 

Excellence is Our Standard

God exudes infinite beauty, creativity, and order, and he calls us to work as if we are working for Him. As such, when we commit to doing something, we do it to the best of our ability - not for our glory - but for His glory.

Sacrifice is Our Joy

We joyfully choose to be inconvenienced and go the extra mile to serve others, praising God for the privilege of following in Jesus’ footsteps. We do not expect others to do that which we are unwilling to do ourselves.

 

Our Community is Our Responsibility

God has entrusted us to be His representatives in our community, and it is our responsibility to see that every man, woman, and child in our community has multiple opportunities to encounter and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We do this by intentionally loving and serving our community with all that we have. We proclaim good news to the poor, liberty to those in bondage to sin, and justice to the oppressed. We present Jesus and God’s way to those in need of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, and we do it all in the name of Jesus and in the power of His Spirit.

 

Expanding God’s Kingdom is Our Passion

Because we desire to see Jesus’ Gospel spread to the far reaches of the earth, we take bold risks to advance the Gospel by investing in like-minded local, regional, national, and international individuals and ministries.

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