Our church's name and vision is based on the woman at the well in John 4. Several concepts come out of that passage that we want to implement:
Jesus crossed racial, cultural, and spiritual boundaries to reach this woman.
Jesus was concerned about this one person, not just the masses.
Jesus was relevant, by using something that she deeply desired--water--to show her the way to have a personal relationship with Christ.
This woman was so impacted by Jesus that she brought her family and friends to Him.
That is why our church is called LifeWater Community Church. "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14
1) Spiritual Learning Happens Best by Living it.
“Take Your Next Step”
The Deep End Ministries
2) Making Disciples is Best Done in the Context of Relationships and Multiplication.
“Reach Your Person of Interest”
The Edge Outreach Ministries
3) Loving People is More Important than Programs.
“LET’S DO LIFE TOGETHER”
4) Every Follower of Christ Should Use Their Spiritual Gifts, Personalities, and Passion to Become a Missionary.
“Join the team”
The bridge ministries
5) Relying on and Keeping up with God is Primary for Leadership.
“God’s got this”
Current Leadership Ministries
6) Money will be Supplied when God’s People are Good Stewards.
“Money Matters less”
The waterline ministries
7) Prayer is the Way Things Happen.
The watchmen ministries
Due to these atmospheric focuses you can tell that the way we do "church" may be a little different from the average church in America. We believe that this does not make our ministry better or worse than other church ministries...just different.
Scripture is our authority. The Missionary Church is committed to this basic statement of faith.
There is but one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere-present, Triune God--Father, Son and Holy Spirit--who is the creator and sustainer of all things. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5)
He is God incarnate, yet human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was bodily resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is assuredly coming in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of men. (John 1:1 & 14; Titus 2:11-14)
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the word of the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believers. (John 16:7-8 & 12-15)
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and thus authoritative in all matters it addresses. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the penitent, makes him a partaker of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth. (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
We believe in the invisible and universal Church as an organism. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord. (Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24)
We believe the Christian ordinances are two: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality (Acts 8:36; 1 Corinthians 11:24-34)