WHO WE ARE
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
With a passion and zeal for the lost and hurting world, Church of the Living Word is looking for ways to build bridges to a cynical and jaded society. We aim to take a different approach in reaching out and helping people along the journey.
We exist solely to Celebrate God’s Presence, Demonstrate God’s Love, Communicate God’s Word, and Educate God’s People.
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV)
Sundays at 10:30am
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
We are located at north of town
1100 N. Ovid Rd.
Ovid, MI. 48866
Our mission statement can be summed up in one word: REACH.
Reaching Up | Loving God:
Vertical reach to touch God. We reach up through worship.
Reach In | Serving Each Other:
Horizontal reach to bless others.We serve God by serving each other.
Reach Out | Changing The World:
Outward reach to can change the world. We have to be bold and courageous. Jesus commanded us to go into the entire world and present the good news.
A place where a person with no church background can come and feel comfortable and enjoy the service because the atmosphere will be friendly. The sermons are always practical, biblical and relevant. The music is contemporary and upbeat with a praise team and full band.
A church that is fun for the entire family, a church where kids want to go because they have a great time experiencing God’s love. A church that builds families.
These dreams are being fulfilled because they are inspired by God!
A a church that helps every member find their ministry and lets them use their gifts and abilities to meet other’s needs. We believe the church is at her best when the doors are open to all of who have an interest in learning about the Christian faith. Wherever you are on your journey, regardless of where you fall on the deep questions of faith, our community is open to you.
We believe our sole existence and reason for creation is to glorify God. Therefore, Church of the Living Word exists for no other reason that to advance the Kingdom. We do this by using our time, talents and resources as the Holy Spirit directs us. Since we are serving God’s agenda and not our own we can take joy in serving those who may never return the favor (Luke 14:12-14). We will regularly partner with a wide variety of churches and rejoice when people join their fellowships (John 17:23-24). It is all about His Kingdom and Glory, not ours!
Church of the Living Word walks by faith. With Christ we will be able to achieve great things (John 15:5). Without Him we can do nothing (Ephesians 2:1-3). Jesus, alone, has destroyed the power of sin. Faith in Him will cause us to live the radical, eternal lives he created us for (Ephesians 2:8, Luke 10:25-28). By having Faith without compromise, we are able to enjoy the richness of God’s unimpeachable leadership!
Church of the Living Word is passionate about empowering people to live like Jesus (1 John 2:6). Disciples seek to walk, talk, think, feel and act like their master. Even when Jesus tell us to do things we don’t want to do (Luke 9:57-62), we obey, without reservation, because we trust that He knows exactly what we need!
Church of the Living Word is made of people who will take the risk and boldly go and rescue the lost (Luke 5:31). Indeed, we as the Lord to give us our neighborhoods, cities and nations (Psalm 2:8). Jesus never said, “Build it and people will come to you”. Our mission is to establish a rescue mission one yard from the gates of Hell. This is no a cute tagline, but a mandate to go into the communities…even to the ends of the earth to make disciples!
Church of the Living Word lavishes outrageous love on every sinner who turns to follow Jesus (Luke 15:21-24), and even those who don’t (Mark 10:20-22, Matthew 5:43-47). We consider no human intrinsically better or worse than another. We follow Paul’s example: As far as we know, we are the worst sinners on the face of the earth (1 Timothy 1:15). We will live as a community united in love (Acts 2:42-47). Love is crazy. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)!
Church of the Living Word is excited that the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk, but power (1 Corinthians 4:20). We seek God’s power frequently through prayer, fasting, confession, reading scripture and gathering together. We eagerly desire the “greater” things that Jesus talked about (John 14:12), but we will exercise all of the gifts by the order of the Spirit and in submission to God’s Word (1 Corinthians 14:26-33)!