At Living Waters Church, we feel that it’s our responsibility to make it easy for you to come to church. We want you to be able to experience the great music, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of our church. And we know that your first time at a church – any church – brings up some questions. How do I get there? What should I wear? What’s available for my kids? What should I expect in church?
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Our hope is that we can answer a few of those questions here for you. For more information or to let us know when you’re coming, feel free to email or give us a call!
What to Wear. Our church family comes together with no formal dress code. Some enjoy the opportunity to dress up formally while others prefer the comfort of the casual clothes they wear every day. You are welcome to come as you are, with no expectation for anything else!
Service Times. Our Sunday service is held at 10:00am each week.
The Drive. We have provided links to Google Maps as well as written directions on our Contact Us page, including parking options. We trust you find us without any problems. If you do, please let us know!
What happens when I get there? When you enter our facility, you will be greeted by one of our friendly greeters and, if this is your first time with us, you’ll be directed to the nearby Guest Services table. There you will find a brochure introducing you to the church, a free gift, and a guest book. The ushers will be glad to answer any other questions you may have.
Nursery services are provided by very loving and capable caregivers for babies and toddlers.
If you have children, they will come with you into the sanctuary, and have the opportunity for a great age-appropriate time of ministry later in the service.
What is the service like? If you are accustomed to a lot of religious pomp and ritual in church, you will find that the atmosphere at Living Waters Church is much less formal. You won’t experience a “show” but a time of meeting with God in a comfortable, non-threatening environment.
It’s based on people participating, not coming for some kind of “performance.” People really enjoy coming and seeing their church “family” and so the atmosphere is usually buzzing just before the service.
As 10 am arrives, the worship leader will open the service with a time of musical praise, singing songs of commitment and love for God. You are free to participate in whatever manner and to whatever level you feel comfortable. You may choose to sit or stand, and you are encouraged to join in the singing as much as you’d like. Don’t know the words? We have no “hymnals” but the song lyrics are all projected on the front wall for your convenience. No one has any expectations for you to do what others do. In fact, you will discover that many in the room have their own unique expressions of worship. If you’d like to learn more about why we worship the way we do, visit ‘About Our Worship.’
We are excited about Jesus Christ and you’ll see many people expressing their enthusiasm in ways the Bible instructs. You may observe times of enthusiastic, joyful expression, clapping and singing with excitement. At other times, the congregation may be led into a quiet and attentive worship experience, with hands lifted to God in surrender. These are natural and Biblical responses to a loving and merciful Lord. Let these times be very personal for you.
After this time of worship, someone will share some brief announcements and receive an offering. As our guest you have no obligation to give, and you should feel no guilt or obligation when someone hands you our offering basket to pass down the aisle. Sometimes we will also take a few moments to greet one another informally.
After announcements, children up through Junior High are released from the sanctuary to the Hope Center for children’s ministry time with others their age.
Next, you will hear a timely, relevant message from Pastor Jack or his guest. Sometimes you will be provided sermon notes in the bulletin that go along with the message to assist you in following along. The service will close with an opportunity to respond to the message in prayer between you and the Lord.
Following Service. When the service concludes, you are welcome to stay and chat with those around you, enjoy free refreshments in the lobby, or make your way to lunch and the rest of your day’s activities. On your way out, we encourage you to introduce yourself to Pastor Jack, who loves to make time for quests.