Our Vision at Living Streams
A Balanced Ministry
It is our desire at Living Streams to have a Balanced Ministry. A ministry rich in both the leading of the Holy Spirit, and the guidance of the Word of God. We look to the early Acts Church as our example and goal as God directs Living Streams by his grace.
- To Worship God Individually and Collectedly
- To Win The Lost with the Good News of the Gospel
- To Equip Disciples for the Work of the Ministry
- To Send Out Those Disciples with the Good News
We place a very high value on the Word of God in our personal lives and in all of our congregational services. We believe the Bible is to be applied to our lives on a daily basis as the Holy Spirit teaches us how to walk in his ways.
We await the return of Jesus Christ to this earth as King of Kings. It is only by His Return that peace and righteousness will be established in this world. We look for his bodily return and a visible earthly kingdom to be set up upon his arrival. Therefore we study the Bible including the prophetic scriptures that we might learn what he has planned in his sovereignty.
Jesus said that we must deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Him. He also said that if we seek to gain our life we will lose it, but if we lose our life for his sake we will find it. We believe the Lord is to be first in our lives above everything else.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is our guide, comforter and helper. It is through Him that Jesus directs his church. We look to the Holy Spirit to direct Living Streams and guide us into the ministry that he has prepared for us.
Jesus declared that the greatest in the kingdom of God is the servant of all. We recognized him to be the greatest and his example is to be followed and implemented personally into our lives. Leadership and Servanthood are synonymous terms at Living Streams.
The Grace of God
We understand that it is purely by his grace that we are saved from the wrath to come, not of works and not of our human effort. We can add nothing to our salvation for it is brought to us because of his great love.
Our teaching ministry is expository and generally verse by verse through the Bible. We have found this to be the most effective method of teaching the Bible. Additionally the believer receives the whole counsel of God in the process and the teacher’s agenda is set by the Bible itself.
Prayer is the spearhead of all of our ventures. It is my prayer that God directs our church and leads us in the direction we should go.
The ultimate goal of Living Streams is to be a worshiper of God.
The Fruit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Fruit of The Spirit is Love. We embrace all of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit knowing they are for the edification of the body and the glorification of God.
We hold to the Great Commission to go into all the world and make diciples of Jesus for the kingdom of God.