Our vision, direction and reason for being
From the very first prayer meetings, the most important emphasis has been that of praying and worshipping with a view to impacting the local community with God’s love and power.
Prophecies in the early days spoke of ‘townships’ and of many people being drawn to God’s glory in the town of Southwell. Over the years, God has used many different tools to speak the same message to the body of Living Waters – that of dying to self, building unity in the Body of Christ in this town and area, and a focus on worship and prayer.
Many of the people within the fellowship have a natural tendency to activity, but God has made it obvious that any programmes must flow out of a place of deep intimacy with Him, and reaching that place requires laying aside our natural Martha-like inclination. God is challenging us as individuals within the fellowship of Living Waters to make adjustments to our lives, which will position us for our ministry in the future.
The purpose and hallmarks of Living Waters
The purpose of Living Waters as a fellowship is the advancement of the Christian Religion through the Holy Spirit-led vision of the church. We aim to minister to God and among all peoples as contained within the five distinctive hallmark areas below:
Passionate Love For Jesus
Jesus prayed that the love which the Father has for Him would be mightily instilled in our hearts as believers. It is our desire to see the prayer fulfilled in our lives and experience ever increasing love and devotion to the Lord and each other.
“I have made you known to them and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for Me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
John 17:26 NIV
A Place Of Worship and Prayer
A place of worship where believers are encouraged to be true worshippers and fulfill out priestly calling to pray.
“For a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth for they are the kind or worshippers the Father seeks. God is Spirit and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
John 4:23-24 NIV
Jesus referring to the kind of worshippers the Father seeks
“They all joined together constantly in prayer.”
Acts 1:14 NIV
The Fullness Of The Holy Spirit
To see the Holy Spirit overflow from our lives so that His purposes are achieved and a thirsty world reached by the power of God.
“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
John 7:37-38 NIV
Jesus, referring to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers
Reach Out To Others
Living Waters has been called by God to be a Church who, in common with other Christians, are firstly disciples of Christ and commissioned by Him to take His Word to others and enable the Gospel to be preached to all nations.
“Go and make disciples of all nations..”
Matthew 28:19 NIV
God’s Purpose For Israel
To help bring an understanding of the Jewish roots of our faith and to follow God’s command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
“I will bless those who bless you (the Jewish nation), and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:3 NKJ
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper who love you…”
Psalm 122: 6 NKJ