What We Believe

Our Vision

Helping people find and follow Christ!

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people find and follow Christ.  Every service, program, or event we create or host supports this purpose and promotes the culture of our mission. We want every person who comes through our doors to experience deep-rooted, gospel-centered, life-change. We celebrate unity, devour division, and rebuke religion. At Living Word, worship is a way of life and increasing the Kingdom of God is our priority! The culture of the early church is described in Acts 2. At Living Word we purpose to create that same culture that was alive in THE CHURCH from the beginning.  We hope our mission and values resonate with you are your family, and that you are able to join us in HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND FOLLOW CHRIST.

Core Values

The following are the core values of Living Word Minden based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


Evangelism is important, powerful, and simple. Everyone should be sharing Jesus and the ministry of reconciliation, no license required.


Prayer is our communication with God. You shouldn't just pray. You should be a prayer! Prayer directs; prayer guides.


Everyone wants to be wanted. Everyone wants to be needed. Everyone needs a community, a family to surround themselves with. Invite people into yours.


It is the goodness (generosity) of God that causes men to repent. We are called as believers to share His goodness through our generosity.


Better together. When people unify, it's a powerful thing, but when believers are in unity, it's supernaturally powerful.

We Believe

Living Word accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule for faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity. We adopt these statements of fundamental truth and doctrine.

The Bible

2 Timothy 3:15-17
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Because God inspired it, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

The Trinity

Matthew 3:15-17
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

The Father

John 1:1-3
God is great: He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

The Son

Matthew 3:15-17
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

The Holy Spirit

Luke 24:49
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking.


John 3:16
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

Divine Healing

1 Peter 2:24
Healing is a privilege for every believer. God wants each of us to live healthy and whole lives so that we can live for Him and help others more effectively.


Romans 10:9-10
Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs by confessing with your mouth your faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for your sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

The Local Church

Ephesians 2:19-22
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.


Matthew 22:17-20
Bread and juice are symbolic representations of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus Christ. We observe this ordinance of faith as a sign that we remember the great provision of Christ’s sacrifice.

Water Baptism

Matthew 28:19-20
Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation. God commands it, but our salvation does not rely upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:4-8
All believers are entitled to and should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the instructions of our Lord Jesus Christ.


John 16:23-24
Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly.


1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
Rapture (also referred to as the “Blessed Hope”) refers to the transporting of believers to heaven. This is the event at which the saints, both the dead and living, will be “caught up into the clouds where we will meet the Lord in the air.”

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrew 11:1

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