Our team is passionate about Christ. We keep the main thing, the Main Thing; Jesus Is Lord!
Led by Pastor's Chris and Christy O.P. Living Water Church is a church on mission. The mission is to bring the whole Gospel to the whole world.
Our council members are the voice of confirmation with the Lord in directing, leading, and decision making within the church. Our council members are members that have engaged in community, discipleship, and have a clear love for others while growing their relationship with Papa God! Council members meet monthly to discuss finances, upcoming events, spiritual direction and ministries.
Our members are the reflection of Jesus, His amazing love, sacrifice, and servant hood. They engage in discipleship, mentoring, community events, church events, doing life together, treasure hunts, worship, spiritual gifts, and loving others.
we are to invest in those that have not yet encountered Jesus!
We are a church plant from Canby New Life Foursquare Church in Canby Oregon. We were called by the Lord specifically to Orchard Park, NY to be "Living Water" to those who need a drink.
We moved to WNY from Canby Oregon in July 2011 and began to acclimate to the new area God has called us into. The area was very different from the West we were use to. Family has such deeper meaning in WNY. Traditions are actually passed on and honored here. Religion and religious customs are all around.
Why would God call us here?
The Lord called us to WNY to reach the un-reachable, touch the un-touchable, and love the un-lovable.
reach those that feel unworthy, maybe outcast, maybe succesful and prideful thinking they need/lack nothing, maybe suffering with years of anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression. You label the un-reachable; we're here to reach them.
Touch the un-touchable Jesus demonstrated this through the laying on of hands with a man with leprocy. He reached out His hand and the man was healed.
We are to touch those in need of touch; perhaps something as minor as a handshake or hug, maybe something more complex. Our hope and prayer is that all we encounter receive a touch from the Lord.
Love the un-lovable, who are they you may ask...sometimes it is you and I. Sometimes the un-lovable are those dealing with depression, hopelessness, anxiety, fear, anger, extreme grief, anguish, mental illness, physical illness, others not like you...etc. I have news for you, God loves them! God chose each of us to love them. Encourage, equip, and send them to others like they were.
We were all un-reachable, un-touchable, and/or un-lovable at some point but Jesus in His infinite wisdom, grace, mercy and love made a way where there once was no way.
"We are to lead others to Jesus; Only Jesus can offer them salvation"
Understanding why God called us to Orchard Park, we began to meet at Green Lake Park in the Village of O.P. We began with a meal and a mesage format allowing others to bring potluck dishes and share a common table together and we continued there until the air began to chill and little flakes of snow began to accumulate. That particular morning, we decided to move the little church to our home.
The church began to grow as we held service in our home...from a small handful of people to well over 50.
O.P. Living Water has moved form a Foursquare Charter Church to a local non-denominational church in the Spring of 2019. Fall of 2019 O.P. Living Water Church became a Bethel Church affiliate. Our heart is to remain a movement on Mission, reaching every man, woman, and child giving repeated opportunities to hear and see the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will feed, reach, touch, and love our community and plant churches world wide. We will partner with planting organizations, denominations, home church networks, missionaries and those called to ministry.
Jesus defined our mission in Matthew 28:18-20 in saying " 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Our mission is to make disciples.
We don't want to stop at salvation, we want to raise a people who are passionate about Papa God, Spend time with Him, Love Him. We want to raise a worshipping generation who seeks the Kingdom of Heaven that can usher the presence of heaven on earth. We are to reach the un-reachable, touch the un-touchable, and love the un-lovable giving every man, woman, and child repeated opportunities to HEAR & SEE the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the good news, that Jesus is Lord!