We want to prepare people to impact their world by connecting with people, affecting people and by seeing people grow. To make this vision easy to remember we have distilled it down to three words – Connect, Effect and Grow.
These words can be applied to us as individuals, our relationship with God, one another and the ways we aim to reach the world with God’s message.
The first priority of our lives is to connect with God. This shapes everything else we do. We can only love those around us with the love we have already received from Him. It is our vision that in every area of Living Waters Church we connect with God and see this enabling us to connect with those around us.
As we connect with God it has an effect on our own lives. The bible clearly teaches that we are on a journey of becoming more like God. None of us are there yet, but the more time we spend connected the more we are changed. God is love and the result of being like him is a supernatural capacity to live a life of loving others rather than taking care of ourselves. It is our vision that in every area of Living Waters Church we see the life transforming effect of knowing God.
Growth is the natural result of connecting with God and letting him affect our lives. Growth on a personal level means that people around us will see evidence of our lives becoming more like God.The bible says that people will know that we are followers of Jesus because of our love for each other. It is our vision that in every area of Living Waters Church we see this kind of growth.