Living Waters Christian Fellowship is an independent church founded in 1995 and meeting in Leigh (Greater Manchester, England). Our background is evangelical and we have been renewed and refreshed by the outpouring of God's Spirit in recent years. Along with other churches we are praying that this renewal will become revival. Our worship is very informal with everyone free to participate and we look for the gifts of the Spirit to be in evidence as we celebrate the Lord's supper each week and as we minister to one another. We seek to minister in practical ways to our local community, particularly to those who find life difficult, and we are committed to working with our brothers and sisters in other local evangelical fellowships to advance God's kingdom. In particular, Living Waters is a partner church in Hope4Leigh and 'Daylight', a counselling centre set up and sponsored by several Leigh churches, speciallising in helping people who are bereaved or in crisis because of an unplanned pregnancy or because of abortion.
Please note that we are not meeting on Sunday 12 March as we are away.
- In everything we do, we aim to bring glory to God the Father. We do everything in the name of Jesus, our Lord, and look to the Holy Spirit for His leading.
- We put worship first in our corporate life. We seek the Holy Spirit's inspiration in our worship, which we seek to make culturally relevant through the use of modern idioms and music.
- We welcome God's work in building up the church through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, distributed to Christians as He wishes, bringing words of the Father for today and enabling the church to do the works that Jesus did.
- We seek to nurture one another and encourage one another to grow in discipleship. We minister to one another in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- We value our unity very highly and seek to handle problems in a spirit of love.
- We look to the Bible for our standards of behaviour and in matters of doctrine. We use biblical forms of leadership, worship, ministry, outreachand church government.
- We take seriously Jesus' commission to make disciples of all nations: Spirit-empowered evangelism is a key part of our corporate life.
- We share the Father's concern for the poor and seek to minister to them as the Holy Spirit leads as part of our service to the community.
- We see ourselves as part of the one true church. We value our brothers and sisters in other fellowships and look for opportunities to share fellowship and witness with them.
- In common with other Christians, we observe the two ordinances that Jesus gave to the church: water baptism and the Lord's supper.