LIVING WORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP VISION is to see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped and released to ministry service for God and His kingdom.

Our vision places the following principles as cornerstones:

1. Evangelism
2. Training and Discipleship
3. Worship
4. The Word of God
5. Mercy and Grace
6. Marriages and Families

Evangelism

To make disciples in “our” Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).  Making disciples first implies evangelism. When Jesus said to go and make disciples, He didn’t mean to go find saved people and teach them the Bible.  He meant to go find lost people, lead them to Christ, and teach them the Bible. Our vision is to see people saved, healed, equipped, and mature!

OurJerusalem is Columbus.  We’ve heard of cities where 70-80 percent are Christians. We wantColumbus,Ohio, to be totally transformed because of the ministry of Living Word Bible Fellowship.  Our Judea is theCentral Ohioarea.  We want to impact this entire area, which includes planting congregations so that more people can be reached. We want to host events such as, family, youth, and marriage conferences. OurSamariaisAmerica.  We have a real burden to influence our nation for God.  We believe God is going to use us, along with other churches, to see this take place.   We also believe God desires for us to have a national television ministry one day.  Our Ends of the Earth is the World.  This refers to the vision that God has put in our hearts to be tremendously involved in missions all over the world.  We desire that every member of Gateway go on at least one mission trip and be supportive of missions.

 

Training & Discipleship

To equip, train, and release believers for the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:7-12)

We believe that God has uniquely gifted people and put a passion in them for a ministry that glorifies God and edifies people.  Our desire is not only to help you discover that ministry, but to equip, train, and release you to do that ministry.  We will provide classes and leadership tracks to train, equip, and provide opportunities for you to minister.  We believe that when Jesus ascended, He gave the gifts of the five-fold ministry to equip every believer for ministry.

Worship

To worship God in spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24)

We are committed to extravagantly and passionately express our love to our Lord and Savior.  God is worthy of our highest and our best.  When we get saved, our hearts are turned from serving and worshiping idols to serving and worshiping the true and living God!  The Bible is a book about worship.  The question is not, “Are you a worshiper?” The question is, “Whom or what do you worship?”  We believe that God inhabits the praises of His people.  We desire that every time we gather together, we sense and experience God’s presence.  We want to commune intimately with Him and hear His voice so that more of His character and nature is deposited in us!  We desire to compose worship songs, produce worship CD’s, and produce musical and dramatic productions that strengthen the body of Christ and present the gospel.  We are committed to teaching and preaching God’s Word, the Bible, as the final authority.  We desire to present relevant truths so that we can be people of humility and strong moral character.

 

Mercy & Grace

To be an extension of mercy and grace. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Proverbs 14:31)

We desire to show God’s kindness and compassion to every person that God brings across our path.  We believe the world is sick of religion and is in desperate need of the message of grace.  Grace is one of the foundation stones ofLivingWordBibleFellowshipChurch.  We desire to care for you and your family pastorally.  We desire to cover you with prayer and assist you with godly counsel when needed.  We desire not only to show God’s grace, but also His mercy.  We are committed to reaching out to those who are in need by assisting them in the issues of everyday life.

 

Family & Marriage

To strengthen families and marriages. (Malachi 2:14-16)

We are convinced that people want to experience the love and joy of a good marriage and a healthy family.  We are committed to helping people discover all that God has for them in marriage and family life by teaching them truths from Scripture.  We want to be used of God to minister healing to those who have experienced divorce.  The deterioration of marriages and families is one of the enemy’s greatest areas of attack.  Thus, marriage and family ministry is one of our strongest areas of emphasis.  We are committed to provide biblical teaching that will strengthen families and marriages in order to protect them from Satan’s schemes.  We have a strong desire to strengthen and equip our youth and our children because they are our future.  We desire that church be a place not only for learning, but also for fun.  We are committed to reaching, teaching, and impacting children of all ages whom God brings our way.